For example, they might begin each encounter by pausing to look carefully at each other, to acknowledge the Face of God glowing in the other person's face, to give a blessing to each other in whatever words come simply and honestly. "I love you" may be a lie (or maybe not), but "I wish for you that . . . " can always be completed with a truth. They might read or recite to each other the passages of the Song of Songs that praise the bodies of a man and of a woman. And then after being with each other they might say a blessing together: "Blessed are You, YAHH our God, Breath of Life, Who has shaped every human being in Your image, male and female. Baruch attah [Brucha aht] YAHH eloheynu ru'ach ha'olam, asher yatzar et-ha'adam b'tzelem elohim, zachar u'nekevah." Or each partner could simply, in his or her own words, praise God, or the breath of Life, or whatever metaphor of Wholeness they felt most expressed their own selves.

Arthur Waskow, Down-to-Earth Judaism