9780824524715

Holy Sex! : A Catholic Guide to Toe-Curling, Mind-Blowing, Infallible Loving

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    9780824524715

  • ISBN10:

    0824524713

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2008-04-01
  • Publisher: Crossroad Pub Co
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Summary

Holy Sex! unveils Christianity's best-kept secret, and does so in an informative, solidly grounded, and delightful way. Want to know your Holy Sex Quotient? Ever wondered why Catholics have better sex more often? From a presentation of the Church's actual teachings on sex to The Infallible Lover's Guide to Pleasure to Natural Family Planning to a Q&A section on Overcoming Common Problems, this book truly empowers couples to take their relationship to the next level of fulfillment and soulful satisfaction. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Christianity's Best-Kept Secret
An Introduction to Holy Sexp. 1
Surprising Insights from Traditionp. 2
What's in This Book?p. 3
Holy Sex: Can You Handle It?p. 4
Sex, Lies, and the Real Thingp. 6
Two False Ideas Attributed to the Churchp. 8
The Mediterranean Approachp. 8
Getting Yer Irish Upp. 11
Real Sex Exposedp. 14
Fool's Gold: Holy Sex or Eroticismp. 16
Holy Sex! Don't Settle for Substitutes!p. 17
When Love Goes Badp. 29
What Are Infallible Lovers Made Of?p. 32
How to Become an Infallible Lover: A Recipep. 34
What about Chastity?p. 34
Baker's Quizp. 37
The Eight Steps to Infallible Lovingp. 51
A Conclusionp. 67
Climbing Higher: The Sexuality Continuump. 69
The Five Stages of Sexual Advancement (From Aunt McGillicuddy's Antique Urn School to Holy Sex)p. 70
Lovemaking as an Experience of Godp. 82
Lovemaking as a Path to Personal Growthp. 83
In a Nutshellp. 84
The Five Great Powers of Holy Sex
Test Your Holy Sex Quotient (HSQ)p. 88
Sex Makes Us Holyp. 96
What Does Holy Mean?p. 96
Sensual and Spiritualp. 101
Sex Is Sacramentalp. 107
A Marriage Made for Heavenp. 96
Taking Sex for Grantedp. 114
Sex Is a Sign of God's Lovep. 117
Naughty, Naughtyp. 120
Toppling the Barriers of Intimacyp. 124
Hi Ho, Hi Ho - Working at Your Relationshipp. 126
Sex Unitesp. 129
The Chemistry of Sexp. 131
Love Unwrappedp. 135
A Union of Spiritsp. 136
Healthy and Defensive Attachmentp. 140
Sex Createsp. 145
Is Every Sperm Sacred?p. 131
Being Open to the Fullness of Lifep. 135
Bet You Didn't Knowp. 136
The School of Love
Questions about Natural Family Planning (NFP)p. 168
The Infallible Lover's Guide to Pleasurep. 190
The Four Pleasure Principlesp. 192
Putting It All Together: A Case Studyp. 202
Problem-Solving with the Four Pleasure Principlesp. 206
The Anatomy of Infallible Loving: Setting the Stagep. 209
Social Intercoursep. 210
Foreplayp. 215
The Anatomy of Infallible Loving: The Good Stuffp. 233
Transitioning to Intercoursep. 234
The Mind-Blowing Spirituality of Intercoursep. 234
Learning from the Woman's Bodyp. 239
Reviewing Your Sexual Repertoire: Positions and Morep. 244
Afterglowp. 259
Overcoming Common Problems
Is There Sex after Kids?p. 264
When NFP Is Too Hardp. 268
You've Lost That Loving Feelingp. 279
Common Sexual Problems for Womenp. 283
Common Sexual Problems for Menp. 291
Overcoming Infertilityp. 296
Infidelityp. 304
Masturbation and Pornographyp. 310
When to Seek Help (and from Whom)p. 323
Holy Sex Is Your Inheritancep. 328
Quizzes
Baker's Quizp. 37
Test Your Holy Sex Quotient (HSQ)p. 88
Maximizing the Senses of Taste and Smell in Foreplayp. 221
Maximizing the Visual Sense in Foreplayp. 225
Maximizing the Auditory Sense in Foreplayp. 228
Maximizing the Sense of Touch in Foreplayp. 231
How Engaged Are You?p. 237
Exercises
Develop a Marital Mission Statementp. 52
Make Sure Marriage and Family Is Your Priorityp. 54
The Lovelistp. 214
Learning to Harmonizep. 255
Sexual Addiction: Do You Have a Problem?p. 317
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