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

Dannah Gresh Juli Slattery / Aug 24, 2019

Pulling Back the Shades Erotica Intimacy and the Longings of a Woman s Heart 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 Whether

  • Title: Pulling Back the Shades: Erotica, Intimacy, and the Longings of a Woman's Heart
  • Author: Dannah Gresh Juli Slattery
  • ISBN: 9780802410887
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 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 solChristian 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 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 manto be protected by a strong manto rescue a manto be sexually aliveto escape realityGod 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.

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      • Dannah Gresh Juli Slattery

        Dannah Gresh, a mother daughter communication coach, has sold well over three quarters of a million copies of her books including And the Bride Wore White and 2008 s best selling CBA youth book, Lies Young Women Believe coauthored with Nancy Leigh DeMoss making her one of the most successful Christian authors targeting teens and preteens With the belief that today s culture has been seeking to rob little girls of their innocence, Dannah has been fighting on the front lines to protect them Her fun line of Secret Keeper Girl mom preteen daughter connecting resources and live events that tour the country provide moms with just the right tools to fight back She has long been at the forefront of the movement to encourage both tweens and teens to pursue purity and is often called upon to defend the conservative position of abstinence in national news media like USA Today, Time, Chicago Tribune, and Women s Wear Daily She is also a frequent contributor to FamilyLife Today, Midday Connection, and Focus on the Family Dannah lives in State College, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Bob, and their children, Robby, Lexi, and Autumn, whom the family adopted from China in 2007 She and her husband founded Grace Prep, a new model in Christian high school education, which Bob administrates She is shamelessly in love with her labradoodle, Stormie DannahGresh


    1. I admit, I did not read the Fifty Shades Series. I do not struggle with the pull of erotica. In most ways, this book really does not even apply to me. (The exception is that I'm a biblical counseling student and this book is an excellent resource for future reference.) Of all people, why would I be reviewing this book? Put simply, I believe in it's cause. This book is not just for married women. It is written to all women. We all have longings and this book addresses what some of us do with thos [...]

    2. Dannah and Juli have put together a book that addresses 'mommy porn' head on. It's not surprising that they have spoken out against this genre. But what is surprising is the way in which they go about it. Instead of shaming women by telling them they are terrible for reading these types of books they go to the root of why we as women are interested in these books.They have broken our needs as a fulfilled woman into five different areas and then speak to each area. Through the use of a dialogue s [...]

    3. The authors indicate that this book is for single and married women alike. As I am single, I decided to read it and really wanted to like it. The book is informative, and I felt the authors adequately made a case for why women shouldn't read erotica, view porn, etc. However, I felt the book was lacking in a practical conclusion. As a Christian, I'm already fully aware of things I shouldn't be doing - what I want are practical, biblical examples of what I should do. Throughout the book, the autho [...]

    4. As a sex blogger and erotica writer, this book obviously wasn’t written for me. But as a sex blogger and erotica writer, I wanted to read this newly released book on the topic of women and erotica, even if it was written from a viewpoint I do not share. I ultimately gave this book one star because there are manipulative tactics used throughout the text that I feel were unnecessary. I also deeply disagree with nearly all the conclusions of this work.The arguments in this book against erotica ar [...]

    5. In 2011, E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey made quite a stir. It’s not as if “mommy porn” and deviant sexual practices are anything new. It’s that much of the public would rather keep them out of sight and pretend they don’t exist. However, James’ book pushed this somewhat underground form of erotica out into mainstream, forcing us to take notice. With the publication of two sequels and the long-awaited movie release scheduled for 2015, the timing seemed right for a Christian voice [...]

    6. I started this book review purely altruistically—to write a review that might help others who really need to read the book. I mean, after all, I have my own set of temptations and struggles, but erotica isn’t one of them. And my marriage of 11 years isn’t perfect by any means, but I’ve also read most of the relationship books recommended by Focus on the Family. What new, life changing information could this book have to offer?Through the second chapter, my expectations were confirmed. Bu [...]

    7. I begin this review with the preface that I have not read the Fifty Shades of Grey books. I prefer my fiction clean; without gutter language and explicit bedroom scenes. Therefore Pulling Back the Shades is a book I never thought I would be reading! The reason I agreed to review a non-fiction book addressing such a controversial issue was my deep respect, both personally and professionally, for Dr Juli Slattery. Despite this it was not without a small amount of unease that I delved in to see how [...]

    8. They broke the rules! The subject matterraunchy. The writingal, blunt, and taboo, at least within the church. Dannah Gresh, a best-selling author and the founder of Pure Freedom, an organization defending abstinence, and Dr. Juli Slattery, a widely known clinical psychologist, author, speaker and broadcast media professional, boldly go where few have ventured, specifically within the Christian realm of women’s issues. In a rebuttal to the Fifty Shades of Grey series, Gresh and Slattery address [...]

    9. In an effort to inform and help women, Pulling Back the Shades reveals the dangers of how erotica pulls women into discontentment and unrealistic relationships. My own reading preference, I have not read the books. I have read some of the reviews and that was enough for me. When I was younger, I read what was considered then a little daring. However, I do not intentionally read too many romances just because it does mess with my mind and ultimately my relationship with my husband. Is this book f [...]

    10. disclaimer: I have not read Fifty Shades of Grey or watched the movies. I have heard enough about it from others to not want to read it or watch it. it doesn't mean I haven't struggled with sexual sin, which I have. Although the series was basically the catalyst for the writing of this book, "This book is about the spiritual battle for the hearts and souls of women". Dannah sums it up perfectly at the end of the book. Pulling Back the Shades took me back to the book Redeeming Love by Francine Ri [...]

    11. If you’ve read erotica, been tempted to read it, or know someone who has read it, you NEED to read Pulling Back the Shades: Erotica, Intimacy and the Longings of a Woman’s Heart. In the book, authors Dannah Gresh and Dr. Juli Slattery shine the light on how erotic books like Fifty Shades of Grey, also known as “mommy porn,” actually destroy relationships and marriages.Straight away, Gresh and Slattery identify five unmet longings in women’s hearts and the characteristics of successful [...]

    12. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book. After years around Protestant Christian churches, I had noticed that men’s sexual sin is not infrequently discussed in church but women’s very rarely is. I have heard the evils of pornography discussed but I have never heard women’s preferred form of pornography – erotica – discussed. I thought maybe the authoresses would try to excuse women’s sexual sin, but they did not! Instead they lovingly, in the name of Christ, but very firmly, ca [...]

    13. Surprising. Jaw dropping. Astounding.“Nine percent of practicing Christians have read Fifty Shades of Grey, the same percentage of all Americans who have read the book. And among all American adults who read Fifty Shades of Grey, one in five were Christians.”Seriously? Those statistics are mind boggling to me. Why are Christian women attracted to a book that uses the “F-word” approximately one hundred times in each of the books? Why do they enjoy reading of BDSM? What is that you may ask [...]

    14. I'm a Christian woman and I've been lead astray by erotica. I didn't think that it was a bad thing until I became more curious about my faith. It's funny because I was born into my religion, but yet I had really no idea what that entailed until recently. Once I realized that my reading erotica might not be so harmless, I tried to keep myself from reading the many books I'd got off of for free. I found myself going back to them sometimes, until I finally just decided to delete them from my accou [...]

    15. A sex book?!? Never thought I'd either read nor admit to reading one! No I do not have a problem reading erotica. They make me feel icky if I come across a sex scene in a book. However, I do love romance novels. No big deal right? Unless you are reading them for the wrong reason, they help you escape reality(guilty) and if the cause discontent in your life(guilty again). I'd been praying and asking God how you know when reading and writing romance novels becomes a sin and is considered fantasizi [...]

    16. It was very interesting to read a Christian response to 50 Shades of Grey. I already knew some of Dannah's other books and I liked them even though I don't agree with everything she has to say. She has written this one with Juli Slattery, whom I didn't know before. Overall, I found their explanations and theories about erotica and fantasizing convincing. I also liked the questions for self-reflection at the end of each chapter. And I would have given it four or five stars if there hadn't been tw [...]

    17. As a Christian, I have always wondered if you can be a Christian and read erotica. Actually, I have a lot of questions about sex and Christianity. Finally there's a book that steps up to the plate and answers all the hard questions. The authors also use scripture to back up their answers with proof. If you want that answer, I'm not going to give it to you. You'll have to read the book. In the church, sexuality has always been a taboo topic. It's just one of those things that you don't talk about [...]

    18. Whilst this books starts off talking about the book 50 Shades of Grey, it goes into so much more. It looks at erotica/mommy porn and discusses why people are drawn to it & what it is promising whilst then going on to explain the dangers and risks. It is refreshing to have a book that looks specifically at erotica, whilst still discussing porn, and thus shows how damaging and dangerous erotica is, which is often seen as much more mild/ok compared to porn. The writers come across as biblical w [...]

    19. Pulling Back the Shades is about so much more than Fifty Shades of Grey and erotica. It's a book about spiritual and personal growth, learning to know God, and freeing ourselves from our sins.The authors deliver the hard truth about what is right or wrong and about what God promises or doesn't promiseA truly inspiring read with an important message for Christian women, both single and married.

    20. Pulling Back the Shades is a great response to the dangers of 50 Shades of Grey and similar books. Glad I read this to protect myself and my marriage!

    21. Loved this book. a great read that i believe every Christian woman who reads erotica or etcor even generally should read. non-christians should read this as well! so inspiring and well written!

    22. This book speaks to the destructive forces of porn and erotica on marriage, and spirituality. I'm so glad I'm in the minority of women who have not read 50 Shades.

    23. Apart from the book being a response to the incredibly successful following of "50 shades" this didn't seem much different than other women's Christian marriage/sexuality books. The authors mentioned needing to get this book written in just a couple of months, and it felt a little rushed. A quick read- the first half focused more on the books and the second was a little more general. I do think there is some helpful information here, and it was somewhat eye-opening and motivating. The subject ma [...]

    24. Summer 2017 - most likely one of the most important books I'll read this year. Soaked in Scripture and hope, this book throws a life jacket to women struggling with sexual sin and longing for the help that Jesus offers.

    25. Lightly Skimmed - author has not read Fifty Shades of Gray but is doing a commentary from Christian viewpoint. Her view is a different than S&M in Fifty.

    26. I read this book to understand what the "Christian womens" side of the romance book industry was all about. I, myself, am a Christian woman and enjoy romance novels. I read the 50 Shades of Grey series and enjoyed it. I went into this book with an open heart and open mind to see the other side. I now see the other side, and I'm really disappointed.This book relies on scare tactics and portions of the FSOG books taken out of context (even a footnote to "facts" found on !) to show Christian women [...]

    27. It is a common misconception that pornography is a man’s problem, even a Christian man’s problem. Some studies show that the problem isn’t just in the pews, it’s in the pulpits. Whole ministries have cropped up to help men eradicate this sin from their lives.When Fifty Shades of Grey was published it was just another book with a distorted view of the relationship between man and woman. It was nothing new and nothing different than what’s been produced by writers for centuries and filmm [...]

    28. This was a good book. Both authors wrote from two different views (one from watching the film and the other from her experience in dealing with erotica) & it was a good mix. Gave the Christian view of erotica/porn overall and how it affects relationships and yourself and provides good sound advice, whether you're married or single. Easy and quick read.

    29. This book isn't just for women who are struggling with erotica. I've never read erotica or Fifty Shades myself, but I've been interested in the phenomena instigated by it. I’m the type of person who, if she stumbles upon sex in a book—just regular, described sex, not even erotica (which I assume is a lot wilder and reading it would probably make me feel like I’d swallowed a vat of poison, but I’m weird in that sense)—it will smack me in the face, make me feel mildly ill. “Morbid curi [...]

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