Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Featured Book: Uncovered: Revealing the Secrets of a Sexy Marriage by Susie Davis

How many Christian marriage books recommend having regular "quickies"? Today's book, Uncovered: Finding the Secrets to a Sexy Marriage, does.

In August, my husband and I will celebrate 19 years of marriage.  Although there have been way more days of rainbow and sunshine than dark clouds, we've had our moments and we're still together.  Believe me, I don't take this for granted. Just yesterday, it was announced that former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating after 40 years. 40 years?

One thing that helps married couples is being open to new information and new ways of looking at familiar topics.  This is what made me sign up to tour this book.

I'm reading slowly because there is so much good stuff to digest, but to give you a better sense, here's another quote that I just love: "He didn't marry you because you were a great mom, sister, daughter, get the drift. He married you because you were plain and simple a fabulous, sensual woman. Yes, take a breath, dear, of course he loves 'your personality and your heart' but let's get real. He looked at you and he saw lips, breasts, curvy hips, bodacious booty--you know, all that."

Gotta love a marriage book with plain language that gets right down to the nitty gritty.  Here's what the publisher has to say:


In Uncovered, author and radio talk-show host Susie Davis offers wives a vantage point into their marriage that they’ve never had before: through the eyes of their husbands.

“I want women to understand what their husbands are really thinking and begin to understand what he really needs from her,” Davis says. “When you read these authentic testimonies, where husbands share what’s really on their hearts about their marriages, you start to see your husband in a different light and revolutionize your marriage.”

That’s the premise she offers in her latest book, Uncovered: Revealing the Secrets of a Sexy Marriage, where she pinpoints how wives can cultivate closer relationships with their spouses and understand their husbands’ needs.

But Davis knew that what would make these concepts resonate with readers was to hear what real men had to say on the subjects, ranging from quality sex and intimacy to how often they’d like to hear encouragements from their wives. So she formed a focus group of husbands—from construction workers to CEOs and even pastors, who all who have been married for at least ten years in Christ-centered marriages—and gathered their honest responses on these subjects and more.

Bolstered with biblical wisdom, practical sense and a bit of feminine charm, Davis helps wives understand what their husbands really want out of their marriage and what matters most to them, ranging from sex to finances to having fun together.

Readers will learn to:
  • Rediscover the “red hot mama” within herself and a sexy self-confidence about her body
  • Understand the powerful influence she has over her man—to do good or harm
  • Create a craving for sexual intimacy, even when life gets busy
  • Guard against materialism and the burden it can put on a marriage
  • Invite laughter and fun into your marriage, like when you were first dating
  • Communicate with their husbands in new ways
  • Discover the mission statement for their marriage
Susie Davis is the author of several books, including Parenting Your Teen and Loving It, and is a popular retreat and conference speaker. She is founder and director of Susie Davis Ministries and has a passion for helping others develop God-centered relationships. With her husband, Will, she co-founded Austin Christian Fellowship in Austin, Texas, where he serves as senior pastor and she frequently teaches. They have three children.

Susie is also a morning radio show host in Austin, on The River's Family Friendly Mornings on 105.9FM. One other book she authored, that I'd like to point out if for no reason other than I love the title, is Loving Your Man without Losing Your Mind. Find out more about Susie at her website,

Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life. They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet.

For more information, visit

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review purposes.

Peace & Blessings,



Liz said...

Love the whole concept and love the part you quoted! There's a book out there that is for recovered sex addicts -- it's called "Erotic Intelligence," but it's also about INTIMACY, which is so important. The author (Alexandra Katehakis) talks about the four cornerstones of intimacy that are essential for healthy relationships and thus, healthy sexual relating: self knowledge, comfort and connection, responsibility with discernment, and empathy with emotion.

PatriciaW said...

Let's face it, Liz. This is an area that a lot of people, especially women, still have trouble talking about and/or feel inadequate in. Intimacy--and not just sexual intimacy--is the cornerstone of a good marriage.

Susie Davis said...

Patricia - best comment ever: How many Christian marriage books recommend having regular "quickies"?

Love it you preacher's wife lady. Love it.

PatriciaW said...

Susie, thank you for writing such a laugh-out-loud, illuminating book. I'm still working my way through it. This is one to be savored, not scarfed down.