Review by: Stacy Palm
I picked this book up because I have two growing teens in my home, and I want them to have a healthy prospective of being intimate with their spouse when they are older yet the good judgement to abstain until that committed relationship has been formed. Wow, That puts us parents in a tough spot! You don't want to say, "Don't do it because it's bad." Yet, that is what so often leaves our mouths. Without getting to personal, my husband and I have a very solid relationship when it comes to being intimate. I'm very thankful for it and I honestly believe it is all due to good communication. So again, I picked this book up with the above in my mind.
I'm not one for what I consider "self-help" books, but I do love books that help me become a stronger spiritual person and that help me become the the truest person I can be. I have to say that this was a very well written book and provided much insight. I did not agree 100% with everything, but there was a lot of useful and truthful information in it. I was also astounded to find there were some new discussion points for myself and my husband. I enjoyed the "ponder the principle" points at the end of the chapters and each prayer that accompanied them. This book did provide some good discussion points on how to talk to my kids so they have healthy intimate relationships with spouses in the future. It also provided insight to children who have been abused, and since I work with foster children that sadly many are abused sexually, this added an additional layer of insight I did not expect to find when I first choose this book. I would recommend this book to couples seeking how to be more intimate while following the passages of the Bible, and to parents looking to provide their teens with the tools to be happy, healthy, and successful partners later in their life.