Release Date: September 15, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60142-158-6 (1-60142-158-3)
Many married women genuinely want to feel more desire toward their husbands. But while sex before marriage was hard to resist, now resisting seems like all they do. In her new book, Barbara Wilson shows how couples can suffer for years from the “invisible bonds” of previous relationships without even knowing it. Hidden emotions of distrust, shame, and resentment can sabotage even the most loving marriage.
In Kiss Me Again, Wilson:
With assessment tools, write-in exercises, and gentle guidance, Kiss Me Again offers a biblical plan for rekindling the closeness and passion women long for in marriage. Because no past is beyond the reach of God’s healing touch.
Barbara Wilson is the author of The Invisible Bond and former director of sexual health education for the Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center in Sacramento. She speaks nationwide to youth and adults with her message of sexual healing, and she teaches frequently in the women’s ministry at the multi-campus Bayside Church in Northern California. Barbara and her husband, Eric, have been married for twenty-eight years.
I’m been married for over 18 years and I can totally relate to this book. In this book, Barbara Wilson talks about the challenges of intimacy in marriage. Most unmarried and newly wed couples will probably say, “isn’t it supposed to get easier, this intimacy, the longer that two people are married?” You’d think so, but it’s not always the case. Life kind of insinuates itself into the marriage and the first thing to suffer is usually the intimacy between the two people in it.
If you have kids, then you know how that could quickly dampen things in the bedroom. Well for us, it did anyway. Especially since we let the girls share our bed. There was a few years when the girls were young that I could probably count on my fingers how many times we had sex in a year. Yeah, you heard right, I said YEAR. If you are lucky enough to never have experienced this, then more power to you. The thing is, the occasional sex quickly becomes a habit the busier your lives get and if you’re not careful, the occasional can turn to never.
In Kiss Me Again, Barbara Wilson combines scientific research with Scripture to offer new insights about what sexual bonding is. This book explores the things that you can do to re-kindle the intimacy that brought you together and the things in your past that may be preventing you from achieving that intimacy. Whether you are religious or not this book will help you think through some of the barriers that is preventing you from becoming more intimate with your spouse.
The main thing that I got from reading this book is ‘kindness’. Sometimes we forget how important this characteristic is in our relationship. Something as simple as being kind to each other can bring affections that we had ignored or put aside in our marriage.
I received an extra copy of this book from Multnomah Books, a division of Random House, to giveaway to one of my readers. Read below how you can enter.
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