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Reclaiming Intimacy: Overcoming the Consequences of Premarital Relationships [Paperback]

By Heather Jamison (Author)
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Nearly 80% of Americans-including Christians-weren't virgins at their wedding. Our culture says that's no big deal. Reality is, though, sex outside of marriage results in guilt and resentment. Even couples who eventually marry start off with a relationship built on weakened trust. Heather Jamison knows this reality; she lived it. "I traded my Bible for a boy, my prayers for a party, and my purity for a person."

With her broken marriage now restored and many life lessons learned, Heather offers you the hope she has found. Her personal story includes a step-by-step model of repentance, forgiveness, and ultimately, the joy of reclaiming intimacy.

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Statistics reveal that nearly 80% of Americans--including Christians--fail to remain virgins until marriage. Our culture says that's no big deal. Reality is, though, sex outside of marriage results in guilt and resentment that can greatly weaken any marriage relationship that follows. The author writes from personal experience: "I traded my Bible for a boy. The author speaks to couples and counselors dealing with the complicated emotional and spiritual problems generated from "playing house before saying 'I do.'"

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Reclaiming Intimacy: Overcoming the Consequences of Premarital Relationships by Heather Jamison has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Christian Home & School - 09/01/2001 page 31
  • Christian Retailing - 02/05/2001 page 15

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Studio: Kregel Publications
Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.68" Width: 5.38" Height: 0.41"
Weight:   0.46 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 28, 2001
Publisher   Kregel Publications
ISBN  0825429404  
ISBN13  9780825429408  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Heather Jamison conocio a su esposo, Brian, en la banda de jazz el segundo dia que estuvo en la escuela secundaria. Hoy sirven como misioneros en Kenia, Africa, junto con sus tres ninos. La autora ha escrito para varias importantes publicaciones cristianas y ha presentado importantes conferencias para mujeres.

Heather Jamison met and fell headfirst in love with her husband, Brian (M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary), when she was 14 years old (he was 16!). Today they serve as humanitarian workers together in East Africa with their four children. A widely published author, Heather's work has appeared in many places including Focus on the Family, Today's Christian Woman, Real FamilyLife and Youthworker's Journal.

Heather Jamison was born in 1970.

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I would love to see a study guide with this book!  Mar 31, 2006
Both my husband and I really benefited from the information in this book, and we've been married for 15 years. We also recommeded the book to others we know that have been married for a while, because we feel it is so important to consider premarital sex as an issue- even this far down the road if it hasn't been effectively dealt with. We really just missed looking into this and I'm so thankful that Heather Jamison addressed this issue, so that we could address it. I know that our marriage will benefit from our time dealing with and resolving some of these issues. I think it's also a great warning to unmarried people that these issues are real and waiting to have sex until you're married is much more worth the time then struggling through these issues later. If you are considering waiting or not please read this book, it will give you good reason to make the "wait" choice!!!!
Reclaiming Intimacy by Heather Jamison  Feb 24, 2006
I bought this book for a friend because it came highly recommended by my daughter. Both women felt the book helpful to many aspects of newly-married couples even when the circumstances were not similar. My daughter (now 28) hopes it will be made readily available to High School aged girls.
Someone I Can Relate To  Jan 28, 2003
I just got in touch with Heather J in Kenya. She is so real in the book that I wanted to talk to someone who stood where I once did. I am about to work on a similar book and this one has made some good points for me to think over. It is true she doesn't deal a lot with women who have had sex with partners that they did not marry, but she did a wonderful job of reaching those of use who DID marry at least 1 of our partners. I am impressed with her honesty. It can't be easy to reveal such personal information. I admite Heather J.
Fails to address some important issues  Jun 17, 2002
This book is certainly noble in purpose and probably helpful to many, but I was seeking information on overcoming the damage done when people have had premarital sex with others besides their spouses. There was almost none, perhaps because the authors have not been in that situation. Other books about the Christian perspective on sex in general have addressed that issue more fully than this one devoted to "the consequences of premarital relationships," so I was pretty disappointed.
Really well done  May 29, 2002
As someone who often lectures on the subject of marital intimacy, I had never seen a book that dealt with the all-too-common problem of premarital sexual relationships in consenting relationships and the baggage they bring to the marriage relationship. The Jamisons have done a great service by providing such a resource, and they have done so by sharing from their own experience. They are honest and vulnerable without being self-focused--no small feat. This book is a valuable aid both to married couples dealing with the pain of previous relationships and to the unmarried who are considering their own standards of purity.

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