Item description for Intimate Issues: Twenty-One Questions Christian Women Ask about Sex by Linda Dillow & Lorraine Pintus...
Overview Offers advice about the mechanics of sex, developing and maintaining a sexual relationship within a marriage, and how to overcome past sexual issues.
Publishers Description "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 women. Written from the perspective of two mature Christian wives and Bible teachers-women who you'll come to know as teachers "and" friends-"Intimate Issues" is biblical and informative: sometimes humorous, other times practical, but always honest. Through its solid teaching warm testimonials, scriptural insights, and experts' advise, you'll find resolution for your questions and fears, surprising insights about God's perspective on sex, and a variety of practical and creative ideas for enhancing your physical relationship with the husband you love. With warmth and wisdom, authors Linda Dillow and Lorraine Pintus speak woman to woman: examining the teachings of Scripture, exposing the lies of the world, and offering real hope that every woman's marriage relationship can become all it was intended to be in God's design.
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.12" Width: 5.89" Height: 0.81" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jan 20, 2009
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 0307444945 ISBN13 9780307444943
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More About Linda Dillow & Lorraine Pintus
Linda Dillow is the author of several books, including A Mother's Journey, Calm My Anxious Heart and the best-selling Creative Counterpart. A sought-after speaker, she ministers at women's conferences across the United States, Europe and Asia. Linda is the mother of four grown children and grandmother of two. She and her husband, Jody, lived overseas for 17 years and now make their home in Monument, Colorado. Lorraine Pintus is a freelance writer, conference speaker, Bible teacher and ministry worker. Her articles have appeared numerous magazines, including Decision, Discipleship Journal, and Focus on the Family. She is also the author of Diapers, Pacifiers and Other Holy Things. Lorraine and her husband Peter are founders of Hearts at Home Ministries, a Christian training and development organization. They live with their two children near Colorado Springs.
Linda Dillow currently resides in Monument, in the state of Colorado.
Reviews - What do customers think about Intimate Issues?
A God send! May 20, 2010
I recommend this book to all wives or women who want to be the wife that God has called them to be. It's not necessarily about what you think it's about. It opened my eyes to the importance of intimacy to my husband. It literally keeps him alive!!! God wants us to have phenomenal sex lives with our spouses! Free yourself! I'm so glad I read this book and so is my husband!
Pretty good read! Very informational! Apr 29, 2010
I'm preparing for marriage, and I was curious about a lot of the issues in this book. Despite different portions of the book being super conservative and quoting some verses of the Bible that I think are translated a bit too literally, given the context of the scripture, I think it is a great book with a lot of solid information and advice that I will utilize in the future!
What an eye opener! Oct 27, 2009
Well written and biblically based; teaching us how to enjoy our sex lives... Christian or not, we should all have access to these types of insightful perspectives before we get married. Thank you - Lorraine and Linda - for taking time to explore the issue, using such refreshing and concise information that we can all relate to and apply to our lives.
Great Book! Aug 19, 2009
This is a great book about how God designed true lovemaking to be! It's definitely geared toward women, but I have even discussed some things with my husband. It definitely opened our conversation up to a wide variety of topics. Great investment if you desire to be a sensual wife for your husband!
Far beyond surface concerns May 9, 2009
Women have questions about sex. Christian women in particular are often uncertain when determining what God's parameters for married love are. It is only right and good to examine each and every aspect of our life with the guidance of the Holy Ghost as we ask God to examine our heart and reveal any areas that may be unpleasing to Him. This task can be daunting when we begin to explore the most intimate areas of our lives. Raised in homes and churches where the subject was largely taboo, or feeling uncomfortable asking questions, many women find determining God's will for their sex life a lonely, awkward road.
Delving into both the mundane and the sacred, co-authors Linda Dillow and Lorraine Pintus have stepped up to the call, providing women with a guide to discovering God's glorious, joy-filled vision for marital sex. The title seems to imply a work filled with dos, don'ts and suggestions; while all these are present Intimate Issues: Twenty-One Questions Christian Women Ask About Sex digs much deeper into underlying thought patterns, forgiveness, sexual healing and much more.
The authors are ever gentle as they encourage women to seek the scriptures for themselves, to repent and get right with God, to seek Him for healing in the places they've been so deeply wounded. Their heart is well depicted in the cover art, a cup of coffee that symbolizes a warm conversation between friends as they share openly, honestly and respectfully.
I've had the opportunity to read several titles aimed for Christian women on the topic of sex, each seeking to portray the act of love in the positive, life-filled context we find expressed in the word of God. Many of these works provide helpful advice, but never have I read a book that provides such a deep transformation of the mind by drawing upon scripture, prayer and true-life examples. Each chapter is a mini-therapy session in and of itself.
With the section "Change My Heart, O God" additional scripture readings, reflection questions and action points are shared. Chapters exploring sexual pain from the past provide additional spiritual guidance through areas of bondage and limitation. Imagine a beloved and trusted friend praying with you through the pain of past abortions, sexual sin, and memories of abuse; Dillow and Pintus are those friends and their words in print provide much needed loving, grace-filed support. A 12-week Bible study is also included for use singly or in a woman's small group setting, providing additional journaling, prayer and reading opportunities.
While the book's entire emphasis is upon the spiritual and calling on God to renew our minds and hearts in this area, if you have questions regarding the mechanics of love-making, you'll find answers here as well. While not a comprehensive manual, the questions most-asked by women regarding the physical aspects of their intimate relationships are related here as well. A wide variety of common concerns are addressed in clinically accurate language without ever descending into the vulgar and crude. As an aside - I love comprehensive indexes, and Intimate Issues provides both an index of scripture references used throughout the text as well as a topical one, should you need a specific answer immediately.
Sisters, do take note of this work. It delves deeper and provides much more than comparable titles. Though written expressly for women (with the exception of the activities which involve your husband), I found myself sharing new understandings with my husband in joy and delight. I'm adding their work for couples (co-written with their husbands) Intimacy Ignited: Conversations Couple to Couple: Fire Up Your Sex Life with the Song of Solomon to my wish-list. If the quality displayed in Intimate Issues follows through in their work for couples, it too will be a powerful tool for the examination and transformation of marriages and an effective agent of spiritual growth.