GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (By Barbara Lee)—Barbara Lee, a presenter at TEDxMuskegon 2013, has published her first book Sacred Sex: Replacing the Marriage Ethic with a Sexual Ethic.
Lee, who lives in Grand Haven, is not one to shy away from controversial issues. In fact, she welcomes discussions about the topics many would rather sweep under the rug.
“We have to start talking about sex – and we especially have to have these discussions in our churches and with our young people,” says Lee, who led the ministry Extended Grace in Grand Haven for seven years before returning to work in the nonprofit sector.
Lee observes that our society is largely polarized about sex so that we typically approach sex as “sin” or as “sport.” Lee’s book searches for the middle ground where we embrace our sexuality while treating it with moral authority.