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What Are You Waiting For?: The One Thing No One Ever Tells You About Sex

4.22  ·  Rating Details  ·  190 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
If you need satisfying answers to your questions about sex, Dannah Gresh has one (surprising) word for you.

In What Are You Waiting For? Dannah follows the trail of one provocative, ancient word through the Bible to discover God’s deepest thoughts about sex. The mind-blowing truth she uncovers clearly points the way to a sexuality that’s satisfying and real and everything G
ebook, 112 pages
Published January 18th 2011 by WaterBrook Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Mar 15, 2012 Michelle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Okay Mrs. Gresh. Okay. You know, if it weren't for the fact that I know some of your "information" in your book is either false or wildly misconstrued, you may have swayed me. But that whole thing about Christian teens in Europe group dating to keep off each do realize that there is way more teen sex in Europe than here, right? The difference is they don't have people like you mucking up their education and stopping them from learning about safe sex. Also, you're whole "no meditation ...more
Brittany Ketter
Mar 11, 2014 Brittany Ketter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I first received this book, my first reaction was one of excitement. (I LOVE NEW BOOKS!) My second reaction was “Oh snap! Now everyone is going to know I read this!” But I am reviewing it nonetheless and I hope you stick around to hear what I have to say about this book.
Back in 2008 I went to one of Dannah Gresh’s Pure Freedom events and ever since then, when I would hear the word “yada” my mind would instantly take me back to that event where I learned the true meaning of the word. It’s no
This one word is the premise for “What are You Waiting For? The One Thing No one Ever Tells You About Sex,” written by Dannah Gresh. Yada is a Hebrew word that means “to be known, to be deeply respected,” and is the word used when talking about a husband and wife “laying” with each other. It is found more than 900 times in the Bible, and aside from marital relations, it is most commonly found in verses that talk about being known by God. Gresh strives to show us that sex isn’t just an exchange o ...more
Stacie Wyatt
Nov 11, 2014 Stacie Wyatt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I am currently reading, What are you waiting for by Dannah Gresh.. I read one of her other books, prior to this and I loved it. I chose the book because it focuses on celibacy, purity, and God's design for sex. I bought the book from Amazon last week (paperback). The paperback was on sale and cheaper than the Kindle (way cheaper 4.99). The price is back to 8.98 now. Kindle is 7.99.

The book is not for the meek, the shy, the closed minded. Gresh talks openly about sex and sex-related issues. Gresh
Aug 29, 2011 Susan rated it really liked it
One evening a few months ago, I asked the Lord a very specific question that had been gnawing at my soul for a quite a while. The next day, a Facebook friend posted a link to
What Are You Waiting For?

While not exactly question I was seeking, it was close enough that this seemed like a divine book recommendation.

Author Dannah Gresh opens with the warning that this book is “gritty” and if you’re the kind of girl who likes church more than the real world, you shouldn’t read it. She then proceeds to
Jennifer Short
Jun 08, 2011 Jennifer Short rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Growing up in church, our "Christian Sex Education" was more like "Sex Mis-Information". While I appreciate what the adults were attempting to do, I don't condone their methods of "keeping us pure" by frightening us with stories of those infected with HIV, abortions, and teen pregnancy. Fear only works for so long. I stayed in the teen group a little longer than most, and in the early 1990s I can remember all of the youth group being herded into the basement of the church. The church's TV and VC ...more
Jul 06, 2015 Rejoice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a very candid, straight-to-the-point and realistic read. indeed its the one thing no one ever tells us about sex and its the most important thing one has to know about this subject. it is biblical but not in an ancient way but its message is very practical and timely. thank you Dannah for following through and finishing this book for us. highly recommended for all, teenage girls and boys alike.
Jan 24, 2011 Bethany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. It was practical and down to earth and gave real answers from Scripture, from research (but not in a dry, research-y way), and from lots of interviews and personal experiences. I appreciated that it gave real answers to difficult questions. Much as I am a fan of Lauren Winner and her book Real Sex, I think this one is better.

The only reason I didn't give it five stars is that Gresh, like other authors I've read, feels the need to validate marriage and family over femini
Aug 01, 2013 Moriah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Moriah by: Kassie Lemons
Oh. My. Word. Such an incredible book. So far I’m about three fourths of the way through it and let me just say, it’s such an excellent tool for sexual purity. It’s written towards a female audience, but I think it would be extremely beneficial for guys to read as well. She goes back to the greek root words used in the Bible to show the true meaning and intention of sex, and how God views it. She also talks about the science of sex and how it affects your brain. It’s probably the best book on th ...more
Christina Weigand
Book Review: What Are You Waiting For?

Author: Dannah Gresh

What does God think about sex and all related topics? We don’t have to search far to find the answer to that question. Ms. Gresh has done all the work for us in her inciteful, spiritual filled book. She doesn’t shy away from any of the controversial questions of our time, that turn out to be questions for all time.

This book is recommended for single women and the information definately applies to them, but even as a long married woman I f
Abbie Riddle
Mar 10, 2011 Abbie Riddle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book for all women and young ladies. In the introduction the author states that the book is more straight forward than anything that she has written in the past. As always this author's heart for young girls is evident in her pursuit to rightly divide the word of God. I believe this book would be good for any woman: married, single, dating. In reading it the student is immersed in the truth of what God intended sex to be all about. It systematically shatters the worlds theories o ...more
Aug 03, 2012 Caitlin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: pretty much any woman, particularly those ministering to college aged women
This book was awesome. I have read most of her books, but the honesty and vulnerability of this one really made it special. Dannah is so good at using her own personal stories plus the truth of God's word to answer really tough questions. Every page was so infused with truth, but she was also so gentle in dealing with these hard heart issues. I would recommend this to any girl who is old enough to be thinking about relationships and sex really, but it is particularly helpful if you have struggle ...more
May 11, 2015 Glenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good book for singles who want to pursue purity and for married couples to stick with each other. A read that makes you think what you will do with the question. An encouraging read!
In What Are You Waiting For?, Dannah Gresh is very frank and to the point. While it may be off-putting to some, I found that it suited the subject matter covered - which included several real issues that many young Christian women struggle with today (but may not feel comfortable discussing) and what God's Word has to say about them.

I especially like that she does not just give you advice so you can quietly "fix the problem yourself", but rather strongly encourages you to seek out others to help
Jan 31, 2014 Mel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Worth reading! Amazing book and perspective on "yada"!
Dec 26, 2015 Kate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing! Dannah Gresh writes about how having a godly view of sex is more about having a right relationship with God than just waiting. She emphasizes the fact that God created sex to glorify Himself, draw people closer to Him, and provide a picture of His love for us. An amazing book that I recommend to everyone--married, single, divorced . . . everyone.

This book will really and truly blow your mind. If you’ve struggled with understanding sexual purity and the hold it’s had on your life and how you can break free, you need to read this. I truly believe all ladies need a deeper understanding on what God thinks about sex. This book is deep and it doesn’t sugarcoat anything!
This was a really good read. It was well-argued and well-written. The stuff she's saying isn't exactly the easiest thing to hear, but sometimes that means it's what we need to hear the most. Overall I thought this one left my head in a really good space and gave me plenty to ponder.
Danielle Perez
Gresh's discussion on Hebrew tradition and vocabulary is enlightening. I agree with another user's comments, however, that she advocates a very "romantic comedy" view of romance. A masterpiece it is not, but I did learn a lot of wonderful information from it.
Jul 13, 2011 Lynley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don't be intimidated by the subtitle-this book is phenomenal! It answers some tough questions about sexuality in today's world, and helps you better understand the God-given purpose of sex. Worth the read if you are in your late teens or older.
Adelle Semrow
Aug 11, 2015 Adelle Semrow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen-resources
An excellent resource for talking to teen girls about sexual issues. I love Dannah Gresh and her openness, honesty, and good Biblical research. A must for your library if you're working with teens.
Abby Avery
Information to share with teens hat I mentor, but also eye opening insight into to Hebrew word of "know" in the bible. Gives a deeper meaning and understanding to the intent of sex.
Jul 07, 2011 Jordan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: any teenage girl or young women
This book was AMAZING!!! All young women in want of answers on sex and why they should wait until marraige should read this! Even if you're not wondering or lost I would still recomend it.
Jul 07, 2011 Sharon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Feel like I just took a college class on sex. So good! A reason to wait based on science, logic, reason and the Bible. Excellent.
Dec 03, 2012 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Biblical discussion about sex. Encouraged me to think and reflect on purity and God's heart.
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Dannah Gresh, a mother/daughter communication coach, has sold well over three quarters of a million copies of her books—including And the Bride Wore White and 2008's best-selling CBA youth book, Lies Young Women Believe (coauthored with Nancy Leigh DeMoss)—making her one of the most successful Christian authors targeting teens and preteens. With the belief that today's culture has been seeking to ...more
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