“Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl’s Heart,” by Kristen Clark and Bethany Beal

“Discovering the beauty and freedom of God-defined sexuality,” the subtitle read, and I immediately choose to read this book on account of my two tween daughters and the state of life they are fast approaching. Their questions on this topic deserve well throughout out, researched and educated answers …sprinkled with an immense amount of daily prayer. I read this book ahead of them, to put myself in their shoes. I hope they will read it one day. I will recommend it, but if not it’s been helpful for me to prepare meaningful discussions with them. 

“We’re tempted to believe the age-old lie that we know better than God.” 

I often pray for my daughter’s future husbands, but not specifically for their purity. The title of this book, alone, inspired me to work it into my prayer life. Broken into four main parts, “Broken Sexuality,” “God’s Spectacular Design,” “What Every Girl Needs to Know,” and “She is Made Whole,” Clark and Beal take a practical and compassionate approach to meet girls where they are at in the society they are living in. These sister authors speak truth in a relevant way. 

Chapter Four exposes “Four Cultural Lies About our Sexual Design: Sexual identity is determining by personal desires; marriage is a union between any two partners; sex should be embraced in whatever way seems right; femininity is about being seductive and powerful.” Clark and Beal speak truth right into every girl’s heart in say, “Sex won’t fix you problems.” A powerfully important statement in a world full of so many youths suffering from anxiety and depression. 

I highly recommend this book to moms and their daughters. 

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. 

Click here to purchase a copy of this book.


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