• 9780824521615
Gregory K. Popcak (Author)

Holy Sex!

A Catholic Guide to Toe-Curling, Mind-Blowing, Infallible Loving
  • Imprint: Crossroad
  • Imprint: Crossroad
  • Imprint: Crossroad
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  • Title: Holy Sex!
  • Subtitle: A Catholic Guide to Toe-Curling, Mind-Blowing, Infallible Loving
  • Page Count: 352
  • Available Formats: Epub (9780824521615), Mobipocket (9780824521622), Trade-paper (9780824524715)
  • Edition: EPUB
  • Original language: English
  • Retail US: Epub (13.99), Mobipocket (13.99), Trade-paper (19.95)
  • Retail Canada: Epub (16.99), Mobipocket (16.99), Trade-paper (16.95)
  • Retail Canada: 16.99

Gregory K. Popcak (Author)

Gregory K. Popcak, MSW, PhD, is a specialist in pastoral counseling and the author of Holy Sex! Lisa A. Popcak is the coauthor of Parenting with Grace: Catholic Parents’ Guide to Raising Almost Perfect Kids. They are the co-hosts of both the daily Sirius Catholic Radio program Fully Alive and the nationally-syndicated Catholic radio broadcast Heart, Mind & Strength. They live in Steubenville, Ohio.

  1. "Contrary to what some people think, the Catholic Church is very much in favor of married couples having a pleasurable sex life. In this well-written and engaging book, frequent Catholic Digest contributor Greg Popcak offers advice that is both faithful to Church teaching and helpful for married couples."
    --DAN CONNORS, editor-in-chief, Catholic Digest
  2. "Missionary—is that truly the start and end to the sexuality of Catholic bed rooms? Holy Sex!: A Catholic Guide to Toe-Curling, Mind-Blowing, Infallible Loving claims not, discussing what many Catholics never discuss—the acts in the bedroom. Showing that having fun in the bedroom does not mean that one must be a sinful deviant, its lessons are sure to brighten the lives of any Catholic couple, be they newlywed or decades old. Holy Sex!: A Catholic Guide to Toe-Curling Mind-Blowing, Infallible Loving deserves a place in both human sexuality and Catholic studies collection as it offers something for any follower of either—highly recommended.
    --James A. Cox, editor-in-chief, Midwest Book Review
  3. "This practical sex guide incorporates, but goes well beyond, marital sacramental theology, and as such will be welcomed by those who want to adhere to Catholic teaching yet still enjoy the passion of sexual union. Psychotherapist Popcak spends most of the book elaborating on the Catholic view of sex, citing various church documents and the writings of Pope John Paul II. He explains why sex is holy, how it differs from eroticism and why it is intended solely for one man and one woman who are married to each other and open to having children. In covering what he calls the good stuff, Popcak says restrictions are few. These center on the One Rule (a man must always climax inside the woman) and Four Pleasure Principles that deal with maintaining continuity between a couple's daily life together and their sexual relationship and respecting the dignity of each partner. As long as these guidelines are followed, Popcak says, couples are free to be creative sexually. He includes information on natural family planning (a Catholic Church–approved method of spacing births) and advice for sexual problems. Although Popcak writes in a warm, conversational style, he tends to overuse certain catch words and phrases, diminishing some of their impact. Nonetheless, his essential message makes this worthwhile reading."
    --Publishers Weekly

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