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In a culture obsessed with sex, where virginity and fidelity belong only to a minority, what hope is there for sexual purity?"
For too much of its history, the church has been almost silent about sex except to say no and don't. Today, facing a culture that says a loud yes to every kind of sexual activity, Christians have found it necessary to dig deeper: What is the purpose of sex? How can Christians avoid the seduction of sexual traps and rescue others caught in them?
In Tender Love, Bill Hybels and Rob Wilkins explore the contrast between God's design for sex and the world's design. In modern society, rights have been emphasized and responsibilities de-emphasised. Commitment is considered too time-consuming. Sex increasingly becomes an act of destruction leading to addiction, divorce, pain, perversion, depersonalisation, disease, and death.
Tender Love speaks to the committed couple who want to remain faithful and may need reinforcement from God's Word to overcome the obstacles and distractions to purity. It also speaks to anyone trying to understand and help others, especially to young people struggling with their own sexuality. Gripping case histories chronicle the lifelong learning processes of individuals who have learned the beauty or the destructive potential of sex. A discussion guide is included for further study with your spouse, a friend, or a small group. Tender Love resolves some of the curious duality that many have about their sexuality: "pleasure and guilt, wonder and shame." The mystery and wonder of sex point to an imaginative and relational Creator-God and remind us that sexual intimacy is meant as a gift, not an idol.
Bill Hybels is the senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church. Willow Creek is known for its outreach to unbelievers in the Chicago area. He and his wife, Lynne, have two children and have co-authored one book, Fit to Be Tied (Gold Medallion-Award winner). He is the author of numerous other books, including Honest to God (Gold Medallion-Award winner), Too Busy Not to Pray, and Who You Are When No One's Looking.
Rob Wilkins is a full-time freelance journalist (writer/editor). He and his wife, Melanie, have two sons, Taylor and Ethan. Together, he and Bill Hybels also have written Descending into Greatness.