Celebration of Sex Guidebook

by Douglas Rosenau, Deborah Neel, and Ellen Fox.

Everyone wants a passionate love relationship with their mate that becomes a powerful force for connecting and meeting deep intimacy needs. This guidebook can be a catalyst because…


Great marriages take two people who like each other and have taken the time and initiative to create an intimate companionship and become loving grown-ups. Falling in and out of love is a process and…

A Passionate Sex Life = An Intimate Marriage + Mature Lovers + Time + Energy

In life it isn’t how hard you try but how smart you try. A Couple’s Guidebook to Passionate Intimacy helps husbands and wives effectively take the time and energy to ask those critical questions and guide the process of falling deeper in love and making love with passion. Questions and suggestions like:

  • Write down some ideas on how you might like to be pursued. Practice with your mate.
  • Do you consider yourself a great lover—why or why not?
  • What are the ‘risks’ you are willing to make to rejuvenate your love life?
  • When was the last time you made love for over 60 minutes?
  • Write out a specific prayer for your sex life.

Stale, boring, unskilled or shut down commonly describe a couple’s love life. Working through this Guidebook can make a startling difference on your journey towards becoming great sexual lovers.

Covers and sample pages from the book.


Douglas Rosenau, EdD

Douglas E. Rosenau, Ed.D. (1947-2022), was a Licensed Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in sex therapy. For over thirty years he maintained a private practice, acquiring skills and gaining experience while listening to over 50,000 hours of stories. Doug used this practical wisdom in authoring A Celebration of Sex, co-authoring A Celebration Guidebook; A Celebration of Sex After 50; and Soul Virgins: Redefining Single Sexuality. He was a nationally known conference speaker who loved to mentor and encourage. He was passionate about helping to equip and empower church leaders to teach healthy sexuality within their communities as he sought to fulfill his calling to “cultivate a sexually health Church.” Doug served as an adjunct professor at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, and Dallas Theological Seminary.

Deborah Neel

Deborah C. Neel, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist, a certified Health Services Provider - Psychologist (HSP-P) and Certified Sex Therapist (AASECT and ABCST). Early in her career she taught special education and then served as a School Psychologist with a local school system. She works closely with other healthcare providers, housing her office at one time within a pediatrician's office and most recently within an OB/GYN clinic. She has worked with children, parents, and spouses in her private practice for the past 30+ years, specializing in marital and sex therapy for the last ten. Debbie co-authored A Celebration of Sex Guidebook and a biblically based curriculum (workbook & DVD), Covenant Lovers: God's Plan for a Celebration of Sex. She speaks locally and nationally, conducting workshops, seminars and retreats on marital intimacy. Debbie helps train professional and lay people to teach God's design of healthy marital sexuality.

W. Ellen Fox

W. Ellen Fox, PhD, received her MAEd in Counseling from Wake Forest University in 1995 and her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University Prescott Valley, AZ, in 2013.  She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an Approved Supervisor with the American  Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Certified Sex Therapist with the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists.  She is on staff at Western Avenue Baptist Church, Statesville, NC, where she serves as the Director of the Marriage and Family Enrichment Center and provides individual, marital, and family therapy. Ellen finds joy in helping couples become truly intimate, and empowering parents to teach their children a biblical view of sexuality.

Formats and Purchasing

Looking to purchase a copy? A Celebration of Sex Guidebook is available wherever books are sold.