Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Good Girl's Guide to Great Sex

Hello Saturday morning non-fiction readers!

This morning I woke up in bed and miraculously the kids were still sleeping, and then oh surprises of all surprises I hear my husbands voice playing with the kids and getting them breakfast.  What a great treat to lay in bed just listening and enjoying the beautiful sound of laughing and giggles.  It's a good thing I'm reviewing a sex book because this morning definitely put me in the mood with my husband's chivalrous act.

The Good Girl's Guide to Great Sex is a fun way of learning about your body (as a woman, sorry guys this is really is all about the lady's) and the way your body is when you're enjoying great sex.  Please let me preface this,  Sheila Wray Gregoire made this book for lady's having sex in the marriage bed.  If you're not doing that, you probably will really hate this book.  Sorry again, but that's the best way I can give forewarning.  This book is best read when you're about to enter in marriage, having a struggle in this specific department, or just really enjoy making you and your husband happy by bettering your sex life.

I really enjoyed reading a book on sex by a woman for a woman.  This, I think, is the best way to learn about your body.  There are numerous books out there on this topic, but this is the first I could really say "She knows exactly what I have had struggles with."  Many times a man can not understand the emotional roller coaster of your wedding night, or the frustration that can happen after a bad experience.  Ms.  Gregoire does an awesome job at doing this and giving the facts!  I actually will plan on using this for my daughters (in the far future),  Sheila had some awesome ideas and advice for women on why they should wait until they're married.  I just loved it.

One teeny tiny thing that just kind of irked me was the comparison of a good girl and bad girl. I'm sure the author knows fully well about this Biblical fact, but If we're referencing the Bible; all of us fall short and are bad.  There is no good, we are all bad in God's eyes, and the only thing that can save us is Jesus Christ.  Through His death and conquering death, He made our path to God so that we may have a relationship with God.  Jesus being our Lord and Savior died for our sins so that His blood may cover are sins and we may be holy and blameless in the sight of God.  I hope you understand why I had trouble swallowing the whole good girl versus bad girl, because in God's sight without Jesus we're all bad.  Other then that the book was great and the facts were dead on, so dear readers  please read this book.

*This e-book was given to me via netgalley for my honest opinion.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

What a simple message, what a life changing decision.  Please think and consider this verse.  God loves you!  God loves you so much that he desires a relationship with you.  So much that He sacrificed His only Son, so that you can have a relationship with Him.  So do as the verse says believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins, and that He is God.  He is the way, the truth, and the light.


  1. Thanks so much for your review! I'm glad you liked the book; and I do think the "woman to woman" thing is what I wanted when I was married, and couldn't find it. So I tried to write the book that I would have benefited from.

    I really do hear you about the good girl/bad girl thing, though, and I'm sorry I didn't make it more explicit. I tried, on pages 17-20, to really delve into this. Here's one paragraph where I summed up my argument, from page 18:

    "What God sees, when he looks at you, is Jesus. He sees Jesus' love, Jesus' sacrifice, Jesus' goodness. He sees that you are now a Good Girl, because you've embraced the truly Good One.

    That is good news! You can be a Good Girl even if you weren't a virgin on your wedding night. You can be a Good Girl if you're struggling with sexual problems, if you're haunted by your past, or if you're just simply trying to get over this deep-seated fear that sex is somehow dirty. Being a Good Girl is not based on what you do; it's based on whose you are. And if you choose to follow God, and his design for sex, then you're a Good Girl." (page 18)

    I'm really sorry if this didn't come through more in the book, because that certainly is what I believe. I try to make sure that I stress this when I speak, and I'll take your comment to heart to make sure there's no misunderstanding.


    Sheila from To Love, Honor and Vacuum!

  2. Sheila thank you so much for your kind words and explanation! Again your book is an awesome tool for women and I definitely have been using some of your ideas as well as using it when the time is right with my daughters.