92: Painful Sex No More

92: Painful Sex No More

Experiencing pain with sex is, unfortunately, all too common for many women. According to one peer-reviewed study I read out of Australia, 20% of women regularly experience pain with sex. Other research suggests that just about every woman at one point in their life...

91: How to Talk Dirty Without Feeling Dirty or Awkward

91: How to Talk Dirty Without Feeling Dirty or Awkward

Let’s get one thing out of the way first — dirty talk isn’t dirty. It’s actually an intimate form of communication to let your spouse into your heart and mind. It’s a way to express the erotic part of you with your lover. It’s about using your words to arouse. The...

90: Healing from Sexual Trauma with Nicole Graf

90: Healing from Sexual Trauma with Nicole Graf

Abuse of any kind, whether it’s physical, emotional, or sexual, is evil and wrong. Sexual abuse is particularly harmful because our sexuality is so personal to us. There is often some shame around our sexuality anyway, and the abuser takes advantage of it to make us...

89: Foreplay Throughout the Day

89: Foreplay Throughout the Day

I am so excited to talk about today’s topic!  The idea for this podcast episode was partially inspired by an upcoming podcast episode I’ll be releasing in a few weeks. I interviewed an author, GS Youngblood.  His tip was about how foreplay begins the moment...

88:Money and Intimacy with Marriage Puzzle

88:Money and Intimacy with Marriage Puzzle

There are so many parallels between money and intimacy when it comes to marriage. For many people, money represents security. When money issues crop up, it can threaten our ability to trust our spouse.  Issues revolving around spending habits in a marriage can...

87: Healing From Pornography with Zach & Darcy Spafford

87: Healing From Pornography with Zach & Darcy Spafford

You’re about to meet my guests on today’s episode, Zach and Darcy Spafford.  Zach used to struggle with habitual pornography use and Darcy struggled with trying to figure out what to do with her feelings of hurt and mistrust.  After applying certain tools...

89: Foreplay Throughout the Day

86: Initiating Sex

Every sexual encounter requires at least one of you to initiate. Without SOMEONE initiating, there’s no sexual encounter. Initiating sex can be a very powerful way to communicate love and desire to your spouse. Initiating is a powerful bid for connection. It’s a way...

85: When Emotional Intimacy Doesn’t Come Easy For Men

85: When Emotional Intimacy Doesn’t Come Easy For Men

I'm interested in doing a podcast episode primarily for men about understanding intimacy, especially if it wasn't modeled in your home growing up. To be clear, I don't mean “intimacy” as a euphemism for sex. I mean Intimacy as in relational closeness: a willingness to...

89: Foreplay Throughout the Day

84: When the Higher Desire Spouse is Anxious For Sex

In every marriage, there is a spouse with higher desire for sex and a spouse with lower desire for sex. In this episode, I'll talk about the benefits of being higher or being lower desire. As the high desire spouse in my marriage, I know what it's like to feel anxious...

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