Sunday, June 26, 2016

25 Questions You're Afraid to Ask About Love, Sex, & Intimacy - Book Review

   We live in a world where the lines about love, sex, and marriage have been blurred.  In our society today, we see gay and transgender lifestyles being forced into the mainstream.  In the midst of this, right and accurate views of marriage have been everything but destroyed.  Aside from the attempts to change the whole definition of marriage, the "try before your buy" mentality has also led the confusion about love, sex, marriage, and intimacy. 
   Julie Slattery did an excellent job addressing all of these issues and a lot more in this book 25 Questions You're Afraid to Ask About Love, Sex,  & Intimacy.  The book is well-written and easy to read.  It can be read from cover to cove
r or just pick a chapter that addresses the question that you have.  The answers are very clear cut and Biblically-based. 
   So what questions are addressed in this book?  Here are a few examples of chapter titless:
     What's the big deal about sex?
     Who are you to judge my sexual choice?
     Can I be single and sexual?
     Why do guys care so much about sex?
     Is________okay in the bedroom?
     How do I get past my shame?
     How far is too far?
     Is living together a good test run for marriage?
     How can I compete with porn?
     What's wrong with mommy porn?
     Can I be godly and gay?
     How do I make time to make love?
  Those are just some of the things addressed in this book.  Other things like forgiveness and arguments are also topics that are addressed.  I think the best way to summarize this book is through the words of the author.  She said, "My goal is to have bold conversations in pursuit of truth.  Our sexual questions shouldn't be relegated to dark rooms and lonely nights.  They need to be spoken and explored, holding up the Word of God as the standard of truth."
   Thank you Moody Publishers for the opportunity to review this book.  As a pastor, sometimes these issues are tough to address, and yet they seem to dominate the headlines and the lives of the people we minister to.  I give this book a 5 out of 5.  It's a great book of reference for women of all ages.  It's also a great book for pastors and their wives to help as they minister in a world where God's design for sex is being perverted and twisted in ways we never thought imaginable. 

God Bless,

Marcus

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