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Big Problem is where a lot of us live with desire. This is why Sipe is important. Working face to face for 40 years with over 2,500 men in the church-clerics all-struggling so with their sex in the Roman Catholic church

Big Problem is where a lot of us live with desire. Working face to face for 40 years with over 2,500 men in the church-clerics all-struggling so with their sex in the Roman Catholic church. I feel Sipe's work should be required reading for the helping professions and for any person in church leadership, I say. Or how about the entire 98% blessed with the gift of desire. Start by marking Celibacy: A Way of Loving, Living and Serving as Want to Read: Want to Read savin.

Celibacy explores the different questions about life, love and altruism through an insightful and revealing analysis of the essential elements of sexuality as they. A serious discussion of celibacy; it is not radical, it is not challenging

Celibacy explores the different questions about life, love and altruism through an insightful and revealing analysis of the essential elements of sexuality as they. A serious discussion of celibacy; it is not radical, it is not challenging. It is a resource for those who want to, or are exploring the "why" of celibacy and how it is a gift, a way to a clearer relationship with G d and with others.

A Way of Loving, Living, and Serving.

Here he approaches the subject as it has never been treated before-from the perspective of human nature. He does not deny the charism of celibacy. A Way of Loving, Living, and Serving. This book invites you to "think of sex and celibacy-and your own sexuality - in new and creative ways. Sipe examines the evolutionary, biological, and cultural roots of celibacy to advance our knowledge of the mysteries of human sexuality.

Find nearly any book by A W Richard Sipe. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Celibacy: A Way of Loving, Living and Serving: ISBN 9780717124930 (978-0-7171-2493-0) Softcover, E J Dwyer, 1996. ISBN 9780415944731 (978-0-415-94473-1) Softcover, Routledge, 2003.

Celibacy in Crisis: A Secret World Revisited. Brunner-Routledge, New York and Hove 2003, ISBN 978-0415944731, 368 pages.

Living the Celibate Life. Addressing a core concern raised by the recent sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, Richard Sipe explores the confusion, conflicts, and imprecision surrounding our current understanding of the meaning of celibacy.

AWR Sipe The largest task of life is to love. Far more than celibacy or sexual repression, barring one gender from the Roman Catholic Church’s highest ranks provides the implicit rationale for clerical abuse. And love is the only thing. 6 June ·. Sadly the corruption runs deep. 24 February ·. complicitclergy.

Celibacy explores the different questions about life, love and altruism through an insightful and revealing analysis of the essential elements of sexuality as they relate to celibacy. These include gender, orientation, degree of desire, object of excitation, developmental experiences, behaviors, relationships, patterns of integration, and identity.

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Otrytrerl
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Tam
A serious discussion of celibacy; it is not radical, it is not challenging. It is a resource for those who want to, or are exploring the "why" of celibacy and how it is a gift, a way to a clearer relationship with G_d and with others.
SadLendy
I am still reading this work. I do not appreciate the fact that it came to me with another person's writing in it.
Zulkigis
When the Boston sex scandal broke in 2002 I first read of Sipe in Newsweek. He had worked for decades from inside the Roman Catholic church to assist troubled clerics looking for success in their sexual lives without having to give up on the church.

Honestly, it's been a while since I read this; and I just ran over all my Sipe books on my bookshelf; wanted to enter at least one big take away from his work. It's the context he brings. As a counselor, a therapist, I found his honesty refreshing. Being Eastern Orthodox I recommended him many times to our own jurisdiction on these matters this last decade.

Our sex. We all struggle with integrity and our own soul and prayer life here. Just entering marriage after divorce and after a career as a priest cut short by divorce, I found his work fascinating. Like how many priests had girlfriends. How many were simply serial monogamists like the rest of us. On a good day. And how a grand total of 2% of Roman Catholic clerics were pulling it off (bad image I guess) as per the church rule book on dealing with desire. The same 2% number claimed by those at Asexuality.org, those who say on their home page "an asexual person is one who does not experience sexual attraction". Great. No desire? No problem. Oh happy day Mr. and Ms. I was born with no desire leave me alone 2%. What about the rest of us?

Which is just why this is a Big Problem! Sex is a "big problem" in our culture, says Sex At Dawn author Dr. Ryan at his TED talk on this. Dr. Ryan is right.

In three hours I will join thousands of people in my town of 60,000 as we line Ocean Street here in Santa Cruz, California. We will stand side by side for a slow motorcade carrying the bodies of two slain local police officers. A man and a woman--Butch Baker and Elizabeth Butler. They were plain clothed and doing their job interviewing a young man, Jeremy Goulet, through his screen door only to be ambushed by him moments later. The lone shooter was killed soon after in one more hail of bullets.

The dead man was a man with a sex problem. A man with a record having been busted peeper for acting out an unmitigated dark desire as a peeper. He was being questioned on his last day regarding the allegation of groping a woman at work. This US trained, would-be warrior and Black Hawk helicopter pilot had been discharged from the military because he couldn't as a single man find a way to integrate his sexuality with the rest of his life. His dad said his son had one problem, really. Goulet could not stop looking through the window at women, his dad said; "nice girl" type women even.

Big Problem is where a lot of us live with desire. This is why Sipe is important. Working face to face for 40 years with over 2,500 men in the church--clerics all--struggling so with their sex in the Roman Catholic church. I feel Sipe's work should be required reading for the helping professions and for any person in church leadership, I say. Or how about the entire 98% blessed with the gift of desire.

And foolish me. I think three people might just be alive today in my town if we were all more schooled in Sipe's work.
Wanenai
This book as very good and sensitive and well thought out. What I would have liked to see is a chapter on actual day to day help. Prayer and taking it day to day is useful. Not getting yourself in sitution is useful.

But I hoped for somthing more in the vein of cold shower, etc which does not work. But gentle information how to deal with your sexuality and lead it into something cont4ainable without discomfort. Something to take the edge of sexulity.
Nonetheless I learned a lot.
Also too much was made of loneliness, we are all alone and althogh it said that, that I think is not the greatest problem.

I also would liked some answer why no guilt, if the vocation is so important that no guilt is experienced by misuse of women or boys, this does not lie uncomfortable with the vocationof in the footsteps of Christ
Overall a very good book
L. Miller, Durham
Celibacy: A Way of Loving, Living, and Serving download epub
Theology
Author: A. W. Richard Sipe
ISBN: 0892438746
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Theology
Language: English
Publisher: Triumph Books; 1st edition (May 1, 1996)
Pages: 197 pages