Hope + Help for Redeeming Sex in Marriage with Scott Mehl

by, Christine Chappell
May 20, 2024

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About the Episode

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Scott Mehl about his book, Redeeming Sex in Marriage: How the Gospel Rescues Sex, Transforms Marriage, and Reveals the Glory of God. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are:

• Why might the topic of sex be such a difficult one for husbands and wives to discuss together?
• What are some prevailing views about sex—both inside and outside the church—that have distorted God’s good design for sexual intimacy?
• Why is it important to build a solid theological foundation of God’s design for sex?
• What are five fundamental purposes of God’s design for sex in marriage?
• Why does sex in marriage seem so difficult and complicated?
• How does observing the life of Jesus help us to see God’s intention to redeem, bless, and honor the sexually broken?
• Why is it important to consider the emotional, spiritual, and mental aspects of our personhood in addition to the physical aspects of sex?
• What makes sex in marriage a “journey?”


About the Guest

Scott Mehl (MDiv, The Master’s Seminary; DMin, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a pastor at Cornerstone Church of West Los Angeles and an adjunct faculty member at Eternity Bible College. A fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, he is the author of Loving Messy People and Redeeming Sex in Marriage. He and his wife, Lara, have four children.

About the Book

Redeeming Sex in Marriage: How the Gospel Rescues Sex, Transforms Marriage, and Reveals the Glory of God

Discover the God-given nature of your sexuality and the magnitude of Christ’s power to redeem it in this honest, winsome resource for married couples. Biblical counselor and pastor Scott Mehl explores truths about God’s beautiful purposes for sex that will empower you to put godly sexuality into practice—living a life of sexual fulfillment and wholeness like never before.



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About the Podcast

The Hope + Help Podcast offers interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics regarding life’s challenging problems. Hosted by IBCD Outreach Director Christine M. Chappell. Listeners can subscribe on major streaming platforms such as Apple PodcastsSpotifySoundcloud, & iHeart.


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