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CH1 Faith, Spirituality, And Love

CH1 Faith, Spirituality, And Love

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Published by: TheVeiledGarden on Apr 05, 2012
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Chapter 1
Faith, Spirituality, and Love in theOasis Garden
 A husband and wife, whether newly married orcommitted for decades, need their bond to be firmly established and continually renewed. Like a garden which grows by constant watering and pruning, ahealthy relationship balances flexibility with strength,fluidity with solidity.
 
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 What this book aims to nurture are lasting relationshipsbased on trust, honesty, respect, joy, friendship, opencommunication, and fun. Like any relationship you willgo through highs and lows in your journey. What worked at one time or place may not later, and constantfeedback and open communication between partnersare critical. You are about to explore, so begin with anopen mind. Welcome to
The Veiled Garden 
. We are here to share with you ideas that may spark your collective imagination for romance and passion. While we have done extensive research that rests onthe shoulders of giants, what sets
The Veiled Garden 
 apart from its predecessors is the use of boundaries of faith as a means for curiosity and adventure.Instead of something restrictive, faith is thespringboard for discovering what love and sex mean toyou. The most basic tenets for getting the most out of this book: read, adapt, and enjoy.Of all the different faiths in the world, in contemporary culture there is little sexual education and explorationmaterial published and available to Muslims. For otherfaiths, there are ancient texts like the Hindu KamaSutra or Buddhist Tantric sex.
 
 The Veiled Garden
 
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 There are also more contemporary titles for Christianssuch as the recent
Sexperiment: Seven Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse 
. Although Muslims do have
The Perfumed Garden 
, written in 15th century, it garners littleattention and does not address the needs of contemporary couples. In writing this book, we hope tooffer fresh insights that will enliven your search andachievement of love. Most traditional cultures have asingular and static view on intimate relations,particularly if it involves the position or the place. Although these strictures may seem the only path togreat sex and intimacy, there are so many otherpossibilities for variety. This book explores what can befurther explored for whatever stage of life, whetheryou’re about to get married and worried about your wedding night or you’re a mature couple who are bored with routine sex.Initially, the target audience for this book was purely Muslim. However, when we considered the breadth of advice and suggestions included in our book, werealized that the project was applicable to many othercouples that are struggling to keep the romance andfaith in their marriage alive.

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