I am 34 years old, and I still get completely, utterly, ridiculously squirmy when it comes to talking about sex.
I can talk about diverse parenting choices, theological quandaries, children who poop in public, and even replacing your toilet paper with cloth wipes. All of those topics and more without the slightest tremor.
I want to crawl under my desk right now. And it's worse in face-to-face conversation. Flushed cheeks, uncontrollable giggling, begging to change the subject. I can't deal.
And so you must know that it is an act of great love and affection for my dear, darling, amazing, gifted friend Marla that I am joining with her in celebrating the launch of her new e-book today:
(Look at the cover! Isn't it fun?)
For some reason, Marla trusts me (even on topics that make me want to hide) and asked me to read an advanced draft of this book. I have to say - if I am going to read about something in the realm of advice and guidance related to sex, I want it to be straightforward, real life, and down-to-earth. A little humor doesn't hurt, either. Skim the euphemisms, spare me the flowery language, let's just cut to it.
I can assure that this is exactly the approach Marla has taken in writing The Husband's Guide.
And I'm telling you, this is a book you want your husband to read.
Why would I want my husband to read a book about getting lucky? Isn't enough that he thinks about it all the time?
No one knows and understands more than Marla about how much guys think about sex and how that makes wives feel. She wrote the book on it. Literally. See: Is That All He Thinks About?
Following the publication of that book, she started receiving emails from the husbands of women who had read her book and whose attitudes and approaches to sex had undergone a big change. Marla writes:
I was floored. You would think they’d be content to let their wives read the book and do the down-and-dirty work of reviving a sickly sex life. But no. Seems they want to do their part.
And so after years of thought and lots of research, The Husband's Guide to Getting Lucky was born.
Who is this book for?
You’re a good guy who loves his wife and wants an intimate relationship with her. You
struggle with lust, sure (and have seen/done plenty of things you’re not proud of), but you
want your wife to be enough for you, and you really want her to want you in bed. You
love Jesus (or you’ve at least got him on your radar) and want to live a life pleasing to
God. You’re often discouraged and frustrated by your wife’s lack of desire for sex, and
you wish she knew how much her rejection hurts you. You’re willing to go the extra mile
to make your sex life better. You just need someone to tell you what that entails.
Preferably using short paragraphs and small words. And possibly pictures.
Sound like anyone you know?
Marla timed this book's release in time for Father's Day, and at $4.99 - yeah, it's a great gift. What husband in the trenches of co-parenting and career-growing and busy-life season wouldn't want a book about the possibility of more sex?
Friends, before you roll your eyes at the thought, I want to assure that what Marla does here is pretty extraordinary for wives, too. Just as in Is That All He Thinks About? she teaches women how to better understand their husbands and what sex means to them, she is careful in The Husband's Guide to teach men about their wives in ways that only a woman can.
What she says to husbands is not a guide to manipulating wives into more sex; it's a thoughtful, honest look at how a healthy view of sex can enrich relationships in some pretty amazing ways.
Marla has a heart for strong, beautiful marriages, and she wants this book to be a blessing to you, too! She is giving away one copy FREE copy of The Husband's Guide to Getting Lucky to a lucky SortaCrunchy reader.
This is going to be a short giveaway, so pay attention to the ways you can enter!
1) Leave a comment telling about a topic it is difficult for you to discuss with your husband.
2) Link to this review from Facebook, Twitter, or any social media you prefer and leave a comment letting me know you did
3) Link to The Husband's Guide to Getting Lucky website from your Facebook, Twitter, or any social media you prefer and leave a comment letting me know you did
So, one entry per person, but three different ways to enter. Does that make sense? I hope so. Giveaway ends 3 PM Central Time on Sunday, June 19th. (father's day!)