Sexual intimacy is as important for the health and vitality of the marriage relationship as is emotional closeness and spiritual connection. Sexual nourishment that feeds both husband and wife is the dessert of married life.
Strengthening your marriage intimately — emotionally, spiritually and sexually — is one of the most important efforts in which you can put your time and energy. So-called desire discrepancies between husband and wife can be a thing of the past, as couples come to understand the intricacies of intimacy and mutual sexual fulfillment. Continue reading “Six Tips to Strengthen Your Marriage Sexually” »
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In this episode #058 “Hungry Dog Syndrome, Part 1,” on “The Marital Intimacy Show,” marriage and intimacy expert, Laura M. Brotherson discusses this predicament in marriage from both the husband’s and the wife’s perspective and provides suggestions to help couples move past it to create a more mutually inviting sexual relationship.
In working with couples it is quite evident that men and women each assign different meaning to lovemaking. It is common, and not terribly surprising that many women do not fully understand the nature of the sexual relationship from a man’s perspective. To be fair, men have a difficult time comprehending the nature of the sexual relationship from a woman’s perspective as well.
Sex is the Highest Form of Love
For women, having sex does not necessarily equate with feeling love. That seems to be a learned behavior. For a majority of women, it’s just not the primary way (or initial way) they feel love.
Not true for a man. For many if not most men sex is the epitome of love. Most wives would be hard pressed to find a better way to express their love to their husbands than by willingly and enthusiastically engaging in sexual intimacy with them. Continue reading “What Sex Means to a Man” »
Thank you to everyone who submitted entries for our 7th Annual Couples Photos drawing. We especially loved the fun and creative entries this year that included our book. Check out some of our favorites below…
I recently heard a conversation between two women. Woman #1 was complaining about how she’d been nagging her husband to fix a particular malfunctioning appliance around the house.
She was explaining how he’d “finally gotten the stupid thing fixed. I can’t believe it took him so long, it’s about time!”
Woman #2 listened quietly and then gently asked the first woman if her husband was still coaching their son’s basketball team. He was. She then asked if her husband was still volunteering with the youth program at their church. He was. She then commented that she was surprised he had any time at all to actually fix the appliance.
The Man’s Conversation
As I pondered this discussion, I wondered how often this type of conversation was taking place among wives. I tried to imagine a similar conversation between two men…
Imaginary friend #1 might say something like… “So, the Mrs. and I finally had the opportunity to be intimate the other night…. It’s about time!!” Continue reading “It’s About Time” »