Discernment Counseling #485

Discernment Counseling #485

Dr Marni Feuerman joins me as we discuss the times when couples may need discernment counseling. What is it and how does it work?

Learn more about Dr Marni at her site https://thetalkingsolution.com/

On the Xtended version …

Dr Marni and I continue the conversation by talking about the things we see in couples seeking our help that will get in the way of successful therapy.

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I Still Feel Guilt and Shame #484

I Still Feel Guilt and Shame #484

An email from a listener concerned about some of the guests we have on our show and the fact that their values may go against the values of SMR.

A follow up on the topic of swallowing with an email from a listener who wants us to explore another aspect of oral sex.

On the Xtended version …

Let’s face it, it’s hard to escape the world of guilt and shame when it comes to sex. Today we talk about how to address it in your life and marriage. 

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Sexual Dysfunction #483

Sexual Dysfunction #483

Dr Amy Killen joins me to discuss several of the myths that people face when it comes to aging and sex and sexual dysfunctions.

Learn more about Dr Amy on her site – https://dramykillen.com/

On the Xtended version …

Dr Amy and I continue the conversation and move into the solutions that many people may not know about when it comes to addressing their sexual function.

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Swallowing #482

Swallowing #482

A voicemail from a wife who doesn’t want to swallow, even when her husband is using the line “If you love me you’d be willing to do this.”

An email from a husband who found our new App Intimately Us (https://intimately.us) and his wife refuses to engage with the App along with him.

On the Xtended version …

Negotiating sex in marriage – choreplay vs foreplay – and who are we at our core? We go deep this time in the XTD content.

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The Change Triangle #481

The Change Triangle #481

Today Hilary Jacobs Hendel joins me to talk about her book It’s Not Always Depression, and the Change Triangle.

You can learn more about Hilary on her site https://www.hilaryjacobshendel.com/

On the Xtended version …

We continue the conversation with Hilary Jacobs Hendel and move into how the Change Triangle plays out in sex.

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Intimately Us #480

Intimately Us #480

We are excited to announce a brand new resource aimed to help make your marriage fun and sexy … Intimately Us

You can find the App in the App Stores for both Apple and Android, or read more about it here https://intimately.us/

Today we talk with the man who helped us create this app, Dan Purcell. Learn more about Dan at https://getyourmarriageon.com/

On the Xtended version …

Pam and I have a conversation about the importance of novelty in marriage – and some ways you can add novelty that you may not think about.

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Everything Isn’t Terrible #479

Everything Isn’t Terrible #479

Dr Kathleen Smith and I discuss her book, Everything Isn’t Terrible, and how appropriate it is for our lives here in 2020.

Learn more about Kathleen on her site https://kathleensmith.net/

On the Xtended version …

Kathleen and I dive into the world of Bowen Systems Theory. Yes we geek out a little but it’s a great way to understand what’s going on in families.

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Power Plays #478

Power Plays #478

A voicemail from a wife looking to keep the connection and intimacy with her husband, who had a stroke 17 years ago. 

A follow up email from a listener struggling with power plays around his sexuality and sex life with his wife.

On the Xtended version …

A clarification from last week’s XTD content. And a conversation about the main concepts taught by Schnarch and our understanding of them.

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Sex Is Only On My Spouse’s Terms #477

Sex Is Only On My Spouse’s Terms #477

An email from a wife whose husband regularly views porn and when confronted replies with “I have needs.”

A husband emails in asking our thoughts about how if his sexual desire has waned over the past couple years is it because he’s stopped viewing porn over that timeframe or is it because sex is only on his wife’s terms.

On the Xtended version …

We share a blog post from an author where he gives 8 steps to confront your wife’s sexual refusal – and our reaction.

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31 Days To Great Sex #476

31 Days To Great Sex #476

Sheila Wray Gregoire joins me to discuss her new book 31 Ways To Great Sex, available now.
Check out more of Sheila’s work here – https://tolovehonorandvacuum.com/

On the Xtended version …
Sheila and I continue a conversation about how Christianity and the church have addressed sex – especially the message towards women.

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Intention or Action #475

Intention or Action #475

A conversation based on two emails from listeners who are each struggling to understand and navigate a big gap in desire between themselves and their spouse. 

On the Xtended version …

What is the difference between intention vs. action?

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Fantasies, Tell Me What You Want #474

Fantasies, Tell Me What You Want #474

Dr Justin Lehmiller joins me to talk about his research surround fantasies and sex.

On the Xtended version …

Justin and I continue the conversation about fantasies and discuss more about where they come from and what to do with them.

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