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.
MY REVIEW: It’s difficult for me to give a review and remain neutral on the subject, but I will do my best. The author is obviously a Christian, apparently with quite strict views in my opinion, yet addresses what can be some difficult questions. She is also a clinical psychologist, and as a therapist myself, I definitely understand the need to address issues with individuals that they themselves are even too afraid to bring up! Sex can be a hot-button topic, and I think Dr. Slattery does a great job in her book of clearly staying within her Christian views and understanding of what the Bible says on the matter, as well as respecting the individual who may be struggling with issues or choosing actions that she personally would not agree with. This is a relief to read, because so many people attempt to shove their views down others’ throats, while she does not come across that way. In fact, there are some places where she seems to straddle the fence in my opinion and avoid a clear yes or no. This is not always a bad thing. In one section where she didn’t say for sure yes or no, she did point out that it was the motivation behind the act and the reason for doing it that would make it okay or wrong. The subject was self-pleasure. She did an excellent job of saying “yes and no” and giving the reasons why for each.
The book is nicely written with little to no editing errors in it, which is nice to see in this day of really bad self publishing ventures. Although I did not agree with the viewpoint on some of the issues raised in this book, I did agree with most of them, especially anything that was addressed from a counseling/therapy perspective. Overall, I’m going to rate this a 4.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for a review. I was not required to post a positive review, and all opinions are my own.