Actually, this is a post about the best Christian book on sex that I’ve ever read. Christian marriage books often bother me. (I talked about one of them here.) Sometimes they give bad relationship advice in general, and sometimes they give bad sex advice in particular. Many times they offer a poor theology of marriage. On the other hand, secular books often give good relationship advice or offer scientifically valid sexual information, but their values don’t always align with mine.
This book is different. It’s called The Great Sex Rescue: The Lies You’ve Been Taught and How to Recover What God Intended, and it was written by Sheila Wray Gregoire, Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach, and Joanna Sawatsky. It’s based on research and takes women’s sexual issues seriously. The authors also take the Bible seriously. So they’re able to explain, with data and with Scripture, all the things that tend to bother me about Christian marriage books. And they’re able to offer a better way.
So if you’ve ever been frustrated by the state of the Church’s teaching on sex (especially for women), this book will speak to you. If you’ve ever wondered if sex is supposed to be more than just a way to keep your husband from sinning, this book will speak to you. If you’ve ever searched for practical answers to your difficult sexual issues, this book will speak to you.
Sex is not supposed to be good only for husbands; it’s supposed to be good for wives too. I could say much more, but the book says everything far better than I ever could — and far better than I’ve ever seen anywhere else. Read the book if you want to know what I’m talking about, and then spread the good news about sex — share it with your friends and pastors.
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**I also wrote about married sex here.
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4 thoughts on “This is a Post About Sex”
Thanks for your input, I’m excited to read the book. I’m working on one that Jonathan recommended now by Snyder, Love Worth Making.
Always happy to pass good resources on to others! I am sure you will appreciate The Great Sex Rescue. ~Elizabeth
Because of your input, I bought the book and have found it to be absolutely amazing. I have read almost every single one of the books that they could take and none of them sat well with me although I did try to take their advice. This book is so incredibly refreshing. There is a good podcast from Pure Desire were they interview one of the authors. That podcast is excellent and is a great supplement to the book, especially a good listen if people don’t have time to read the book or want to know more about the book before purchasing.
I’m so excited that you loved the book. And thank you for the podcast tip! ~Elizabeth