She states very clearly that the sexual relationship is one that should be kept within marriage, but was also kind to those that may have had some sexual history before marriage, even if it was with their now-husband.
This is not a "clinical" book about sex for that see Act of Marriage by LaHaye , but rather an attempt to help women and probably men understand I picked up this book on a recommendation, but wasn't too sure about it until I realized it was written from a Christian perspective. This is not a "clinical" book about sex for that see Act of Marriage by LaHaye , but rather an attempt to help women and probably men understand the attitudes and advantages of sex for both husbands and wives.
She did some research as well to support her insights Her point is that sex between husbands and wives should be fun and is part of what makes a marriage great, helps it last and improves the friendship and companionship within marriage. This is an adjust-your-attitude and have some fun book. I loved her comment at the end that a healthy sex life is like marriage insurance.
I would definitely recommend this book to someone approaching marriage, or even those who have been married a while but have drifted into a rut or ho-hum. She is spot-on that if we aren't happy in our marriages, we need to start with ourselves and our own attitudes first. She also talked a bit about the problems of pornography use -- either by men or women -- and the effects this can have on the marriage and sexual relationship. Not only did I read this book, but I'm admitting it on Goodreads.
But don't be fooled by the racy title: I would definitely recommend this book to newlyweds or anyone who feels that they have struggles connecting with their partner. This book explains a healthy Christian view of marriage--and sadly, there are a lot of Christian marriage books Hilarious, right? This book explains a healthy Christian view of marriage--and sadly, there are a lot of Christian marriage books out there that AREN'T healthy. Such books are usually written by men and put undue responsibility on the wife while making excuses for the husband.
This book is well-balanced and doesn't let either partner off the hook--both need to work together and take each other's needs and desires into account seriously. I found this book so uplifting. I loved the author's take on the differences between men and women. The differences in the personalities and needs of men and women can easily become a source of resentment in a marriage, but actually these differences need to be respected and even celebrated, because they are part of God's perfect design and have a purpose.
It was also nice to read about other people's experiences and how they overcame struggles in their marriages. This book gave me lots of warm fuzzies. Both hubby and I picked it up and found it a fun read, and a lot of it resonated with us. I can't say we actually learned anything new, since we've been married for six years and are fantastic at communicating, but this book would have been really useful to us if we'd found it earlier in our marriage.
We wouldn't have had to talk and talk and work things out and struggle with negative emotions--this book spells it all out, with anecdotes from many couples. I can see how we would have had a couple of eureka moments if we'd read it a few years ago. I read this on our honeymoon and loved it. Before we got married I read The Act of Marriage and really enjoyed it but did find some parts a little outdated mind you, I read the 's edition.
I really really really love this book!!!! I would recommend this to any woman soon to be married, already married, or even just a woman who is mature enough to properly handle the material. Husbands, if you read this book, you might just understand your wives better, so I'd recommend it to y'all too: I plan on reading it again in the future.