Welcome to Sexual Wholeness Resources
Trusted resources on sexuality.
Several from the Sexual Wholeness Team presented during the 2013 AACC World Conference in Nashville, TN. We are proud of our team and the influence they have as they continue the mission of "Unveiling God's Truth about Sexuality".
With great anticipation, the unique new organization CASE (The Christian Association of Sexual Educators) rolled out two new courses this July at Dallas Theological Seminary---and included the already launched, Dance of the Sexes. What a success as we saw God’s fingerprints all over this project---beginning with creating engaging workbooks, the professional production of three different teaching videos and ending with an enthusiastic group of future sex educators soaking up this sexual education. How neat to hear comments like, “I have never thought of sex in this way before.” “Bringing God and sex together is scary and amazing.”
After a couple years out of print, Sexual Wholeness Resources has reprinted Dr. Rosenau and MT Wilson's Soul Virginsbook this summer. While it sports a new cover commissioned by Sexual Wholeness Resources and a slightly new interior design, the content of the book is identical to the 2006 printing by Baker Books. Unable to obtain rights to reproduce the original cover, Sexual Wholeness Resources commissioned a new cover design similar to the 2006 printing but more updated. Initial reaction to the new title has been positive. A couple of the internal pictures were also redrawn though the bridge remains the same.
If you've looked recently, used copies of Soul Virgins start at $80.00 per copy on Barnes & Noble. New copies cost between $100.00 and $200.00 per copy. While it is pretty cool for Dr. Rosenau's bragging rights, it's not helpful in getting the word out.
To help make the information in Soul Virgins more available, we have launched Sexual Wholeness Resources, a publishing component of Sexual Wholeness, Inc. and published our first book - Soul Virgins.
While the new printing has a different cover, the content is identical to the 2006 edition printed by Baker Books. Baker took the book out of print several years ago. Dr. Rosenau bought the publishing rights back from Baker Books and asked Sexual Wholeness Resources to publish the book this summer.
Initially, the Sexual Wholeness Resources edition of Soul Virgins has been published exclusively in the Kindle format. Kindle versions can be read through a web browser or through readers available for PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Windows 7 (phones/tablets), and Blackberry (see all options here). After 90 days on Kindle, Soul Virgins will be released on iBook, Nook, and other ebook formats.
We are proud of our team's role in the recent AACC Marriage America Conference in Orlando, FL (April 2012). Several of our faculty and grads led workshops. Each of the speakers highlighted below are ABCST Certified Sex Therapists with the exception of Dr. Mark & Debra Laaser (who is an ISW faculty member). Kenyon Knapp, ISW student, also co-presented on sexual abuse. We encourage ABCST Members and ISW grads to submit proposals to professional conferences and be a missionary for sexual wholeness.
Dr. Mark Laaser, one of the ISW faculty members, is looking for one to two sex therapists to join his practice in Minnesota. While the positions hired would be for sex therapy, therapists would need to wish to work with all areas of sexual addiction as well. "At this point, I haven't settled on whether I prefer someone who is already licensed, or someone who is pursuing licensure," said Dr. Laaser. He did stipulate that they needed to have completed ISW training to be considered. Therapists would join Dr. Mark and Debbie Laaser's practice and work to build a case load.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a printed letter of interest and vita to Dr. Laaser at:
The Laaser Center for the Family15798 Venture LaneEden Prairie, MN 55344
Dr. Clifford and Joyce Penner taught the latest Advanced Sex Therapy course this past fall (2011).
"With every course I have learned information, skills, and protocols that I could immediately use the next week with clients. This course gave me confidence that I can put it all together and do more with more difficult cases," reported one student.
The first CASE training was held at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta. Dr. Rosenau and his team taught the Dance of the Sexes CASE Training module. Completing this training certified these professionals in offering the Dance of the Sexes workshop in their church and community. Trainers have access to the DVD, leaders guide and participants workbook.
Several members of ABCST presented at this year's AACC World Conference. The 2011 "Celebrate Your Faith" conference was attended by around 7,000 counselors, pastors, therapists, ministry leaders, and lay counselors. Led by ABCST Certified Members Dr. Clifford & Joyce Penner, Dr. Douglas Rosenau, and Dr. Mark Yarhouse, the Sex and Healthy Sexuality track was one of 21 different tracks at the conference. Six of the workshops in the track were taught by ABCST members. Additionally, three of the pre-conference workshops were led by ABCST members. We also met many other members at the Sexual Wholeness booth.