Whether you are married or single, having great sex or no sex, your sexuality is inseparable from your spirituality. Many Christian women are confused and even devastated by the area of sexuality. In the silence of the church, they are left to sort through harrowing experiences like sexual abuse, exposure to porn, raging temptation, homosexual thoughts, and betrayal in marriage-all on their own. Having nowhere to go to ask the hard questions about sexuality can be spiritually dangerous. Women need the truth. In 25 Questions You're Afraid to Ask About Love, Sex, and Intimacy, Dr. Juli Slattery addresses some of the most common questions women have on sexuality from a biblical perspective, such as: What if I don't like sex? If I'm single, how far is too far? Is ______ok in the bedroom? How do I get past my shame? What if I want sex more than my husband does? These are the type of questions that thousands of women have been asking Dr. Slattery. She answers them with rare candor, grace, and wisdom. We desperately need God's perspective on sexuality. And fortunately, the Bible has a lot to say on the topic. Some of it might surprise you.
Moody Publishers provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Pros and cons both being the same thing. This book is extremely straight forward. It does not hesitate approaching sensitive topics which was refreshing to see a Christian book talking about masturbation, sex toys, and reiterating that there should be no shame or guilt connected to sex. It is a gift you are meant to enjoy. Con though is how blunt it is quoting scripture and condemning sex before marriage and homosexuality as sins. Those are even more sensitive subjects than some of the sex questions answered and the results of those will rub people the wrong way. I do appreciate that she holds strong in her faith and views, but I also know that sharing those few points is going to mute and void her other great topics for those getting defensive of themselves or loved ones.
This is the first book I've read that addresses and relieves guilt from a lot of the questions I've had growing up and still had that were hidden beneath the shame parents and churches have connected with sex. I loved the format and the content but I wish it would have been more universal so it could help more people and I'm not worried about it reaching someone that will be offended by it.