Thursday, April 28, 2005

Best Sex in Marriage book: The Act of Marriage: The Beauty of Sexual Love by Tim LaHaye

The revolution started in 1968. Prior to that Kinsey and others had attempted to bring an understanding of sex into books designed for us little people to read. Playboy had been out for 13 years talking about sex perversion, and to be fair had produced some serious articles on sex in marriage. But Everything I Ever Wanted to Know About Sex was the breakthrough book. It was a huge best seller, and brought normal sexual activity to the grass roots.

Enter Tim LaHaye, author, preacher, and Christ follower. He is best known now for the Left Behind Series, but his book, The Act of Marriage, has sold over 2.5 million copies. The reason is simple. The information is dead on correct. If the sex in your marriage is not what you want it to be. If you are struggling with any kind of disfunction. If your spouse is unresponsive. If you are getting married soon, or have just recently been married, and you have questions about how things work or how to relate, this is the resource you need.

There are other good books on marital sex, both secular and Christian. As a fan of Dr. Ed Wheat and his wonderful marriage book, Love Life for Every Married Couple, I could easily recommend his fine book, Intended for Pleasure. The Wheat book is fine, The Act of Marriage is outstanding.


Anonymous said...

You would never get me to recommend anything Tim LaHaye has written on marriage. I have this book and I hated it. I think most secular material is a lot better.

Stacy :)

Randy Kirk said...

Gee Stacy. How do you really feel? But how about some reasons or specifics, or examples of better secular books. I'd really be interested to know more about your reasoning.

Jessica said...

Have you checked out the book entitled "Sheet Music" by a guy associated with Dr. Dobson...can't remember his name though, its a good Christian perspective. Very practical in its advice also.

I am single but have looked through it for future use someday when Lord willing I will be married.

Anonymous said...

I really feel the way I said I feel, I would never recommend anything by Tim LaHaye on marriage. Period.

And this has nothing to do with reasoning, but everything to do with opinion, which is what I shared. :) (wink)

But I will say this LaHaye is a biblical scholar not a marriage expert.


Randy Kirk said...


I haven't seen Sheet Music, but I will look for it. Thanks for the suggestion. Anything specific that you liked about it?