Celebrating Intimacy and Romance
Discover how to experience a close friendship and enjoy a pure, romantic, and exhilarating sexual relationship with your spouse in this practical Bible-based book on sex and romance.
Learn how to get the most out of your intimate times together. Also learn how to escape the pain and confusion that can come from past experiences, sexual abuse, or rape.
This book is part of Doug Britton’s eight-book “Marriage by the Book” series. It can be read on its own or as part of the series.
Doug Britton, M.Ed., MFT. LifeTree Books. Paperback: 5½ x 8½. Wire “spiral” binding.176 pages.
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Click here for Table of Contents
1 Adopt God’s View of Sex
2 Cultivate Your Friendship
3 Let God Heal Your Wounds
4 Deal with Your Sexual Sins
5 Set the Stage for Making Love
6 Give Each Other Pleasure
Small Group Leader’s Guide
Tips for Leaders
Step-by-Step Meeting Plan
Enjoy a thrilling friendship and sexual relationship
This Bible-based book on sex, romance, and sexuality shows married Christian couples how to join together, body and soul, in the sweet and thrilling sexual intimacy God intends for them. Its practical, biblical advice will help you experience new depths in your friendship and sexual intimacy.
The Bible offers pure and exhilarating sexuality. Celebrating Intimacy and Romance shows couples timeless truths that help them escape the world’s corrupting influences and enjoy a delightful sexual relationship.
You can look forward to making love with love, playfulness and tenderness, just like Solomon and his beloved in the Song of Solomon.
This Bible-based book on friendship, romance, and sex is ideal for —
Couples who have a wonderful sex life and friendship but desire even greater intimacy.
Couples trying to overcome misinformation or bad past sexual experiences. It is indispensable for people who say things such as:
- “The only time he talks is when he wants sex.”
- “The Bible says it’s her duty to have sex with me.”
- “He pushes me away when I get romantic.”
- “You want me to do what?!”
- “I feel like screaming when he touches me.”
In these pages, you will discover —
- The Bible’s positive view of sex in marriage
- The difference between “making love” and “having sex”
- Why the world’s picture of sex is unsatisfying – and why the Bible’s is so exciting
- Steps to overcoming sexual sins – past or present
- Guidelines for healing from rape and past sexual abuse
- How to build a great friendship with your spouse
- How — and how not — to approach your mate to make love
- The Bible’s guidelines for Christians wondering about oral sex and other activities
- The art of giving your spouse pleasure
- The art of receiving and enjoying pleasure without guilt
This book is biblical, practical, and easy to read
“Make it personal” questions are scattered throughout Celebrating Intimacy and Romance to help you apply its Bible-based advice in your marriage. It is comprehensive, yet reader-friendly.
Memory verses invite action. Each chapter begins with a memory verse, since memorizing God’s word changes our hearts and helps us follow his ways.
It is ideal for individuals, couples, and small groups
You can read Celebrating Intimacy and Romance on your own, with your spouse, or in a small group. It is perfect for a six-week study.
Guidelines for small group leaders and discussion questions for each chapter are found at the back of the book. (Read more about using this book in a small group or church marriage ministry.)
This book is part of the “Marriage by the Book” series
You can study Celebrating Intimacy and Romance on its own. In addition, you may be interested in the other books in the “Marriage by the Book” series. Although these books bulid on each other, each book stands as a complete book by itself.
The eight books are —
- Laying a Solid Foundation
- Making Christ the Cornerstone
- Encouraging Your Spouse
- Extending Grace to Your Mate
- Talking with Respect and Love
- Improving Your Teamwork
- Putting Money in its Place
- Celebrating Intimacy and Romance
In this book you will learn how to live according to God’s Word. When you read it, you will discover it is:
Bible-based. This book is solidly Bible-based, with every chapter showing how to apply the Bible’s truths in your life.
Cross-cultural. Since the guidelines in this book are based on God’s Word, they apply to every group and culture.
Practical. Readers are given clear, practical steps they can take.
Reader-friendly. Many techniques — from a simple, straightforward writing style to breaking the text into small, easily digested portions — make the books easy to read.
Comprehensive. Numerous questions and dilemmas are anticipated — and answered.
Interactive. Personal application questions throughout the books get readers involved.
Action-oriented. Readers write action plans as they go through each chapter.
“Three-in-one” — great for small group studies.This book has all the information you would expect to find in three separate books:
- Book — with practical, Bible-based information,
- Workbook — with “personal application” questions scattered throughout each chapter.
- Small group leader’s guide — with guidelines for small group leaders and chapter-by-chapter discussion questions at the end of the book.
This book was written by Doug Britton, MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist). Doug, President of LifeTree Institute, has been a Bible-based Marriage and Family Therapist for over thirty years.
Doug has helped hundreds of thousands of people as a therapist, clinical director of a treatment center, seminar speaker, radio-co-host, and author of over twenty books that show people how to apply God’s truths in their daily lives.
He has also trained counselors, small group leaders, pastors, and mentors, showing them how to share practical, effective ways to apply the Word of God in all areas of life.
Doug has a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and has edited and published three professional publications. His wife Skeeter has been a homemaker, landscape designer, journalist and novelist. She also has taught marriage and parenting workshops, and holds degrees in English and Landscape Architecture.
Doug draws from his counseling experience and his own struggles and victories when he writes.
More importantly, he draws from the Word of God, offering readers Bible-based, practical, cross-cultural tools, insights, and guidelines they can use in their daily lives.
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