HOLY SEX! A Catholic Guide to Toe-Curling, Mind-Blowing, Infallible Loving
Dr. Gregory K. Popcak
Crossroad Publishing Company
Sexuality & Gender Studies
Most people believe the lie that Christians have a dim, ignorant, and pleasure-killing view of sex. Nothing could be further from the truth! Not only can faithful Christian couples experience a sexual life that could make even the most jaded pagan jealous, Christian lovers are virtually commanded by God and their faith to do so. In his new book, HOLY SEX! A Catholic Guide to Toe-Curling, Mind-Blowing, Infallible Loving, Dr. Gregory Popcak will reveal what it takes for couples to celebrate a toe-curling, eye-popping, mind-blowing, deeply spiritual, and profoundly sacramental sexuality.
Popcak is the founder/executive director of the Pastoral Solutions Institute, a nationally syndicated talk radio psychotherapist, the author of seven books on marriage and family life, and a regular speaker at workshops on sex and marriage. In the experimental sexual culture du jour, “spiritual” sexuality (i.e. karmic sex, tantric sex, kosher sex, etc.) is all the rage. Today’s liberated sexual adventurers would be shocked to discover that couples who truly understand and practice the Church’s teaching on sexuality experience a level of passion and fulfillment that leaves every trendy technique in the dust. In his over 4000 hours of experience counseling Catholic couples, Popcak has witnessed time and again the transformative power of Holy Sex.
“Most people think that only secular sexperts or ancient, moldering pagan mystics have anything to teach the world about sex,” Popcak states. “These people have never encountered the truth, beauty, goodness, and vitality that is the mystical Christian spirituality of sex or the practical wisdom it imparts to those couples who seek it. Now you can know the truth, and the truth will set your love free.”
HOLY SEX! explodes several myths about sex, particularly the notions that Christians don’t know much about it --- except how not to have fun while they “do it” --- or the relative unimportance of sex in Christian married life as “a nice thing to do at the end of the day… if you have the time and energy.” The book presents compelling neurobiological evidence in support of the author’s contention that our bodies were created for Holy Sex and when we settle for Eroticism, Satan’s cheap knock-off version, our bodies pay the price. By joining his skills as an apologist with the corroborating scientific evidence, Popcak presents an argument for joyous sexuality within the monogamy of marriage that is difficult to shake.
Conflict about sexual issues is one of the chief reasons couples seek counseling. Without a doubt, it is the primary reason men seek marital counseling. Though HOLY SEX! draws on Catholic Tradition, the insights in the book on resolving these issues are universally applicable. HOLY SEX! includes invaluable practical resources such as The Four Pleasure Principles of Resolving Sexual Conflict that will help any couple navigate the sexual struggles of marriage, evaluate the general health of their relationship, and become better lovers, both in and out of the sack.
Popcak’s conversational style, infused with respectful humor and a remarkable knack for metaphor, makes for a book that is as entertaining as it is instructive. His belief that “there is no point in being grimly pious about sex” is made manifest through witty references to the errant notion that God doesn’t care much about “the dangly bits shaken between consenting adults behind closed doors” and the equally mistaken opposite view --- the dreaded “Style Me Puritan” approach to sexuality.
“Holy Sex is a banquet created by God as a vital, spiritually transforming part of marriage, but most people are settling for the appetizers,” Popcak asserts. “When you do sex His way, Heaven will be wedded to earth as you and your spouse walk the path toward becoming Infallible Lovers --- the kind of lovers who can infuse their marital lives with a passion that reaches biblical proportions.”
HOLY SEX! A Catholic Guide to Toe-Curling, Mind-Blowing, Infallible Loving © Copyright 2017 by Dr. Gregory K. Popcak. Reprinted with permission by Crossroad Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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