Yes, it's true that after the age of forty, lovemaking tends to change between married couples, but that doesn't mean it can't still be one of the most exciting parts of marriage. In The Act of Marriage after 40: Making Love for Life, you'll learn about improving, maintaining, and cherishing lovemaking. Discussions on topics such as physical change, sexual desire, exercise and nutrition are covered in this fun-to-read guide, all of which can start you and your spouse on the road to rekindling the spark in your marriage.
Yes, lovemaking does change after 40, but it is still the most thrilling experience two married people of the opposite sex can experience on this earth! In this practical, fun-to-read, illustrated guidebook, Tim and Beverly LaHaye cover a broad spectrum of key topics and show married couples how to experience a more satisfying and joy-filled sex life long after age 40. Millions of married couples have questions about sexual intimacy. Yet all too often, their questions go unasked . . . or unanswered. This easy-reading, medically sound book candidly addresses issues of intimacy. Does sexual desire actually reverse with aging? How does menopause affect a woman's sex drive? How can exercise and nutritional supplements improve our sex life? Is there such a thing as male menopause? What can we do to put more spark into our lovemaking? You'll learn about sexual desire and dysfunction. Understand the risk and temptation of extramarital affairs. Gain a better understanding of menopause and the dangers of breast and prostate cancer. Learn how to prepare for, and adjust to, physical changes affecting lovemaking. You and your spouse can rekindle that sexual spark in your marriage--or build even stronger intimacy and commitment.
Tim LaHaye is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 70 nonfiction books, many on biblical prophecy and end-times. He is the coauthor of the record-shattering Left Behind series and is considered one of America's foremost authorities on biblical end-times prophecy.
Beverly LaHaye (www.cwfa.org) is the bestselling author of the Seasons Series (with Terri Blackstock) and The Act of Marriage (with her husband, Tim). She is the founder and chairwoman of Concerned Women for America and shares a daily devotional commentary on the nationally syndicated radio show Concerned Women Today. She and her husband live in southern California.
Mike Yorkey is the author, co-author, editor, or collaborator of one hundred books. He has written for The Los Angeles Times travel section, Skiing, Tennis Week, World Tennis, City Sports, and Racquet. He lives in Encinitas, California.
The authors' The Act of Marriage (Zondervan, 1998) has been a best seller among
Christian sex manuals. With this latest collaboration, Tim, author of the
popular "Left Behind" series, and Beverly, chair of Concerned Women for
America, pitch their biblical-supported eroto-positive message to boomers and
older. Their combination pep talk, refresher, and repair guide discusses
enhancing intimacy, the basics of sexual arousal/response, male and female
menopause, erectile dysfunction, breast and prostate cancer, sex and
disability, nutrition and exercise, avoiding affairs, and recognizing one's
spirituality through accepting Christ. Facts are supported by appropriate
references plus survey data from older Christian couples. Stressing wives'
satisfaction as well as husbands', this book belongs in all public libraries
along with The Act of Marriage and Douglas E. Rosenau's A Celebration of Sex
(Thomas Nelson, 1994). Books by credentialed Christian sex counselors Clifford
and Joyce Penner, Ed and Gaye Wheat, and Archibald Hart should also be
considered.DMartha Cornog, Philadelphia Copyright 2000 Cahners Business
Stress, aging and illness can contribute to a flagging sexual relationship for
men and women after age 40. But the LaHayes, whose 1976 2.5-million-copy
bestseller, The Act of Marriage, made it more permissible for evangelical
Christians to discuss sex openly, say that combining the correct frame of mind
with a few basic techniques can make the middle to golden years the richest and
most sexually fulfilling. The husband-and-wife team (writing with Mike Yorkey,
former editor of Focus on the Family magazine) cover the spectrum of sex and
aging by discussing both male and female menopause, fluctuations in sexual
desire, erectile dysfunction, breast and prostate cancer, common temptations
and the importance of maintaining good health to enhance peak sexual
performance. They offer practical tips and suggestions for the bedroom,
demonstrating how spirituality affects sexual intimacy. Specifically, the
authors advise couples to work on cultivating a warm relationship before
entering the bedroom. They should take time to make thoughtful physical
preparations and choose surroundings that are comfortable for both partners.
Foreplay should offer a gentle touch, and intercourse involves finding those
positions most conducive to mutual pleasure. The authors include a fascinating
survey of approximately 800 men and women who answered 71 questions on their
sexual history, satisfaction and habits. Each chapter is worthy of thoughtful,
careful reading, offering hope to "over-40" married Christian couples. (Oct.)
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