I had the honor of receiving a copy of Dr. Juli Slattery’s book 25 Questions You’re Afraid to Ask About Love, Sex, and Intimacy. This book is a great resource for those that have questions that they struggle to ask others about.
Dr. Slattery answers all of these questions through a Biblical lens. She shares with you examples from the Bible to explain her answers.
What is Dr. Juli Slattery’s Book About?
Dr. Slattery works to address 25 questions that many women are afraid to ask about sex. Talking about these topics can be very hard for a lot of people. Besides, many individuals will not look up these questions, for fear of being exposed to things that are inappropriate.
Who is 25 Questions You’re Afraid to Ask For?
The book is written with women in mind, but my husband looked through the questions and found it to be an interesting read. Other fellow male bloggers I know have chosen to read through it and wholeheartedly support what Dr. Slattery has to say.
What Are The Topics She Addresses?
I would say that she has done a good job of answering questions for those that are single as well as those that are married. The way the book is laid out, you could easily turn to a chapter that is addressing a questions you have interest of reading.
Some of the topics she talks about are:
Can I be single and sexual?
What if I want sex more than my husband does?
Is masturbation a sin?
Can I be godly and gay?
How do we fight without hurting each other?
What if I don’t like sex?
As you can see, there is a mix of questions for those that are in different stages of life. She has some very valuable things to say in this book.
I really appreciated what she had to say in the book. There were a few things she had to say that I didn’t quite agree with. That is ok for us to have slightly different points of view on some issues.
Overall, I really appreciate what she had to say and I recommend this book to whoever has questions about sex. If you are not happy with your sexuality or sexual experience, she has some great explanations to offer you.
Dr. Juli Slattery Answers A Few Extra Questions
I had the opportunity to ask Dr. Slattery a few extra questions regarding her thoughts about women and sex. Here is what she had to say:
What do you think is the biggest concern that women are facing today when it comes to sexuality?
It’s difficult to boil it down to one concern! In general, sexuality for many women is associated with two negative feelings: shame and fear. They feel shame because of things they’ve experienced or chosen to do in the past and they are afraid because of the vulnerability sexuality represents.
Very rarely do I meet a woman who has a healthy, biblical view of sexuality. Whether it’s abuse, betrayal, conflict in the bedroom or pornography, sexuality is typically linked to something negative.
Why are you passionate about the topics of sex and intimacy?
The more I’ve studied this topic, the more I realize that you can’t separate sexuality from spirituality. Sexual brokenness and sin typically results in feeling alienated from God. When God redeems a woman’s sexuality, she is redeeming a core part of her person hood.
Ultimately, I want to see women set free. I’m tired of the ways sexuality has hurt and destroyed women and want to see God bring healing and freedom.
If there is only one thing you hope someone walks away learning from your book, what would it be?
I would love for women to understand that God cares about sexuality. The message of the Bible isn’t just about saying “no” to sin, but about the freedom that comes when we trust God for forgiveness, healing and direction.
Dr. Slattery has been so gracious to let me run a giveaway of her book on my website. If you would like to sign up for the giveaway, use the fields below to enter. I will draw a winner and make an announcement on December 22. You have a few more days to sign up for the drawing.
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Keelie is a mother of three amazing boys and married to her high school sweetheart, Austin. She spends her days running R5 Website Management, taking care of the home, and investing in her children. In her spare time, she loves to encourage married couples to grow deeper in their relationship and find joy in their marriage.