1. I think this is a great idea for married couples to read. My husband and I visited a church a few weeks ago that was doing a pretty intense series on Marriage and they dived into some very deep and at times uncomfortable details of producing Marriages as God intended. I remember sitting and nudging my husband many times because this just felt weird. After we left I got in the car with my husband and asked for his thoughts. I was amazed he loved it-and thought more discussions like this should take place in our churches. He helped me to understand what you have said in your blog that it’s healthy to discuss these things and that society has messed up our thoughts of this and produces an uneasyness of even talking about this with the one who should be in communication about this God and Our Spouses. I encourage you and all those called to “spread this word” of healthy marriage sex and how God uses this as a major communicator to draw that one’s to each other and ulitimately to Him. Thank you for being willing to open your thoughts, hearts and computer to share to all of us!

  2. Great review! I’ve seen this book here and there online but have held back from buying it. I’m in a different position here.
    Growing up I actually realized my mom was saying “no” it caused huge problems. I told myself I would go that route and did every thing I could to mentally prepare myself for my husband.
    Interestingly enough, in about 30% of relationships, the wife has a stronger drive than the husband. All my mental prep was for nothing, because our relationship falls in the 30%, and its not fun. So I’m wondering if this book addresses that issue. Or maybe you know of one that does. 🙂

    1. Hi Kendra,
      Yes, Sheila does address the wife having a higher drive than her husband. This is becoming more common, or rather, more women are actually sharing about this situation in their marriage.

  3. I am so happy the Shelia isn’t afraid to address the subject of intimacy and sex so head on and honestly. It is such a vital part to making our marriages what they need to be and our role the Lord has laid out for us as the wife. Too many Christian ladies want to keep it “hush, hush” and it is ruining our marriages and our daughter’s marriages! Thanks for the book review! I can’t wait to read it. I love A Good Girls Guide to great Sex also by Shelia

  4. Because it is one of the most wonderful things in a marriageyou can share with your spouse!

  5. Would love to win this book! Intimacy is important in relationships.
    Currently reading, The Good Wife’s Guide,” and I like it so far!

  6. I would LOVE to win a copy of this book! Intimacy in marriage is both commanded by God and very important to bring a husband and wife closer to one another and build a stronger bond together! We are more affectionate and loving towards one another and God designed marriage for intimacy together!

  7. I think intimacy is so important because it’s what holds a husband and wife together! It brings God back into the marriage the way He intended! I would love to win this book!!

  8. I would love to win a copy of this- that’s an area that I would love to work on, for the pleasure of my hubby. I also want to say that I downloaded the ebook of yours “Child’s Faith @ Christmas” (not complete title 🙁 ) and I wanted you to know that my children and I are putting those activities to use! My husband and I just won custody of the children (from his ex wife), and they’ve been very excited to learn about Jesus, as well as begin new family traditions. Thank you for writing that book!!

  9. Okay, I was talking to my husband when I was posting this before and I just want to say that I think this book would be wonderful for us. We have gone through many things in the past, but are ready to look at things in a whole new way. Like you talked about, we had the porn issue touch our marriage, and an affair. It’s not a pretty picture like God intended us to paint – but now that we’re real with each other and open and honest, I’m ready to take these steps to be the best wife and have the best intimacy possible – based on God. I don’t want anymore of this world touching our marriage. I’d love to get this book! Even if I don’t get it through the giveaway, I’ll probably be buying it anyway.

    1. What a blessing to hear that you’re fighting for your marriage as well as your intimacy, Jessica! Glad to hear that you’ll be intentional about making a change to honor the Lord! 🙂

  10. My husband is attending college to become a Christian counselor with an emphasis in marriage and family. This would be a great book to add to his shelves once he is finished.

  11. I love this review and am so glad you shared it! If you are interested at all I think this would be a great addition to my Cozy Book Hop, which you can link up with any time you want (http://forfunreadinglist.blogspot.com/p/cozy-book-hop-thursdays.html)

    And after reading your little remark about not wanting to do reviews of books you feel don’t fit with your blog theme, I’d like to extend the invite to do a guest post on my blog if you come across a book you want to share a review on – any time – just shoot me an email!


  12. I would love to win this book- and even if I don’t I will make it a priority to put aside money to purchase it- I am in nursing school, and my husband is a police officer- not only are our schedules completely opposite (he works nights), but I am always studying, tired, etc… I NEED to read this and get back with it!! Thank you for the encouragement and discussing it…


  13. I am so thankful for Sheila. It wasn’t until I stumbled upon her blog that I realized that this aspect of my marriage had taken a hit. I’m married to an unbeliever and it is so hard to connect spiritually, but it can be done. Her blog has really helped the way I view sex and intimacy.

  14. Intimacy is important because you need time to be together away from the everyday just to connect and this is part of the connection as a couple.

  15. Thanks for your blog & book review Jolene! And thanks Sheila for writing such an intriguing book. I look forward to reading it!

  16. Intimacy is important to me because I love the marriage we share. Without intimacy on so many levels I do not believe we would have the relationship we have.

  17. Intimacy is,so important in marriage. Not only does it help strengthen one’s marriage, it protects against sexual temptations to a large degree.

  18. Thanks for visiting me at FLT! We obviously share a passion for marriages under God’s design and are mutual fans for Shelia’s! Intimacy is important in marriage because it is the means that bring about the oneness that God so desperate wants us to experience with each other, and the vulnerable & barrier-less relationship He also wants to have with us.

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