Family & Relationships
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Sex in marriage
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AbstractIncludes bibliographical references (p. 358-359) and indexes
A biblical celebration -- The world's greatest lover -- Your erogenous zones -- The lovemaking cycle -- Minimizing the muss -- Natural aphrodisiacs and creating a mood -- The joy of fantasy -- Sexual communication -- Sensuous massage -- Making love with clothes on -- Mutual pleasuring -- Creative intercourse -- Making love to your wife -- Making love to your husband -- Making love when you have a disability -- Sex after forty -- I'm not very sexy -- Women becoming more easily orgasmic -- We haven't in six months -- Relational ruts -- Dealing with infertility -- Male malfunctioning -- Women and painful intercourse -- Survivors of sexual abuse -- Extramarital affairs -- Sexual short circuits -- Appendix A : How to find helpful resources -- Appendix B : Sexually transmitted diseases -- Bibliography -- About the author
God has given us a sexual celebration in marriage. Whether you are about to be married or are already married and have a good sex life, this book is written for you. For couples soon to be married, A Celebration of Sex is an excellent counseling resource that offers information and insight to help recognize potential problems and identify habits that can sabotage their marriage. This frank and abundantly illustrated volume shows how to increase communication, build a close companionship, and enjoy God's gift of sexual pleasure, no matter how long you've been married. - Publisher
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