"The depth of love and spirituality it contains immediately made me feel that it was . . . a very worthwhile gift."

Your articles devoted to men challenging sensuality were wonderfully bold and a great valentine for women around the world (February 14). I have been working for several months to face down sensuality. As I am moving through a divorce and encountering single–parenthood, it has been important to get a better sense of the masculine qualities of Father-Mother God that make up my being. Instead of continuing to indulge the popular demand to "be sexy" I am digging into ideals that support celibacy and moral courage. When I saw that Sentinel's bold stance regarding men, I felt freed to look at men as they deserve to be seen! I have felt defenseless since childhood when confronted by both men and boys trying to convince me that my desire to avoid extramarital relations was childish, insensitive, cold, naive, ignorant, and infuriating. To see men saying that my innocent position was acceptable and desirable, couldn't have come soon enough.

Thank you for this wonderful work.

Tami Thomas Buckley
Bend, Oregon

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