THE NAKED TRUTH addresses the issue of sexual purity with realism and practicality for today's postmodern youth. This practical look at sexual purity is written directly to teens in a frank, accessible, and totally honest style to help them...
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THE NAKED TRUTH addresses the issue of sexual purity with realism and practicality for today's postmodern youth.
This practical look at sexual purity is written directly to teens in a frank, accessible, and totally honest style to help them make decisions for sexual integrity. Author Bill Perkins offers success stories as well as testimonies of false solutions. Readers will:
Understand why "wrong" things seem so "right" and how sexual appetites get out of control
Learn to filter and deal with the elements of teens' pop culture work
Find freedom to confront and defeat the demons of sexual compromise, bad habits, and feelings of guilt-breaking addictive cycles
User-friendly ways to make healthy decisions and act on them.
Discover strategies for ongoing victory
The Naked Truth: Sexual Purity for Boys in the Real World Copyright 2004 by Youth Specialties Youth Specialties Books, 300 South Pierce Street, El Cajon, CA 92020 are published by Zondervan, 5300 Patterson Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49530. Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible: New International Version (North American Edition), 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means-electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or any other-(except for brief quotations in printed reviews) without the prior permission of the publisher. Web site addresses listed in this book were current at the time of publication. Please contact Youth Specialties via e-mail (YS@YouthSpecialties.com) to report URLs that are no longer operational and replacement URLs if available. Edited by Will Penner Proofread by Laura Gross and Kristi Robison Cover design by Burnkit Interior design by Holly Sharp Printed in the United States 04 05 06 07 08 09 / DC / 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 5 Can you imagine how freaked girls would be if they knew how guys really look at them? -David A. I don't get why people are so uptight about nudity. Th at's how God created us. I say if you've got it, show it o. . I'm just talking about girls, though. -Geo. V. I think about girls a lot. I mean A LOT. Almost all the time. Do you think I have a problem? -Vincente 1 CHAPTER ONE UNDERSTANDING WHY NAKED WOMEN LOOK SO GOOD The idea for this chapter came one Friday night while I was turning on my sprinkler system. As I walked across my yard, I noticed that my neighbor's lights were on. Curious as to why the neighbors were up so late, I approached the fence and looked through the slats. I expected to see a handful of people playing cards inside. Instead I saw a beautiful young woman talking on the phone. No big deal, right? Wrong. The woman was naked. Instantly my eyes locked on her. Adrenaline rushed through my body. My heart started pounding like a jackhammer. My breathing grew shallow. Th e rest of the world seemed to fade away as I focused on the unexpected sight before me. After gazing at her for a few seconds, I managed to pry myself away from the fence. I walked away a little shaken and a lot curious-not about her, but about me. One question kept running through my mind: Why did I have such an extreme reaction to the sight of a woman's body? Why did her naked beauty affect me so strongly? Maybe you've had a similar experience as an accidental peeping Tom. Or maybe your . rst exposure to female nudity came from a magazine. Or an adult Web site. Or some late-night movie on cable. Whatever your experience was, I'll bet you remember your reaction to it. Th e question is: Why did you react that way? What is it about a naked woman that stops guys dead in our tracks? What is it about her that makes everything else suddenly seem uninteresting and unimportant? Those are the questions I'm going to focus on in this . rst chapter. Once you understand why you react as you do, you can begin to explore healthy, God-pleasing ways to deal with your sexual feelings and urges. A Work of Art The first and most obvious reason guys react so strongly to the sight of a naked woman is that the female body is a masterpiece. Call it the crowning work of Th e Master Artist. Genesis 1 tells us that God created the universe, the earth, and all living creatures in six days. Genesis 2:21-22 tells us that God put Adam, the . rst man, into a deep sleep. While Adam snoozed, God went to work on the . nal piece of creation: the woman. With careful precision and perfect artistry, God designed her eyes, her nose, her lips, her skin, her breasts, her hair, and-well, you get the idea. When Adam . nally woke up, God's
This practical look at sexual purity is written directly to teens in a frank, accessible, and totally honest style to help them make decisions for sexual integrity. When Good Guys Are Tempted discusses factors surrounding sexual temptation and presents a strategy to encourage and assist young men to lead morally pure lives. Author Bill Perkins offers success stories as well as testimonies of false solutions. Readers will:* Understand why 'wrong' things seem so 'right' and how sexual appetites get out of control* Learn to filter and deal with the elements of teens' pop culture work* Find freedom to confront and defeat the demons of sexual compromise, bad habits, and feelings of guilt---breaking addictive cycles* User-friendly ways to make healthy decisions and act on them.* Discover strategies for ongoing victoryUpside-down. Turned around. Sound like a typical day for you? invert books meet you where you are---in the twisted, flipped around places in your life. You've got so many relationships to focus on---God, others, and even yourself---invert books will help you figure out how to give yourself fully to all of them. invert tackles the difficult topics that are important to you---and will help you turn to focus on God more clearly.
Bill Perkins sirvio como pastor principal por 24 anos y es el fundador y director ejecutivo de Million Mighty Men. Bill es graduado de la Universidad de Texas en Austin y del Seminario Teologico de Dallas Es autor o ha colaborado en un total de 20 libros. el y su esposa, Cindy, viven en West Linn, Oregon. Tienen tres hijos y dos nietos. ý Bill Perkins served as a senior pastor for twenty-four years and is the founder and CEO of Million Mighty Men. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and Dallas Theological Seminary. He has authored or collaborated on twenty books.
Randy Southern is a freelance writer with more than 50 books to his credit. A former product developer for Cook Communications and editor for Scripture Press, Randy lives with his wife, Ann, and their three children in Mount Prospect, Illinois. SPANISH BIO: Randy Southern Es autor de mas reciente fue 'LBC Apocalipsis'. Ha trabajado para Comunicaciones Cook y como editor de Scripture Press. Randy reside con su esposa, Ann, y sus tres hijos en Illinois, USA.
- Table Of Contents Chapter 1. Understanding Why Naked Women Look So Good 7 Chapter 2. Waiting...and Waiting...and Waiting...23 Chapter 3. Marking The Lines 37 Chapter 4. Escaping From Sexual Traps 53 Chapter 5. Raising The White Flag 67 Chapter 6. Dragging It Into The Light 81 Chapter 7. Choosing Your Master 93 Chapter 8. Discovering The New You 107 Chapter 9. Breaking The Temptation Cycle 119 Chapter 10. Negotiating Tight Corners 131