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What are You Waiting for? : The One Thing No One Ever Tells You About Sex

By (author) Dannah Gresh

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If you need satisfying answers to your questions about sex, Dannah Gresh has one (surprising) word for you. In What Are You Waiting For? Dannah follows the trail of one provocative, ancient word through the Bible to discover God's deepest thoughts about sex. The mind-blowing truth she uncovers clearly points the way to a sexuality that's satisfying and real and everything God designed it to be. (Not one to shy away from edgy topics), Dannah candidly shares...- straight talk about masturbation and pornography - the ground-breaking science that explains the addictive power of romantic experiences - honest answers about the lesbian question - a clear plan for breaking free from sexual guilt - the unexpected key to a lifetime of truly fulfilling intimacy If you're a young woman looking for honest answers about sex - and wondering why it's such a big deal to God - you've come to the right place. In these pages you'll discover a life-changing truth that no one ever talks about - a truth that will transform everything you think you know about sex, romance, and God. So what are you waiting for? The answer is right inside. Praise for What Are You Waiting For? "Dannah Gresh has totally nailed it with this pertinent and hugely needed book. Written honestly and compellingly, this is a must-read for all teenage girls - wait, this is a must-read for everyone, especially teenage guys! I am so grateful for this important resource and plan to recommend it to all my young adult readers." - Melody Carlson, author of Diary of a Teenage Girl series and the TrueColor series "Dannah Gresh hits another home run! What Are You Waiting For? is refreshingly real and relevant - definitely a timely message for today's generation of young women!" - Shannon Ethridge, international speaker and best-selling author of Every Young Woman's Battle "If you are looking for the gospel truth on the very real issue of sex and sexuality that all singles face, this is the book for you. Dannah Gresh talks to singles where they really live. Not only is it refreshing, it is liberating - as truth always is. Dannah does not dance around the issues but addresses them with in-your-face clarity that is sorely needed. Sharing the spiritual implications while balancing the reality of the natural world we live in, Dannah practically addresses how singles can be victorious in the battle between the flesh and the spirit." - Michelle McKinney Hammond, author of What Women Don't Know and Men Don't Tell You "All I can say is wow! My assistant's teenage daughter agreed to flip through this book for me as a favor and ended up absorbed in the entire thing! As she rightly put it, What Are You Waiting For? brings 'amazing insight into what no one tells you about sex - and it really can strengthen the relationship you have with God and your future spouse.' This book is a fantastic read. Dannah Gresh has such a special way of taking an important subject and making it appealing, practical, and accessible to everyone." - Shaunti Feldhahn, best-selling author of For Women Only and For Young Women Only "What Are You Waiting For? is a well-written study of the sexual culture our teens are immersed in today and offers a culturally relevant perspective that aligns itself with the Word of God. Dannah has managed to walk the fine line of approaching this difficult subject in a way that will inspire teens to live holy lives and inspire parents to broach this delicate topic with their kids. This book is not for the faint of heart; however, neither is raising teenagers in our current society." - Ron Luce, founder and president of Teen Mania Ministries.

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129.54 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • 18 Jan 2011
  • Waterbrook Press (A Division of Random House Inc)
  • Colorado Springs
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1601423314
  • 9781601423313
  • 201,159

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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.com)

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Praise for "What Are You Waiting For?" "Dannah Gresh has hit on a simple yet undiscovered truth that puts seemingly random questions of sexuality in context. I love the way Dannah doesn't shy away from or water down the tough issues, yet she "never" compromises God's best for you! This is a must-read for any single Christian woman."--Dr. Juli Slattery, clinical psychologist, Focus on the Family, and author of "No More Headaches""Dannah Gresh has totally nailed it with this pertinent and hugely needed book. Written honestly and compellingly, this is a must-read for all teenage girls--wait, this is a must-read for everyone, especially teenage guys! I am so grateful for this important resource and plan to recommend it to all my young adult readers."--Melody Carlson, author of Diary of a Teenage Girl series and the TrueColor series "Dannah Gresh hits another home run! "What Are You Waiting For?" is refreshingly real and relevant--definitely a timely message for today's generation of young women!"--Shannon Ethridge, international speaker and best-selling author of "Every Young Woman's Battle""This is hands-down the best book about sexual fidelity I have ever read--informative, entertaining, and "very" inspiring. Dannah Gresh tackles the trickiest of topics with astonishing grace. Her explanation of the sacred power of sex is unblushing and revelatory. I know this is a book for girls, but every Christian guy should read it too. I'm already reading it for the second time."--Nate Larkin, founder of the Samson Society and author of "Samson and the Pirate Monks: Calling Men to Authentic Brotherhood""If you are looking for the gospel truth on the very real issue of sex and sexuality that all singles face, this is the book for you. Dannah Gresh talks to singles where they really live. Not only is it refreshing, it is liberating--as truth always is. Dannah does not dance around the issues but addresses them with in-your-face clarity that is sorely needed. Sharing the spiritual implications while balancing the reality of the natural world we live in, Dannah practically addresses how singles can be victorious in the battle between the flesh and the spirit."--Michelle McKinney Hammond, author of "What Women Don't Know and Men Don't Tell You""All I can say is "wow!" My assistant's teenage daughter agreed to flip through this book for me as a favor and ended up absorbed in the entire thing! As she rightly put it, "What Are You Waiting For?" brings 'amazing insight into what no one tells you about sex--and it really can strengthen the relationship you have with God and your future spouse.' This book is a fantastic read. Dannah Gresh has such a special way of taking an important subject and making it appealing, practical, and accessible to everyone."--Shaunti Feldhahn, best-selling author of "For Women Only "and "For Young Women Only""In an age where sex is perverted and belittled--when it appears to be a tool in the hands of the Enemy rather than the God who created it--Dannah has shown us God's pure intention for sexuality. Through an in-depth study of Scripture and confirmation in life experiences, she highlights the honest-to-goodness biblical truth behind one of life's most precious and beautiful mysteries. Women young and old will read this book and find the inspiration and tools they need to treat God's gift of sexuality with the respect and protection it deserves."--Julie Hiramine, founder of Generations of Virtue and author of "Beautifully Made"""What Are You Waiting For?" is a well-written study of the sexual culture our teens are immersed in today and offers a culturally relevant perspective that aligns itself with the Word of God. Dannah has managed to walk the fine line of approaching this difficult subject in a way that will inspire teens to live holy lives and inspire parents to broach this delicate topic with their kids. This book is not for the faint of heart; however, neither is raising teenagers in our current society."--Ron Luce, founder and president of Teen Mania Ministries

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