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The Woman I Am: A Lesson in Self-Grace

Today’s post is a bit different — a girlfriend-to-girlfriend talk to my fellow wives. One of my biggest personal weaknesses is self-judgment. I always think I should be doing better than I am. My house should be cleaner. My dinners should be tastier. My garden should be better tended. My kids should be more productive. …

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What Are Your Sexual Fears?

I was recently conversing with a Christian counselor friend about how anger is a secondary emotion. It typically stems from another, hidden emotion — such as fear. So when a spouse reacts with more anger than expected, perhaps the topic or situation has tapped into a place of fear. That’s where some marriages are regarding sexual …

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Lighten Up! And Laugh a Little about Sex

When it comes to the marital bedroom, I honestly believe a lot of us church folks need to lighten up and learn to enjoy a smile, a chuckle, and even a big belly laugh. We can get so tightly wound about sexual issues and challenges that we fail to see the funny involved in this gift …

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Special Occasion Sex: Do You Have It?

It’s a special day in my house. I’m not sharing which one, but you know how it is — it could be a birthday, a wedding anniversary, a milestone for your marriage, or a day to remember something special from your past. And it seems right somehow to have sex on that day. Because you …

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Is Depression Impacting Your Sexual Intimacy?

Being completely transparent here, I’ve had a personal struggle with depression. For whatever reason, my physiology tends toward depression when stressors congregate in my life. I’ve previously described the one time in my life when my sex life sucked, and looking back I suspect mild postpartum depression played a role. I’ve had a couple of …

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