Seven Lies About Sex
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Seven Lies About Sex

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by Alice Fryling

Seven Lies About Sex
pamphlet
  • Length: pages
  • Dimensions: 3.5 × 5 in
  • Published: August 1997
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-87784-061-9
  • Item Code: 0061
  • Case Quantity: 500

Why should we wait for sex? How can we wait? And what if it's already too late?

We believe what we want to, whether or not it is true. We buy into cultural lies about what to value and how to spend our time and resources. And when it comes to relationships, intimacy and sexuality, our culture almost always encourages us to choose the easy lie over the hard truth. The problem is that building relationships on lies won't work for long.

In this booklet, Alice Fryling confronts these lies:

  • Sex creates intimacy.
  • Starting sex early in a relationship will help you get to know one another and enhance your relationship later.
  • Sex without long-term commitment is fun and freeing.
  • If you don't express your sexuality freely, you must be repressed, sick or a prude.
  • Sex is freedom.
  • This is the 20th century! How can God say that sex outside of marriage is still wrong?
  • You can't prove waiting is best. Maybe it's best to take what I can while I can.

After exposing these lies for what they are, Fryling offers seven strategies for defeating or escaping sexual temptation. She shows how God's plan for sexuality within marriage is the only way to experience true satisfaction, intimacy and belonging. At the conclusion of the booklet, she also offers advice and hope for those who have not waited--describing how they can experience forgiveness and healing through obedience to God from now on.

CONTENTS

A Common Mistake

Seven Lies
Lie #1: Sex creates intimacy.
Lie #2: Starting sex early in a relationship will help you get to know one another and enhance your relationship later.
Lie #3: Sex without long-term commitment is fun and freeing.
Lie #4: If you aren't sexually active, you must be repressed, sick or a prude.
Lie #5: Sex is freedom.
Lie #6: This is the 20th century! How can God say that sex outside of marriage is still wrong?
Lie #7: You can't prove waiting is best. Maybe it's best to take what I can while I can.

You Can Take Control
1. Be wise, not naive.
2. Accept the fact that complete satisfaction has to wait.
3. Value your future mate now.
4. Set your standards high.
5. Guard your commitments carefully.
6. Help each other stay true.
7. Keep in mind that men and women respond differently to sexual stimulation.
8. Don't let feelings guide your sexual behavior.

What If It's Too Late to Wait?

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Alice Fryling is a spiritual director and the author of nine books, including Seeking God Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction. She has been giving Enneagram workshops for fifteen years, teaching participants how to use the Enneagram to know God and themselves more deeply. She and her husband have two married daughters and four grandchildren.

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