"Straight Talk about Strengthening Marriage!"
March 18, 2009 -- Newsletter #34www.StrengtheningMarriage.com
God designed each of us as sexual beings. We must embrace that fact. It's not only our marital relationship, but also our personal wholeness that is at stake.
Low sexual desire is one of the most common sexual issues couples face.
I was intrigued by some recent research about low sexual desire. Women who
struggle with sexual desire have been found to have an "asexual"
self-view. They simply do not see or accept themselves as sexual beings.
This is akin to not fully accepting important parts of who you
Without a sexual component to one's identity, it's little wonder that
women struggle so with sexuality in marriage.
Sexuality in general and female sexuality,
more specifically, tends to be ignored, discouraged, and even rejected. At
the other end of the spectrum is a sexual free-for-all that is prominently
promoted in popular culture.
Embracing Your Sexuality
At what point does a woman receive the message that her sexuality is a
good and godly thing to be respected and embraced for it's full expression
within marriage? Young women are especially good at effectively
internalizing the messages that are particularly intended for young men
that they bridle or control those strong feelings.
In the process, many young women (and some men, too) shut their sexuality out completely, paving the way for frustration and heartache in marriage.
While it is wise counsel for both young men and women to learn to master their sexual feelings, somewhere along the line there is a lack of positive and affirming messages about the goodness of one's sexuality and it's enjoyment within marriage...
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Video Clip -- "Secrets of Sexually Satisfied Wives"
Enjoy this new video clip from Laura's appearance on Utah's KSL "Studio 5" show, Friday, February 13, 2009. Laura and host, Brooke Walker, discussed some of the "Secrets of Sexually Satisfied Wives" who...
"The Marital Intimacy Show" Online
It's getting closer...the launch of The Women's Information Network and "The Marital Intimacy Show" with Laura M. Brotherson. You'll soon have access to Laura's weekly online shows, though there are three episodes currently available with more to come.
With these podcasts you'll find inspiration and information for creating a mutually fulfilling intimate relationship -- emotionally, spiritually and sexually.
Gift of "Love" with Every Order
In honor of the Valentine's season (we
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Click here -- Strengthening Marriage Online Store
My good friend, Julie deAzevedo Hanks, LCSW, is holding a "Cultivating Sexual Desire in Marriage" workshop for women -- this Saturday, March 21st from 1 - 3 p.m. in Salt Lake City, Utah (7084 South 2300 East #120). The cost is $50.
For more information check out the online
flier. Julie shares insights from the book And They Were Not
to help women awaken desire, and
find greater enjoyment in the intimate relationship of
Visit Wasatch Family Therapy to learn more.
Congratulations to Josef
and Krista for winning our StrengtheningMarriage.com 2009
Valentine's Getaway to the romantic Anniversary Inn by sending us
Photo and "How
We Met" story.
Husbands in the Sexual Desert
Stay tuned for more intimacy insights in upcoming Strengthening Marriage Newsletters ... ! Click here to visit the e-Newsletter archive. If you missed the last newsletter, you can catch it here:
"Happy Holidays for Your Honey" -- Marriage Newsltr #33 (Dec '08)
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