Tammy's Pick: "What Are You Waiting For? The One Thing No One Ever Tells You About Sex" by Dannah Gresh If you know a young girl in high-school or college, this book would be one of the best gifts a person could give them.
Dannah Gresh is a Christian author and speaker on abstinence and modesty. She uses biblical references to explain why waiting for marriage is in a girl's best interest...and explains why. Not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well.
She's able to incorporate her story to share past regrets and how she overcame them to model to girls who may have sexual regrets as well.
Dannah is able to explain the true purpose of a sexual relationship is to have a deeper knowledge and understanding of another person. She uses biblical passages and the original Greek terminology to show the original intent God had in mind when he created men and women. She shows how the sexual relationship between men and women was intended to be for deep emotional connection first, and NOT for mere sexual release and multiple partners.
Here's one of my favorite highlights of the book: "Get this: The ache in your heart to be known by and to truly know one man was placed in you to be a revelation of a much deeper love. When you are in intimate physical and emotional communion with your husband, it will be a mere picture of the passionate love of a God who has been seeking your heart since before you were born."
How BEAUTIFUL is that?!
Many more book recommendations coming your way this week. Thanks for reading!
Written by: Tamara Portee MA, LMHC, LCAC
*Tamara enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, & couples counseling at Imagine Hope. We also specialize in family counseling, child & adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Noblesville, Zionsville, Westfield & Fishers.