Adrian and Celia Reynolds
The Good Book Company

Closer 32

There aren’t many Christian books that focus just on sex. Adrian and Celia Reynolds, who believe couples should view sex as a “holy discipline”, begin by looking at sexual union in the sweep of scripture. Then the book gets practical, quickly moving on to identify five key biblical principles: let’s do it (sex is good, normal and healthy), keep taking the tablets (sex in marriage is a protection against immorality and Satan’s temptations), it’s not about you (sex is a selfless act, centred on the other person), let’s talk about it (it requires communication and openness) and keep the door closed (sex is a private matter for each couple).

Questions covered in the book include: How often should couples make love?; Should a woman orgasm every time?; Is oral sex OK?; Is anal sex OK? and Can we use sex aids? The appendix covers a couple of really tricky subjects: sexual abuse and past sexual sin.

Overall, this is a frank, compassionate and practical book – helpful for any married couple.

4 out of 5 stars