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The Sexually Confident Wife: Connecting with Your Husband Mind Body Heart Spirit

4.04  ·  Rating Details  ·  114 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Maximize the sexual and emotional potential in your marriage! With down-to-earth wisdom based on the experiences of the thousands of women she’s counseled, Shannon Ethridge–author of the million-plus-selling Every Woman’s Battle series–shows women how to create the healthy, exhilarating sex lives they (and their husbands) desire.

Every woman deserves to enjoy great sex with
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 8th 2009 by Harmony (first published 2008)
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Sep 15, 2011 Josie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book seemed more like a muse for the author than a actual self help book. Like she was using it to get out some of her own issues rather than help the reader.

She swings from being very tactful and concerned about her audience to being very opinionated and coarse. For instance when approaching the subject of how every woman should feel comfortable in her own skin she lashes out at skinny women saying they are bony and unattractive and that real men want curves. I felt like I was punched in
Oct 25, 2008 Jenni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: wives, engaged women
Shelves: owned-and-read
When I finished this, I was crying tears of joy as well as wanting to cheer. And I can truly say I already feel significantly more confident to approach my marriage bed with joy, greater freedom, and a stronger love for my husband and deeper gratefulness for the fantastic gift from God of sexual intimacy within marriage.

A little background on me, the reviewer: This book is the latest I've read in an effort to better understand myself, my relationship with my husband, and to overcome any lingeri
Mar 01, 2010 The6kaisers rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010-other-books
I have mixed feelings about this one and I gave it 3 (of 5) stars. On one hand, I like some of the things that are said. I like the fact that the author approaches sex between husband and wife as a God-given gift, a celebration, a need. It was one of those, "Get over the speed bumps and just have fun with each other!"-type of messages. I also appreciated the way she suggested we present the topic married-sex to our children. On the other hand, there was too much personal information. The author ...more
Aug 02, 2011 Deborah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fantastic book. It is conservative, because it is a Christian book about connecting with your Husband. It is a healing book and it reminds us women that we don't have to be perfect for our husbands to love us and desire to be with us. It is not sex-negative, it is sex outside of marriage-negative. As a woman, I deal with many issues addressed in this book including a negative self-image. This book has helped me deal with loving myself so I can love my husband. I love Shannon Ethridge a ...more
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Jeff found this book on a blog he reads and recommended I read it.\nSome parts were very helpful and other parts not so much.\nIt wasnt very practical in terms of overcoming past guilt, severing soul times, or tackling the body image bear. It addressed these issues, but not with real ideas on how to deal with them and move past them into a more fulfilling and intimate relationship with your husband.\nThe book is very practical in terms of positions, role play, confidence boosters and busters, et ...more
Interesting read. It's important for anyone who may want to read this book to know that it contains stories that could be triggers for those who have experienced sexual assault. Whether you've experienced sexual assault or not, this book is bound to make you uncomfortable at some point. You may or may not find the information helpful, much of the advice found in this book is information you've already heard, it's just presented in a way that you may not have had it presented to you before.

Many o
I think this is a good book, but I think I just went into reading it with the wrong expectations. Also, the POV of the author is a little too conservative for my tastes.

(I discovered later that the author also writes Christian devotional-type books. Not my sorta thing, but I DEFINITELY feel led to commend her on her versatility! Sex books AND devotionals? That's what I call a colorful repetoire!)

However, I think many women could benefit from this book, and maybe I did subconsciously in some way
Christa JoAnna
Mar 31, 2015 Christa JoAnna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay. This book was amazing all the way until the last chapter about God and sex which was preposterous. Saying oh my God during sex does not bring you closer to any god this part of the book was beyond ridiculous orgasms do not bring women closer to God. The God shit was annoying
Alissa Courtney Cartwright
Great Christian perspective on sex within marriage. Shannon is a forward thinking Christian woman who may challenge your pre-conceived notions of 'Christian sex' - I highly recommend it! Lots of great info in this book!
Feb 08, 2013 Yvonne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this is probably one of the best books I have read in a long time. I found the information to be very helpful and relevant. I think that it has changed my life and I look forward to moving on and gaining a better understanding of myself and the connection I have with my best friend, my husband.

My husband also read this -- which I think is very helpful in that he can support me with the changes I want to make in my attitudes and how I view myself.

I would recommend this book to all my frie
I've been a bit curious about religion this past year, particularly with regards to marital relationships and I came across this book during that pursuit. I haven't read much self-help, especially not about relationships so I wasn't sure what to expect. Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised by Ethridge's narrative style and her sensitivity and compassion towards her audience. This book is less about tips and tricks and more about inspiring self-absurdness in its readers, which I think is nice.
Aug 25, 2013 Pamela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book and feel that it really improved a little rut we were in. It gives great ideas and reminds us as women, that we are not perfect, but are empowered, appreciated and ALWAYS goddesses. I think this is a book, any wife should read who feels that she is not adequate enough. It will spice u your bedroom routine tremendously.
Jul 20, 2011 Megan rated it liked it
A couple of friends loved this book so I bought it. Maybe my expectations were too great but it wasn't quite what I anticipated. It was an easy read and I'd recommend it if someone was looking for something along these lines....or I'd just give them my copy!
Aug 21, 2009 Tessia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
One of my favorite quotes from the book: (p. 232) "Perhaps rather than fear offending God with our sexual expression, we should fear offending God by our lack of it" (Shannon Ethridge).
Allyson Wood-alt
Amazing book! A must read! This book taught me so much about myself & I thought of so many people that I know who should read this book!
Feb 24, 2013 Gwen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great self esteem booster book. I really liked reading this. I would read more of her work when I come across it.
Feb 23, 2010 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Useful book for learning to unload emotional baggage that can keep women from feeling confident
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Shannon is a million-copy best-selling author, speaker, lay counselor, and advocate for healthy sexuality with a master’s degree in counseling/human relations from Liberty University. She has spoken to youth, college students, and adults since 1989 and her passions include:

* Challenging adults and teens to embrace a life of sexual integrity
* Encouraging married couples in their pursuit of sexual
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