Pulling Back the Shades Book Review

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Book Author(s): Dannah Gresh & Dr. Juli Slattery
Book Genre: non-fiction, marriage
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Publisher: Moody
ISBN: 080241088X
My Rating:   5/5 Stars

Book Summary

Pulling Back the Shades: Erotica, Intimacy, and the Longings of a Woman’s Heart is a book that exposes the lies behind what 50 Shades of Grey tries to get you to believe and teaches you how to satisfy the longings in a God-given way.

My Thoughts

Ever have a book help you understand yourself better? That is what Pulling Back the Shades: Erotica, Intimacy, and the Longings of a Woman’s Heart did for me. The first chapter gave five longings women try to fulfill by reading erotica and why 50 Shades of Grey got so popular. I personally identified with all of the reasons. I had read 50 Shades of Grey, primarily because I wanted to know what all the hoopla was about. After I read it, I kind of fell for the lies. You can even read a comment on one of my friend’s blogs where I defended reading it. I was so wrong and found that out during a devotional my husband and I completed about 5 months ago. Once we discovered how sex was supposed to be, our sex life was transformed. Pulling Back the Shades can do the same for you!

I plan on diving deeper into Pulling Back the Shades and going through some of the discussion questions here on the blog. With my husband battling an addiction to pornography I need my heart and mind completely on God and His principles when it comes to my sex life. I can be a great influence on my husband and do not want to cause him to fall.

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Pulling Back the Shades Group Discussion Questions