And the first book(s) is...

Wondering what that "(s)" is, well you are about to find out...

Since February is our very first month of the book club, I thought it would be appropriate to stick with the theme of love.

Hold on, hold on. Don't skip to the next blog just yet.
Before you throw up by the cheesiness of this idea, stick with me.

For a lot of us (married and single) Valentine's Day makes us want to throw up.
If you are in a relationship, some of you really get into and love the whimsicality of it all. But if you are honest, when the day is over, it's over. And that makes it even harder.
If you aren't in a relationship, it can make you want to get a gallon of Dryers and watch Pride and Prejudice on repeat all day.
Or if you are like me, you just can't stand the holiday and how it forces you to do the whole "love" thing, while charging ten times as much as food, flowers, chocolate, etc. should cost.

One of my VERY FAVORITE THINGS TO TALK ABOUT is sex with married ladies and boys with singles. If you know me at all, you know this. Why? Because it gets us women real, and gets us real fast. We open up so quickly when these things are being talked about. Awkward maybe the first few minutes, but these talks could go on and on and on.

As women, we often just don't get tired of talking about intimacy. Especially our issues with intimacy.
I think it is the perfect month to deal with some those issues.

So our very first book is...

Intimate Issues
by Linda Dillow & Lorraine Pintus.

And guess what else?!
I have been emailing back and forth with the author, Lorraine Pintus!
I was concerned how this would work for singles and this is what she had to say:

"Hi Becky, this is Lorraine Pintus, co-author of Intimate Issues. I would say that about 75% of that book would be appropriate for single women because: 1) You need to understand God's perspective of sex, 2) You need to know what God permits sexually--and what He doesn't permit according to His Word, 3) You need to know how to flee sexual temptation,4) You need to understand how body image affects you as a woman, 5) You need to know how to get over the guilt of your past.

But some of the chapters are not appropriate for single women: 1) How do I recapture the passion, 2) The chapter on orgasm, 3) How do I make love with kids wrapped around my knees.

Linda and I also wrote a book on God's perspective for single women called Gift-wrapped by God.
It might be fun in your book club to have the married women read Intimate Issues and the single women to read Gift-wrapped by God. You'd certainly have some lively discussions!"

Now this is where the "(s)" comes in.
Singles, you have an option to read either Intimate Issues or a book the same authors wrote just for singles.

Gift-Wrapped by God
by Linda Dillow & Lorraine Pintus.

How is this going to work?
I am LOVING that we are going to have two books going.
I am LOVING that discussion is going to be SO MUCH BETTER because of where we are each in life.

Singled or married, we are still women. Our Intimate Issues are so much deeper than what is on our ring finger. The perspective that can come from the discussion could be so good.

So go order your books and log back in on the February 1st. I'll do a blog post getting us started and letting you know how discussion will work-- it's going to be so fun!

You can buy Intimate Issues on Amazon, HERE.
You can buy Gift-Wrapped by God on Amazon, HERE.