Our Sexual Body

We are fearfully and wonderfully made, which includes our genitals. However, many Christians seem reluctant to meditate on this fascinating part of our creation. As a result, many adults possess only a very basic understanding of their sexual anatomy and functioning.

Take time to marvel at how God has crafted you. Having a thorough understanding of your body allows you to love your spouse with your entire being: body, soul, and spirit.

Paul & Lori Byerly of The Marriage Bed provide a good introduction (or refresher) on sexual anatomy and responses.

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Coping with Erectile Dysfunction: How to Regain Confidence and Enjoy Great Sex

From Amazon:

There seem to be no end to the “authoritative” explanations and “guaranteed” easy treatments for erectile dysfunction (ED). Since the so-called Viagra revolution, conventional wisdom holds that the problem can be fixed simply by taking a pill. The truth of the matter is, though, that ED is often a complex condition affected by physical, psychological, and relationship issues—and it’s a problem shared by both a man and his partner. This book is the first ever to address this common problem using a comprehensive biological, psychological, and social approach. It offers a proven-effective program for regaining erectile function, building strong and intimate relationships, and having great sex.

With this book:

  • Learn to separate the facts from the myths about ED
  • Find out which medicines and medical treatments really work, and how to integrate them into your sexual relationship
  • Understand and change the important personal and relationship features of your ED
  • Team up with your partner to develop your own unique sexual style
  • Avoid future sexual problems with an individualized relapse prevention plan
  • Learn how to integrate medical, psychological, relationship, and lovemaking skills for great sex

Coping With Premature Ejaculation: How to Overcome PE, Please Your Partner & Have Great Sex

From Amazon:

It is estimated that 30 million American men have problems with premature ejaculation. This book contains the latest, scientifically-based, multidimensional methods for overcoming all types of premature ejaculation and includes a complete relapse prevention program.

Explore a multidimensional, bio-psychological approach to dealing with this problem and strengthening your sexual relationship. Explode the myths of male sexual performance and analyze male sexual desire. Learn about the different types of premature ejaculation and use assessment exercises to find out which you suffer from. Then, follow one of the structured, symptom-specific treatment strategies based on psychological, relational, and physiological techniques. Find out ways to prevent relapse. Enhance and improve your overall sexual relationship. Designed as a resource for couples, this book is a powerful tool for creating support and positive change in your relationship.

A Celebration of Sex: A Guide to Enjoying God’s Gift of Sexual Intimacy (Thomas Nelson, 2002)

This is an excellent resource from my mentor, Dr. Doug.

He sets the stage for a biblical celebration of sex and then walks couples through specific and common areas of concern: creating knowledge, enhancing pleasure, enjoying passionate intimacy, overcoming common hurdles, resolving problems, and healing brokenness.

This is great resource marriages, something couples can come back to at different seasons of life.

 

Sexual Coaching

Want to start an argument? Ask a football fan who is the greatest quarterback of all time. Many considerations go into defining a great player and fans will often passionately disagree on who holds this honor. However, these players all do share something in common. They had a team and they had a coach. A […]

Christian Sex Therapy

Naturally, we don’t share the private and intimate details of our sexual life with just anyone. There is a sacredness to our sexuality that we want to protect from those who might not handle it well. However, when it is time to address problems in our sexuality, or simply continue growing into God’s best, we […]

Masculine Initiation

For most of human history, in every age and culture, boys were initiated into manhood through some sort of ritual. This points to a deep need in the development of the masculine soul, going beyond mere cultural custom or religious duty. For boys to become men they need to be called out by a community […]

Pornography and the Mutually Consenting Couple

Editor’s Notes: Originally posted on Enhancing the Dance. See followup comments here. I’m (Dr. Jessica McCleese) excited to take this opportunity to introduce you to a colleague of mine. We met while I was pursuing training as a sexual educator. Corey has worked directly with Dr. Doug Rosenau, author of A Celebration of Sex, and multiple training programs […]

Questioning Masturbation

Much debate has surrounded the topic of masturbation in Christian circles. Often the debate asks Is masturbation wrong? and much energy is spent trying prove whether it should be on the approved or not approved list. I’m realizing that a better question to ask regarding masturbation is that of Love. Debates about its sinfulness seems to bring […]

Male Sexual Problems

Discover Hope, Confidence, Enjoyment

It is normal for most men to experience some level of difficulty during marriage with low sexual desire, getting or keeping an erection, and controlling the timing of their ejaculation (climaxing too quickly or difficulty achieving an orgasm). Many couples also experience conflict over their desire levels. Others find themselves simply going through the motions […]