Book Love Sex And Marriage

Relationships
by Alvin Wallace

There is no relationship without the involvement of others. The question although so laid back should be what does it mean to me as a young adult having to walk in Others shoes surely you dont want to make the same mistakes. Hopefully reading this story will provide you with a safety net, insight, knowledge, understanding, and most importantly a wake up call for you before involving yourself into relationships. This book could be your road map or a stepping stone if you will to guide you into making the right and proper decisions governing your relationships and involvements with others.

A Biblical Guide to Love, Sex and Marriage
by Derek Thomas, Rosemary Thomas

Isn’t it strange that the church has so often been so coy about sex and sexuality! We cannot understand our humanity without them. It’s perhaps even stranger because the Bible is anything but coy when speaking of these things. Indeed the Bible picks up this profound and intimate thread in our self-understanding to lead us into a richer, deeper understanding of God and of how we relate to him in Christ. Song of Songs is the most glorious expression of this theme in Scripture. It is quite simply the greatest love poem ever written: expressing simultaneously and exquisitely the joy of human intimacy and the even deeper joy of the intimacy of our communion with God in Christ. The ecstasies of the one are in God’s grand design inextricably bound up with the ecstasies of the other and that’s what makes the Song so precious for every generation.

Philosophy of Love, Sex, and Marriage
by Raja Halwani

How is love different from lust or infatuation? Do love and marriage really go together “like a horse and carriage”? Does sex have any necessary connection to either? And how important are love, sex, and marriage to a well-lived life? In this lively, lucid, and comprehensive textbook, Raja Halwani pursues the philosophical questions inherent in these three important aspects of human relationships, exploring the nature, uses, and ethics of romantic love, sexuality, and marriage.

The book is structured in three parts:

  • Love begins by examining how romantic love differs from other types of love, such as friendship and parental love. It asks which properties of love are essential, whether people have a choice in whom they love, and whether lovers have moral obligations to one another that differ from those they owe to others
  • Sex demonstrates the difficulty in defining sex and the sexual, and examines what constitutes good and bad sex in terms of pleasure, ‘naturalness’, and moral permissibility. It offers theoretical and applied ethical approaches to a wide range of sexual phenomena
  • Marriage traces the history of the institution, and describes the various forms in which marriage exists and the reasons why people marry. It also surveys accounts of why people should or should not marry, and introduces the main arguments for and against gay marriage.

Features include:

  • suggestions for further reading
  • online eResource site with dowloadable discussion questions
  • a clear, jargon-free writing style.

Love, Sex, and Marriage
by Julie Coleman

If the language we use influences and reflects the way that we see the world, then the fields of LOVE, SEX, and MARRIAGE, will show how speakers of English view their closest social and emotional relationships. Love, Sex, and Marriage provides a classification of English terms for these three fields from the earliest written records of the language until the present day. This volume makes it possible to trace changing attitudes towards social and sexual ties, and to understand those ties as earlier speakers of English did, through the language they used. The terms are arranged by meaning, and are listed chronologically within semantic fields, with their dates of usage. Notes on individual terms provide further information about their connotations and development. Language does not exist in isolation from the people who speak it, so background information about changes in social conditions, religious beliefs, and medical advancements is also included. A brief introduction to basic semantic terminology explains the principles behind the classification, and an alphabetical index facilitates the location of individual terms.

The Commitment
by Dan Savage

Dan Savage’s mother wants him to get married. His boyfriend, Terry, says “no thanks” because he doesn’t want to act like a straight person. Their six-year-old son DJ says his two dads aren’t “allowed” to get married, but that he’d like to come to the reception and eat cake. Throw into the mix Dan’s straight siblings, whose varied choices form a microcosm of how Americans are approaching marriage these days, and you get a rollicking family memoir that will have everyone—gay or straight, right or left, single or married—howling with laughter and rethinking their notions of marriage and all it entails.


Loveology
by John Mark Comer

In the beginning, God created Adam. Then he made Eve.

And ever since we’ve been picking up the pieces.

Loveology is just that—a theology of love.

With an autobiographical thread that turns a book into a story, pastor and speaker John Mark Comer shares about what is right in male/female relationships—what God intended in the Garden. And about what is wrong—the fallout in a post-Eden world.

Loveology starts with marriage and works backward. Comer deals with sexuality, romance, singleness, and what it means to be male and female; ending with a raw, uncut, anything goes Q and A dealing with the most asked questions about sexuality and relationships.

This is a book for singles, engaged couples, and the newly married—both inside and outside the church—who want to learn what the Scriptures have to say about sexuality and relationships. For those who are tired of Hollywood’s propaganda, and the church’s silence. And for people who want to ask the why questions and get intelligent, nuanced, grace-and-truth answers, rooted in the Scriptures.


Philosophy of Love, Sex, and Marriage
by Raja Halwani

How is love different from lust or infatuation? Do love and marriage really go together “like a horse and carriage”? Does sex have any necessary connection to either? And how important are love, sex, and marriage to a well-lived life? In the Second Edition of this lively, lucid, and comprehensive book, Raja Halwani explores and elucidates the nature, uses, and ethics of romantic love, sexuality, and marriage. It is structured in three parts:

  • Love examines the nature of romantic love and how it differs from other types of love, such as friendship and parental love. It also investigates the relationship of love to morality and asks what limits morality puts on romantic love and even whether romantic love is inherently moral.
  • Sex demonstrates the difficulty in defining sex and the sexual, and examines what constitutes good and bad sex in terms of pleasure, “naturalness,” and moral permissibility. It discusses the nature of sexual desire and its connection to objectification and virtue, all the while looking at specific sexual engagements such as pornography, BDSM, and raced desires.
  • Marriage traces the history of the institution and describes the various forms in which marriage exists and the reasons why people marry. It also investigates the necessity of marriage and ways in which it requires reform.

Updates and Revisions in the Second Edition

  • Expands the coverage of love and morality from one to two chapters, incorporating much of the recent literature on love as a moral emotion.
  • Includes a new chapter on sex and virtue ethics.
  • Ends each of the chapters on sex with an “applied” topic, such as pornography, BDSM, prostitution, racial sexual desires, and adultery.
  • Increases coverage of the nature and purpose of marriage, including debates surrounding same-sex marriage, but also moving beyond these debates to include issues on minimal marriage, temporary marriage, polygamy, and other forms of marriage.
  • Updates the Further Reading and Study Questions sections at the end of each chapter and provides an up-to-date comprehensive bibliography at the back of the book.
  • Includes new discussions of topics on the nature of love; love and reasons; distinctions between two types of romantic love; love and its connections to moral theories; definitions of crucial sexual concepts; objectification; virtue and sex; racial sexual desires; and the definition of marriage and whether it is important as an institution.

Love, Sex, and Happily Ever After
by Craig Groeschel

What do you do if you want a marriage that doesn’t just survive, but thrives? That doesn’t just begin romantically but ends magnificently?

Answer: You do something different.

You’ve seen marriages fail time and again. Even relationships you thought were bulletproof don’t last–or maybe worse—fade away to a cold, gray lovelessness. It’s no wonder that for today’s generation, “getting what you want” is often a substitute for love, and disillusionment about marriage is the new normal.

But you can have a long-term, love-blessed marriage. Whether you’re still considering it, are about to be wed, or have been married for a while and want to make changes, Love, Sex & Happily Ever After delivers an infusion of hope. Author Craig Groeschel clearly and honestly lays out the choices and commitments you can make now to change the way you think and act—to build the relationship you want for the rest of your life.

With an invigorating mix of personal story, practical guidance and biblical truth, Craig invites you into a candid conversation about first dates, sex, communication, integrity, forgiveness, and commitment. Along the way, he shows how you can build a soul-enriching, God-honoring relationship with the one you love…and believe together again in your very own “happily ever after.”

Previously released as Going All the Way



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