“We eroticize our pain to make sense of it. We sexualize our brokenness.” - Andrew Bauman
On this edition of Restoring the Soul, Michael welcomes Andrew Bauman, author of The Sexually Healthy Man. Now, you may have grown up in the 90's during the height of the True Love Waits movement, accompanied by Joshua Harris’ bestseller, I Kissed Dating Goodbye. Many of the ideas perpetuated by this culture were infused with fear and shame, offering no practical help or guidance in equipping young people to become healthy sexual human beings. As a result, shame accompanied any thoughts around sexuality; with guys trying to white-knuckle purity and falling short over and over again. Leaving them with feelings of self-hatred and hopelessness.
Andrew hopes his brand new book will serve as the guide - providing comfort and clarity to those who find themselves in a similar struggle for sexual health. The essays in the book are not only for men but also for women who want to understand what healthy sexuality can look like in a partner. Speaking of women, you may remember Andrew’s wife Christy as she was a guest on a September 2020 podcast called The Theology of the Womb. Definitely something worth checking out.
Andrew has graciously provided us 2 copies copy of The Sexually Healthy Man that we’ll send to a randomly selected listeners. All you need to do to qualify is log into Apple Podcasts and write a review of Restoring the Soul. Be sure to listen to next week’s podcast for an update on the winners.
In this podcast, we hope you will discover: