Sexual intimacy in marriage can be complicated.
Many physical relationships in couples revolve around one central question: What is the cause ME Is it good? Even couples who avoid self-reflection are often frustrated by their partner’s shortcomings. There are also physical changes, medical issues, and emotional challenges that disrupt our lives from time to time. As we grow older, the realm of sex changes dramatically within a marital relationship.
Which can leave couples with a lot of questions.
We have the answers. As We Focus on Family Broadcast “Answering Questions About Sex and Marriage,” I spoke with social researcher Shaunti Feldhahn and licensed counselor and certified sex therapist Dr. Michael Sytsma, who shares how to have a healthy sex life that includes God’s good design for physical intimacy and blesses your marriage physically. and spiritual ways.
- What does “normal” mean. Ideas about “normal” should serve as conversation starters, not absolute standards. Most couples come to the subject of sex with different assumptions than their partner.
- How to address underlying insecurities and fears. Fear and uncertainty can negatively affect what happens in the bedroom. Positive communication can prepare couples for intimacy in advance.
- How to communicate effectively through intimacy. Each spouse has unique desires that provide an opportunity for couples to explore and learn from each other.
- Love the partner you are with. Couples must grieve what is not in order to accept what is and enjoy it.
If you and your partner are struggling with physical intimacy and have questions, you are not alone. Millions of couples face similar issues, and your confusion is more common than you think. For answers, listen to my conversation with Shaunti and Dr. System of our program “Answering Questions About Sex and Marriage.”
This program is not graphic, but it is not suitable for small children, so please use your discretion and occupy your children elsewhere or listen later in your local radio station, onlineon Apple Podcaststhrough Google Podcastsor take us with you to our free phone app.
The book is called Dr. Sytsma and Shaunti Sex and Marriage Secrets: 8 Surprises That Make All the Difference. I would love to send you a copy for being a special partner with us through our monthly “Family Focus Friends” program. It’s a small way of saying thank you for touching others with the love of Christ. You’ll also receive member-exclusive benefits. To make your pledge, or for more information, click HERE or call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).
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