125: When Past Sexual Abuse Haunts A Marriage with Dr. Wyatt Fisher

by | Mar 10, 2023 | General Posts, Podcast

One source I found states that one in five women experience sexual assault or unwelcomed sexual attention. Trauma from sexual abuse is ugly and can interfere with a healthy and thriving sexual relationship in marriage.

Today my guest is Dr. Wyatt Fisher, a marriage therapist that specializes in helping individuals overcome, heal from, and thrive after a history of sexual abuse. His own wife was a victim of sexual abuse as a child and discusses how that impacted their marriage. He shares how his approach towards her trauma in the beginning was actually making things worse (oops!), and what steps they both took to heal from it.

Although sexual abuse isn’t part of my or my wife’s history, there are many things I found valuable in this episode. For instance, I love the story Dr. Wyatt shares about how he became more compassionate about his wife’s situation. I also learned that although trauma from sexual abuse is very serious, healing from abuse is also seriously cool and possible.

<h3>Dan Purcell</h3>

Dan Purcell

Dan and his wife Emily Purcell are the founders of Get Your Marriage On! Their marriage went through a bit of a renaissance a few years ago and wanted to share what they learned with other couples. They created a fun & sexy bedroom game app called Intimately Us that has been downloaded over 300,000. They put on events and retreats for couples.Dan is the host of the Get Your Marriage On! podcast. Dan is a Life Coach that coaches other couples and individuals on how to have a great marriage, deeper intimacy, and fulfilling sex life.Dan and Emily have been married for over 18 years and have 6 kids. Dan loves cracking dad jokes, running marathons, planning the next creative date night with his sweetheart, and enjoys the magnificent outdoors around their St George home.

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