Gift-Wrapped by God
Secret Answers to the Question "Why Wait?"
Publication Date: December 7, 2004
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Women who have maintained their sexual purity often ask, “Is it really that important for me to wait until I get married?” Meanwhile, single women who have been sexually active mourn the loss of their innocence, wishing they could somehow start again.
Women want to protect the purity that is God’s gift to them, and they also long to be loved. This volatile combination makes them vulnerable to temptation. That is why it is vital that women know not only that God wants them to wait, but why God wants them to do so. They need solid reasons, conviction, and a strategy that will prepare them to live out their sexual purity as God intends.
Filled with powerful true stories of hope and healing, Gift-Wrapped by God provides compelling emotional and spiritual reasons for choosing God’s path of sexual purity, as well as practical help for following it. Whether women have held onto their sexual innocence, have become prematurely sexually active, or have had their purity taken by force, they can express and fulfill their desire to come to their wedding day--and live out every day–-sexually pure and whole.
Linda Dillow is the co-author with Lorraine Pintus of Intimate Issues and author of Calm My Anxious Heart, Creative Counterpart and A Mother’s Journey. Linda speaks at women’s conferences throughout the U.S. and abroad. She is the mother of four children, as well as a grandmother.
Lorraine Pintus is a Bible teacher, conference speaker, and author of Diapers, Pacifiers and Other Things. Her articles have been published in numerous magazines, including Decision, Christian Parenting Today, Today’s Christian Woman, and Focus on the Family. Lorraine is married and has two daughters.
Together, Linda and Lorraine lead Intimate Issues conferences around the country, answering women’s questions about sex from a biblical perspective. They have appeared on the 700 Club and numerous TV and radio programs, including Focus on the Family and Dennis Rainey’s popular Family Life Today. They both live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. You can visit their website at www.intimateissues.com.