True Love in a World of False Hope: Sex, Romance & Real People

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In a sex-saturated society, sex is on everyone's mind. And Christians are no exception. For many unmarried people, sex is the forbidden fruit, which makes it all the more intriguing. True Love in a World of False Hope presents an up-front, hopeful—and even humorous—look at God's plan for sexual relationships.

Robbie Castleman believes reclaiming purity in relationships is a journey toward holiness. In sprightly, straight-for-the-target prose, she shows how unmarried Christians ...

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Overview

In a sex-saturated society, sex is on everyone's mind. And Christians are no exception. For many unmarried people, sex is the forbidden fruit, which makes it all the more intriguing. True Love in a World of False Hope presents an up-front, hopeful—and even humorous—look at God's plan for sexual relationships.

Robbie Castleman believes reclaiming purity in relationships is a journey toward holiness. In sprightly, straight-for-the-target prose, she shows how unmarried Christians can wait until marriage without turning into prudes or wallflowers. She helps us see how we can mold and groom our desires, preparing for a lifetime of joyous and responsible sex within marriage. Provocative chapter titles include: "Hormones for Holy People," "Emotional Fornication and Other No-Nos," "Timing is Everything," "Touch Me, Touch Me Not," "Detours, Potholes, Road Hazards" and "Sinful Saints."

Spiced with humor and refreshingly clear advice, True Love in a World of False Hope is the book on dating and sex for today's generation of young adults.

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Discipleship Journal
"Robbie Castleman speaks compassionately about the pressures single believers face as they wrestle with the difficulties of dating, sexual purity and spiritual integrity. With many anecdotes from her own journey, Castleman offers practical, biblical counsel on moving from friendship to marriage in a God-honoring way."
Provident Bookfinder
"Robbie Castleman has written an honest, unprudish book on the sometimes tangled world of sex, love and relationships. . . . [She] gives clear advice on remaining pure, on the importance of honest communication over the guessing games so often played, of keeping Christ first."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830819584
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 6/4/1996
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Robbie F. Castleman (D.Min., University of Dubuque) is professor of biblical studies and theology at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She previously served for several years as a staff member with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, specializing in ministry to graduate students at campuses in and around Tallahassee, Florida.

She is the author of the Fisherman Bible Guides Miracles, Elijah, David and King David (Shaw/Waterbrook) and the IVP Connect LifeGuide Bible Study Peter, and she is a contributor to the book For All the Saints (Knox/Westminster).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue: Edging Toward Eden
1. Hormones for Holy People
2. Sex & a Bad-Hair Day
3. Sex Ed, Jimmy Kaye & KYEOJ
4. Ain't Love Grand?
5. Emotional Fornication & Other No-nos
6. Let's Talk
7. Timing Is Everything
8. Touch Me, Touch Me Not
9. Detours, Potholes, Road Hazards
10. Autoerotic Activity & the Sisters at Delta Theta Sigma
11. Sinful Saints
12 . Sexual Disappointments
13. True Love . . . Or Not
Epilogue: Redeemed Rebels

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