Sexuality & Health

ACCEPT NOTHING FOR LESS

$12.99

This no-holds-barred discussion of the things that are on teens' minds--especially relationships and sex--presents a biblical foundation for finding the best that God has to offer. Tackling tough issues with truth and understanding, Jim Burns encourages readers not to settle for second rate, emphasizing that God's best is more than just abstinence and involves the heart and mind as well. Offering straight answers, Accept Nothing Less will be the go-to resource for Christian teens striving to honor God with their bodies, minds, and hearts.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780764202124
Publication Date: 
2008-09-30
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ADAM AND EVE AFTER THE PILL: PARADOXES OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION

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$19.95

Secular and religious thinkers agree: the sexual revolution is one of the most important milestones in human history. Perhaps nothing has changed life for so many, so fast, as the severing of sex and procreation. But what has been the result? This ground-breaking book by noted essayist and author Mary Eberstadt contends that sexual freedom has paradoxically produced widespread discontent. Drawing on sociologists Pitirim Sorokin, Carle Zimmerman, and others; philosopher G.E.M. Anscombe and novelist Tom Wolfe; and a host of feminists, food writers, musicians, and other voices from across today's popular culture, Eberstadt makes her contrarian case with an impressive array of evidence. Her chapters range across academic disciplines and include supporting evidence from contemporary literature and music, women's studies, college memoirs, dietary guides, advertisements, television shows, and films. Adam and Eve after the Pill examines as no book has before the seismic social changes caused by the sexual revolution. In examining human behavior in the post-liberation world, Eberstadt provocatively asks: Is food the new sex? Is pornography the new tobacco? Adam and Eve after the Pill will change the way readers view the paradoxical impact of the sexual revolution on ideas, morals, and humanity itself.

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9781586176273
Publication Date: 
2012-06-30
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AT THE HEART OF THE GOSPEL RECLAIMING THE BODY FOR THE NEW EVANGELIZATION

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$14.99

The sexual revolution brought a terribly distorted vision of the body and sex into the mainstream. How should Christians respond? With his illuminating Theology of the Body, Pope John Paul II challenged the modern world not to stop at the surface, but to enter the depth of the great mystery that the body and sex reveal: a mystery that lies "at the heart of the Gospel" itself.
Since he first discovered John Paul II s teaching in 1993, Christopher West has devoted himself to sharing its life-transforming message with the world. In this highly anticipated work, West leads us into the depth of Christ s nuptial union with the Church, demonstrating how authentic Catholic teaching on the body and sex saves us from both the libertine perspective of popular culture "and" the cold puritanism that has sometimes infected Christianity. In the process, West provides a blueprint for reaching our sexually broken world in the new evangelization. "

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9780307987112
Publication Date: 
2011-12-31
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AUTHENTIC HUMAN SEXUALITY

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$24.00

Sex pervades our culture, going far beyond the confines of the bedroom into the workplace, the church and the media. Yet despite all the attention and even obsession devoted to sex, human sexuality remains confusing and even foreboding. What, after all, is authentic human sexuality? That is the question Judith and Jack Balswick set out to answer in this wide-ranging and probing book. Informed by sociology, psychology and theology, the Balswicks investigate how human sexuality originates both biologically and socially, lay groundwork for a normative Christian interpretation of sexuality, show how authentic sexuality is necessarily grounded in relationships, and explore such forms of "inauthentic sexuality" as sexual harassment, pornography and rape. Since its first publication in 1999, Authentic Human Sexuality has established itself as a standard text at numerous colleges and seminaries. While maintaining the book's overall structure, this new paper edition offers updated discussions and bibliographies throughout, including a completely new chapter on sexual development throughout the human lifespan and a substantially revised chapter on sexual beings in relationship that incorporates a trinitarian theological perspective. A new generation of students, pastors, psychologists and sociologists engaged in counseling will be indebted to the Balswicks for this updated study of this endlessly fascinating and perplexing facet of human identity.

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9780830828838
Publication Date: 
2008-06-30
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AUTHENTIC LOVE

$25.95

Love is at the heart of our being, and missing or damaged love is behind many mental and emotional problems. Love Therapy is an effective way of helping them.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780818912641
Publication Date: 
2008-11-18

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PRAY FOR

$13.00

The surprising, dramatic truth about prayer how it can harm us...and how we can protect ourselves

From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Healiung Words" and "Prayer is Good Medicine" comes this compelling exploration of the negative side of prayer. Larry Dossey, M.D., offers remarkable evidence that, just as prayer can be used positively to affect health and healing, it can be also be used for negative and destructive purposed. With fascinating true stories, case histories, and scientific analysis, Dossey explores the nature of "toxic" prayer and teaches us how to protect ourselves from its threatening influence.

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9780062514349
Publication Date: 
1998-09-22
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BECOMING BREAD

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$14.00

Elegant and lyrical meditations on making bread and creating love through every season of your life.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781587680236
Publication Date: 
2002-12-31
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BECOMING FRIENDS

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$14.99

How do Christians understand friendship and intimacy? How does worship form Christians into a community of the friends of God? What virtues does God call us to incorporate into our lives? In "Becoming Friends," Paul Wadell explores the connections between worship, justice, friendship, and the life we are called to live.
This engaging and accessible book offers a fresh viewpoint from which to explore the nature of Christian friendship. Such friendship, Wadell contends, is more than a bonding of people with similar interests, a "ritual of hopeless consolation." True Christian friendship summons us to love all of our neighbors. Wadell examines obstacles to and characteristics of true friendship and, drawing from the works of Augustine, Aelred of Rievaulx, and other Christian exemplars, contends that we are called to serve God through friendship and that this calling requires us to cultivate certain virtues--especially hope, justice, and forgiveness.
"Becoming Friends" offers a provocative look into the nature and importance of true Christian friendship. Anyone looking to reflect on the indispensable role of good friendships in the Christian life will find this a hopeful and encouraging book.

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9781587430510
Publication Date: 
2002-06-30
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BEFORE THEY ASK

$10.00

A guide for parents of children from birth through age twelve, Before They Ask is a resource that helps parents know what to say, and how to say it, to their preteens about sexuality. Written in an easy, conversational style, this resource is suitable for any parent or adult who wants to talk with children about sex from a Christian perspective. A great source for honest and factual information.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687738557
Publication Date: 
1999-02-28
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BEFORE YOU LIVE TOGETHER

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$9.99

Will Living Together Bring You Closer or Drive You Apart? You are about to make a decision that will take your life in a totally new direction, one that will have a lasting impact on you and someone you love. If you are wrestling with that decision, now is the time to stop and set your emotions gently aside and take time to sort through your own feelings, as well as other people's opinions about what is best for you. The basic message of Before You Live Together is candid, caring and thoughtful, using true stories to illustrate different living-together situations and their outcomes. It also addresses the basic questions and issues you may have asked yourself, including: Is this the best way to find out if we are compatible? Why do we need a piece of paper to tell us we are committed to each other? Is it so much cheaper than paying two rents? While this book presents biblical values in a compelling and loving way, it never lectures, but instead seeks to help you decide what is best for both of you. Read it for yourself. Read it with the one you love. Read it to make the right decision at the time when it matters most.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780830732524
Publication Date: 
2003-08-08

BETWEEN PEOPLE

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780809124404

BETWEEN THE SEXES

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$16.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9780800618346
Publication Date: 
1984-12-31

BIBLES SEVEN SECRETS TO HEALTHY EATING

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We read Genesis 1 and know that God's creation is a masterpiece, but do we realize how good His creation is? Do we realize that the vitamins, minerals, and fibers in the foods He created so intimately coincide with the needs of our bodies that to live without them is impossible? Vegetables, grains, fruits, honey, milk, meats, oils, water--all are essential for a healthy existence. To encourage proper stewardship of God's gifts of health and life, Joyce Rogers introduces you to the world of natural foods, a world where nutrition not only provides the basic elements for life, but also becomes the basis for many of the images within the Christian life. The Bread of Life, the Living Water, the Blood of Christ--all take on even greater significance as Rogers explains the nutritional value of natural foods and their effect upon our bodies. With information like this, Rogers impresses you with the need for healthy consumption. With spiritual applications, she challenges you to evaluate your own eating habits. And with tips and recipes, she inspires you to experiment and form new culinary customs and traditions. When you appreciate the intricate relationship between food and life, then you will see in a new way all that God has made and know that it is good.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781581342673
Publication Date: 
2001-01-23
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BLAME IT ON THE BRAIN

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ISBN/SKU: 
0875526020

BLESSING

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Explains how the biblical gift of "the blessing" is the key to one's self-worth and emotional well-being.

Every human needs the gift of "the blessing" the unconditional love and approval that comes from a healthy relationship with one's parents. In this update to the best-selling classic "The Blessing," coauthors John Trent and Gary Smalley offer a fresh perspective on this life-changing gift with solid, practical advice on how to be a blessing as well as how to insure that your parents, spouse, and children all feel the security of family approval.

"The Blessing" powerfully communicates biblical truths on how to instill self-worth and emotional well-being into others based on these five essential elements:

  • Meaningful touch
  • A spoken message
  • Attaching high value
  • Picturing a special future
  • An active commitment
  • No matter the age, the approval of our parents affects how we view ourselves and how we relate to others. So what if we've missed it? The final chapters explain what happens to children who do and how they can learn to live apart from the blessing. "

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780785260844
    Publication Date: 
    2004-07-11
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    BLESSING

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    $7.50

    Brian spent a lifetime seeking his father's approval. His father wanted him to be the best and the brightest, and Brian tried - desperately! When his father lay dying, Brian rushed to his bedside to plead one last time, "Please say you love me, please!"
    We all have a powerful need to know that someone in this world loves us and accepts us unconditionally. We especially crave our parents' blessing, and without it, we may become angry and driven, or detached and empty. We may also feel this hurtful lack between brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, or even within our religious congregation.
    Now family counselors Gary Smalley and John Trent, Ph.D., show us how we can transform our lives - even when it is no longer possible to receive our parents' blessing. They reveal the five key elements of the blessing, describe the most common home situations where a blessing has been denied (one of them may be ours), and offer practical, effective methods to heal broken hearts and families. Most important, they explain how we can be a blessing, and pass on that life-changing gift to our love ones.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780671737436
    Publication Date: 
    1990-10-31
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    BODY & SOCIETY

    $22.00

    Addresses the practice of permanent sexual renunciation that developed in Christian circles from the first to the fifth centuries AD. This book describes the early Christians and their preoccupations. It follows the reflection and controversy these notions generated among Christian writers. It is intended for classicists and medievalists.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780231061018
    Publication Date: 
    1990-04-24
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    BODY IN CONTEXT

    $21.95

    This is an examination of the principal arguments and style of argument which Christians, and particularly the Roman Catholic Church, have advanced in support of Christian standards in sexual ethics asks whether the arguments used are valid or flawed.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780826453563
    Publication Date: 
    2001-03-13
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    BREAKING FREE

    $13.00

    Our world is awash in sex. We are bombarded with it everywhere we turn--TV, newspapers and magazines, music, movies and the Internet. When this ever-present temptation mixes with human weaknesses and unmet needs, many get pulled into addiction to sexually sinful behavior. They may detest their own habits, but they can't seem to break free. Is there any hope? Russell Willingham speaks from his own experience and that of the many he has counseled. His answer? "Yes! There is hope. Jesus offers forgiveness and healing." True stories show how the principles in this book can be put into action. The essentials are spelled out in practical steps that can help people begin to break free. Willingham deals with such issues as

  • what all addicts have in common
  • the hunt of the malnourished heart
  • where to find the courage to face the dark side
  • wrestling with shame and grace
  • the healing effect of radical honesty
  • This realistic yet hopeful book offers a new way to see the world for every person who wants to understand and break free from sexual addiction.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830817917
    Publication Date: 
    1999-02-12
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    BREATHE SEE NOURISH ENERGIZE: A PATHWAY TO HEALING

    $20.00

    Drawing on scripture as well as holistic health practices, this practical guide blends the growing interest in spirituality and health with the examples set by Jesus, who encouraged his followers to embrace a life marked by physical healing, emotional wholeness, and spiritual abundance-moving people from physical pain to enlightenment and spiritual revelation. The book offers the four key principles-breathe, see, nourish and energize-as a daily living practice for readers to begin nurturing themselves both from the outside in, and the inside out. The book also offers techniques to help readers apply these principles in their dayto- day lives. A chapter is devoted to each of the four disciplines within the title. Each chapter describes the practice, placing it firmly and logically within the context of scripture. Throughout the discourse, the author shares stories of how people have encountered, struggled, and succeeded with the different elements of each practice. She also demonstrates how this overall process can lead to physical, mental, and spiritual transformation. Spiritual exercises, along with scripture passages, provide handy encouragement for readers to begin readily incorporating these disciplines into their lives.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781596270923
    Publication Date: 
    2009-03-31
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    CALLED TO LOVE

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    $24.00

    Christianity has long been regarded as viewing the body as a threat to a person's spiritual nature and of denying its sexual dimension. In 1979, Pope John Paul II departed from this traditional dichotomy and offered an integrated vision of the human body and soul. In a series of talks that came to be known as the theology of the body, he explained the divine meaning of human sexuality and why the body provides answers to fundamental questions about our lives. In CALLED TO LOVE, Carl Anderson, chairman of the world's largest catholic service organization, and Fr. Jose Granados discuss the philosophical and religious significance of the theology of the body in language at once poetic and profound. As they explain, the body speaks of God, it reveals His goodness, and it also speaks of man and women and their vocation to love. CALLED TO LOVE brings to life the tremendous gift John Paul II bestowed on humanity and gives readers a new understanding of the Christian way of love and how to embrace it fully in their lives.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780385527712
    Publication Date: 
    2009-03-31
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    CALLED TO LOVE: APPROACHING JOHN PAUL II'S THEOLOGY OF THE BODY

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    $13.99

    A thoughtful, accessible work on the beauty of love and the splendor of the body, inspired by Pope John Paul II.
    Christianity has long been regarded as viewing the body as a threat to a person's spiritual nature and of denying its sexual dimension. In 1979, Pope John Paul II departed from this traditional dichotomy and offered an integrated vision of the human body and soul. In a series of talks that came to be known as "the theology of the body," he explained the divine meaning of human sexuality and why the body provides answers to fundamental questions about our lives.
    In "Called to Love," Carl Anderson, chairman of the world's largest catholic service organization, and Fr. Jose Granados discuss the philosophical and religious significance of "the theology of the body" in language at once poetic and profound. As they explain, the body speaks of God, it reveals His goodness, and it also speaks of men and women and their vocation to love. "Called to Love "brings to life the tremendous gift John Paul II bestowed on humanity and gives readers a new understanding of the Christian way of love and how to embrace it fully in their lives.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780770435745
    Publication Date: 
    2012-06-30
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    CATHOLIC HANDBOOK ON SEX

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    $10.95

    Children of the Light know that human sexuality is not just about the pleasures of the flesh, but about the witness of holy lives. And holy lives need be neither dull nor lacking in pleasure. So we ask not, What and how much can I get away with and still hope to see the face of God? but, How can I feel confident that my deeds and my attitudes are in keeping with human dignity so that I can act and walk confidently as a son or daughter of the Most High God?
    What does the Church teach? If I do not immediately understand the wisdom of a position or teaching, shall I presume that the Church is wrong and should change to share my opinion? What if I find some teachings difficult either to understand or to put into practice? These are the questions that launch Fr. Graham s investigations into this topic.
    Those who seek only a good time will find this book out of step with that desire. Those who seek to participate as fully as possible in what it means to be both fully human and fully alive will be both cheered and challenged here.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780809147373
    Publication Date: 
    2011-10-15

    CATHOLIC SEXUAL ETHICS

    $12.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780879738051
    Publication Date: 
    1985-02-28
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    CATHOLIC SEXUAL ETHICS

    $12.95

    The morality of sexuality explored with references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Veritatis Splendor, Evangelium Vitae, and more.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780879739522
    Publication Date: 
    1998-08-31
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