God loves Sex. This book, I think, will help many; especially those who struggle to realize that God created Sex and that sex is good in the realms that He defines as good (Husband and Wife).
After almost every chapter the authors relate with struggles people tend to have. I find this helpful as many who read a book on sex may tend to think, Am I the only one who feels this way? So, when the authors share a story about struggles, I think this really can serve a great purpose.
Worst Part of the Book
This format drives me crazy!
I am just dying to tell you the worst part of the book. I knew it was going to be the worst part of the book once I flipped through it. I noticed it almost right away. I was kinda mad the authors or the publisher decided to format it this way.
Many will think I am crazy. Here is it…
They published certain chapters with printed Dog Ears. This means many of the pages appear to be folded. This drives me crazy! I hate dog ears (or puppy ears) in my books and yet the pages appear to be folded.
What am I suppose to do about this?
In all seriousness, if this is the worst part of the book, it is probably a pretty good book. I mean, it is just formatting, right?
What is it About
This book is really a study of the book in the Bible, Song of Soloman. It is a good book. Often times when we read Song of Soloman we often wonder, “What is this talking about here?”
The authors do a good job explaining the text. Again, I think it would be helpful for many to read.
“To put it another way, the purpose of sex is not only, or even primarily, for the production of children, but for the joy of it.”–Page 142
It is good to enjoy sex. It is not just about childbearing, or just because your spouse desires it. It is good because God created it and the way He created was for us to enjoy.
The authors’ focus is to get us back to the beauty of sex, and this is something I can commend.
Things I wish were addressed
I wish they would have addressed sexual fantasies more in depth. I don’t think there ever will be a book that addresses all sexual fetishes or fantasies. However, I wish they would have addressed what is okay and what is not. What is off limits for a husband and wife (if any)?
I am sure this was not the intent of this book, but it did leave me asking similar questions by some of their comments they made.
They hint at self-stimulation is okay if it does not use pornography or lust. Again, it was only a hint and left me wishing they would explain their stance more clearly. Even if I disagree, I would then at least understand where they were coming from.
Our culture is very sexualized and these kind of questions are ones the church will be faced with, and I am not convinced the church is ready to answer them.