Intimacy & Emotional Needs

Understanding Responsive Desire

Understanding Responsive Desire

It’s a typical evening in the Severson household. My husband and I are watching TV. Suddenly, something gets me aroused. Maybe it’s a romantic line in the...

Commuter Marriages: Keeping the Spark Alive

Commuter Marriages: Keeping the Spark Alive

If you prefer to listen: here is our podcast on Commuter Marriages Many couples, for a variety of reasons, have to live apart for a time. This experience is...

How to Write a Love Letter

How to Write a Love Letter

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate”  - Shakespeare, Sonnet 18 The love letter is arguably the oldest and...

“Spring Cleaning” Your Marriage

“Spring Cleaning” Your Marriage

Spring is coming! This week in my hometown we finally saw the sun, and have been getting rain storms instead of snow. So that’s progress, right? Spring is...

Moving on from Duty Sex

Moving on from Duty Sex

Many of us have heard the phrase “duty sex.” For some of us, it may be a regular occurrence in our marriages. Although it seems harmless to have sex with...

Increasing the Love in our Marriages

Increasing the Love in our Marriages

There is a question that philosophers, scientists, and artists alike have been trying to answer for centuries: What is love? Some believe it is an emotion,...

How to Change for the Better

How to Change for the Better

This week on the Get Your Marriage On! podcast , we talked with Lair Torrent about his book the Practice of Love. Torrent is a licensed Marriage and Family...

Busting the Myth of Sexual Compatibility

Busting the Myth of Sexual Compatibility

I made the decision early in life that I was going to wait until I got married to have sex. This was not a popular belief in high school. Many of my friends...

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...

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...

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...

Condensed Intimacy Course: Part 2

Condensed Intimacy Course: Part 2

Welcome back! This is part two of our condensed intimacy course. Last week, we introduced a framework of stage 1, two, and 3 sex. You can find part one...

“Overfunctioning” in Relationships

“Overfunctioning” in Relationships

This week on our podcast, we had the wonderful opportunity to hear from Rhonda Farr, a marriage coach. Rhonda told her story about being an “overfunctioner”...

Sexless Marriage: How to Break the Cycle

Sexless Marriage: How to Break the Cycle

A sexless marriage is, for our purposes, a marriage where the lack of sex is distressing to either or both parties. A sexless marriage is often perpetuated...