â€œWhy were you reading a book on sex and marriage?â€ my friend asked me.
Three of us single IBCB ladies were sitting around after a rousing game of Boggle, discussing things like modesty, men, and Martin Luther. Iâ€™d brought up a tidbit of info on Lutherâ€™s view of marriage that Iâ€™d gleaned from a book Iâ€™d been smuggled online: Sex and the Supremacy of Christ. I answered my friendâ€™s question with a description of a â€œfree bookâ€ offer Iâ€™d stumbled upon in the blogosphere: read an advance digital copy of this Piper Ministries book, post a review of it on your blog, and in return get a free, old-fashioned paper copy of the published work. Not a bad deal. But I donâ€™t think it really got to the heart of my friendâ€™s question; after all, it didnâ€™t explain why I, a single, Christian girl with no immediate or even long-term prospects for marriage, would want a free copy of a book about sex and marriage in the first place. (more…)