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  • Pulling Back the Shades: Erotica, Intimacy, and the Longings of a Woman's Heart

Pulling Back the Shades: Erotica, Intimacy, and the Longings of a Woman's Heart

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Christian women don't have to choose between being sexual and spiritual. They have legitimate longings that the church has been afraid to talk about, and books like Fifty Shades of Grey exploit and distort them. We need the truth on the matter.

Whether you are single or married, sexually dead or just looking to revive your sex life, Pulling Back the Shades will address your desire to be both sexual and spiritual. With solid biblical teaching and transparent stories, trusted authors Dannah Gresh and Dr. Juli Slattery offer an unflinching look at the most personal questions women ask. The book offers practical advice for women to address five core longings:

  • to be cherished by a man
  • to be protected by a strong man
  • to rescue a man
  • to be sexually alive
  • to escape reality

God designed women with these longings and has a plan to satisfy them. It's time for women to identify their intimate longings and God-honoring ways to fulfill them.

About the Authors

Juli Slattery
DR. JULI SLATTERY is the president and cofounder of Authentic Intimacy, a ministry dedicated to reclaiming God's design for sexuality. She is the host of the weekly podcast Java with Juli. She has authored or coauthored twelve books, including Passion Pursuit, Rethinking Sexuality, and Twenty-Five Questions You're Afraid to Ask about Love, Sex, and Intimacy. Juli is a member of the board of trustees of Moody Bible Institute. She and her husband, Mike, have three grown sons and live in Akron, Ohio.

Dannah Gresh
DANNAH GRESH is the cohost of Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth's Revive Our Hearts podcast and a bestselling author. She has written over twenty-eight books, including a Bible study based on the book of Habakkuk. She and her husband, Bob, live on a hobby farm in central Pennsylvania.


Dannah and Juli pull back the shades to shine some light on how erotic literature exploits the deep spiritual and sexual longings of a woman's heart. With the Bible as a mooring, they help us address these longings in healthy and holy ways. If you've read erotica, have been tempted to read it, or are even mildly curious about it, you MUST read this book! 

Mary Kassian, author, Girls Gone Wise

Dannah and Juli have created a beautiful guide book for real intimacy that satisfies our deepest longings. They debunk the lies we naively trade for the Truth. Open the pages of this book to discover the satisfaction you deeply long for.  

Jill Savage, Founder and CEO of Hearts at Home, author of nine books including No More Perfect Moms

Sexual pleasure is not about self-gratification, and it is more than mutual gratification. Single or married, we are called to be spiritually, relationally, and sexually mature, for the glory of God! Whether man or woman, our sinful natures can easily lead us into the false intimacy of BDSM. Pulling Back the Shades exposes the myths of Fifty Shades of Grey. This book will lead many who have fallen into the darkness, back into a passion for God's glory with both a strong mature spiritual and sexual desire.

Harry W. Schaumburg, Founder of Stone Gate Resources, author of False Intimacy and Undefiled

Do you long to be a spiritually satisfied woman? Do you long to be a sexually satisfied woman? Pulling Back the Shades will take you to new places in spiritual and sexual freedom (and it's not to a Red Room of Pain!).

Linda Dillow, speaker and bestselling author of Calm My Anxious Heart and What's It Like to Be Married to Me?

You may be surprised that this is a gracious, sensitive, encouraging, and direct (but not embarrassing) book. Dannah and Juli have tackled a tough topic but do so in a compassionate manner, examining the consequences of a trend that may seem new but was just as much of a challenge to first-century Christians as it is today. The temptation is timeless, but so is the solution. Single women, teens, wives, mothers, aunts, grandmothers, sisters . . . this one's for you.

Carolyn McCulley, author of The Measure of Success, Radical Womanhood, Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye?

Our culture is changing and the blurry lines of what is "right" and "wrong" are confusing to many. It is time for Christian women to take a stand for what is true, right, and holy. Dannah and Juli challenge us
all to lead lives that are above reproach without a hint of sexual immorality. This book is a call to influence, with biblical guidelines, our culture by living lives as wise, godly, and pure women.

Beth Luebe, The Collegiate Navigators

Product Details

ISBN: 978-0-8024-8978-4
Publish Date: March 2014
Format: eBook