What happens when a young woman marries who has been told “having sex is sin”?
Denelle Scanlan struggled with feelings of shame, guilt, and fear as she transitioned from keeping herself pure to having a healthy sexual relationship with her husband. The incomplete message of the Christian purity culture can cause shame, guilt and fear when young women constantly hear negatives about sex, but are not told the positives of sexual intimacy in marriage. This candid personal narrative of a young woman coming to terms with sexual intimacy in marriage after growing up hearing only negatives includes her husband’s viewpoint, journal prompts, and biblical truth. Follow along in Denelle’s journey of discovering: God designed sexual intimacy in marriage as a beautiful form of worship. God cares deeply about our healing there is hope beyond shame. How the church needs to address sex as a positive addition to marriage. Sex in Marriage: From a Four-Letter Word to a Holy Act is a way to get a conversation about sexual intimacy within marriage out in the open.