My friend Sheila Wray Gregoire must have no fears at all!
How else could she write a book about sex AND make a video of herself and her husband in bed?!?! (You can see the video below.)
I certainly couldn’t do it! But she did… and she did it well.
Recommended for women young and old!
Let me say right off the start: I highly recommend this book to every young woman who is of dating age and thinking about sex or marriage (preferably not in that order). It’s a fabulous book for the rest of you women too, even those of you who have been married longer than you ever thought possible.
This book is very biblical in its approach and I love that. Sheila deals with real issues and does it very well. I would have no qualms whatsoever letting my oldest daughter read this at age 16. I would know she is getting factual, accurate information, with a perspective that is solidly based in Scripture and which communicates the truth that sex is to be holy, fun and incredibly exciting within the context of marriage.
Getting ready for marriage
Before I was married I read a book on sex. The book is called Intended for Pleasure by Ed Wheat. It was recommended by the pastor doing our pre-marriage counseling.
I was so overwhelmed reading that book it was ridiculous. Intended for Pleasure is all techniques and good solid information. But by the time I was done the book I was sure I could never achieve the glorious sex that took all the effort and practice that book talked about. Not to mention all the ‘troubleshooting’ sections. I think that book would be better for couples who may need a little more help after their wedding.
I wish I would have had Sheila’s book. In Chapter 8 Sheila gave a very succinct, real, down-to-earth how-to of sex. There is nothing provocative or graphic in the sense of stirring up your lust or fantasies. Rather it is practical, and answers all the questions I had before I was married. I’ll be sure my daughters read that!
For those already married
Sheila addresses all sorts of possible troubles with sex for those who are married. Whether it’s a super-high sex drive or a non-existent libido, Sheila covers every issue thoroughly, with care and with gentleness.
Sheila lays it out straight, giving no spouse the right to have it all their way, but rather encouraging biblical intimacy and a marriage that thrives on biblical principles all the way through.
I really appreciated her section on positions, sex toys, and ‘other sex’ (anal sex, oral sex, masturbation, etc). Sheila handles these topics very well, wisely giving the reader biblical information where there is information, and letting the reader know when it is simply her opinion. She clearly explains why she holds certain ideas, and gives the reader freedom to make decisions where that is biblically allowed – even if it is something she herself may not practice or enjoy.
Kids, work, health issues… Sheila addresses it all.
I love how she is so practical. She addresses sex as a necessary part of marriage, yet at the same time doesn’t forget that as women we cook dinner, bathe kids, do laundry, clean house and work! She’s got practical tips and ideas, how-tos and suggestions for everyone.
So very well done!
I have to say… I respect Sheila’s writing of this book.
I know her husband is fully supportive of her writing and even her writing on this topic. He must be exceptionally proud of his wife, who can talk about sex and her experience without once – not even once – hinting at any kind of disrespect or even private information about their personal sex lives. This book is well-written and very tastefully presented.
I highly recommend this book and give it 5 stars out of 5 stars!
And now… here’s Sheila and her hubby in their very own Not-So-Sexy video!!
And leave a comment for her here on my blog! I know she’ll read it. Authors love that kind of thing!!