The Great Sex Rescue
The Lies You’ve Been Taught and How to Recover What God Intended
What if the way Christians talk about sex actually makes it worse?
Based on a groundbreaking in-depth survey of over twenty thousand women, The Great Sex Rescue pulls back the curtain on what is happening in Christian bedrooms and exposes the problematic evangelical teachings that wreck sex for so many couples--while pointing couples to what they should have been told all along.
Experience the relief of knowing that you are not broken! Elusive pleasure, mismatched desires, perpetual sexual temptation--that doesn't need to be your story any longer.
The Great Sex Rescue is a long overdue corrective to church culture, helping couples awaken the kind of intimacy and passion God intended.
"A groundbreaking look into what true, sacred biblical sexuality is intended to be. A must-read."--Rachael Denhollander, gymnast, victim advocate, and author of What Is a Girl Worth?
"This book is desperately needed in this moment."--Kristin Kobes Du Mez, author of Jesus and John Wayne
"The authentic gut punch that the evangelical community needs."--Andrew J. Bauman, LMHC, cofounder and director of the Christian Counseling Center for Sexual Health and Trauma
"This book is a groundbreaking look into what true, sacred biblical sexuality is intended to be and the root causes and ideas that damage a couple's intimacy in marriage. Going straight to Scripture, the authors dig deep into ideologies that draw couples away from God-designed intimacy, and they seek to construct a framework for sexuality that is truly rooted in Scripture and God's beautiful design, elevating sexuality and marriage to the glory and sacredness it was intended to have. This is a must-read."
Rachael Denhollander, lawyer, victim advocate, and author of What Is a Girl Worth?
"This book is so incredibly powerful! If you've ever read a Christian book on sex and marriage, you owe it to yourself to read this one. Armed with extensive survey data and equipped with compassion and common sense, the authors dismantle the devastating myths long promoted by Christian leaders that have caused untold damage to generations of Christian women. Equal parts distressing and liberating, this book is desperately needed in this moment."
Kristin Kobes Du Mez, author of Jesus and John Wayne
"I cannot think of a more important book (outside of the Bible) that you must read. This book is the authentic gut punch that the evangelical community needs. This exposes our historic dismal handling of sexuality and gives us a clear path forward to sexual maturity, wholeness, and health. I already want to read it again and will surely be telling my network to purchase this vital guide. Thank you for such a seminal work!"
Andrew J. Bauman, LMHC, cofounder and director of the Christian Counseling Center for Sexual Health and Trauma
"The Great Sex Rescue is exactly the type of book on sex I would want my college students reading. This next generation has been personally burned by bad Christian sex advice. Both women and men will benefit from The Great Sex Rescue, but I think young adults may benefit most."
Dr. Heather Thompson Day, author of Confessions of a Christian Wife and professor of communications at Colorado Christian University
"This book should be required reading for all married Christians. Growing up in the evangelical Christian world taught me very little about what a healthy sexual dynamic should look like other than 'Don't do it until you're married. Then do it all the time!' It's time we deconstruct the destructive and harmful teachings that have gone unchallenged for so long and embrace a truly cross-centric view of sexuality, and for that I can think of no better resource than this book."
Travis Albritton, The Practical Christian Podcast
"With Sheila's years of experience and passionate heart for marriages and individuals struggling with sexual disconnection, her current research provides new insights that speak truthfully and directly to how the world of Christianity has not always provided the support or adequately addressed the hurts of those needing biblical love and direction. I applaud her and her team for their compassion, for their sound research, and for becoming a voice for women who are confused and hurting by what God never meant to be distorted--his design for beautiful and loving sexuality without shame or guilt."
Sheri Mueller, MA, LCPC, Growthtrac Ministries
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