The State of Affairs

“But when we reduce the conversation to simply passing judgment, we are left with no conversation at all.” One of the most controversial books in the last two decades, Ether Perel’s The State of Affairs quickly joined Mating in Captivity on my bookshelf. Her first book primarily addressed sexuality in the twenty-first century. The StateContinue reading “The State of Affairs”

Esther Perel’s Mating in Captivity

“Love rests on two pillars: surrender and autonomy. Our need for togetherness exists alongside our need for separateness.” Reviewing Esther Perel’s Mating in Captivity feels a little like reviewing anything written by Brené Brown. Alas, it will not be a perfect review, so I may as well confront it directly. It’s more than a littleContinue reading “Esther Perel’s Mating in Captivity”

Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed Series

Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed Series is one of the longest book series that I’ve been a great fan of reading. I started with Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles. Then, I moved on to reading Sherrilyn Kenyon’s The Dark-Hunter novels. I didn’t get too far into Kenyon’s work; she’s got so many books out! Also, there’sContinue reading “Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed Series”

Gary Chapman’s Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married

I went through a phase recently in which I read a lot of relational books, and I think I may return to that trend at some point because it’s the one area in contemporary literature that I think I actually quite enjoy. My interest was partly driven by my own consideration of the value andContinue reading “Gary Chapman’s Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married”