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Intended for Pleasure: Sex Technique and Sexual Fulfillment in Christian Marriage Hardcover – May 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Revell; 4 edition (May 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800719379
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800719371
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Inside Flap

The most important book on Christian sexuality is better than ever

A classic for thirty years, Intended for Pleasure is an easy-to-read reference book that combines biblical teaching on love and marriage with the latest medical information on sex and sexuality. This popular resource gently encourages married couples to make their sexual relationship the fulfilling experience it was meant to be. This is a complete sex manual with basic facts, illustrations, and frank discussion of all facets of human sexuality. A perfect gift for newlyweds and a sourcebook for pastors and marriage counselors, this book has helped more than a million people understand and enjoy the gift God intended for pleasure.

In this fourth edition you will enjoy a new foreword by Dennis Rainey, as well as updated medical information and resources.|"The most medically accurate description of sexual function in the male and female available today. This material is presented in wholesome terms that would be of help to any married or soon-to-be married couple."--Tim LaHaye

"Dr. Wheat identifies the sexual problems we've been hesitant to reveal and offers solutions. It is a most helpful balance of the scriptural and the sensual--the technique and the practical. I warmly recommend it."--J. Allam Petersen, Director of Family Concern


Ed Wheat, MD (1926-2001), was a family physician for decades and an authority on premarital and marital counseling. His wife, Gaye Wheat, has presented Christian Home seminars with her husband.

From the Back Cover

Make your sexual relationship the fulfilling experience God meant it to be

God gave humankind the gift of sex. But many couples don't experience the kind of joy and fulfillment God intended. If you've ever been frustrated with a lack of intimacy in your marriage, or if you just want to know more about how you can get the most out of your relationship, Intended for Pleasure is for you.

This honest and frank resource will answer your questions about sex and sexuality, improving sexual response, sex techniques for pregnancy, birth control, sex at any age, solutions for sexual problems, and much more. All of the questions you've been afraid to ask (or didn't even know to ask!) are answered right here.

Customer Reviews

We read it while engaged and highly recommend it.
Berina Woods
Very good book, still like it a lot and would buy it again Hope you will enjoy it, as well!
Claudia Maier
This book is very informative and tackles sex from a christian standpoint.
dave

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76 of 94 people found the following review helpful By KellyTTE on September 4, 2011
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This was so bad, i felt compelled to write my first review to encourage people to wave off from buying this book.

As a male that is very sexually experienced, but relatively new in my walk with Christ, I read this book at the request of my significant other. I admit that I found the first three chapters on the role of sex in a Christian marriage compelling. After that, the information quickly went into basic anatomy, and a few tired sex clichés a lot of pitches for companion books that he and his wife have penned on other relationship subjects, and soon after totally bottomed out. Once it hit bottom, Dr. Wheat starts to dig. I forced myself to speed read thru the remaining and finally had to put the book down in absolute disappointment when I came to the one brief entry on oral sex that basically boiled the act as a 'crutch' for men lacking the self-discipline to use intercourse to bring their mate to orgasm (chapter 15, pg 242). Or that a woman unhappy with the after sex mess 'use a tampon to control the issue' (chapter 15, pg 240).

The ONLY reason I gave this book two stars was for the first three chapters. Beyond that, this book has few redeeming qualities. Look at some of the other recommendations in this review thread for some better alternatives.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By dave on September 22, 2013
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This book is very informative and tackles sex from a christian standpoint. It was a good read for me and my wife before marriage and it helped to ease her nerves, really glad the pastor required us to read it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Reed on November 4, 2013
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Way better than Sheet Music! If you're looking for Biblical advice on being a good wife or husband (in the bedroom and otherwise), this book is THE BEST!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Smith on June 20, 2014
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Dr. Ed Wheat hits a home run and this book is helpful to all Christian couples. His approach is clearly Biblical and helpful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael on December 30, 2012
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This is a manual combining a strong Christian ethic to sexuality and excellenet clinical data on the biology. Here the psychology and physiology of sex is presented in a clearly Christian manner. Despite our so called sexual revolution and freedom, this manual proves that most people still do not understand sex at any level.

This is a sex manual for Christians and Counselors looking for accurate and biblical advice.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CourtM on June 19, 2014
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Little old fashioned but still full of good information, especially if you parents never really gave you that talk and you didn't have sex education. Our pastor had us read it a month before we got married.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nash on March 26, 2014
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This book is a great way to help couples start off their marriage right! Plenty of great information and advice for engaged or newly married couples. We buy one for every close friend that gets engaged!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By francis on November 18, 2014
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All newlyweds should read this. It prepared me for marriage and set my mind in right thinking toward sex. I credit much of my satisfaction in marriage to the advices and practical tools in this book. I have purchased it for others, too, because it was so helpful! We are created to enjoy one another in marriage! Embrace it!
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