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.

 

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 […]

Porn and the Hairy Wild Man

Does porn (or prostitution, affairs, and other forms of illicit sex) serve as a poor attempt to access the wild, hairy side of our sexual selves, a quest for heighten levels of eroticism that are deemed inappropriate for the niceness and tameness of marital sexuality and societal expectations? It is the mask of pseudo-intimacy and quasi-eroticism that removes the possibility of being seen. In combating porn, is it possible then that […]