Category: Love & Romance
Sex Outside the Lines: Authentic Sexuality in a Sexually Dysfunctional Culture
by: BenBella Books
Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews
It’s socially acceptable to spend a day watching sports or sitcoms, but it’s shameful and embarrassing to admit to the same about erotic media. Why is it that sex is so often deemed inappropriate” and considered something we must keep private or even ignore?
Our culture is afraid of sex. We feel the need to label what is normal and what isn’t, and as a result, we live in a relational and sexually unhealthy culture. In reality, far more harm is caused by labeling sexual expression as obscene” than by celebrating it.
In Sex Outside the Lines: Authentic Sexuality in a Sexually Dysfunctional Culture, Chris Donaghue, PhD, explores and challenges the negative ideals that have warped society’s view of sex. Sex Outside the Lines is not a dogmatic rule book, but a valuable guide to help you on your journey to sexual self-discovery and, most important, self-acceptance. Donaghue encourages you to not only explore your capacity for pleasure, but to be proud of it and to take a look at how you could be living.
In his years of training in sex and couples therapy, Donaghue has developed highly successful methods for freeing clients from sexual hang-ups, enabling them to let go of shame and embarrassment. The goal isn’t to be normal”there is no such thing. Donaghue pulls apart cultural phobias with a sex-positive therapy practice, as well as a kind of sexual deprograming that helps people see and accept that the desires they haveeven if they don’t align with society’s expectationsare actually natural, healthy, and part of having a great sex life.
Sex Outside the Lines addresses our diversity, challenges conventional psychiatric wisdom as classifying perfectly normal behavior as disorders, and disregards conventional advice from leading experts. It isn’t advocating a liberal” approach to modern conceptsit is seeking to redefine them altogether.
Posted in Love & Romance Tagged with: Authentic, BenBella Books, Culture, Dysfunctional, Lines, Outside, Sexuality, Sexually
When Destinies Collide
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 4.8 with 5 reviews
FROM THE OUTSIDE, THEY APPEAR TO HAVE IT ALL… Waking every morning and pasting a smile on her face, Selene Chandler only looks like she has it all; parents that love each other, popularity… but what she actually has, is everyone fooled. Afraid to let anyone see the real, raw her, Selene’s life is far from perfect, and the well-constructed wall she’s built is so high, no one has ever seen past it except her mother; the one and only person she’s ever felt love from. A TWIST OF FATE THAT IGNITES A FIRE… The handsome “golden” boy of Montgomery, Texas, Drake Thomas only looks like he has everything; the Mayor’s son, Drake is privileged, entitled, and has never faced the consequences of his actions. He’s never had to. Until one fateful night, his carefully constructed world begins to unravel, and it takes all the strength he didn’t know he had to hold it together. A CONNECTION THAT CAN’T BE DENIED… When fate deals Selene a devastating hand, she is forced into a new life, in a new town. Both alluring and beautiful, two strangers lives cross paths in a tangle of feelings impossible for them to ignore. Desire turns to a longing neither have ever allowed themselves to feel; but will it be enough to tear down their walls and overcome the secrets of their past? They’re both pretending; but in this life, you can only pretend for so long.
Posted in Love & Romance Tagged with: Collide, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Destinies, When
Through a Man’s Eyes: Helping Women Understand the Visual Nature of Men
by: Multnomah Books
Product rating: 4.8 with 9 reviews
What Happens When Women See What Men See?
You already know that your husband, boyfriend, or son is wired differently from you, but do you know what that really means? It means, among other things, that he’s been given the gift of a unique visual wiring—and
the challenges that come with it.
In Through a Man’s Eyes
, Shaunti Feldhahn and Craig Gross team up to help open our
eyes to something we are often blind to. They address questions like:
· “Why are guys so visual—and what does that mean, anyway?”
· “How do I help my son navigate this sex-crazed culture?”
· “How dare someone tell a woman to watch what she wears! Isn’t it a man’s responsibility not to look?”
· “If he’s tempted by visual images, is there something wrong with him? With me?”
· “My husband is an honorable guy, so why would he be tempted by porn?”
· “How can I talk to my husband or son about this? What can I do to support him?”
Through the compassion and candor in this book, we can learn what men have long wished we knew (but didn’t know how to explain)—and see the difference it makes when we do!
Posted in Love & Romance Tagged with: Eyes, Helping, Man's, Multnomah Books, Nature, Through, Understand, Visual, Women