Even though she thinks her marriage is normal, a young minister’s wife agrees to seek marriage counseling never suspecting that the source of her husband’s unhappiness stems from her sexual ignorance and her never-told history of sexual abuse. Yet, once she hears herself say aloud, “It was only a little abuse” the genie is out of the bottle.
This first chapter lays out two of the book’s three significant questions; What is the impact of sexual abuse and ignorance on women’s sexual lives? And, how does religious repression, specifically Christianity, contribute to such wounding?
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