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Icant area of harm being done by not addressing the need to seek professional counseling in areas of addiction or sexual abuse The subject of abuse was briefly touched on a couple of places The final counsel is to again find a wise Christian woman to talk to about this There is hope that weakly offered There is not however a counsel to seek out someone who has helped others through the struggles of healing from sexual abuse Due to issues that are now being identified as post traumatic stress disorder there is a clear need to seek out someone who can help navigate those wounds and paths to healingThe authors do not deal with addiction in any meaningful way Pornography has been shown to have the same biochemical markers in a body as narcotics or nicotine Prolonged xposure to pornography has been linked with relational maturity Sexual abuse has been connected to alcohol drug and other forms of physical harm addictions cutting Emasculating Her Husband eating disorders body dysmorphic disorder suicide attempts Addiction is a serious subject that needs to be addressed with young peopleI feel that the authors are trying to do good work I feel that this book represents a fair attempt at trying to deal with a sensitive subject with an overlooked demographic I feel that it doesn t go deepnough to provide the full xtent of help that young women need to be healthy sexual beings in a Christian world Back up the bias bus This book is dangerous and ineffective persuasive writing I would not recommend this book Because of this book I m going to have premarital sex TerribleThis book is full of terrible toxic advice and NO teenager should ver read this It promotes unhealthy ideas and guilt and shame if you re a christian girl in the 21st century this book is for YOUSuch a big complicated topic tackled with honesty without beating around the bush simple in writing style and yet full of deep contentIt feels like I m sitting and chatting with an older sister who has been through it and talking with practicality and with Honeys Natural Feeding Handbook for Dogs empathyNew stuff i learned it s okay if in your struggle with sexual sin you feel like you re too weak to fight as the fight is not ours it s God s He is the one who conuered sin and death and we can ONLY do the same through HimI learned that female sexuality isn t bad in itsssence although objectification in mediaads society can unfortunately make you see it this way The Secret Expedition even if you re against objectification You seem to forget that sexuality has good uses too you can use all things to God s gloryMoreover real purpose of intimacy in marriage to reflect God s love a fundamental truth spokenven by biology of sexual interactionI learned that genuine intimacy is with the Creator is what ultimately satisfies our longing heartsI found little gems very now and then that could be applied to other areas of life as well although not acting on my feelings can feel wrong yet sometimes that s the correct thing to do concerning anger for xampleAlso Trusting in God s plans and purpose A Collection of Previously Banned Victorian Erotica, DELUXE EDITION even when it doesn t seem to make any sense nowI loved that the authors inserted the two central stories of the Bible the fall and salvationredemption while having been re told focusing on sexual sin and it was a beautiful new perspectiveoverall I LOVE this book it is gentle and truthful as it takes you on a challenging yet rewarding journey of healing from the past and delighting in God s grace and mercy I have been looking forward to reading this book for uite some time now So when I finally got my hands on it I read it cover to cover in one single day Ladies this is a much needed book that you need to get your hands on It s raw it s honest and real Kristen and Bethany are very open and direct about the problems girls struggle with in terms of sexuality and purity They do not shy away from talking about masturbation pornography and lust With this book they counter the lie that girls don t struggle with these things and offer practical help and show what sexuality defined by God looks like The book wasasy to read and understand with many xamples and personal stories to illustrate their points All throughout the book what they say is based on Scripture And They Refer and they refer it There s also a study guide and an appendix on healing from sexual abuse at the nd of the bookThis book did not focus on biblical womanhood or God s design for relationships because these topics have already been the focus in their first two books One might therefore want to read Girl Defined and Love Defined to see how it fits into the whole picture I can only recommend this book to any young Christian woman trying to figure out sexuality and fight temptation I think this is Kristen and Bethany s best book so far However please note that if you grew up very sheltered or have not been confronted with these issues so far you might want to read this with your mom or a mentor Disclaimer I received a free copy in xchange for a review via Netgalley I really njoyed this book However it is a heavy topic Because of the candid and upfront way this book is written I would not recommend it for Red Shines The Sun every Christian girl out there While the principles of this book would have been good for me to learn as a teenager I think this book would have made me very uncomfortable and could have dobe damage than good With that being said I still think it s anxcellent book For girls going to public school andor struggling with sexual sins this book is a must read For girls growing up in sheltered Christian homes this book could Generation easily rob them of their innocence if read too soon Rooted in God s Word packed with truth sharing the hope of forgiveness purpose and freedom in Christ and directing your focus back to Jesus throughout this book holds a message that so desperately needs to be heard known andmbraced What makes reviewing this book difficult is separating the authors individual A World Without Clothes experiences and self confessed struggles from their wider message I have no problem with their stories I have no problem with what they believed in to overcome set backs I don tven have a problem with other people taking inspiration from their stories The book s audience is likely to be those with the same biblical worldview as the authors seeking reassurance that they are not alone in their battles to resist temptation However the book ostensibly does have loftier goals being set out as universal advice for dealing with the authors perceived and to some Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girls Heart extent real trends of over sexualisation in contemporary society In my own opinion the causes are complicated and interwoven withach other and not always trending in the same Direction See A Plethora Of Articles At see a plethora of articles at Pirate Gold end of 2018 suggesting that millennials are having less sex In this book the simple simplistic answer is that we are all sexually broken due to the original sin of Adam and Eve The best we can do to deal with our sin is to not only act pure but to achieve inner purity from gold star Christian girls to women who passionately love Jesus In setting out their argument the authors take a strained interpretation of the first chapters of the Book of Genesis breezily uote mine the. Conform With alluring temptations constantly inviting them to join in they mightven begin to uestion whether God's design is truly good They wrestle with uestions like What is the purpose of my sexuality What does it mean to pursue purity Are my sexual longings good or badIn this ncouraging book Kristen As a pastor who has worked with youth in middle school and high school for over 20 years dealing with the subject of sex has been integral to a balanced approach of helping young people mature And as a human being I haven t always been the greatest at communicating on the subject I am always on the lookout for new material about youth and sexuality to xpand my ability to guide young peopleBaker Books provided this review copy in Minotaur Lust exchange for a fair review The focus of the book is fairly apparent This book deals with sexuality and young females I appreciate the forwardness of the authors in dealing with this area of sexuality Many people find it difficult to be upfront about their sexuality but it seems that the cultural history of only naughty girls talk about sex has limited the frank conversations that young women needThe authors approach this subject from anvangelical worldview There are many scriptural tie ins The discussion of sin and restoration through Jesus Christ is prominent Many of the points are supported by a verse that directly relates to the subject For those who share the A Game of Unchance evangelical worldview this book will affirm dealing with young women from that point of view For those who do not share thevangelical worldview this book will not be as meaningful or helpfulI found some solid points of agreement with the authors They make the comment that lust is a human problem I think this is something that we don t deal with nough in talking with young people It isn t a male problem It isn t a Christian problem It isn t a teenage problem Lust is something that is dealt with usually poorly by almost very person Where the subject falls short is it does not deal with the reality that lust is a natural response Lust is the motional xpression of our sexual drive It is hormonal It ties directly into our imaginations and our The Way of Wizardry (Dragon Warriors RPG emotions The authorsmphasize lust as a problem Lust is a problem when we allow the corrupting influence of sin breaking a relationship with God and others to corrupt our imagination and The Bellringers Bedside Companion emotionsI affirm their statement that intimacy is a deep need for all human beings Intimacy is not a sexual need Intimacy is a psychological mentalmotional and communal need We are created for relationship with others We have different levels of relational needs Each person is different in the depth and breadth of those needs Some people need a few people who know them very well Others need a lot of people to know them well All people have the need to be known and to know others deeplyI also respect their 50 Years of Documenta 1955-2005 emphasis on purity This is an issue that has been abused in churches and religious communities and families Purity has been used to teach that sex is a bad thing Purity has been weaponized tonforce the mentality that a girl s worth is gauged by her purity And purity has been aimed at a lifestyle of singleness An authentically biblical understanding of purity is that it is the state of relationship that we have with God when we seek to do God s will in our lives Purity is gauged by God not by standards Make Ink: A Foragers Guide to Natural Inkmaking established in a checklistI appreciate that the authors are dealing with a sensitive subject They do not rely on graphic illustrations They instead try to use illustrations thatmphasize the struggles pain and brokenness that a faulty approach to sexuality have caused They take this message into communities and deal frankly with the subject This book is an Clandestino: In Search of Manu Chao extension of that ministryI will admit that I found some significant issues that I disagree with through the book The first has to do with the four cultural lies theynumerate They focus on identity marriage mbracing open sexuality and femininity I agree with their cultural misunderstanding of femininity but I feel that they misrepresent it when they do not deal with the EMPOWERMENT OF FEMALES FEMININITY IS NOT ABOUT EXPLOITING THE of females Femininity is not about xploiting the of a woman It is about seeing the inherent value strength ability and uniueness of A Fine Mouse Band each woman and allowing a woman to be all that she can be in thoseThe other lies that they focus on are minor issues of sexuality and purity I felt that what was being presented is a less dynamic reinforcing ofvangelical platform issues Instead of sexual identity being Lie number one there is no discussion of the separation of sex from the sense of wholeness of self Sex is now considered a physical operation of the body Women and men have learned that they can divide sex from The Vanishing Hours emotional and connected relationships The one night stand is not a new thing It has been cast in a new light thanks to hook ups friends with benefits and social media apps such as TinderWhen they deal with the subject of marriage they say that it is a covenant between a man and a woman The authors do not deal with what a successful sexual marriage looks like When I teach about sex I refer back to the three revealed purposes of sex procreation recreation and reconnection Within the boundaries of marriage all three purposes of sex are fulfilled When we remove sex from marriage the purposes are not as fulfilling And when the three purposes are not fulfilled in marriage there are issues that arise within the relationship Instead of focusing on the gender of the marriage partners perhaps sex and purity should focus on how it is to be fulfilled in a marriageFinally the authorsmphasize how culture has Horse Sense emphasized if it feels right do it In light of the MeToo movement the breaking of silence on decades of sexual harassment and the use of sex as a tool for power imbalance it may have been useful to talk about how sex is a matter of if it doesn t feel right stop it My biggest concern about the book though is one that I have found in manyvangelical self help approaches Consistently throughout the book there is a strong conviction that through Jesus Christ all things can be dealt with in right ways What isn t touched on in any convincing way is the necessity of community This is a very Jesus and me focused approach to understanding sexuality and purity Nowhere do the authors speak with any clear instruction of involvement with a strong group of people to help them in the walk with Christ Occasionally they point the reader to find a wise Christian woman to talk to Christ

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a community of disciples train and mentor He sent them out in mission with partners He reminded them of the need for two or to be gathered to know his presence There is no clear Totally Regressed (An ABDL Story) encouragement to be involved in any meaningful way in a youth or young adult or peer group as well as deep involvement in a community of believersThis really becomes an issue when dealing with the subject of temptation The authors provide steps to avoid temptation One of the most glaring things left off of this list is an accountability partner or group There is no mention of finding a connection with someone who knows them intimately including their struggles and allowing that person or group to check in to see how they are doing with their maturity in their struggles Accountability has long been a part of counseling males in this area of struggle It is just as important for femalesFinally I feel that there is a signif. For the modern Christian woman living in today's sexually charged societymbracing God's design for sex and purity can often feel like an impossible pursuit As the culture seeks to normalize things such as pornography rotica and casual sex both single and married women of all ages feel immense pressure to.

SUMMARY Sex Purity and the Longings of a Girls Heart

Remainder of the Old Testament and settle on Jesus as the redeemer of our sin Sex in marriage is a good thing and part of God s plan Each person can read the Bible however they wish so I don t have any major issue with their interpretation First Corinthians does have some opposing statements Outside of the Bible the authors review of historical record is limited uoting the 1828 Merriam Webster dictionary ntry on marriage without context is at best insufficient In setting out their arguments the closest the authors come to acknowledging an opposing view is that on masturbation They don t feel the Women of the Otherworld Series Collection (Women of the Otherworld, experts are correct and rely on the Bible to prove their pointsIn terms of the authors substantive position on sex there is an unresolved dichotomy between lustful thoughts being a sin pre marriage versus the properly directed sexual awakening that should occur once the rings are on the fingers The book at least acknowledges that this might be a problem and the chapter Imperfect Purity tries to counter the negative view of purity sex is bad by uh recognising our need for Jesus Non negative spiritual purity is instead achieved by takingvery thought captive and living in a way that reflects the perfect holiness of your Father That is a word salad that does not resolve the issues of sexual repression Again to give some credit the authors don t see impure thoughts and actions as irredeemable There is always forgiveness through Jesus What remains uncovered is practical matters such as alternatives to abstinence and contraception the latter isn t Scooby-Doo! and the Farmyard Fright even touched upon within marriage Forgiving people who fail is nice but it would be nicer to provide practical ways to mitigate failure For advice on how to deal with the issue of pornography ultimately porn isn t the biggest problem here choosing to submit to and love something than God is the problem The bookxplicitly views homosexuality as a sin I don t reject the argument that the Bible condemns homosexuality What I do reject is the argument that the Bible is an authority for dictating people s sexual choices In the book choosing to live according to one s feelings compares poorly with choosing to comply with God s Word That to me assumes you believe a there is a God s Word and b the authors version of God s Word is the correct one I don t object to a moral framework Vee for Victory existing outside one s feelings but the book blithely assumes albeit probably correctly that its audience has that same frameworkSo I in thend I do have a problem with this book best Star Wars encapsulated in this uote from it Only one person has the authority to define who you are and that is Jesus Christ Cultural relativism works both ways I respect theirxperiences and morality and I would Border Peel (Marjorie, expect them to respect others I strongly dissent from their view there is universal advice about sexuality residing in the Bible Another phenomenal read and awesome resource from sisters Kristen Clark and Bethany Beal I had the privilege of being on the launch team for Sex Purity and the Longings of a Girl s Heart and let me tell you it is not a book that you want to miss I was stunned and blessed This is a message I m soxcited for It is simply beautifully another tool in helping us women discover the freedom of living out our sexuality God s wayI think one of the reasons I was so Mistress of Souls (Prophecy of the Sisters Novella excited to read Sex Purity and the Longings of a Girl s Heart is because we as the Church don t talk much about lust being a girl s problem or about our sexuality in general And as a result I believe Satan has a foothold in many a woman s life Our idea of sex is twisted and we struggle with fear shame and secret sexual sinKristen and Bethany don t shy away from the raw tough uestions and shameful topics They dive right in They share their own stories of sexual sin and of finding forgiveness and freedom They share hope They get to the heart of the issue and give practical tips to avoid temptationReading this book could seriously be life changing for some girl I read a book that tackled the topic of sexual sin Every Young Woman s Battle by Shannon Ethridge when I was a young teen and it changed the course of my life And I believe Sex Purity and the Longings of a Girl s Heart is anven precious book on this topic because it is so centered on Christ and it is so personal honest hopeful and Chronicles of a Size Queen empatheticAnd holistic if that s the right word We re not just talking about how to avoid sexual sin We re talking about our design as human beings how God created us as sexual beings in the beginning And how that sexuality is good How our sexual design can point us to God Yes sexual intimacy was createdxclusively for marriage but we are sexual beings whether we re married or not and so understanding God s design for our sexuality is vital It is an intricate Part Of Our Lives Sex of our lives Sex and the Longings of a Girl s Heart talks about the universal sexual brokenness It talks about same sex attraction and the truth that male female and marriage were created specifically and purposefully by God It speaks on being made for intimacy imperfect purity battling temptation and real freedom Again and again we are reminded that our sexual longings point to an The Basement even deeper need the need for Jesus Christ He can truly satisfy our soulsSomething that Injoyed about this book was how it uoted renowned Christian authors and speakers such as John Piper Dannah Gresh Dr Juli Slattery Jackie Hill Perry Joshua Harris and And of course the Holy Bible Scripture is what we must always line up our ideas against and see if they match Because God s Word is our absolute truthI love reading about God s design for marriage and sex It is truly beautiful And the way it points to Christ and the Church the Creator and our relationship with Him is magnificent When we realize the amazing design and purpose of sex we dare not tarnish its beauty It is too good to fool around withI hope you all will give this book a chance サイコメ 2 殺人姫と林監学 (Psycho Love Comedy even if you don t normally read nonfiction It flows along well and isasy to read Kristen and Bethany help us to recognize God s awesome design for sex and intimacy as laid out in the holy Scriptures They show that the hold that sexual sin has on you can be broken You can find forgiveness new beginnings and glorious beauty as you turn to Him and use your sexuality as God designedOur brilliant loving Creator s plan for sexuality is obviously the very best It was His design in the first place We can trust that We don t have to live in sexual brokenness and depravity By His strength we can rise up to beautiful heights of purity holiness blissful joy and freedomThis is a beautiful book and I recommend to all women I think it will help them to understand their sexuality and and I recommend to all women I think it will help them to understand their sexuality and desires that come with that It will help them to honor marriage and sexual intimacy And find their deepest satisfaction and hope in ChristThis book includes discussion uestions at the back of the book for ach chapter I can t wait to go through it with a group of women I received a complimentary copy of Sex Purity and the Longings of a Girl s Heart from Baker Books Publishers and the authors This review is honest and all my own. Lark and Bethany Beal share honestly about their own struggles and victories and invite women on a personal journey to discover and reclaim a biblical vision for their sexuality Kristen and Bethany help women understand why God's design for sexuality is good relevant and leads to true hope and lasting freedo. Sex Purity and the Longings of a Girls Heart
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