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About Pursuit of Passion

Have you allowed skewed views and bad theology to hijack the question, "What does sex mean to our marriage?" In “Pursuit of Passion,” we offer you detailed suggestions on building your sexual connection and pleasure, as well as overcoming common struggles that rob couples of authentic sexual intimacy.

This book equips engaged and married couples to replace misinformation with God's truth — that sex is His idea, and that God designed sex to be an essential and passionate place of bonding in your marriage.

This book comprehensively looks at the spiritual, emotional and physical aspects of your sexual intimacy and includes discussion questions for each chapter that will foster deeper communication for you as a couple. This book also includes an extensive list of marriage-building resources. Get ready to take your intimacy to a whole new level!

Table of Contents

1. Why a Book on Sex for Christians?
2. A Biblical View of Sex and Marriage
3. True Intimacy: Are You Having Sex, Making Love or Experiencing Perfected Lovemaking Together?
4. Preparing for Your Honeymoon and Marriage
5. Turning on That Loving Feeling – Desire, Arousal and the Plateau Phase of Sex
6. Orgasm – God’s Gift for You and Your Marriage
7. Talking Together About Sex
8. Honest Answers to Real Questions About Sex
9. Protecting Intimacy in Your Marriage
10. Maintaining Intimacy as New Parents
11. Limiting the Possibility of an Affair
12. Dealing With Sexual Challenges
13. Healing From Sexual Brokenness
14. Helpful Resources

About the Authors

Jeff & Glynis Murphy

At the ages of 23 and 19 respectively, Jeff married Glynis, the woman he had been praying for. After a few years of wedded bliss, their marriage began a downward spiral as a result of being inadequately trained in the skills necessary for a successful marriage, the demands of a budding career, the arrival of two children, and their own selfishness and immaturity. A growing sense of frustration and isolation infected their hearts and home. [More]

Randall & Julie Sibert

With tremendous gratitude for the way God crosses paths, Randall and Julie met in 2001 when they became neighbors.

Having previously been married, Julie had endured the pain of a divorce she neither asked for nor wanted. When she and her toddler son moved into a basement apartment in the house next to Randall’s home, she was doubtful another relationship was on the horizon... [More]

Jeff & Glynis Murphy

At the ages of 23 and 19 respectively, Jeff married Glynis, the woman he had been praying for. After a few years of wedded bliss, their marriage began a downward spiral as a result of being inadequately trained in the skills necessary for a successful marriage, the demands of a budding career, the arrival of two children, and their own selfishness and immaturity. A growing sense of frustration and isolation infected their hearts and home.

It was out of this despair that Jeff and Glynis began their quest to learn how to be successfully married – a journey that has now continued for nearly 30 years. While deeply studying the topic of marriage and developing new marriage skills, they began sharing their story with other couples in small group studies and investing their time in marriage ministry through their local church. Marriage ministry and couple mentoring has been a part of their lives ever since. In 2011, Jeff co-authored the highly acclaimed book, “The Solution for Marriages: Mentoring a New Generation” which is used by churches of all sizes and several denominations, around the world.

Jeff holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Administration. After 35 years in the healthcare field, he retired from an executive management position at Johnson & Johnson in order to devote more time to helping couples build awesome marriages, serving as a personal mentor to men in several states and as a friend and advisor to pastors. He is certified as a Prepare/Enrich marriage mentor and seminar director by Life Innovations.

Glynis holds a degree in Dietetics and worked as a nutrition counselor prior to retiring. As a certified Prepare/Enrich marriage mentor, she enjoys mentoring couples with Jeff, encouraging other women individually and spending fun times with their two grandchildren.

Jeff and Glynis have two grown children.

Jeff and Glynis also enjoy encouraging their global audience frequently with marriage tips on Twitter as @MarriageMentor, @PursuitOPassion and on Facebook at facebook.com/PursuitOfPassionBook.

Randall & Julie Sibert

With tremendous gratitude for the way God crosses paths, Randall and Julie met in 2001 when they became neighbors.

Having previously been married, Julie had endured the pain of a divorce she neither asked for nor wanted. When she and her toddler son moved into a basement apartment in the house next to Randall’s home, she was doubtful another relationship was on the horizon. Turns out, it wasn’t on the horizon, but just across the yard. Randall, though, had his own doubts. He had wanted to be married for quite some time, but at age 35, had nearly given up on the possibility. Enter God, stage right!

Randall and Julie began a courtship not long after meeting and married in 2003. They embarked on journey that continues to remind them of God’s provision and patience.

Because of some of the intimacy struggles in her first marriage, Julie was determined that sex would be a sacred and nurtured part of her marriage to Randall. Neither of them have ever regretted such a decision!

Out of a God-driven desire to encourage wives in their marriages, Julie began writing and speaking on sexual intimacy. She strives to shed light and hope into this area of marriage that is wrought with difficulties, yet rich with potential for profound connectedness.

Randall and Julie live in Omaha, Nebraska, where they are doing all they can to keep up with their sons, Mitchell and Bradley.

Julie blogs about sex regularly at IntimacyInMarriage.com and tweets irregularly at @Intimacy4Life. When she’s not driving the carpool, you can find her enjoying ridiculously overpriced coffee.