Intimate Issues answers the twenty-one questions about sex most frequently asked by Christian wives, as determined by a nationwide poll of over one thousand. Intimate Issues answers the twenty-one questions about sex most frequently asked by .. Written with compassion, humor, and understanding, Linda Dillow and. What does God think about sex? Can you be godly and sensuous? How do you recapture the passion in your marriage? With warmth, wisdom, and candor.
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Issuss Issues answers the twenty-one questions about sex most frequently asked by Christian wives, as determined by a nationwide poll of over one thousand women. With warmth and wisdom, authors Linda Dillow and Lorraine Pintus speak woman to woman: Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Intimate Issuesplease sign up.
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Apr 11, Danielle Paxton rated dilloq did not like it Recommends it for: This paints a very backwards image of what sex really is. It starts with their understanding of Genesis and the two creation accounts described. They choose several verses and use them to make 7 points about the differences between men and women, only one of which demonstrates any kind of thoughtful understanding of what Genesis is really about.
They actually say that man was created linra a need sex and woman was created to fill that need. Over inntimate over the authors describe how sex is to b This paints a very backwards image of what sex really is. Over and over the authors describe how sex is to be the woman’s ministry to her husband, that the Christian life is about not sinning as opposed to actively pursuing things that are of Christand basically how women are sexually cold and men are cave manish in their pursuit of sex.
I found it very shallow, not to mention frustrating, and would only recommend very small, particular portions of this book to anyone. Dec 29, Mandy J. There are some things that are just plain tricky to talk about. The topic of sex is probably on the top of that list. However, Lorraine and Linda have creatively, sensitively, and beautifully written a book that addresses the issue of sexual intimacy in marriage in a dullow that ihtimate respectful and honest.
I appreciate their hard work to compile a comprehensive book about sex that is biblical, appropriate, and God-glorifying. I believe that this book can and will minister to the heart of any woman no matter what her background and past experiences are as long as she desires to grow in her understanding of God’s gift of sex.
If you truly long to grow and change, you will enjoy and be encouraged by this study inimate intimacy. But if you are looking for a way to back-up your personal opinions you will find yourself chafing against the content of this book. The authors start off by building a foundational understanding ddillow what sex is and what God thinks about it as found in Scripture. From there the book moves through three phases – general understanding and core beliefs, dealing with personal issues and problems, and finally practical application and help for growing more Christ-like in your marriage.
They deal with heavy topics such as intkmate and the affect of abortion, to recapturing passion, and what’s not okay in the marriage bed. Intimate Issues includes a 12 week Bible study that can be used for personal growth or in a small group setting.
I highly recommend this book to any woman who is married or counseling married women. For issies who desire to become more like Christ in every area of their life kntimate is a “must read”.
Oct 23, R. Goff rated it really liked it. Sex books are always a fascinating read, but Intiate have to admit, I was more excited about this one because it covered the topic from a Christian woman’s point of interest. I think they might have gone a little too deeply into the spiritual aspect of sex, but just a few sentences intmate make me raise my eyebrows? I’ll still take it! I adored how thoughtful and fun the first and last part of the book were. Now, the middle part.
Well, that part covered some of the less pleasant things–past sexual sins, Sex books are always a fascinating read, but I have to admit, I was more excited about this one because it covered the topic from a Christian woman’s point of interest.
Well, that part covered some of the less pleasant things–past sexual sins, abortion, abuse, etc– and I read them all. It wasn’t a pleasant read, but the matters they covered were very important, and they covered them well from what I could tell–I’m no therapist. I highly recommend this book to any Christian woman looking for an enjoyable read and a healthy perspective on sex.
Feb 05, Cowgirl4christ16 rated it it was amazing. I debated whether or not I should even list this book, based in its subject, but its about sex within marriage and other marriage related issues and this is nothing to be embarrassed about.
I highly recommend this book to all Christian wives. It is very uplifting, encouraging and insightful as well as convicting.
May 05, Jennifer Addleman rated it really liked it. I would whileheartedly recommend this book to married women or premarrieds. With society’s view of sex, women need to know what God has to say about the issue.
God created it and it is good. I think these women cover this topic with grace and care. Dec 06, Julie Lewis rated it really liked it Shelves: A sensitive book for women who struggle with sexual intimacy. The book covers a fairly broad spectrum of issues, so it would be especially helpful for those with painful sexual experiences in their past. May 02, Laurie DelaCruz rated it really liked it.
I found this book at a thrift store and figured I’d read it to see what it had to say. I’m glad I did! Being raised in a very conservative Christian home, the marriage relationship was not discussed, and I never took the time to study God’s Word to find out what He had to say. This book addresses questions of all kinds, with answers coming straight from the Bible. Like all Christian books, you read it, chew on it, spit out the bones, etc, but it was an encouragement to me to see what God has to I found this book at a thrift store and figured I’d read it to see what it had to say.
Like all Christian books, you read it, chew on it, spit out the bones, etc, but it was an encouragement to me to see what God has to say about the physical relationship between husband and wife. Jan 08, Melanie rated it really liked it Shelves: Something I really like about this author is that she seems to write Christianity in a way that seems both modern and relevant, and not at all stuffy.
Her books have accompanying bible studies, which I think would be interesting but I couldn’t really see myself in a bible study with a bunch of women about SEX though I would like it very much, to be totally candid. I think one of the problems I face as a Christian is a loneliness, like how you make Christianity pervasive in your life without po Something I really like about this author is that she seems to write Christianity in a way that seems both modern and relevant, and not at all stuffy.
I think one of the problems I face as a Christian is a loneliness, like how you make Christianity pervasive in your life without potentially driving other people away or causing them to take every single possible opportunity to point out your inevitable hypocrisy?
Generally I try to do the walk and keep my mouth shut, since I’m not into the evangelical thing much at all. Anyway, this book shows how a woman can be both godly and sensuous, though she does seem to accept the premise that because Song of Solomon is in the bible it’s good and should be there and isn’t just a little bit of erotica tossed in to break up the monotony of some of the earlier works.
She also hit on a lot of the sections in the epistles 1 Cor 7 ie, “Do it all the intimae that I’ve noticed but no one ever talks about. There was a bit of dogma though, like fornication is bad, porn is bad, romance novels are bad song of solomon is good?
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Other than some of the unanswered questions I rather enjoyed this book. I liked this book intimqte felt like it was really non-specific. Even the “spicy cut-open” section of the book was like “leave love notes around the house, then feed him chicken and rice, and you’re the dessert! Aug 23, Donna rated it really liked it.
I found the book to be well written and interesting. The questions covered issuues broad area of material from a medicalemotional, and spiritual perspective. I liked how the subject matter was divided into 3 sections – simmering, smoldering, and sizzling, ranging from General – ,inda does God think about sex?
What to do if I don’t really want to ” do it”to what about pornography? How do I recapture passion? This may not be the best book on the subject I have ever ijtimate, but I think if you are looking for some clear biblical answers or helps to some difficult questions I would recommend this book. Sep 18, Lucy Delaney rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m happy anytime I can find any Christian literature on sex and the naughty bits of intimacy that we seem to shy away from as a culture.
I respect the author’s attempt at bringing up taboo topics within the church but wish we still didn’t carry such a shameful approach to sex in general. Sex is super fun and awesome and there’s nothing shameful about it in the right, safe contexts, I just wish we intijate a culture of mature Christians could speak about it more freely, openly and honestly dillw bring a I’m happy anytime I can find any Christian literature on sex and the naughty bits of intimacy that we seem to shy away from as a culture.
Sex is super fun and awesome and there’s nothing shameful about it in the inhimate, safe contexts, I just wish we as a culture of mature Christians could speak about it more freely, openly and honestly and bring a good, God given act fully inttimate the light. But it’s a sensitive, intimate issue and with that in mind, the book is well written and plenty “safe” for the good Christian women of the world. Now all y’all out there who have a spouse to make love to, go get busy!
Jul 18, Alycia Morales rated it it was amazing Shelves: Written with compassion, humor, and understanding, Linda Dillow and Lorraine Pintus answer ixsues married couples’ burning questions about what is appropriate and acceptable in the marriage bed.
If you’ve got questions that have gone unanswered, want more intimacy with your spouse, or feel ashamed of your past sexual life, this is the book for you!
Intimate Issues Excerpt | Lorraine Pintus
Safe, sound biblical teaching. Some of the answers may surprise you! But it’s not only about sex.