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Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discovering the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality

Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl's Heart: Discovering the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality

by Kristen Clark, Bethany Beal


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For the modern Christian woman living in today's sexually charged society, embracing God's design for sex and purity can often feel like an impossible pursuit. As the culture seeks to normalize things such as pornography, erotica, and casual sex, both single and married women of all ages feel immense pressure to conform. With alluring temptations constantly inviting them to join in, they might even begin to question whether God's design is truly good. They wrestle with questions like

- What is the purpose of my sexuality?
- What does it mean to pursue purity?
- Are my sexual longings good or bad?

In this encouraging book, Kristen Clark and Bethany Beal share honestly about their own struggles and victories, and invite women on a personal journey to discover and reclaim a biblical vision for their sexuality. Kristen and Bethany help women understand why God's design for sexuality is good, relevant, and leads to true hope and lasting freedom.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801075575
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 414,849
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kristen Clark is married to her best friend, Zack, and is cofounder of GirlDefined Ministries. She is passionate about promoting the message of God-defined womanhood through blogging, speaking, mentoring young women, and hosting Bible studies in her living room. In the end, she's just a fun-lovin' Texas girl who adores all things outdoors and drinks coffee whenever possible.

Bethany Beal is head-over-heels in love with her best friend and husband, David, and is the super-proud mommy of Davey Jr. She is cofounder of GirlDefined Ministries and is passionate about spreading the truth of biblical womanhood through writing, speaking, and mentoring young women. To her family and close friends, she is simply a tall blonde girl who is obsessed with iced lattes and can't get enough of her sweet baby, Davey Jr.

Kristen and Bethany are the authors of Girl Defined; Love Defined; Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl's Heart; and Shine Bright.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Broken Sexuality

1 We're All Sexually Broken 13

2 Lust: A Girl's Problem Too 25

3 When Everything Right Went Wrong 35

4 Four Cultural Lies about Our Sexual Design 45

Part 2 God's Spectacular Design

5 The Hero Every Woman Needs 63

6 Four Biblical Truths about Our Sexual Design 73

7 Girl, You Were Made for Intimacy 93

8 Imperfect Purity 103

Part 3 What Every Girl Needs To Know

9 Battling Temptation 113

10 The Secret Struggle within Your Mind 125

11 Real Talk: Porn, Erotica, and Masturbation 139

12 Answering the Hush-Hush Questions 161

Part 4 She Is Made Whole

13 Sexual Freedom That Lasts 173

14 Finally Satisfied 187

15 Redeemed Sexuality 195

Appendix: Finding Hope and Healing from Sexual Abuse 205

Discussion Questions 217

Acknowledgments 229

Notes 232

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