I was reading my Bible and writing in my journal this morning when an idea popped into my head out of nowhere.
Scrabble magnets. That spell “TONIGHT.”
Here’s the deal. I was praying about a talk I was two hours away from giving at a local MOPS group on s-e-x. And every time I do this particular talk (and I’ve lost count, but 30? 40? who knows?), I give “homework.” They have to (well, it’s optional) write down one thing they’re going to do tonight, tomorrow, or within the week to improve intimacy with their husbands.
And I thought, “Wouldn’t it be cool if they had a little code thing going on with hubby? Like he wakes up in the morning, starts to open up the fridge for some milk, and sees T-O-N-I-G-H-T (that his wife discreetly put there the night before or earlier that a.m.) and instantly turns giddy just thinking about what’s going to happen 12 hours from now?”
So, I made six sets of magnets and decided to sell them for $1 (for the whole set). I thought if I set the price too high, no one would want them, and the whole point is to get women EXCITED ABOUT THEIR MARRIAGE BED.
Well. They went like HOTCAKES, and everyone was sad I didn’t have more.
And the s-e-x talk? Was every speaker’s dream. The gals were sweet and kind and laughed in all the right places. And laughed hard. And talked to me afterward about how God used my words to speak to their hearts. And I loved them. Thank you, Heritage MOPS. You rock.
People ask me if I have that talk recorded so they can listen to it. And the answer is no. It’s hard to explain, but it’s a very, very personal talk (that I just happen to be giving to 20-250 of my “closest” friends”). It’s for girls only, and besides, I just really don’t want it “out there” for anyone to listen to. I would love to come share with your group, but there will never be a CD or MP3.
I do have something for you though. If you want to join my new MOPS friends in working toward a more intimate relationship with your hubby, I have 3 more sets of T-O-N-I-G-H-T. I jacked up the price though–$3 + $2 shipping = $5. (all proceeds to Cambodia Fund) First 3 gals to e-mail me get the goods.
And because I’m dangerously low on the letter N and the letter H but have plenty of Y and E and S, I also have 6 sets of “Y-E-S” for sale for $1 + $2 shipping = $3. E-mail me. And YES is just a shorter way of saying TONIGHT. And NO, you should not use the N-O from your TONIGHT for the nights it’s not going to happen.
If you can think of a different word that means the same thing (and won’t make me blush), let me know.
And while we’re on the topic, I’ve told some of you and hinted at it on Facebook and Twitter (and maybe talked about it here a smidge?), but I’m working on a book similar to Is That All He Thinks About? but for G-U-Y-S. I’ve had lots of people (lots of them men) ask me if I was ever going to write a husband’s version of the book, and my thought was always, “Uh, guys don’t really read books, do they?”
But maybe they do. At any rate, I’m going to give it a whirl. Because 1.) I think it could be really, really cool (and helpful!). and 2.) I’ve got a mission trip to go on.
Questions for you:
1. If you’re married, does your husband ever read books?
2. Would he read a book about THAT?
p.s. Please keep praying for Joanne. They took her off the meds that were keeping her in a coma, and once they’re out of her system, the prayer is that she’ll wake up. Lots of potential bad news, but ONE VERY GOOD GOD.