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Not Feeling Chosen #543

Not Feeling Chosen #543

Two emails from wives who do not feel chosen in their marriages. One wife has trouble trusting because of this and past betrayals from her husband. The other wife is married to a man who says he wouldn’t get married if he were to do it all over again.

On the Xtended version …

With the huge volume of information and noise in our world, we talk about the benefits of an attention diet. And how to go on one.

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You Are Not Broken #542

You Are Not Broken #542

I’m joined by Kelly Casperson, MD as we discuss the limiting beliefs many people have when it comes to their bodies and their abilities in sex and life.

To learn more about Dr Kelly visit her site – https://www.kellycaspersonmd.com/

On the Extended Version …

Dr Kelly and I discuss where orgasms reside in the brain!

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Secrets Of Great Sex #541

Secrets Of Great Sex #541

This week we are celebrating SMR’s 10 year anniversary!!!
On the Regular version of today’s show …

Some thank you’s are in order as we have been on the air for 10 years now. Thank you to the SMRNation for showing up each week and speaking up about the topics and issues you want to learn more about.

An email from a listener curious about BDSM as a Christian couple.

On the Xtended version …

What are the secrets of couples that have great sex? We will share 8.

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Sex As An Idol #540

Sex As An Idol #540

Can sex be an idol. How would you know?

A dating couple want to know more about what options are there for birth control as they prepare for the marriage. The pill had too many side effects for the wife and she’s concerned about condoms, even though her soon to be husband says he’s fine with them.

A newlywed couple is averaging sex 2 times a month, not at all what she thought would be the case. Is there something wrong?

On the Xtended version …

Could the higher desire/lower desire labels also be limiting to the people who find comfort in knowing they are one or the other in their marriage?

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Can’t Turn My Mind Off #539

Can’t Turn My Mind Off #539

I’m joined by Dr Emily Jamea as we discuss the distracted mind, or put another way – how to address the times when you can’t turn off you mind.

Learn more about Dr Jamea on her site – https://emilyjamea.com/

On the Xtended version …

Dr Emily and I discuss the dynamic in marriage where the wife is the higher desire spouse.

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All Things Are Permissible #538

All Things Are Permissible #538

A wife gets turned off when her husband wants to do some novel things in their sex life. How can she address him and the situations better?

A husband emails about a wife who has lost all desire and libido due to a medication she is on. How can her get her more engaged in their sex life so it doesn’t feel one-sided?

On the Xtended version …

There is a Scripture that says, All things are permissible, but not all things are beneficial. How does this apply to our marriage and sex life?

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When The Low Desire Initiates #537

When The Low Desire Initiates #537

Adding music to your sex life in marriage. Join the conversation at my.smrnation.com.

A husband is in a 2 year stretch of sexlessness. How can he get his wife, who is also miserable, on board with wanting to improve things?

On the Xtended version …

What happens when the low desire spouse initiates sex, yet is shut down by their high desire spouse?

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Not Attracted To My Spouse #536

Not Attracted To My Spouse #536

There is a cure for ticklishness. Plus this same cure works to create deeper erotic connections!

Two newlywed couples email us about issues they are having with sex – within the first year of their marriages.

On the Xtended version …

A husband has no attraction towards his wife, and while he kinda thought this may be an issue while they were dating, their honeymoon confirmed it. What should he do now?

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Fantasies of a Third #535

Fantasies of a Third #535

A military wife wants to know how to encourage her husband to be interested in more romantic sex, oh, and she’s the higher desire for all the other kinds of sex as well.

A wife parents different than her husband, and his manner of parenting is a real turn off sexually.

On the Xtended version …

Our Instagram account got quite a bit of pushback over a post we ran about adding a third person to the bedroom. This is my response to the reactions.

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Are Women More Sexual Than Men? #534

Are Women More Sexual Than Men? #534

A follow up from an email on last week’s show.

A newlywed asks for tips to help prepare or avoid the issues that he hears other couples inevitably face in marriage.

A woman is experiencing some self-image issues and marital strife resulting from a botched breast reduction procedure.

Could it be that women are more sexual than men?

A couple both experience orgasms during sex regularly, yet the issue for the husband is how his wife achieves them.

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Too Quick Too Slow #533

Too Quick Too Slow #533

A husband takes too long to orgasm during oral sex, and too quick during PV sex. 

A wife wants help understanding how to help her husband address the length of time it takes him to climax.

A woman has been dating a Christian man for 9 years, who simply won’t commit to marriage. 

On the Xtended version …

What do you do when one spouse wants to avail themselves to medical resources and vaccines and the other spouse is completely opposed?

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Consent #532

Consent #532

Announcing that registration for the 2022 SMR Getaway is open now … come join us in downtown Indianapolis! Learn more and register here. 

A follow up email from a listener about dealing with guilt and resentment.

A question asking if a spouse who refuses to address their role in a sexless marriage is actually better termed as infidelity.

On the Xtended version …

We’ve received several emails and messages about how the aspect of consent plays out in marriage. Today we begin the conversation on this tricky subject.

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