Truly I wish I had had this back in 1970. I married at 19 and had no idea about sexually intimacy, in fact, I went to the library after the honeymoon and check out of the special behind the desk section books about sex so I could participate. Thanks for opening this subject up. I have always believed it was a great gift given to us.
This article shares an ideal at best, but statistics are showing a higher prevalence of pornography use which warps prospective marriages in their expectations of eachother and the sexual experience.
This is a great article! I have benefitted so much from your books! You talk a lot about the "Good Girl Syndrome". I would love to see equal attention paid to what might be called the "Bad Girl/Boy Syndrome". Immorality is a plague that is affecting so many. If we are honest, I believe most of us are "wired wrong" by our constant exposure to worldly views of sexuality, and most people have probably had some encounter with immorality to one degree or another--whether in thought or deed. How do we "Rewire" sexually, the way God intended for us? How can we move into the "Sacred Intimacy" that Elder Jeffrey R Holland speaks of in "Souls, Symbols and Sacraments"?
Thank you so much, thus is coming as our daughter has just become dating age. There are so many things for her to learn. This is excellent news to facilitate. Our son is not far behind
By way of long term marriage issue in the same vein there is so much negativity around the topic of physical intimacy. I don't know how to get my wife to be open and willing to learn, beyond my trying to share or present resources. Therefore an affectionless marriage, because of certain views and stigmas
The first thing I would suggest to anyone in the Church talking about sex is to please, please, please NEVER use the term "procreative powers." The implication is that the main, and maybe the only, purpose of adult intimacy is or should be to spawn children, and any other purpose or design is secondary at best. And maybe even displeases God. Adult intimacy, practiced in a healthy manner, has everything to do with bonding and joy and only incidentally and extraordinarily infrequently does it have anything at all to do with procreation. Even for, and maybe especially for, young marrieds, these are "bonding powers."
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