Category Archives: Sexual Intimacy

Happy Hour

It’s time for our Specials Of The Week. We couldn’t choose just one blog to feature because there are just too many great posts to share. We hope you’ll spend some time this weekend reading these posts. You’re marriage will … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

The Special Blog of the Week we want to share with you is the Do Not Disturb blog. Justin and Megan do an excellent job of encouraging intimacy and the freedom there is to be found behind closed doors. They are … Continue reading

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Love, Know, Speak, Do

Years ago we were helping another couple who had been struggling with sexual intimacy. They had a strong marriage. They loved each other, but the wife didn’t really enjoy sex. As the years passed it was getting more and more … Continue reading

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What Age Does Sex Stop In Marriage?

One wouldn’t think this is such a difficult question to answer. I used to think sex ended when you got old–like in your fifties. But then, I turned 50! 😉 Now old is always 15 years older than me. I’m … Continue reading

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My Spouse Has Little Or No Desire For Sex

In our culture, with all the emphasis on sex, you wouldn’t think this is as big of an issue as it actually is. Yet no one wants to talk about it. Except, of course, for the spouse who is having … Continue reading

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Men On Pause

Years ago our pastor jokingly referred to menopause as “Men On Pause.” I thought he was kidding at the very best, or I hoped he was exaggerating at the very least. Turns out he was quite right. <sigh> Based on … Continue reading

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What To Do When You’re Not In The Mood

Everyone at some point or another in marriage will face times where you just don’t feel like making love. But what happens when this happens and your spouse really, really wants to? There are several options. But first it’s important … Continue reading

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When Your Sex Drive Putters Out

Last week I pulled back the curtain, and I’m compelled to do the same with this post, but it is a lot more personal. However, I can’t shake the importance of this topic, so here goes… A few months ago … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Hard to believe it’s time for our Specials of the Week already. And this week we’re sharing several posts because we just couldn’t choose one blog to highlight. Take some time this weekend reading, gleaning and enjoying your marriage! Intimacy … Continue reading

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Finding Satisfaction From Our Dissatisfaction

I know this sounds impossible. How can we be satisfied in something that makes us the opposite? Left to ourselves it would be impossible. But God uses the very things that dissatisfy us to bring us to a place where … Continue reading

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Sexpectations

Winston Smith with Christian Counseling Education Foundation shares some excellent points in the following video regarding the expectations you may have in your marriage, especially in your sexual intimacy. I’ve often said sex is a barometer of how our marriage … Continue reading

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Romance 101 from the Huxtables

Today we have a treat for you. I was on the computer last night when I happened to see that J with the Hot, Holy and Humorous blog had just uploaded a video from The Cosby Show. I was the … Continue reading

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Happy Hour – Are You Bored With Sex?

The final post in our Boredom in Marriage series focuses on one of the most common issues in marriages–boring sex. Since many other respectable marriage blogs have addressed this issue in full detail, we thought we’d use our Happy Hour … Continue reading

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Never Give Up – Applying The Gospel To Sexual Intimacy

Today we offer our final post in our Sexual Intimacy In Marriage series, and this one is very special to us. It’s by our  pastor and friend, Danny Jones, who has had more influence in our 33 years of marriage … Continue reading

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Sexual Stewardship

Today is our fourth post in our Sexual Intimacy in Marriage series, and we are happy to introduce you to Paul and Lori Byerly of The Marriage Bed website. They also host separate blogs we’ve referred and linked to often: … Continue reading

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Better Sex? Do You Want That?

We continue our series on Sexual Intimacy in Marriage with another great post by friend and marriage blogger, Julie Sibert of Intimacy In Marriage.  Okay, now that I have your attention, I can already hear some of you saying, “Better … Continue reading

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The Lazy Lover Syndrome

Today is our second guest post by friend and fellow blogger, Scott Means. He and his wife Jenni host the Journey To Surrender blog. We love their honest approach to dealing with common issues all marriages face. What is uncommon … Continue reading

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Marriage Intimacy On The Menu

Today is the first day of our vacation, and we have a special treat for you. We have asked some of our Marriage Blog friends to write guest posts for us this week on the topic of Sexual Intimacy in … Continue reading

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Stop Grey From Becoming The New Black And White

Last week we talked about Sexual Intimacy and what it takes to cultivate this closeness in marriage. In a culture that craves sex it is ironic that marriages are often sex-starved. Either for lack of sex or because of the … Continue reading

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Sex vs. Sexual Intimacy

Everyone is doing it, or so it would appear based on what television and Hollywood portray on a daily basis. But there is a huge difference between sex and sexual intimacy. Animals have sex for the sole purpose of procreating. … Continue reading

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