Between Husband and Wife: Gospel Perspectives on Marital Intimacy
Marriage, as ordained by a loving Father in Heaven, brings two souls together on the path toward His presence. And the special intimacy that can exist between a righteous husband and wife serves to ennoble and enhance their union. But for too many, intimacy can become a source of guilt, frustration, and even conflict.
President Spencer W. Kimball stated, "If you study the divorces . . . you will find there are [many] reasons. Generally, sex is the first; they did not get along sexually. They may not say that in court. They may not even tell that to their attorneys, but that is the reason."
Where does a Church member go for a clear, gospel-based understanding of intimacy? What new information is available about the differences between men and women, and how does it impact intimacy? What new medical insights are available for middle-aged and older LDS couples who want to improve or revitalize this aspect of their relationship?
Drawing upon their years of experience teaching, counseling, and writing on the subject, Professor Brinley and Dr. Lamb have gathered teachings and testimonies of modern prophets and united them with current medical research-available for the first time in this revised edition to offer valuable and straightforward responses to these questions.
The result is a wonderful resource for engaged or married couples who are seeking a simple and consistent gospel-based discussion of intimacy. It is also an excellent reference for middle-aged and older couples, making it a valuable resource for couples of all ages.
By Annette, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I gained so much from this book that now we give it to each of our children when they get married.
By Kevin, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This Book is GOOD!! I have learned Many things that I know will help me in our marriage! IT has been a great topic of conversation with my Future(2 days) wife! I know that our marriage will be strengthened each time we read this book. It will continue to help me become the Husband and Father I need to be in this life and for Eternity.
By krista, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This is the perfect book for a couple that is just about to get married or has recently married.
By Rachel, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This is a great read for anyone who is just about to get married or who has recently gotten married. I would suggest however that you don't read it until you are just a few weeks away from the wedding date, and talk about it with someone. The spiritual message in it is wonderful and brings in a great spirit.
By Holly, Submitted on 2015-02-25
A MUST READ for the engaged and married. A great book that needed to be written. #1 in my eyes. It keeps intimacy sacred but discusses relevant topics not covered else where. Heavy on G.A. and Prophet quotes which to me is important as it is evident that the content is not simply the opinion of the authors.
By Amber, Submitted on 2015-02-25
My college bishop gave me and my husband this book as an early wedding gift during our pre-marriage interviews with him. We still haven't read the entire thing, just because there are parts that haven't seemed pertinent yet, but what we have read has been a great help and comfort. Before we were married I was very nervous about intimacy, and this book brought me a lot of peace on the issue.
By Amanda, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book was great to read BEFORE I got married. Most people say to NOT read it with your fiance, but my parents told me to, and I'm so glad we did. Obviously, there are some sensitive topics, but they are ones that need to be understood.
By Anne, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book does a great job of discussing a sensitive topic. It provides insight into intimacy in marriage in a way the coincides with gospel principles and language.
By Cory, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book taught me how sacred intamacy is between a husband and wife.
By Keri, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book was a gift to me a week before my marriage. I discussed it with my fiancee and it lead us to a healthier view of physical intimacy in marriage. The sanctity and holiness of this relationship between husband and wife is important for all couples to understand, especially when it can often be viewed as 'dirty' or 'evil' by Latter Day Saints. The authors help us understand the proper role of physical intimacy and our Heavenly Father's intent for us to experience joy through this aspect of our relationships.
By Krystal, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book has been a fabulous asset in strengthening my marriage. My husband & I are reading it together. It is different than most relationship oriented books because it does not raise any accusatory thoughts and feelings of self doubt or self worth that others tend to generate. It is onen, honest, and plain talk about the intimacy connections in marriage strength. A must read for anyone trying to understand and build intimate and physical ties of marriage.