For Couples

Believe the Best

When we are hurt by someone we love it’s easy to assume the worst about their intent, but the happiest couples surveyed in Shaunti’s research for her book The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages, had a habit of believing the best intentions about their spouse first. Assuming the best as you try to work through hurt or angry feelings will yield a much more peaceful outcome.


Menopause, Aging and the Sexual Female

As you know, this series has been addressing some specific questions about physical intimacy that I get asked a lot at my conferences but which need a true expert to answer. I think Dr Townsend’s final piece in this series will be helpful to many but part of that helpfulness involves being a bit more, um, ‘specific’ in her advice, and that meant more adult content and language than I was comfortable with on a blog feed! :-). This article addresses some of the challenges that menopause may bring for sexual intimacy.


Impact of Specific Medical Conditions and Suggestions

The barometer of the health of a marriage is the level of intimacy in the relationship. Most serious medical conditions or injuries have some sexual side effects. So what can you do to keep the flames going when your medical condition, accident, or surgery seems to douse the fire in your marriage? Here are some practical suggestions from Christian sex therapist Dr. Sue Townsend.


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Inside Conversation

In an interview with Lisa Rice, Jeff and Shaunti offer a peek at what men and women are really thinking (and how to understand each other).