Recommended Reading – Topic: Sex


There are a number of excellent resources available, however some lack the insight of the Christian perspective. In whatever you read, measure the content against the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of scripture before you adopt any practice.

Sex Therapist Titles

  • Passionate Marriage Dr David Schnarch, Scribe Publications, Australia, 1977, ISBN 0-908011-38-5.
  • Rekindling Desire–A step by Step Program to Help Low-Sex & No-Sex Marriages. Barry & Emily McCarthy, Brunner-Routledge, New York, 2003, ISBN 0-4150-93551-2

General Commentary

  • No time for Sex David & Claudia Arp, Howard Publishing Co, USA, 2004, ISBN 1-58229-400-3
  • The Sex Starved Marriage– A Couple’s Guide to Boosting Their Marriage Libido. Michelle Weiner-Davies, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2003, ISBN 0-7432-2732-8

Theology of the Body & Catholic Spirituality Perspective

  • Holy Sex, A Catholic guide to toe-curling, mind-blowing, infallible loving Gregory Popcak. Available: here

Posts in this Series

Sexual Response: here

Desire: here

Arousal: here

Climax: here

Adult children of Addicts: here

Pornography & Infidelity: here

Enhancing Sexual Communion: here

Recommended Reading: here – this post

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