I love the philosophy behind this book. The author speaks directly to Christian ladies, and her focus is often on single women (since that is where her heart lies). Most of what she says is Biblically sound, and she is not afraid to say what needs to be said in a very strong fashion.
I enjoy the fact that this book is organized well, and the message does not change no matter where you look within the chapters. She is not afraid to stress the importance of sexual purity. She does not care if she sounds like a prude or an anti-feminist. She will quote Scriptures to back up what she is saying, and she also points out the consequences of sin. I love the fact that she talks to men as well. All too often, we women are told what we must to do so our guys will love us better. Her stance is that men have responsibility, too.
I do have two minor criticisms. There are times that her vernacular becomes a little more difficult to read. I am not sure if the author realizes how she might come across, but I think that her word use sometimes seems more appropriate for public speaking than a book.
My other criticism is still minor but a little more troubling. Some of her theology is a little unusual. It bothered me to read some misinterpretations of Bible passages and apply them to areas where they were never intended. I know that not everyone has the same interpretation of Scriptures, and this is true even amongst theologians. But my problem is that passages that are not typically applied to certain situations. I realize it may be a small issue, but I prefer for Christian authors to check out various sources before stating something as fact. I know this may sound harsh, but I am one who believes in not being dogmatic when it comes to stating things Scripturally that may not be able to be proven 100 percent.
In spite of these criticisms, I would still say this is a refreshing read that can speak to anyone who desires sexual purity and/or a more fulfilling marriage. Being a single mother myself, it was nice to see that I was already doing so much right in this respect! I am glad I am not alone because I sometimes feel I am. Had I read this book before I got married so long ago (and tried to date more recently), I would probably be single to this date!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.show more
by Ruth Hill