17: Sex Is For Wives, Too

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If you’ve heard that men have an innate, not-understandable need for sex, popular author Sheila Gregoire disagrees. She says, “the most deprived people in the bedroom are wives.”  This episode will show you the way Christian sex books undermine a woman’s sexual agency and a woman’s sexual needs. There’s another way, and we get into it. This episode is for adults only. 

We talk about:

the books Love & Respect and The Act of Marriage

How husbands can serve their wives

How women can draw boundaries in their marriage

What sexual fulfilment really is


Obligation sex messages

Fundamentalist ideas about sex and marriage

Sheila Wray Gregoire is a popular speaker, marriage blogger, and the author of eight books, including The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex. She loves encouraging women in their relationships, both with God and with their husbands, children, and friends. Her passion is for marriage, and she and her husband Keith speak together at marriage outreaches and at FamilyLife Canada marriage conferences. Sheila believes in authenticity, and gives real solutions to the very real and messy problems women, and couples, can face. You can usually find her in Belleville, Ontario, where she’s constantly texting her two young married daughters and knitting. Preferably simultaneously.

Connect with Sheila on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Show Notes:

Can a bestselling Christian book about love and respect lead to abuse?

31 Days to Great Sex by Sheila Gregoire (pre-order)

To Love Honor and Vacuum Sheila Gregoire’s blog

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