Well to be honest I didn’t really think it ever would show up either! But especially after reading this book–I wonder why I thought that. But maybe I should back up a little and explain how exactly we arrived at this point….
If you remember last summer I reviewed Married Mom, Solo Parent. It incredibly blessed me and I’ve shared it, loaned it, recommended it, and all things in general buzzed about it ever since. I signed up for Carla Anne’s blog and have been a huge fan ever since. So when I heard her talking about Shelia’s blog To Love Honor and Vacuum naturally I had to check it out–and after reading just a few posts I was hooked! I wrote to her and pretty much begged to pretty please review her new book ( The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex: (And You Thought Bad Girls Have All the Fun))on…..yep….sex.
You see growing up in a Christian conservative circle (which I am super blessed and happy I was so don’t get me wrong here) the only thing I really had engrained in my head about sex was NOT to have it. While I totally support teaching abstinence I could totally relate to the girl in Shelia’s book who said that it was really, really hard to make the switch from “chaste virgin” to “sexual wife”. I remember actually feeling embarrassed checking into the hotel on the night of our honeymoon–even though we were married for goodness sake!
As many, MANY polls show Sex is one of the biggest causes of fighting in marriage–and since it’s a rather taboo topic in Christian circles pretty much the only information we get on it is the twisted, warped view of it that the secular media projects. As Shelia points out the Devil loves nothing more than to take this beautiful gift that God has provided for within marriage and take and twist it into something that becomes known as bad and shameful. So what’s a good girl to do?!
I love how Shelia uses this book to dispel the myths of sex (hint–it’s the married good girls who can and DO have all the fun!!!) and it’s a great way to get a Godly perspective on this great gift that He gave us for marriage–that’s often *so* very off limits for talking about! One thing I found very refreshing is how many couples in the book thought that each other had either “super high” or “super low” drives–when in reality they were all what is exactly normal for men and women–and how is anyone to know unless you read something like this?
Shelia provides great, practical advice and I would recommend this book highly! It’s going into my very short list of “my have books for marriage”. Although I wouldn’t give this to say, my teenage daughter, I would buy it as a gift for a wedding shower! (and am planning on doing so!)
Quickly going back to Carla Anne’s blog she’s giving away a copy of A Good Girls Guide to Great Sex–so go enter–and hurry it ends tomorrow!!
So far Shelia’s book has a full 5 stars so it looks like everyone else agrees with me on how great the book is! Hop over to Amazon and be sure to read the other reviews for yourself and to find out even more about this great and much needed book!