Our culture is saturated with sexuality. All you have to do is turn on the TV and within a few minutes of watching a popular sitcom, you will witness lies about sex; couples sleeping together before marriage without any hesitation, breaking up with your ex only to sleep with her best friend, or pregnancies out of wedlock. All of these and so much more are deemed acceptable in the eyes of the culture. Society weaves what they believe about sex, which is mainly opposite of the Bible’s views, into every part of the world around us.
My heart breaks for the youth around me because society has twisted God’s beautiful design of intimacy shared between only a husband and a wife. They have given us rose-colored glasses so we can’t easily define the truth instead of crystal-clear ones. Youth in our day don’t stand a chance to save themselves for marriage because from the time we are walking, we are told it’s okay to do what ever makes you feel good; this includes sex.
I wish men and women knew the value of their bodies.
I wish men and women understood the importance of the gift of sex.
I wish men and women grasped the beauty of the gift, which is found only in marriage.
The enemy will do all he can to make sure he distorts and ruins any gift that God calls beautiful especially the gift of physical intimacy. It’s a beautiful gift God has given each and every one of us. He has entrusted us the gift of sex. The question I have for you is: What you are doing with your gift?
What are the lies and myths the enemy has quietly spoken into your heart? Have you listened to them? Jennifer Strickland’s book not only encourages you to value sex but also trades the lies for truth!
- A Little About the Author
“Jennifer Strickland is a blessed wife and mother of three, author, speaker, and founder of U R More, a ministry that teaches people their value, identity, and purpose in Christ. For fifteen years, Jennifer worked as a professional model, but the superficial world of modeling left her disillusioned and lost. While living in Europe, she found Christ and left modeling in search of a more authentic life. Since then, she has become a dynamic conference speaker and has written several books and Bible studies, helping women of all ages find their true value.”
(Excerpt taken from the back of her book)
- The Biggest Lesson I Learned…
One of the biggest lessons learned through reading this book is how we all carry some sort of shame from our past. It can be a hurt from a past relationship, from growing up, or a current circumstance in our lives.
The way we deal with shame is all the same but in our own unique way. The enemy will do all he can to tell us we are the only ones who have this particular shame, while the truth is, we are far from being alone. “Lies rewire your brain into believing they are true.”
“The more you entertain shame’s lies about who you are, the more they become your truth, the more you wear your shame like skin.”
There is so much freedom found, a burden lifted off your shoulders, when we release the guilt and shame we have been carrying around to the Lord. He offers to us an agape love, which is far greater than any human on earth could ever lavish upon us. His grace, love, and forgiveness are like nothing else in this world.
- Favorite quote
There are so many nuggets of truth, pieces of wisdom, and words to remember! This truly was a book containing dog-eared pages, notes, and words underlined.
Well, one of my favorites is: “Our worth is something that no man can create and no man can destroy…we are given identity, value, and purpose before the womb and before we are born.”
This speaks volumes because our worth is found only through one man; Jesus Christ!!
- What is the purpose of the book?
The book exposes twenty-one lies the enemy has spoken to us and exchanges them for the truth. Each chapter discusses a myth and combats it with a truth! A few of the chapters include titles such as:
- If I’ve Already Been Sexually Active, It’s Too Late For Me (Myth); Forgiveness Purifies You (Truth).
- Sex Is Bad, and Only Bad Girls Want Sex (Myth); Sex Is Good, and Good Girls Want Sex (Truth).
- Being Sexually Active Won’t Hurt Me (Myth); Anything Outside of God’s Best for You Hurts (Truth).
- Guys Only Care About Looks (Myth); Genuine Beauty Wins a Prince’s Heart (Truth).
So, are you ready to fully trade the lies the world has spoken to us for too long and embrace intimacy as the beautiful gift God intended it to be?
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(Disclosure: I received a free copy of Jennifer’s book to review. All opinions are my own. All quotes are used by permission and taken from the book.)