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50 Ways to Connect With Your Spouse Over the Holidays

50 Ways to Connect With Your Spouse Over the Holidays

In theory, the holiday season is all about connection. We take time off from school and work to connect with extended family and friends. Families play together, cook together, and give gifts to communicate their love. We decorate with lights and evergreens and...

Male Sexual Desire: Combating the Myths

Male Sexual Desire: Combating the Myths

Dear readers, I want to share something personal with you. In my marriage, I am the higher desire spouse. Before marriage, I honestly didn’t know this was possible. I had learned from media that men almost always want sex and that it takes very little effort to turn...

Why Men Aren’t Always in the Mood with Dr. Sarah Hunter Murray

Why Men Aren’t Always in the Mood with Dr. Sarah Hunter Murray

Like many other men, I’ve probably said to my wife maybe once or twice, “I’m always in the mood for sex!” or “Whenever you want it, I’m ready!” Just kidding, I’ve probably said something like that hundreds of times. But I know there are exceptions to “always” being in...

Black Friday Bedroom Round Up

Black Friday Bedroom Round Up

We love the holidays! And one of the things that comes with that... SALES! This weekend we know there are a ton of amazing sales happening, and we don't want you to miss out on any of the sales that could help enhance your marriage. We compiled this list of sales from...

Healing From Painful Sex With Help and Faith: A Sextimony

Healing From Painful Sex With Help and Faith: A Sextimony

We've done several episodes about painful sex in the past, but none of them have been as personal as this one today. You get to meet my friends Bryce and Shannon, who tell their story of how painful sex has really interfered with their relationship early on in their...

Mindfulness in Sex

Mindfulness in Sex

Setting the Scene  Readers, I have a confession to make. As I sat down to write this post, I was the farthest thing from mindful. I needed to get this post done as I’d been procrastinating all day but was struggling to focus. As I was painfully beating my brain...

Good Girl (And Guy) Syndrome

Good Girl (And Guy) Syndrome

Most of us want to be a good girl or a good guy. We want to be good people and feel like we are doing what is expected of us. Unfortunately, when this attitude is taken to the extreme it can have a negative effect on our lives. This especially applies to our sex...

How to Do a Strip Tease

How to Do a Strip Tease

The Strip Tease. You may have seen one in a movie, or during a concert. You may have closed your eyes, or you may have been a little envious by how smooth the performer seemed. However, the strip tease doesn’t have to be exclusively for the exotic dancer. In fact,...

Is Your Sex Life Work or Play?

Is Your Sex Life Work or Play?

A friend of mine really likes sex. Her and I love to chat about the cool podcasts, coaches, or books we discover that are all about sex. Her husband is absolutely wonderful and loves her a lot. And he doesn’t like learning about sex. One night as my friend was telling...

107: Learning to Love Sex: A Sextimony with LeAnn and Jeff Austin

107: Learning to Love Sex: A Sextimony with LeAnn and Jeff Austin

For the next few episodes, I want to take a break from interviewing experts per se and showcase real stories from “ordinary” couples who have built extraordinary intimacy in their own marriages. One of the purposes of this podcast is to help as many people realize how...

Kissing: How to Bring Back the Sparks

Kissing: How to Bring Back the Sparks

Let me tell you a secret: my first kiss with my future husband was not a great kiss. He had asked me previously what kissing meant to me, and I responded, “I’m basically down to kiss whenever.” That evening, I walked him home (for safety ;). He leaned down as he is...

Get Your Marriage On Retreat: Review

Get Your Marriage On Retreat: Review

That’s a wrap on the October of 2022 Get Your Marriage On retreat! I was privileged enough to be able to attend and help out, and I was blown away by the quality of the event. Here’s a breakdown of everything we got to learn together.  The Experience Participants...

106: Intimacy: More Will Than Skill with Dr. Dave Schramm

106: Intimacy: More Will Than Skill with Dr. Dave Schramm

If someone were to ask you what’s your definition of intimacy, how would you answer that question? And how would you explain to another person how to develop more intimacy in your marriage? Also, how important are communication skills in an intimate relationship? What...

Intimacy: Intention, not Intervention

Intimacy: Intention, not Intervention

This week we got to talk with Dr. Dave Schramm on the Get Your Marriage On! Podcast. Dr. Schramm is a professor of Family Life in the Human Development and Family Studies department at Utah State University. As a Marriage and Family Therapy student myself, I was so...

Differentiation: How to be Yourself and a Spouse

Differentiation: How to be Yourself and a Spouse

A few weeks ago, I had the incredible opportunity to attend our GYMO Couples Retreat! To read about how that went, check out our post here (spoilers; it was awesome). At the retreat, I was struck by the concept of differentiation. Here's what I've learned from the...

Uncompromising Intimacy

Uncompromising Intimacy

This week on our podcast we got to talk to Alexandra Stockwell about her upcoming book, titled Uncompromising Intimacy. Here, we are going to learn how to discover our own desires and connect to our sexual selves.  Alexandra said, “Competent couples who love one...

105: Uncompromising Intimacy with Alexandra Stockwell

105: Uncompromising Intimacy with Alexandra Stockwell

There’s a difference between a functional marriage and an intimate marriage. Some marriage advice people may have received is to compromise to keep the peace between a couple. This advice is great to keep the marriage functioning, but compromising on everything often...