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Real Intimacy: A Couples' Guide to Healthy, Genuine Sexuality

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Based on doctrinal principles and years of professional experience, counseling real people, this uplifting volume approaches marital intimacy with a genuine desire to help couples. Learn to lovingly discuss your physical relationship with your spouse, identify false worldly ideas about sex, and reconcile your differing perspectives. Informative and engaging, this book will ...more
Hardcover, 1st, 224 pages
Published August 14th 2012 by Cedar Fort, Inc.
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I am so glad I agreed to review Real Intimacy. I’ve connected with and related to more in this book than any other marriage book I’ve read.

Each section is set up with an in-depth look at the topic, a “Nuts and Bolts” overview (for those who just want to read the basics), and follow-up questions for self-evaluation and discussion with your spouse. I enjoyed reading in-depth, while my husband (who isn’t a big reader) appreciated the “Nuts and Bolts” overview. I thought that we knew each other pret
Jean Pace
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book and found it useful. I am even planning to buy it and go through it with my husband. The chapters cover different topics and give very reasonable and down to earth advice and information. It's just so usable and practical and I really liked that. Sometimes self help books are a little large on lofty ideas and short on practical get-her-done-ness. This one was plenty practical. At the end of each chapter are questions you can talk about with your spouse, or even just think abo ...more
Chaz Ricks
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I came across this book through a Facebook post that referred to this book. I was interested in reading it because, as an LDS member of the church and Young Men's leader, it's a goal of mine to improve how to teach sexuality to the youth. Trying to teach obedience and the importance of covenants rather than shunning and shaming the topic. This book was super insightful! I'd recommend this book to anyone, especially an LDS couple about to get married, or that was just recently married. This went ...more
Aug 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I wasn't going to post this, cause...awkward. But I did find the book helpful so hopefully someone else will too. This book talks about intimacy in a straightforward yet tasteful way, and connects with lds church standards and doctrine. It got a little more "churchy" at times than I was expecting, because I think the principles they talk about apply to any couple, not just Mormons. I think anyone just starting marriage or anyone who is feeling dissatisfied with the intimacy in their marriage wou ...more
Dusty Holloway
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Ok, yes, tough topic, but I think the authors did a remarkable job. It's not just about the nuts and bolts of sex (which it tastefully deals with) but it's also about intimacy on many different levels, and how you can achieve that with your partner.

I highly recommend this book for singles and couples alike.
Wayne Phillips
Jun 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Wayne by: I saw it on the shelf at Deseret Books and it looked interesting
It was okay! I will have to read it again.
Dec 05, 2016 rated it liked it
About how to build intimacy with your partner from LDS therapists; mainly sexual intimacy.
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
BEST book on the topic I've read so far. Even better than some marriage books.
Jun 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I learned what real intimacy is from this book. It's a lot more complicated than one might think. Excellent book.
Emerald Bryce
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book on intimacy. All the different kinds of intimacy. It's a helpful thing to understand.
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This book is poorly produced.
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