Shame on the Moon


Shame on the Moon
Once inside a woman’s heart
A man must keep his head
Heaven opens up the door
Where angels fear to tread
Some men go crazy
Some men go slow
Some men go just where they want
Some men never go

What is it about men? Why in the world do the soft, delicate, perfumed angels we call women have anything to do with our hairy, stinky butts? What could they possible see in us? We still find bathroom humor funny, even in our old age. We forget the things that are important to them. Most of all, we fail to fight for them. Not the physical fight, most of us tend to come through in those rare situations calling for physical courage. I’m talking about Adam’s failing, failing to fight for her heart. Failing to fight to be the man we are supposed to be, worthy to fill the role we are born for.

I don’t think there is anything a man does closer to the sacrifice of Christ than committing to love a woman. In order to fully enter into one’s identity as Husband requires a complete abdication of self. Everything, every ounce of gold, every desire, dream, hope, ambition, all of it must be laid on the altar of love. Only once those things are laid there, and only in proportion to the completeness of their being laid down, can a woman truly open up her heart to her Husband and give back to him, perhaps not exactly what he laid down, but more and better. In the same way, and I believe marriage foreshadows this, in as much as we lay those things down in the service of Christ can He in turn bless us with more and better. It isn’t that God and Woman don’t want to give us more and better, but they cannot until we make room in our lives for what they offer.

God is too much a gentleman to press what He wants us to have on us against our will, though He has that ability. A woman cannot trust a Husband until she has seen evidence that he is committed. Thus, to truly enter where angels fear to tread, there is a give and take dance, where a Husband surrenders something he holds dear and a Wife draws closer, giving him more of herself. This feels good to the Husband, and he responds with a little more surrender. This engenders trust, which allows a Wife to more fully unfold and heal in the presence of her Husband.

Cherish this holy dance….


About cptcaveman

An Army Major, my family and I are in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. We enjoy photography, cooking, reading and outdoor sports like hunting, fishing and trapping.
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One Response to Shame on the Moon

  1. Mike says:

    You’re right on the money with this one. Thanks for the reminder.

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