The Good Girl's Guide to Great Sex (And You Thought Bad Girls Have All the Fun)
Good girls have more fun
The media, from movies to magazines, would have us believe that bad girls have all of the fun, but surveys say that the women who are most likely to enjoy sex are married and religious. In Ã¢ÂÂThe Good GirlÃ¢ÂÂs Guide to Great SexÃ¢ÂÂ, Sheila Wray Gregoire answers the most intimate and embarrassing questions.
Whether you are newly engaged, a newlywed or have been married for a while, you need to read this book. Chances are there is something youÃ¢ÂÂre mother was too embarrassed to tell you about sex. No matter how long youÃ¢ÂÂve been married, IÃ¢ÂÂd just about guarantee Gregoire will tell you something you didnÃ¢ÂÂt know.
I appreciate GregoireÃ¢ÂÂs bravery and boldness in talking about a subject that is avoided in Christian circles. Her book is a much needed resource for brides-to-be and a great bridal shower gift. If you are looking for something that will help your marriage and your sex life, invest in Ã¢ÂÂThe Good GirlÃ¢ÂÂs Guide to Great SexÃ¢ÂÂ. Your husband will be glad you did.
Read more from Sheila Wray GregoireÃ¢ÂÂs blog, To Love, Honor and Vacuum.
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January 13, 2013
Absolutly on target.
I was looking for a good christian book on sex for a friend of mine getting married in the next few weeks. I didn't really know were to look...so after reading the reviews on this one I decided to take the plung. I got two copies so I could read it before I gave it to my friend, just in case. I have to say that this is one of the best books on sex I have read. it is presented in a vary honest down to earth manner, and God is the center of everything. I WILL be getting this book for all my friends as they get engaged and married. And it would be vary good for anyone struggling in any manner of ways with in there marriage.
November 2, 2012
I have been married for 2 and a half years. I have been struggling with sex since I got married. This book was awesome at encouraging me to think about ways to deal with my issues and I found it very easy to bring aspects up with my husband.
I strongly recommend this book if you are in the same boat - even if you are unsure about this book, order it, it will be helpful!
July 17, 2012
In 1993, when I got engaged, a friend gave me a copy of the 1973 edition of The Act of Marriage, a Christian classic of its kind. It was hopelessly outdated even then, so I was intrigued when I came across this title, A Good GirlÃ¢ÂÂs Guide to Great Sex, to see if it was any more relevant.
The author is very open about the ups and downs of her own relationship, and these stories are enhanced by quotes from some of the hundreds of women (and men) she surveyed as part of her research. Her studies refute the common secular wisdom that practice with as many people as possible makes perfect. Her research showed that those who were least sexually active before marriage had the greatest satisfaction with their love lives.
Despite the title, A Good GirlÃ¢ÂÂs Guide to Great Sex is not all about positions and moves (after all, the biology hasnÃ¢ÂÂt changed). It is more about sex as a vital component of the marriage relationship. She emphasises the importance of our relationship with our spouse, spending time together and sharing hobbies. She also says Ã¢ÂÂThe key to a passionate marriage is not to be as sexually adventurous as possible, but to be as passionate about God as possibleÃ¢ÂÂ.
What makes this book different, at least for me, is that it is real. The area where this struck me most forcibly was in the discussion around pornography. This wasnÃ¢ÂÂt even mentioned in The Act of Marriage (which seemed to assume that the wedding night was the first time a good Christian boy would ever see a naked woman). But a changing world and the omnipresence of the internet means that this is now a real issue in many marriages.
If A Good GirlÃ¢ÂÂs Guide to Great Sex was lacking in any area, it was in the struggle to maintain a healthy marriage when the children are young (although she has addressed this in her earlier books). I was also a little confused by how she could recommend sexual role-play games when she had spoken so strongly against the fantasy element of pornography (the difference between a fantasy and a role-play is too subtle for me). Otherwise, I think this is an excellent resource for engaged or newly-married couples, and for those who have (ahem) been married for a little longer.
Thanks to Zondervan and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
May 5, 2012