Good Christian Sex

Author: Bromleigh McCleneghan
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062428608
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Moving beyond the deep-seated cultural feelings of shame that have long fueled the conflict between Christianity and sex—and the belief that there is only one right and valid way to practice one’s sexuality—this renowned University of Chicago pastor uses enlightening personal stories and examples from theology to show how sex is powerful and holy. For years, Christians have been told to adhere to one singular path when it comes to sex: abstinence and purity. Yet this limited focus ignores the reality that people’s sexual and romantic lives differ widely, even among those who consider themselves devout believers. Church leaders have often refused to address the topic—or have preached in ways that are harmful to the emotional and spiritual growth of the faithful in the pews. Pastor McCleneghan is determined to reshape the issue—and fundamentally transcend this disconnect between sexuality and spirituality that has left many Christians feeling guilty and sinful. Written in her measured, non-judgmental voice, Good Christian Sex combines humorous personal anecdotes with theological research to transform how Christians think and talk about this basic human need, offering a new understanding that reconciles human love and religious faith. Breaking with outdated conventions, McCleneghan explains how the Bible and Christian tradition inform our beliefs about desire, pleasure, nudity, fidelity, premarital sex, and the variety of sexual practices, and encourages Christians to talk about their bodies, their sensuality, and their longings in a frank, positive, and realistic way. Warm, insightful, and honest, Good Christian Sex is a message of hope, that at last lifts the veil of shame felt by many religious people.

End Times Super Trends

Author: Ron Rhodes
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736970258
Size: 14,49 MB
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Making Sense of Crucial Last-Days Signs Pressure is rising. The global atmosphere is morphing as never before. It's time to pay attention to the warnings around us that point to inevitable catastrophes to come. Bible prophecy expert Ron Rhodes surveys 15 current trends that affect us on a worldwide, national, and personal scale—suggesting some inescapable consequences to our safety, rights, and way of life. You will see how the stage is being set for the end times with such drastic developments as... the escalation of cyberwarfare the deterioration of religious freedom the dissolution of the family unit With eye-opening research and a helpful examination of Scripture, Rhodes clearly shows where trends are leading while advocating a response based on hope, truth, and preparation rather than fear.

A Christian Guide To Liberating Desire Sex Partnership Work And Reproduction

Author: Thia Cooper
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319708961
Size: 17,36 MB
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What is good sex from the perspective of liberation theology? Thia Cooper argues that sex can be a way to know God. God created humans with a desire to be in relation with each other. From this understanding, sexual desire, sex, and partnerships are re-imagined positively. Good sex is enjoyable and mutual, an aspect of communion. Good sexual relationships share power, empower the participants, and the wider community. From the perspective of liberation theologies and an analysis of biblical texts, the Christian tradition, and the reality of our sexual experience, this book reframes theologies of partnership, sex work, and reproduction through the celebration of desire and sex.

Venus And Virtue

Author: Jerry L. Walls
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498296351
Size: 11,83 MB
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Venus and Virtue are a match made in heaven. While popular culture often tends to think of Christianity as negative about sexuality and sexual pleasure, the fact is that Christians have the best of reasons to joyfully celebrate sex as a gift. Unfortunately, there is as much confusion about sex in Christian circles as there is in the culture at large. The authors of this book believe that this confusion can only be adequately addressed by drawing from the deep wells of biblical truth and traditional theology. The writers, however, are not only experts in biblical scholarship, theology, and philosophy, but also pastoral ministry, counseling, pop culture criticism, and women’s issues. This book is not sexy in the typical sense of that word, but by situating sexuality within the cosmic drama of biblical revelation, the true beauty and goodness of sex most clearly emerges. And as that beauty emerges, we can begin to see why Christian morality not only makes profound sense, but also why it positively enriches the meaning of sex in ways that far outstrip the sexy secular alternative.

Sehnsucht Nach Gott

Author: John Piper
ISBN: 9783935188296
Size: 18,69 MB
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Real Sex

Author: Lauren F. Winner
Editor: Brazos Press
ISBN: 9781441218278
Size: 16,47 MB
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SEX. Splashed across magazine covers, billboards, and computer screens--sex is casual, aggressive, and absolutely everywhere. And everybody's doing it, right? In Real Sex, heralded young author Lauren F. Winner speaks candidly to Christians about the difficulty--and the importance--of sexual chastity. With honesty and wit, she talks about her struggle to live a celibate life. Never dodging tough terms like "confession" and "sin," Winner grounds her discussion of chastity first and foremost in Scripture. She confronts cultural lies about sex and challenges how we talk about sex in church. Her biblically grounded observations and suggestions will be especially valuable to unmarried Christians struggling with the sexual mania of today's culture. Real Sex is essential reading for Christians grappling with chastity and a valuable tool for pastors.

The Single S Connection

ISBN: 9814270970
Size: 10,71 MB
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Finding Dandelion

Author: Lex Martin
ISBN: 3736306040
Size: 18,24 MB
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Eine Nacht ist nicht genug ... Als Dani Hart auf den Fußballstar des Colleges Jax Avery trifft, ist die Atmosphäre wie elektrisch aufgeladen. Zwischen ihnen knistert es, ihre Verbindung ist magisch, die sexuelle Spannung unvorstellbar. Doch Jax ist für seine One-Night-Stands bekannt, und so sollte es für Dani kein so großer Schock sein, dass er sie bei ihrer nächsten Begegnung nicht zu erkennen scheint. Dass er der Bruder ihrer neuen Zimmergenossin ist? Das ist ein Schock! "Eine emotionale Achterbahnfahrt um eine junge Frau, die lernt, sich selbst zu vertrauen, und einen Sportstar, der erkennen muss, dass es Wichtigeres im Leben gibt als das, was man auf dem Konto hat. Zusammen sind sie Dynamit! Finding Dandelion ist ein Must-Read für alle New-Adult-Fans." Megan Erickson, Bestseller-Autorin Band 2 der Dearest-Serie von Bestseller-Autorin Lex Martin

Eine Harte Liebe

Author: Elisabeth Elliot
ISBN: 9783893972944
Size: 12,34 MB
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Love Sex Marriage Middle Age

Author: Conor McCarthy
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134397704
Size: 19,71 MB
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.