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Dissertation En 20 Minutes In Heaven

An Intimacy Game

Changing up the bedroom routine in a marriage doesn’t have to be hard! In fact, this simple idea takes two minutes, but it is absolutely heavenly! If you are looking for a game to play with your spouse that adds just the right amount of spice, this one might be just the one for you! With gorgeous printables and lots of options for personalization, you have a quick and easy bedroom game! Inspired by a reader, Kathryn, we bring you: 2 Minutes in Heaven!

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We took our reader Kathryn’s creative idea and joined with the talented Kayley from the Etsy shop Ollie and Lulu to create these printables just for you! 
Prep
Start by inviting your spouse to a special evening for two with this heavenly invitation. To make this simple game of 2 Minutes in Heaven all come together, be sure to grab a great quality paper cutter and nice cardstock to prep these fun printables. Then just fill out the information and you are set! 
Place this printable door hanger on the bedroom door for an added surprise! 
Finally, set up your two lists (his & hers) of what numbers go with what piece of clothing. You can use our pre-filled printables, or we also have blank cards for you to personalize! 
Make sure each of you are wearing the five pieces of clothing listed and you are ready to play!

How to play:

  1. Your spouse starts first and rolls the die to see which piece of clothing you will take off first. Whatever number it lands on, take off the piece of clothing that corresponds with the number on your card. The catch is that you can only take off that one piece! So if the die lands on the number for your bra and you still have your shirt on, then take your shirt off, then the bra off, and put your shirt back on.
  2. Next, it’s your turn to roll the die to see which piece of clothing your spouse will take off. The same rules apply to your spouse and they can only take off one piece of clothing.
  3. After you both have rolled and taken off your one piece of clothing, set the timer for two minutes of play time! Play time includes kissing, touching, and anything else you want to do that does not involve actually making love. Be creative!
  4. At the end of the two minutes, all playing MUST stop and you each get to roll again. If one of you rolls a number that has already been played, then their turn is skipped and the next person rolls the die.
  5. Continue playing by rolling the die and then having two minutes of play time after each set until no clothing is left to take off. When no more clothes are left, play one more set of two minutes and remember anything goes except making love! When the last two minutes are up, the game is over, and anything goes!

So easy, simple and fun! To get started, download your printables down below.

For more bedroom fun that your babe will love check out our 7 Days of Sex Challenge, our Bedroom Taboo and our 25 Bedroom Games!

About the Author: Sarina

I met my Prince Charming when I was 15 years old and 12 years later we created our own happily ever after. Together we enjoy traveling the world, and, of course, going on creative dates! I am a former theatre teacher who now stays at home with a handsome baby boy. I love dancing, photography & chocolate!

Upon the urging of one commenter, I read “90 Minutes in Heaven.” I managed to do so in one weekend which again makes me wonder why the people over at the New York Times have not taken the time to review it. It certainly isn’t because it takes too long to read.

I could bemoan the tone and numerous logical fallacies, however to concentrate on those would be a tad unfair. The book is not a polemic like “The God Delusion.” In fact, it isn’t really about 90 minutes in heaven either. At its core, it is about solidarity, hope, and coming to terms with a catastrophic life-altering change.

First, I’d like to talk a little bit about Piper’s experience in heaven. It is less than 10% of an approximately 200 page book. This is actually something to be thankful for, because it reads like two children trying to one-up one another. How wonderful was heaven?  More wonderful than the most wonderful thing you can imagine. Lest I be accused of exaggerating, I’ll let some quotes speak for themselves.

Without the slightest doubt, I know heaven is real. It’s more real than anything I’ve ever experienced in my life. I sometimes say, “Think of the worst thing that’s ever happened to you, the best thing that’s ever happened to you, and everything in between; heaven is more real than any of those things. – Longing for Home pg 194

Age expresses time passing, and there is no time there. All of the people I encountered were the same age they had been the last time I had seen them — except that all the ravages of living on earth had vanished. Even though some of their features may not have been considered attractive on earth, in heaven every feature was perfect, beautiful, and wonderful to gaze at. – My Time in Heaven pg 27

Besides heaven being melodious, luminous, brilliant, beautiful, perfect, etc., etc., ad nauseum. Piper provides one minor tweak to the biblical account.

One thing did surprise me: On earth, whenever I thought of heaven, I anticipated that one day I’d see a gate made of pearls, because the Bible refers to the gates of pearl. The gate wasn’t made of pearls, but was pearlescent — perhaps iridescent may be more descriptive. To me, it looked as if someone had spread pearl icing on a cake. The gate glowed and shimmered. – Heavenly Music pg 34

As is typical of these types of descriptions, it exists in a realm where words cease to have any meaning.

As for the miracles, it is hard to see any. Don Piper was declared dead. Piper therefore makes the logical leap that he was dead. No room for mistakes allowed in this declaration, despite a number of other mishaps Piper acknowledges during the course of the book. However, it remains unclear how thoroughly the police officers following behind the inmate driven semi, or the EMTs dispatched actually checked him.

The EMTs pronounced me dead as soon as they arrived at the scene. They stated that I died instantly. According to the report, the collision occurred at 11:45 A.M. The EMTs became so busy working with the others involved, that is was about 1:15 P.M. before they were ready to move me. They checked for a pulse once again. – From Heaven to Earth pg 37

Dick Onerecker was the first one to notice Don Piper was alive, and apparently prayed that Piper be delivered from “unseen injuries.” What this actually means is left open to interpretation, as its definition changes throughout the book. Piper initially interprets it to mean no brain trauma or internal injuries. Doctors confirm in the book that he had no injuries to his brain or organs in his thoracic cavity. By the final chapter, Piper just repeats the brain trauma portion of the deliverance. To me, it appears to be a post-hoc rationalization and moving goal posts. It is also perfectly consistent with his survival. He was never, in fact, clinically dead.

At the heart of the book is Piper’s personal transformation, his battle with depression and ever constant pain. The backdrop is set against not the life he had before, but actually experiencing heaven. It is exactly those twists in the details that make this story, which is a moving story in its own right and something I can definitely empathize with, fall completely tone-deaf and flat as a commentary on the human condition. On page 107 Piper describes his depression vanishing. Poof. Piper describes it as a miracle. I describe it as a contrivance. It is clear Piper’s depression didn’t just vanish. It came back to haunt him, in little everyday reminders of things he was no longer able to do. This is by far the most frustrating aspect of the book.

Piper faced finding what he describes as a “New Normal.” It is breaking down the barriers of expectations, letting people help you, and finding ways of helping other people in solidarity. Letting go of your expectations and dreams of your former life and finding hope and happiness in your new condition. If anything, I would expect Piper to recognize there is no way life is supposed to be. It is about adapting and changing. Disaster can come suddenly and at any moment, but the recovery is gradual and a constant struggle. Through it all, there is a love of other people, your friends and your family, your community, even a few people you wouldn’t expect who help with your personal adjustment and give you strength to go on. Which is why, when Piper describes his depression vanishing like turning off a switch I am saddened. It is an incomplete metamorphosis. It is a reversion to the expectations and attitudes that he had before the accident. As I described this aspect of frustration to my mother, she pondered whether or not Piper was planning on writing a sequel to address this deficiency. I can only hope that is the case.

In the end, I think most readers will find what they are looking for when reading “90 Minutes in Heaven.” As far as near-death experiences [NDE] go, Piper admits his attitudes in the final chapter.

I have no intention of trying to solve this [NDE] debate. I can only relate what happened to me. No matter what researchers may or may not try to tell me, I know I went to heaven. – The Why Questions pg 201

In the same way, some may not believe my account; they may think it was some kind of wish fulfillment during a point of severe trauma. I don’t have to defend my experience.

I know what happened to me. For those of us whose faith is in the reality of heaven, no amount of evidence is necessary. I know what I experienced. – The Why Questions pg 205

As Piper mentions throughout the book, he is not a particularly introspective person and doesn’t particularly focus on what happened, but rather why it happened.

I’ve devoted an immense amount of time to considering why it happened rather than what happened. – The Why Questions pg 201

In the final analysis, “90 Minutes in Heaven” is a moving story that is utterly hamstrung and incomplete by its reliance on religion and irrational belief. On the one hand, the organization of the church enabled a great deal of the story, especially help to a family going through a crisis. It also enables Piper to help other people who are going through similar struggles. He has lived their pain. However, much like Piper’s accident, the book is a mess, but the heart of it survives if you are willing to use your brain.

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