Thursday, February 12, 2009

Intimate Issues blog tour

Intimate Issues answers the twenty-one questions about sex most frequently asked by Christian wives, as determined by a nationwide poll of over one thousand women. Written from the perspective of two mature Christian wives and Bible teachers–women who you’ll come to know as teachers and friends–Intimate Issues is biblical and informative: sometimes humorous, other times practical, but always honest. Through its solid teaching warm testimonials, scriptural insights, and experts’ advice, you’ll find resolution for your questions and fears, surprising insights about God’s perspective on sex, and a variety of practical and creative ideas for enhancing your physical relationship with the husband you love.

With warmth and wisdom, authors Linda Dillow and Lorraine Pintus speak woman to woman: examining the teachings of Scripture, exposing the lies of the world, and offering real hope that every woman’s marriage relationship can become all it was intended to be in God’s design.

Dang! I have to review this book for a tour and I find myself having a hard time reading it. Why? you may ask. Shouldn't I be totally happy that Christians are trying to tackle sex and marital issues surrounding sex? Well, honestly, I really have a tough time listening to Christians telling me advice on anything. Perhaps it's the know-it-all way many have, perhaps it's their way of generalizing and reducing everything to a sin, perhaps it's their American Christian way of thinking about stuff based on wrong interpretations. Perhaps I just have bitterness issues. But I'll be reading this book rolling my eyes and hoping to be pleasantly surprised. (Yeah, i know...i sound as if I hate Christians.) Truly, though, if I weren't a Christian and if it weren't for some of the nice Christians I've met, I wouldn't really deal with Christians. They scare me. Why?, you ask. Because there is an addiction to propriety and American standards and class behavior that they often mistake for Christianity. Okay, okay, another post. For the nonce, let me just think of this book.

I'll have the review for this up at blogcritics soon. Honestly, it takes a lot of energy for me to read Christian advice on sex. Yeah, i know... but ...well, I'll deal with it after I've read the book. Maybe it'll be nothing like what I fear it is.



So the big question: Does Christian fiction, fiction self-help books, Christian movies, Christian music equal cringeworthy? Unfortunately for me they do. Or maybe I'm just overly-prone to cringing. Will see.
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