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Trade Paperback
256 pages
May 2006
Baker Books

Soul Virgins: Redefining Single Sexuality

by Doug Rosenau & Michael Todd Wilson

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Being in a relationship is hard work, but many times being single is just as challenging. Soul Virgins by Doug Rosenau and Michael Todd Wilson explores the world of Christian singles and offers ways to stay content with one self emotionally, spiritually, and even physically. Not everyone gets married right out of high school, and waiting doesn’t always seem like the most pleasant option; however, this book explores how to find happiness within.

Nothing is left out of this book. The authors go in-depth instead of shying away from topics that may be perceived as controversial: sex, dating, friendships, jobs. The book is divided into many sections that make it easier for readers to find topics relevant to their personal experiences and private needs. The authors both work for a counseling center that specializes in issues with intimacy, and they use their experiences as examples when explaining sensitive issues.

“One is a whole number,” insist Rosenau and Wilson. Sometimes it is easy to think there is something wrong with being single because of the emphasis placed on marriage in our society. This book continually provides help and encouragement to single readers.

Soul Virgins is not for someone who wants a book full of fluff, because the issues herein are handled in a very blunt way. Some people may be taken aback by the forwardness, but those who are truly searching for answers will find this book to have more help than they imagined. This book is an excellent resource for any post-college to middle-age adult. – Alyssa Curry, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

When "How far is too far?" doesn't go far enough.

Most books on single adult sexuality limit the discussion to the physical. But there's more to your sexuality than your body. It's time to look at the big picture and talk about sex in terms of body, soul, and spirit--that's soul virginity.

Soul virgins are single people who seek to celebrate God's design for sexuality in themselves and others. With solid biblical principles, practical tips, and candid discussions, Soul Virgins can help you create a foundation for sexual wholeness you'll be happy to embrace at any stage of life