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The Passion Principles by Shannon Ethridge January 16, 2014

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 11:52 am
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The Passion Principles:

Celebrating Sexual Freedom in Marriage

by

Shannon Ethridge

Overview:

Move beyond the mechanics of sex to a rich and rewarding connection

God’s desire is for couples to enjoy vibrant sexual relationships without inhibition, awkwardness, fear, resentment, guilt, or shame. With honesty and frankness, life coach and best-selling author Shannon Ethridge opens the minds of both husbands and wives to embrace a lifestyle of passion and pleasure.

Divided into four sections, “The Passion Principles” helps couples celebrate the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical dimensions of sexuality. Questions include:

What was God thinking when He created sex?Why do humans think about sex so much?Will there be sex in heaven?How did we get such different ideas about sex and love?How can I get past his or her sexual past?How can I help my spouse heal from the sexual abuses he or she suffered?What if my heart is telling me I married the wrong person?How can we balance mismatched sex drives?

Some chapters end with questions for personal contemplation or for couples to use as conversation starters, and other chapters end with prayers that foster a deeper spiritual and emotional connection, making this book a perfect guide to a more passionate love life.

My thoughts:

I have read most of Shannon’s other books and have enjoyed them. Actually, they have been life changing for me. So I was eager to review The Passion Principles.

What I like about Shannon is she holds nothing back, she doesn’t skip the hard stuff or give fluffy answers. The questions on this book are questions we have all had at one time or another and Shannon answers are based on Biblical truth, what other kind if truth is there?

At the end of some questions (chapters) are a prayer you can do with your spouse or thoughts for your to ponder and discuss. What a concept. That’s missing from so many marriages. Praying with your spouse is a huge step in making your marriage strong and having open conversations about sensitive topics is also so needed but rarely done.

If you struggle with what is right or wrong, or normal or not when it comes to sex with your spouse you should consider grabbing a copy. It will open your eyes in a brand new way.

Visit Shannon’s website here.

Grab your copy at your local book store, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com, Deeper Shopping or Books-A-Million.

A ebook copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.

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