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Interview: What can our sexuality teach us about God? with Shannon Ethridge

with Shannon Ethridge, Christian Sexuality Expert

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Season 2, episode 59
47 min / Published November 2, 2020
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Episode 59 – What do you do with your sexual thoughts and feelings? How do you reconcile the sexual and the spiritual, within the context of a healthy, Christian marriage? As a single person, what do you do with all those thoughts? What does sex look like when we age? What does prayer have to do with a healthy, God-honoring sex life? How can you make your sex life come alive within your Christian marriage?

Whether you are married or not, these questions are relevant for you today. As Christians, how do we talk about healthy, holy sex? What does sex have to do with intimacy with God?

Stephanie welcomes bestselling author, international speaker Shannon Ethridge, Sexuality Expert and devoted Christian. This interview takes us deep into the connection between the spiritual and the sexual. This is an honest, deep, vulnerable conversation between two Christian women, both deeply committed to the Lord, and to a healthy marriage!

Yes, we’re diving into what healthy sexuality looks like from a biblical perspective today. And we are diving deep!

Shannon Ethridge is an award-winning author of 22 books including the best-selling Every Woman’s Battle series, which sold over 1 million copies and was published in 30 different languages! She says, “we want to learn to be interested and motivated sex partners, but only with our husbands. That is what holy sex looks like.” And then we take it to the spiritual level. What does all this have to do with God?

The topic of this episode is not for very young ears, so please be advised not to listen to this in the presence of little ones, unless you are ready to answer questions about physical intimacy in marriage, and a healthy sex life!

This is a conversation for married couples, for singles alike. It takes us to the Throne Room in worship and wonder.

Shannon’s more recent books include The Sexually Confident Wife and The Fantasy Fallacy, which the American Association of Christian Counselors declared “a must-read for every pastor, every counselor, and every sexual being on the planet!”

In addition to writing best-selling books and speaking all over the world the past 27 years, she is a certified life coach with a master’s degree in counseling & human relationships.  She LOVES working with individuals, couples, and groups to help them make PEACE with their sexual past and cultivate RICH and REWARDING romantic relationships.

This episode is absolutely NOT recommended for young children.

Quotes:

-          “Single women seem to think they can’t live without sex, and married women, that they can’t live with it.”

-          “We are called to be horny and holy at the same time.”

You will find more at shannonethridge.com

Show notes

More about Shannon:

Shannon is a million-copy best-selling author, international speaker, and certified life coach with a master’s degree in Counseling/Human Relations from Liberty University. She has spoken to youth, college students, and adults since 1989. Her passions include:

Challenging adults and teens to embrace a life of sexual integrity

Encouraging married couples in their pursuit of sexual and emotional fulfillment

Counseling women who have looked for love in all the wrong places 

Equipping parents to instill sexual values in children at an early age

Her passion for healthy sexuality actually began in Mortuary College. Her first career choice, becoming a mortician, led Ethridge to work on dead bodies. Many she embalmed were young people who had died from AIDS or committed suicide as a result of an HIV positive diagnosis. Because of her own promiscuous teenage years, she knew it was a miracle that she was standing over the embalming table rather than laying on top of it.

These experiences inspired her to begin speaking boldly and bluntly to teen, college-age, and adult audiences about the benefits of sexual integrity. She has taught and counseled thousands of young singles and married couples over two decades. She is the author of 22 books, including:

- the best-selling Every Woman’s Battle series about sexual and emotional integrity

- the 5-book Completely His series about spiritual intimacy with Christ

- her book for the mainstream market, The Sexually Confident Wife

- and her latest releases with Thomas Nelson, The Fantasy Fallacy: Exposing the Deeper Meaning Behind Sexual Thoughts and The Passion Principles: Celebrating Sexual Freedom in Marriage; Shannon’s two riveting fiction novels, To Know You and Veil of Secrets.

Shannon has been featured on The Today Show (MSNBC), appeared on the cover of Today’s Christian Woman Magazine, and is a frequent guest on international radio & television shows such as The 700 Club, Life Today with James & Betty Robison, FamilyLife Today with Dennis Rainey, and New Life Live! with Stephen Arterburn. She has also been published in numerous magazines such as Focus on the Family, Brio, and LifeWay and is the winner of a Gold Medallion Award for Excellence in Publishing.

Find more at shannonethridge.com

 

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