I liked this book more than Sheet Music, but I suspect that my preference is just a matter of personal taste. Wheat is a physician, so he includes a lot of medical information that Leman, as a psychologist, is simply not qualified to give. Parts of this book read like a textbook, which I liked--the matter-of-fact tone made the whole thing less awkward.
More like hearing a doctor or science teacher talk about sex as opposed to hearing your pastor or psychologist talk about it Extremely helpful. More like hearing a doctor or science teacher talk about sex as opposed to hearing your pastor or psychologist talk about it.
However, unlike most medical texts on sex, Wheat comes from an explicitly Christian and biblical worldview, and saturates his practical scientific explanations and recommendations in biblical truth, which is incredibly comforting for those looking for a scientifically reliable resource that has not been as tainted by the secular view of sex.
However, this is not a list of does and don'ts--Wheat encourages readers to honor their spouses, and he explains various aspects of sex and reproduction, but by and large he does not condone or condemn specific activities or practices.
This is most notable in the section on birth control. Wheat is staunchly pro-life and opposes all clearly abortifacient methods such as the morning after pill. However, he does not address the morality of birth control in and of itself that is, whether it is morally acceptable to try to divorce sex from procreation.
But he is very clear that he does not intend to tell couples what to do. His goal is to inform them about the various methods and let them make their own decisions. But if you want a moderately detailed medical guide chocked full of practical advice, this is an excellent resource. Wheat includes an especially helpful section on what to expect on the honeymoon, and also spends a fair amount of time walking the reader through practical solutions to common problems married couples face.
And all his advice is under-girded by the biblical principles of selfless service and honest communication. The final chapter of the book does present the gospel, but I would have loved to see the gospel message permeate the rest of the text a bit more thoroughly. Still, for a Christian take on sex in marriage, I doubt you'll find better than this. It is not flowery. It gets directly to the point. Couples need not read the whole book. Just read through the table of contents and try chapters til you find your issue.
Then head to the doctor's office with a possible diagnosis in hand so that you can be treated if necessary. Most if the issues in this book require simple changes or manipulation a t This is an excellent book for couples experiencing sexual dysfunction who want quick, accurate medical answers for their symptoms and challenges. Most if the issues in this book require simple changes or manipulation a that a couple can master in a matter of weeks in order to eliminate these dysfunctions completely.
This book was a huge help for my husband and I many years ago when I was first introduced to it! I found it Biblically based and encouraging, casting marriage in a very positive light. It is extremely detailed in regard to the physical act of lovemaking in a Christian marriage and I would recommend it be approached carefully and with consideration of timing in a persons life.
I would recommend this book for married couples and couples preparing for marriage. Dec 08, Sandra rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A friend gave it to me long before I got married When I got married in , I was a virgin and found out that I was to tight for sex. I was married a whole week before I read this book and the small section in there for virgins helped me and my husband so.
My mother had the same problem and she wen to the doctor for them to open her up and she said it hurt really bad.
The technique given saved me that trip and caused my husband and I to bond in an even more intimate way.