Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Sex, Love, and Marriage in the 21st Century: The Next Sexual Revolution

4.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1583483664
ISBN-10: 1583483667
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy new
$14.95
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
17 New from $7.99
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Qty:1
Sex, Love, and Marriage i... has been added to your Cart
More Buying Choices
17 New from $7.99 16 Used from $5.39
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Prime Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Up to 50% off select Non-Fiction books
Featured titles are up to 50% off for a limited time. See all titles
$14.95 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Stayton is an American Baptist minister, relationship counselor, professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Jefferson Medical College, and professor of human sexuality at the Univeristy of Pennsylvania.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (November 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583483667
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583483664
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,391,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
The 22 moving stories in this volume are a welcome antidote to conventional thinking about sexuality, spirituality, marriage, monogamy (no, they are not synonymous), and life. Under the influence of Saints Paul and Augustine, Western Christian thought has long driven a wedge between body and spirit. The stories in this book point the way for us to move beyond that false dichotomy.
These are the stories of real people, struggling with real issues of how to nurture and support the Divine within, not by denial, possessiveness, or compressing love into a tiny box of "acceptable" dimensions. Casting off the falsely imposed shackles of Greco-Roman asceticism concentrated through the lens of Puritanism, the people whose stories are told in this volume offer a message of hope to all of us.
These men and women, lay and clergy, drawn from an array of spiritual paths, are not self-indulgent, spoiled, immature, lascivious, lustful, or any of the other pejoritive epithets likely to be hurled by the ignorant defenders of the confining status quo. Their quest to recognize, nurture, and sustain the love instilled in us all by the Creator of life is sober, mature, responsible, and considered.
I strongly urge anyone who wants to have a better, more mature understanding of the alternative ways of loving that we all may ethically, morally, and responsibly choose to read this book.
Comment 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I appreciate Bill's remarks, but this revolution is not for future generations; it is for ours. There are many of us around Bill's age who have been practicing responsible non-mononogamy for years. As such an individual, this book gave me words for concepts I have struggled to verbalize.
Each of the 22 contributors offered their own personal stories of their journeys to join their sexual selves with their spiritual selves. Our culture has long tried to deny the natural connection between these two elemental parts of each human.
For me, the most enlightening aspect of this book was the devotion to achieving the spiritual/sexual connection that many authors communicated. Their journey was not one of self-pleasuring but rather one of self-fulfillment by connecting with the divine aspect within themselves and others with whom they related deeply. Their's were indeed religious quests.
My rating is not five stars in spite of my glowing remarks about the book. There are technical difficulties with editing that make it a four star book rather that five stars.
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Color me unimpressed. It's a good book &, if you have a copy, then by all means read it & keep your mind open.

But, considering what's gone whizzing by in the past 30+ years, I had very high hopes.

First of all, let's be clear: THERE WAS NO "SEXUAL REVOLUTION." Okay? It fizzled. The "revolution" of the 1960s was an utter flop compared to the 1920s. The "changes" we went through in the '60s & '70s were a cause of widespread snickering that continues to this day. Hell, those of us who went through it are watching in mute horror as our kids & grandkids are being put through "abstinence" courses in high school -- yeah, some revolution.

Gays & lesbians fought an on-going & often bloody fight for their so-called "rights." Planned Parenthood employees know that there are snipers & bombers looking for them at work, & strangers targeting their kids at school with "your mommy murders babies" campaigns.

This book isn't bad. It simply re-plows turf that was covered by the pioneers long ago -- it's like discovering Cleveland: kinda been done.

I'm not merely being mean. Go back to some of the "classics" in the field. Try Rustum & Della Roy, "Honest Sex"; Joan & Larry Constantine, "Group Marriage"; anything co-edited by Roger Libby, starting with "Marriage & Alternatives"; James Ramey, "Intimate Friendships"; Deb Anapol, "Polyamory."

BT-DT.

Really, this is second-rate "ammunition" for any sort of revolution. Maybe the authors will produce another volume, & move along into the 1980s.
2 Comments 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Sex, Love, and Marriage in the 21st Century: The Next Sexual Revolution
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Sex, Love, and Marriage in the 21st Century: The Next Sexual Revolution
Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: marriage help