089: The Truths About Marital Intimacy: A Critique of Wendy Nelson’s Sex Talk: Helfer-Parker and de Azevedo-Hanks Part 1

A candid discussion with sex and marriage therapists Natasha Helfer-Parker and Julie de Azevedo-Hanks about Wendy Watson Nelson’s speech at the January 2017 Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults. Host is Gina Colvin and this is a co-production with A Thoughtful Faith.

Nelson’s address garnered some criticism for the unhealthy, purity-centred and confusing expectations that she constructed around sex.  She argued that Four Truths (below) should govern and inform marital sex. Helfer-Parker and de Azevedo-Hanks provide a frank critique of this advice.

WARNING:  There is explicit content and language in this episode.  

Nelson’s address can be found below:

3 comments for “089: The Truths About Marital Intimacy: A Critique of Wendy Nelson’s Sex Talk: Helfer-Parker and de Azevedo-Hanks Part 1

  1. Marie
    January 22, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Great episode so far! The ending was very abrupt. Can we expect to hear the rest of the conversation?
    Thanks for all the time and effort that you all put into the podcast. It has been a lifeline.

    • natashaparker
      January 30, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      Yes – releasing the 2nd part today. And you’re welcome!!

  2. Moana
    June 9, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Very good podcast and quite a fair critique. I wonder if Sister Nelson deliberately left it ‘open for interpretation’ so that individuals can find the answers for themselves i.e. what works for them? I would love to hear a male’s perspective about Sister Nelson’s speech as well.

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