Friday, December 13, 2013

Sex and the Single Christian Girl by Marian Jordan Ellis

I wish books like this were available when I was a young woman, but I am so glad they are now.

What makes "Sex and the Single Christian Girl" by Marian Jordan Ellis different from the other books like this that I have read are:
  1.  Mrs. Ellis regularly affirms the reader with terms of endearment.  While reading the book I felt special.  She reminds us that we are cherished daughters of the King, a priceless treasure, and that we are worth waiting for.
  2. She gives you a game plan.  Most books don't really discuss a way to remain pure until marriage other than to "hang tough".  I think her perspective is unique because she was in her 30's when she met and married her husband.  She gives practical suggestions, like"laying ground rules" at the beginning of the relationship.  During a make-out session is not the time to do that.
  3. She puts it into perspective.  If he isn't willing to wait and ends up leaving, thank the good Lord that he protected you from such a creep!
  4. She puts blame where it belongs.  No temptation becomes sin without permission.  Don't allow yourself to be in situations where those temptations can lead to what you wish to wait for.
I am adding this book to the list that I will encourage my daughter to read.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a free copy of this book by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.

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