What To Do When Sex Hurts

What To Do When Sex Hurts

Are you experiencing painful sex? If so, you’re not alone. It is estimated that 3 out of 4 women will experience painful sex at some point in their lives. That’s a whopping 75% of women that occasionally (or maybe often) experience pain with intercourse. One of the...

How To Cope With Different Libidos in Marriage

How To Cope With Different Libidos in Marriage

What is a desire discrepancy in marriage? A desire discrepancy is when one spouse wants to be sexually intimate more often than the other spouse does. This can also be called a desire gap or differences in libido. I’ll use all of those terms interchangeably here....

You Don’t Need Candles for Great Sex

You Don’t Need Candles for Great Sex

I knew a lady once who would give a simple gift to girls at their wedding shower: a small bag with candles and bubble bath. She would explain that it was a wonderful way to relax on your wedding night prior to making love. She was and is still right. Mood setting is a...

Hook Up Culture And Marriage

Hook Up Culture And Marriage

I had the opportunity recently to join Dr. Christine Bacon on her radio show, Breakfast With Bacon. We've had several great conversations, and most recently we talked specifically about hook-up culture and how the hook-up mindset is destroying marriages. You can...

How To Have The Sex Talk…With Your Spouse

How To Have The Sex Talk…With Your Spouse

When is the last time you heard some information about sex that gave you insight into your spouse’s desires in the bedroom? For most couples, this information comes from anywhere but their own marriages. We read blogs, listen to podcasts, watch TV and movies, and look...

Been a While? How to Recharge Your Sex Life

Been a While? How to Recharge Your Sex Life

 One of the most common complaints I hear from couples is that they just don't have enough sex. This can be the case for several reasons; chronic illness that makes sex difficult or painful, emotional pains in the relationship, busy schedules, or a lack of attraction...

Naked and Hiding in the Bushes

Naked and Hiding in the Bushes

My husband likes to joke that I stalked him and he saw me hiding in the bushes. Literally, that has NEVER happened. Metaphorically though, I probably go into hiding more often than I even realize. Vulnerability is scary! I haven’t tried too hard to hide my...

We Disagree on How Often We Should Have Sex

We Disagree on How Often We Should Have Sex

Many, many couples face what's known as a desire discrepancy or a desire gap. One spouse wants sex more often than the other. Statistics seem to show that in about 1/3 of marriages, the wife has the higher level of desire and in the other 2/3 of marriages the husband...