Sunday, July 23, 2017

Swipe Right - Levi Lusko

Swipe Right: The Life-and-Death Power of Sex and Romance (Thomas Nelson) by Levi Lusko: Love, sex, romance and relationships are powerful, but too often are treated as trivial and disposable in today's society. In this book, Lusko, pastor of Fresh Life Church, a multisite church in Montana, and the founder of Skull Church and the O2 Experience, shares how to go beyond meaningless sex to a lasting relationship that is much more fulfilling.

Some of the things Levi Lusko shares with honesty from both his own life experiences and God’s Word are:
  • regret-proof your marriage bed and your deathbed
  • resist settling for instant pleasure by discovering what your heart really longs for
  • learn how to avoid and treat sexual scars by careful living today
  • turn the clumsy “sex talk” with your child into dialogue that leads to wise choices
  • transform a stagnant marriage by trading predictable nearness for mind-blowing intimacy 
God created sex, so His plan is for sex to be a pleasure, but also a part of a committed relationship between a husband and wife. Lusko has written a powerful book that is honest, relatable, and often funny. Going beyond the physical act, he also speaks on emotional intimacy, porn, and how we sometimes block God's best for us by answering the voice that yells, "NOW!" rather than waiting.

This is also a book for those who are thinking, "Too late for me now." Yes, this book is better to read when you are young and willing to commit to God's standards, but there comes a time when you recommit to a standard and set out on a new path. "Sampson's Hair Began to Grow" is one of my favorite chapters. Sampson's story has always been one of my least favorites, but I have been learning a lot lately from this man who was one of God's chosen...yet chose his way over God's every time. Yet, in the end, God was able to use him. 

 My only issue with the book is also one of the reasons I will absolutely recommend it to others. Sometimes I simply did not have a clue what the man was referencing! I am a Pop Culture illiterate. I have never heard of dating apps like Tinder...and I certainly was not going to Google it. I don't watch television, seldom see secular movies, don't play computer games and rarely use my phone. So, I was often puzzled, but have no doubt my children and grandchildren would totally understand. I also loved the section, "Things I Really, Really Want You to Remember." Perfect...even for those who don't like to read. 

I received a copy of this book at no cost to myself for review purposes. I was only required to give an honest review.

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