Friday, May 11, 2012
Book Review - The Good Girls Guide to Great Sex
I would like to say that I am totally not embarrassed about sharing this book review, but that would be a lie. I know my brothers receive my blog via email. They are going to see this and that makes me blush, but I am going to do this anyway.
Mostly because, this is not a horrible, graphic book about sex. It is a book about how to make the most intimate part of your marriage great. The author, Sheila Wray Gregoire, is a Christian and this book comes from a belief that God created this part of marriage and He wants it to be wonderful. You can read the Song of Solomon without realize God is all about sex in marriage.
I am not sure about all of you, but I have at times been so caught up in day to day life that I do not give my husband a whole lot of consideration towards his needs. He is the other adult in this household and I have four children to contend with. He can end up at the bottom of the to do list. This book challenges women to remember that their husband should be at the top and not just on the to do list, but on every list.
But that is not only what this book has in it, it also has practical suggestions on how to make that happen. I will say that is very direct and straight forward. She does describe sexual acts in a bare bones fashion. She not only wrote this book for women who have been married a while and lost the spark, but for newly married innocents, for those that have been abused, for those that were sexually active before marriage. Each of these situations comes with its own challenges and some times shames. She speaks to all of this and how to make your married sex life work and wonderful no matter where you come from.
She also talks about many other issues that affect our sex life in marriage - pornography, adultery, etc. This book takes you through many issues that are in our marriages. She even talks about women who have a higher libido than their husbands, which from her studies is higher than I would have thought.
I found this book to be helpful and thought provoke. It made me look at my marriage and think more about what I needed to work on and not so much on what I thought my husband should be working on. If you are in a place where you just need some insight and encouragement, this is a great book. If you are looking for some practical helps, this is a great book for that also.
We should never stop being challenged to make our marriages more fulfilling and wonderful. This book moves you in that direction.
Posted by Jessica Movius