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Course Textbooks and Articles: NOTE: Some of the reading for this course does not come from a specifically Christian perspective. Some of it may be inconsistent with the statement of beliefs for ATS. This reading is required because it is representative of the thought in the field of sex therapy and sexology. Time will be spent in class discussing the reading and critiquing it from a Biblical Christian perspective that is in line with the stated theology of ATS. Hyde, J. S. (2001). Understanding Human Sexuality, (8th Edition), Boston: McGraw Hill. Laaser, M. (2004). Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. Rosenau, D. (2002). A celebration of sex (Rev. and updated. ed.). Nashville: Thomas Nelson. The following articles and chapters are also required reading for this course. Students can download these chapters from Rosenau, D.E., Sytsma, M., and Taylor, D.L. (2001). Sexuality and Sexual Counseling: Learning and Practicing the DEC-R Model. In T. Clinton, and G. Ohlschlager (Eds.) Competent Christian Counseling, Colorado Springs: Waterbrook. Rosenau, D. E. (1998). Extramarital Affairs: Therapeutic Understanding and Clinical Interventions. Marriage & Family, 3 (4), 355-368. Schnarch, D. M. (1995). A Family Systems Approach to Sex Therapy and Intimacy. In R. Mikesell, D. Lusterman, and S. H. McDaniel (Eds.), Integrating Family Therapy: Handbook of Family Psychology and Systems Theory. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. A handout packet will be available from Dr. Sytsma the first day of class. This packet contains a printout of the slides used in class. Students may purchase this packet at copy cost (typically about $8.00). This packet is recommended but not required.

Publication Date

January 2006


Asbury Theological Seminary


CO611, January, Wilmore



CO 611 Dynamics of Human Sexuality