sexual intimacy in marriage

3 Barriers to Communicating with Your Spouse about Sex

Many spouses need to have a conversation about sex with their mates. They are not satisfied with the sexual intimacy in their marriage, and they see issues that need addressing, problems that need solving, holes in their heart that need filling. Whatever the concern, it’s imperative that they start a conversation about sex. But all …

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If At First You Don’t Succeed… Ask for Sex Again

Physical intimacy hasn’t been happening in my marriage as often as we’d like. It’s been harder to connect lately, with my husband and me each having full work schedules (which don’t coincide), certain family obligations, and recent ailments and sleep disturbances. I’d love to say that we’re always rocking the marriage bed over here in …

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Why I Cringe at Comparing Sexual Intimacy to Gardening

Here we are in the season of Spring, and my landscaping bed looks like this:               Don’t judge. Oh, who am I kidding? Go ahead and judge. That’s terrible, pitiful, inexcusable. You should all send my neighbors sympathy cards for having to share the street with this flower-bed slacker. Interestingly …

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Married, Consenting Adults: Whose Okay Really Matters?

Have you noticed that in our current culture a number of historically problematic sexual activities have become No Big Deal or even encouraged? Most often, the reason I hear is that it’s between “consenting adults.” We also hear this about marriage. After all, whose business is it if a married couple mutually agrees to engage in …

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31 Days to A Better Marriage: SEX

Last year, I was pleased to participate in the 31 Days to a Better Marriage, hosted then by Jolene Engle. The result was a month full of fabulous posts by marriage bloggers and then a free downloadable book — all with the goal of growing and strengthening your marriage. Once again, I’m involved in this marvelous project, …

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