Filming Sex #490

Filming Sex #490

An email from a listener asking for our thoughts on if it’s okay for her and her husband to film one of their sexual encounters.

An email from a husband wanting to know how to find the middle ground between he and his wife’s desire levels.

A wife wants to know how to find sex positive friends.

On the Xtended version (which is available to all today) …

What’s the difference between seeking help and resources to alleviate the pain in life vs addressing the problems in life?

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Intimacy With Ease #489

Intimacy With Ease #489

On the Regular version of today’s show …

Jessa Zimmerman joins me today to let the SMRNation know about our free webinar – How To Help Your Partner Want More Sex WITHOUT Feeling Pressure or Obligation  – on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7 PM Central Time. Register for free by clicking here.

Jessa also sticks around to answer some questions from the Nation.

On the Xtended version (which is available to all today) …

Pam and I talk about the impact Dr David Schnarch has had our our marriage and my profession.

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Mental Illness and Marriage #488

Mental Illness and Marriage #488

A conversation with Erin Ramachandran, who along with her husband have founded Mental Health Strong. A resource aimed to help married couples when one spouse suffers from a mental illness.

Hear her story and what they’ve created to help lots of other marriages alongside their own.

On the Xtended version …

Erin and I continue the conversation about what are some practical steps couples who face mental illnesses can take, alone and together.

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Are We All Liars? #487

Are We All Liars? #487

A husband who has struggled with his weight all his life emails to tell us about how his wife has told him she is not attracted to him physically and he’s afraid his marriage may wind up sexless.

A wife emails her surprise to hear how often other married couples have sex because in her marriage  it only happens a handful of times per year.

On the Xtended version …

Why do we lie? Are we all liars? And how do you address the lies your spouse may tell or have told throughout your marriage?

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Indecisiveness #486

Indecisiveness #486

A caller asking how she can help her husband’s performance anxiety issue.

An email from a husband asking about the difference between telling your spouse vs asking.

A wife is wondering if her perspective as the higher desire is wrong.

On the Xtended version …

Indecisiveness in life and sex. Many people face it – how do you confront it better?

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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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