All my books are available to read free online at WayneODonnell.com. “Freely you’ve received; freely give,” Mt. 10:8. This booklet is included in and comprises one section of my book “The Special Ministries of Women: Pro-Headcovering, Pro-Remarriage in 1 Corinthians 11, Song of Solomon, and Jesus' Teaching on Divorce.”
The Song of Solomon,” is God’s engagement, marriage, and lovemaking manual. Marriage and lovemaking are so important to God that he gave us a whole book about them. My hope is that although this booklet is small, it will be a great help to you in your engagement and marriage.
The Song of Solomon is the only book in the Bible written entirely from a woman’s perspective, Shulamith’s, even including some of her thoughts by inspiration of the Spirit of God, though it was written by her husband. I present her story in the form of a play, adding a few comments, but mostly just helping the reader understand each scene and who is speaking to whom.
In the Song, we hear about Shulamith’s adolescence, how her brothers helped and protected her during her dating years after her father died, how she had to work in the vineyards which tanned her darkly and exposed her to mocking from other women, how she met Solomon one day while working in the vinyard, and waited out her engagement period at the palace. She warns the reader three times not to have physical relations with one’s fiancé before the wedding despite strong feelings of love.
There are also three lovemaking passages in the book. First, on the wedding night, Solomon worked his way down Shulamith’s body from head to toes. Secondly, Shulamith described how she would work her way down Solomon’s body from head to toes after she had a separation dream. And thirdly, Solomon worked his way up her body from toes to head after making up after a quarrel. The compliments in those three passages are not just verbal compliments, but include physical caressing and kissing of the area being complimented. God created sex, and wrote the manual!