Monday, May 23, 2011

Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage, by Kevin Leman


A decent enough book, if not earth shattering--it seems like most of these books cover the same basic stuff. Leman presents the material in a more lighthearted and "humorous" tone than, say, Ed Wheat (Intended for Pleasure). And Leman is less clinical as well, which makes sense since Leman is a counselor/psychologist and Wheat is a physician.

Leman markets his book as appropriate for couples at all stages of their relationship--engaged couples, newlyweds, and veterans of marriage. Leman is particularly considerate of engaged couples, specifically telling them which chapters to read before marriage and which chapters to postpone until after the wedding. (Some books on marriage pay lip service to engaged readers in the opening pages but then offer no further instruction to them thereafter, so it's unclear how best to interact with the text.)

It's an easy and fast read, too, so no worries there. I wish it had been more gospel focused, but all in all, it was a decent look at marital sex from the Christian perspective.

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