This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

The Gift Of Sex Essay

2782 words - 11 pages

Running head: THE GIFT OF SEX 1THE GIFT OF SEX 11The Gift of Sex Book CritiqueLourdes ValenciaLiberty UniversityAbstractThis paper is the response for the book critique assignment based on The Gift of Sex - A Guide to Sexual Fulfillment by Clifford and Joy Penner as well as my response for each section in the book. The book is specially intended for married couples whether newlyweds or have been married for years. They explained how the sexuality is a gift from God despite all the different messages one receives from society, family, school or church that might be confusing and not biblically based information. The authors discussed the biblical perspective of sex, explained the anatomy of the bodies of male and female, the total sexual experience, the different sexual issues from lack of time, birth control, erectile dysfunction to pornography and other sexual addictions, then give tips to enhance the sexual experience inviting God to the relationship and building sexual passion as well as intimacy all this within the context of the marriage. They do recommended couples that are encountering difficulties to seek professional help of psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric social workers and ministers, but they specifically recommend that helpers would be competent only if they were specifically train and experienced in doing sexual therapy. Throughout the book they share different exercises or techniques that will help couples to enhance their sexual experience and obtain greater sexual pleasure. (Word count 218) Key words: Sexual Fulfillment, MarriageThe Gift of Sex Book CritiqueBiblical PerspectiveIn the Christian and Jew religion sex is a gift from God and this is based in the Bible's book of Genesis. The biblical purpose of marriage is versatile. He designed so one can procreate as per Gn. 1:28 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground." For intimacy as per Song 1:13 my beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts. For companionship Song 3:21 All night long on my bed I looked for the one my heart loves; I looked for him but did not find him. Lastly, for physical pleasure as per Song 1:2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth-for your love is more delightful than wine. Sex within the boundaries of marriage was God's idea by combination of two lives in the deepest possible way into a new unit that will satisfy the individuals involved and serve the purpose of God in the highest possible manner. (Chapman pg. 1).God's idea was not only to join two bodies in sex, but to join two souls in love which is the difference in making sex or making love. As our book explains: Sexuality is part of God's plan of creation. (Penner and Penner pg. 20). Sexuality was not added after the fall, this was God's original design; therefore there is nothing sinful in this or...

Find Another Essay On the gift of sex

Gift Of The Magi Analysis

855 words - 3 pages O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" encompasses an array of fictional elements. In particular, the theme of selfless love that transcends all barriers in the face of adversity is emphasized. This is portrayed through Henry's system of narration as well as the individual actions taken by the characters as an act of love. The short story's universal themes and ironic outcome has subsequently resulted in much critical acclaim. Of prominence were the

The Gift of the Magi Theme Analysis

939 words - 4 pages “My purpose is to show that in every human heart there is an innate tendency towards a respectable life; that even those who have fallen to the lowest depths in the social scale would, if they could, get back to the higher life…”(Rollins 7-8 ). O`Henry came up with this philosophy when writing his many different, entertaining stories. “The Gift of the Magi” was initially published in 1906 in O`Henry`s second collection of stories. “The Gift of

Glossolalia: A Gift of the Spirit

1026 words - 5 pages Glossolalia: A Gift of the Spirit The ‘Gift of Tongues’ (Glossolalia) as described by many Christians in present day is said to be evident proof of the manifestation of the Holy Ghost in an individual. Although many outsiders see it as a new belief or ideology, Christians believe that it is not a new practice but rather a forgotten gift of the spirit given to the early church right after Jesus’ departure. Many believers provide proof of

Organ Donation : The Gift of Life

1335 words - 5 pages donate organs isn?t anywhere close to the actual number of people that need donated organs. Within the ever changing medical field it is urgent that something should be done about the shortage of donations as it is becoming more and more vital for people to obtain a transplant every day.The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA), was established in 1968, in all of the fifty states. This act provided that at the time of a persons? death their kidneys

Gift of the Gorgon Response Paper

842 words - 4 pages Gift of the Gorgon Response Paper The Gift of the Gorgon is a two and a half hour play that I believe is worth seeing because it is exciting, and it kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire play. Although it was not just me, the rest of the audience seemed just as captivated as I did as the mesmerizing plot of Peter Shaffer's unfortunate tale unfolded. After the death of the playwright Edward Damson, his son Philip Damson travels to

The Gift of Life: Ulysses by Alfred

820 words - 4 pages Every living thing was giving the gift of life. Life is something unimaginable, something that is hard to explain in a way. No matter where you came from, life is precious and sometimes mistaken. In the text Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson his mariners and Ulysses are not ever taken their life for granted. As stated by Ulysses, “My mariners, souls that have toiled and wrought, and thought with me--that ever with a frolic welcome took...Old age

Sex- Prostitution and The Value of Sex

1921 words - 8 pages Elizabeth Anderson makes a claim that “The attempt to sell gift value on the market makes a mockery of those values.”(Anderson 188) Anderson uses this claim to object commoditized sex (prostitution). There are two premises that Anderson uses to support her claim. The first premise being the gift value of sex cannot be realized in commercial terms and the second premise being that the gift value of sex is more significant that the use value of

The Evolution of Sex

2336 words - 9 pages The Evolution of Sex Take the 1960s notion of free love, combine with today's sexually active teenagers who expect no emotional commitment, and you have the modern definition for “hook up.” The term evolved just as many ideas about sex have in this last century. Hooking up is no longer just kissing, it involves oral sex and also intercourse, it is all about the casual sex. The practice of casual sex is more popular among American

The Evolution of Sex

2520 words - 10 pages Introduction Life on Earth is all about sex. But sex is far more attributable to our animalistic instincts than many humans even realize. Animals and human beings, alike, go through unimaginable things to ensure their genes are passed on for another generation. The one goal in most species’ lives is to reproduce so that some parts of their DNA or genes get handed down. Clearly without reproduction and sex, which are distinctly different terms

The Commercialization of Sex

1315 words - 5 pages lessens the true horrors illustrated by Orwell. Many Hollywood adaptations of novels focus on commercializing topics like sex to get viewers (Seger 4). When it comes to the topic of cinematography in “1984,” most of us will readily agree that the director Michael Radford perfectly captured the dystopian nation Oceania described by Orwell. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of commercialism incorporated to increase ticket

The lesson in The Gift of the Magi

1441 words - 6 pages surprising end which bears a sense of endlessness. All these characteristics of a good short story are fulfilled in the short story of O Henry's The Gift of the Magi. The story contains Porter's characteristic ironical twist at the end that is surprising and at the same time striking to the readers. Jim and Della's bold self sacrifice for the sake of love comes unexpectedly to the readers, but none the less convincing and admirable. O. Henry (William

Similar Essays

The Gift Of Gab Essay

832 words - 4 pages to the art of persuasion. The “gift of gab” is not one of my many fine attributes. My opinions that once were so crisp and clear are now watered down by what is acceptable by society. It is hard to be able to find the balance of being part of the team and keeping your individuality. Is there some hidden formula? As a teenager, when asked by my counselor what my career path was, my first response was a writer. But the thought of vying for

The Gift Of Happiness Essay

682 words - 3 pages I believe that gay men such as Colin and Elsen, should be allowed to adopt children due to the principle of utility, as the adoption will maximize happiness and pleasure for the majority while preventing unhappiness and pain. Assuming that potential adoptive couples are befitting of adoption, same sex couples should have the same right to adopt as heterosexual couples. The requirements for adoption should be the same for both couples, as

The Gift Of Touch Essay

2072 words - 8 pages The gift of touch                      Touch is as essential to a healthy and happy life as eating right, getting proper sleep, and exercising. With the world growing more technological, the need for healthy human contact is more important than ever. Massage and body therapies are an age old healing refuge for us in this fast-paced, stressed

The Gift Of Life Essay

2911 words - 12 pages longer.        Fox looked down at the gun in the drawer. He closed the drawer. He wouldn't need it. He would never need it. He turned off his light and climbed into bed. Lying there in bed his excitement grew. For the first time in a long time he was excited about going to school the next day. In the house next door Scott felt the same excitement. Grahamn High School isn't as bad as he thought it would be.        Scott gave something to Fox that he will never know. Scott gave Fox the gift of life and friendship. A feat that would make anyone proud, even Superman.