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And They Were Not Ashamed

Strengthening Marriage through Sexual Fulfillment
Narrated by: Laura M. Brotherson
Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
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Finally! A book about physical intimacy and marital oneness that is comprehensive, in-depth and frank, yet respectfully reverent - written to address the unique perspective and concerns of women, while shining a light into the mysteries of the female heart and mind. And They Were Not Ashamed - Strengthening Marriage through Sexual Fulfillment, by Laura M. Brotherson, is the ultimate how-to handbook, power-packed with hope and help for creating a mutually fulfilling intimate relationship.

As three books in one, this "marriage book", "sex book", and "parenting book":

  • Shines light and truth on the intimate marital relationship, restoring sex to its proper position as ordained of God
  • Effectively addresses, with self-help solutions, the emotional, spiritual and physical intimacy issues that plague so many marriages
  • Provides principles and practices to help parents teach and better prepare their children for intimacy and lasting fulfillment in marriage

©2011 Laura Mason Brotherson (P)2016 Laura Mason Brotherson

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Needed perspective on an important topic

Laura writes a very needed book in a candid, reverent way. I recommend every couple, especially LDS couples, read this book during their marriage, preferably at the outset.

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Fills a Vacuum in Christian Sex Education

Loved this book! Great for single men and women, engaged couples, struggling married couple, and even happily married couples. This book fills a vacuum that is so desperately needed in the Christian community! After listening to this audio, I will be buying my own hard copy to have in my personal library

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great book

a very insightful book! I plan to share it with my loved ones. it has increased my knowledge of sexual intimacy.

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Every couple needs to read/listen to this book

This book should be required reading BEFORE marriage, and studied & applied throughout marriage. AWESOME! Thank you Laura!

The audio had a few hiccups throughout various chapters & that was unfortunate.

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So powerful!

So eye opening, powerful, spot on and yet how sacred this book talks about sex!!! Puts so we'll into words what I couldn't or didn't have the guts to tell my husband. Helped me to realize that nothing is wrong with me. I work just differently than my husband, and that is okay. I love how

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Good Book, subpar recording

this boom is amazing, but the recording had a lot of issues. the story was amazing and helpful. totally worth a read! Although I'm not yet married, I believe these things I learned will help my fiance and I after we get married.The narrator was good, but the actual splicing of the recorded pieces struggled. There were a couple parts that repeated for no reason, some white noise and static that made it impossible to hear the narrator, and some places that even had 2 recorded pieces playing at the same time. I did relisten to the trouble spots more than once with and without earbuds, at different volumes, and after restarting the app. none of those things made a difference and the issues sounded exactly the same, so it is the recording, not my device. Despite those struggles, this book is amazing, the narrator was good and easy to listen to, and definitely worth it. This information isn't outdated like other books I started.

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Not quite what I was looking to learn

And they were not ashamed is written from an LDS perspective not shared with non-LDS readers. The author sets out to tell the reader "what thou shalt do" but never gives any information on "how to do". Fulfilment has more to do with technique more than what to do. There is a mystery to the sexual fulfillment of a woman than just doing sex mechanically. The author completely misses the mark.

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Can help improve or heal any marriage

This is a comprehensive book about marital and family relationships. It begins with very detailed and intimate information about women, their potential aversions to intimacy, and then discusses their physical and emotional needs. Then the author covers detailed information about the ecstasy and joy that is not only possible in marriage, but ordained of God. The author does all of the above through supporting quotes and references from not only herself, but from scriptures, spiritual leaders, and other experts who have studied and written on this subject.

This book has allowed me to see and appreciate my wife in ways that, sadly, have been lacking during the first 24 years of our marriage. We have been happily married during that time, but now I better understand how to love my wife in ways that are meaningful to her and the result is that we are both even more joyful than ever before. I know this book has resulted in us experiencing more celestial joy during our time together here on earth than we knew was possible.

I am grateful for the effort exerted to make this book available.

I also want to warn the listener that there are a couple of short sections of the audiobook where the recording is crackly and difficult to understand. However, this might be an aggregate of 2 or 3 minutes through the entire book.

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loved the book.

loved the book but I did have some audio problems. but the book was very helpful.