Pulling Back the Shades by Dannah Gresh & Dr. Juli Slattery

Last Updated on August 29, 2021 by ellen

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Pulling Back the Shades
Author: Dannah Gresh & Dr. Juli Slattery
ISBN: 978-0802410887
Genre: Christian
Release: March 1, 2014
Publisher: Moody Publishers
176 Pages
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Christian women don’t have to choose between being sexual and spiritual. They have legitimate longings that the Church has been afraid to talk about, and books like Fifty Shades of Grey exploit. Whether you are single or married, sexually dead or just looking to revive your sex life, Pulling Back the Shades will address your desire to be both sexual AND spiritual. With solid Biblical teaching and transparent stories, trusted authors Dannah Gresh and Dr. Juli Slattery, offer an unflinching look at the most personal questions women ask.

Pulling Back the Shades by Dannah Gresh & Dr. Juli Slattery

I’m sure you’ve heard of the book called 50 Shades of Grey. If you haven’t, it’s a book that has been called “mommy porn” and compared to pornography for men. It’s been heavily marked to women and the authors feel that it (and other books like it) are dangerous for many reasons.  They address those reasons in Pulling Back the Shades.

I’ll let you know that I haven’t read the book and don’t plan on watching the movie when it comes out in February.  I have read books like it in the past but it doesn’t have a place in my life as it is today. The authors present some valid points.  Most marriages are not like the erotic stories you read any more than most marriages are like the romance books you read.  Our husbands are not perfect any more than we are. They are often not strong, handsome or rich. The leave their dirty clothes on the floor and watch too much football.

These books may seem harmless to many women but the dangers are real. Books like this not only distort relationships but they distort sex. We become unsatisfied with our lives because we are comparing them to something and someone that cannot possibly exist. The authors don’t just say “Don’t read this. It’s bad.” Instead, they explain why they feel it’s dangerous and then back it up with scriptural reasons. The authors aren’t saying that it’s wrong to be sexual within our marriages.  They are explaining how you can be both sexual and spiritual in a safe, healthy, Christian way.

If you’ve been curious about whether you should read 50 Shades of Grey or watch the movie, read Pulling Back the Shades by Dannah Gresh & Dr. Juli Slattery first.

11 thoughts on “Pulling Back the Shades by Dannah Gresh & Dr. Juli Slattery

  1. I messed up the why do you want to win question and I tried to go back and edit the on the widget but it wouldn’t let me. So, I would like to win because I grew up having a very wrong view of sex and God, even as I am married now I have a hard time not thinking that I am doing something wrong! I think it might be beneficial for me to read!

  2. I always felt like sex was something shameful. For many years, I never knew that Christians could have fun, too! It would be refreshing to read a book that’s open about the subject yet from a Christian standpoint.

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