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Sept 22, 2008 -- Newsletter #32

Couple on bedSecrets of Sexually Satisfied Wives

Women have incredible sexual potential. Female sexuality has traditionally been minimized, but for the benefit of one's wholeness, and for the strength of one's marriage, an awakening of one's sexuality within marriage becomes vital.

Sexual satisfaction may seem unimportant to the wife who has not yet made it a priority. Nevertheless, sexual development in marriage gets to the heart of one's wholeness and personal development. It ultimately allows for the ecstasy of mutual enjoyment in marriage. This is God's intended gift.

In order to empower women to reap the blessings of sexual wholeness and marital oneness, we must know what it is we are working toward. What are the secrets of sexually satisfied wives? If it is our intention to become sexually whole in our marriages, what are the characteristics of a sexually satisfied wife that we too can develop?

1. Embraces sexuality. The sexually satisfied wife embraces and takes responsibility for her sexuality. She makes it a priority. She sees her sexuality as good and important not only for her marriage, but also as an important part of her beingness.
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2. Nurtures the relationship.  She nurtures the relationship with her spouse, and willingly addresses issues as they arise, so that they don't grow and fester. She understands that how connected she feels emotionally towards her spouse affects how she feels sexually.

3. Overcomes inhibitions. She works to overcome the inhibiting beliefs and barriers that may keep her from enjoying the sexual relationship with her husband. She works to reprogram those thoughts and beliefs that are counterproductive to feelings of emotional connection and sexual arousal.

4. Nurtures sexual feelings. She makes it a priority to nurture sexual thoughts and feelings towards her spouse. She understands that with her unique wiring, sexual feelings and desires are more consciously acquired.

5. Sexually educated. She willingly takes an active role in getting educated about this dimension of marriage. She understands and accepts the differences in sexual wiring between herself and her husband.
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6. Makes peace with her body. Sexually satisfied wives make peace with their body and appearance, but also do what they can to look their best. They put effort into their health and appearance through exercise, eating healthly, getting enough sleep, and dressing attractively. They also accept that there are some things they can't change about their appearance.

7. Is fun and playful. The sexually satisfied wife maintains an element of fun and playfulness in the relationship. She and her husband know each other well, and enjoy each other's presence.

8. Knows what she needs. She spends time learning and practicing together with her husband until they have identified what turns her on, and what kind of stimulation she needs to regularly experience orgasm.

9. Communicates. She's learned to communicate with her husband without being reactive, so that delicate subjects such as sex can be discussed. She's willing to ask questions and shares personal preferences to help her husband learn how to sexually engage and excite her.

Couple holding hands10. Likes to touch. She likes to touch. Sexually satisfied wives see to it that there is plenty of touching going on in their marriage.

11. Surrenders to the passion. She's learned how to relax and let go within lovemaking. She is willing and able to surrender to the all-encompassing experience of sexual pleasure, and is in tune with her sensuousness. The sexually satisfied wife not only surrenders herself to the sensual experience, but she also actively engages in experiencing and expressing her passion.

12. Takes responsibility for self. The sexually satisfied wife takes responsibility for her happiness and well-being, and keeps her focus on things she can do to improve the marriage and sexual relationship. She is regularly working on aspects of herself that she'd like to change, which keeps her from getting caught up in trying to change her spouse.

These secrets of sexually satisfied wives can show us how we too can be empowered to experience and enjoy sexual wholeness and the sexual potential God created in marriage.

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If you missed out on attending our Couples Cruises and want to experience the energy and sexual insights gained, now you can! with our new downloadable audio presentations. Make marriage education come alive for you and your spouse. Get immediate access to marriage strengthening insights. Pay less for downloadable audio, and enjoy convenient listening anytime -- day or night, at home or on the go!

The following presentations are now available to purchase through audio download for easy listening on your computer, iPod or other MP3 player. Go about your day while learning how to strengthen your marriage and family.

If you haven't had the time to read the book And They Were Not Ashamed, you can download and listen to it at your convenience. The following marriage strengthening products are also available for downloadable purchase:

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In a world of visual learning, now you can find tips and tricks for strengthening your marriage intimately right before your eyes. Learn about the 8T's of the female sexual response by checking out the video clip on the homepage of our website, or watch all four segments on our new Strengthening Marriage Video Clips web page.

These clips come from Laura's interview with the gracious Julie de Azevedo Hanks, Utah's KJZZ "Home Team" host.

Though the video clips are provided directly on our website, we also encourage you to rate the clips, and share your comments on the YouTube site to make it easier for others to find these marriage strengthening segments in their searches. You can subscribe to our "Strengthen Marriage Channel " videos to be notified as new clips are added.

Check out Laura's new Strengthening Marriage Video Clips here.


Laura's podcastWeekly Marriage Podcast --
Coming Soon

We're excited about our upcoming marriage podcast, "The Marital Intimacy Show" on the new Women's Information Network (The WIN). It's been an exciting endeavor for all, and it's been an honor to be asked to be a part of it.

We hope to have our podcast and related blog up and running soon. Keep checking in at the Women's Information Network for our show. We'll also let you know on our website, our blog, and in this newsletter when the podcast comes available.

With these podcasts you'll find inspiration and information for creating a mutually fulfilling intimate relationship -- emotionally, spiritually and sexually. Although this is a "women's" information network, men may want to listen in as well!

Some of our first exciting shows include:

  • Six Tips to Strengthen Your Marriage Sexually--Part 1
  • Six Tips to Strengthen Your Marriage Sexually--Part 2
  • Jumpstarting Your Marriage (Q&A)
  • Affair Proofing Your Marriage--Part 1
  • Affair Proofing Your Marriage--Part 2
  • Secrets of Sexually Satisfied Wives

Until then you can also enjoy some of the Radio Show Podcasts with Laura and Dr. Liz Hale now available on our Strengthening Marriage Blog.


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We hope you've been enjoying "Laura's Strengthening Marriage Blog" and gaining some insights and motivation for strengthening your marriage intimately. We hope to provide this resource as a place where people can go to get straight talk about strengthening marriages intimately, and feel confident that the sanctity of marriage and sexuality will be respected.

Check out some of our latest posts below. We encourage you to share your thoughts and insights by posting your comments.

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  • Video Clips -- Taboo Subject of Sex & Talking to Kids about Sex
  • New Video Clips -- Laura Brotherson on KJZZ "Home Team" Show
  • Palin, Politics and Premarital Sex -- Counteracting the "Juno" Effect
  • Another of Satan's Angles to Destroy Marriages
  • Daddywork -- A Great Aphrodisiac for Wives
  • A Happy Husband's Day Gift -- 7 Nights of Passion
  • Parents are Chicken! -- Finding the Courage to Talk to Your Kids about Sex
  • Sexual Self-Confidence
  • Radio Show Podcasts -- Sexual Intimacy in Marriage

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