Sex and Intimacy

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Article

Your Body Image Affects Your Marriage

Lorraine Pintus

Negative body image can lead to dissatisfying or infrequent sex, and women who don't like their bodies tend to take fewer emotional risks, including sharing intimate thoughts and desires.

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Responding to Your Husband's Secret: Porn

Erin Smalley

When you discover that your husband has been hiding a sexual sin like pornography, it will be difficult to hear — but I encourage you to allow your heart to fully grieve.

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Sex — What Husbands and Wives Need to Know

Sex is a wonderful gift given by God to a married couple as a means of experiencing a sacred union.

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Is There Sex After Kids

Jill Savage

Mark and Jill Savage's commitment to relational growth required them to find creative solutions to their differing sexual needs. And they discovered how to be both parents and lovers.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Enjoying Intimacy as a Newlywed

Psychologist and author Dr. Juli Slattery offers advice to newlywed couples for overcoming and avoiding common challenges to sexual intimacy.

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Newlywed Sex: How will you respond to the challenges you'll be facing?

Juli Slattery

Sexual oneness is more than naked bodies touching; it eventually demands that your love is tested and shared with vulnerability and ultimate intimacy.

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Article

A Satisfying Sex Life: Is It Possible?

Bill Farrel

Is there any way a busy couple can maintain a healthy balance of physical intimacy so that both spouses are content?

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Article

How Pornography Impacts Marriage

Greg Smalley

Pornography — whether used infrequently or as an addiction — is a big deal. And it can have a major impact on a marriage.

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Article

Pornography and Your Marriage

John Buri

Many men believe that viewing pornography is, at worst, a private sin with consequences that affect only them. But pornography is in fact a sin that harms the most intimate of relationships — marriage.

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Article

Passion and Pleasure

Gary Thomas

A couple can build such a satisfying sexual relationship, getting to know each other so well, growing in such intimacy, that the thought of an affair holds little appeal.

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Series

Christian Women and Porn

Haven't we already established that pornography isn't good for men or marriages? So why would women think that romance novels, Fifty Shades of Grey and "mommy porn" are any better for them?

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Putting the Sizzle Back in Your Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Authors Kathi Lipp and Erin MacPherson encourage moms to overcome the daily challenges of parenting to make sexual intimacy with their husband a higher priority. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Putting the Sizzle Back in Your Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Authors Kathi Lipp and Erin MacPherson encourage moms to overcome the daily challenges of parenting to make sexual intimacy with their husband a higher priority. (Part 1 of 2)

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Series

Sexual Baggage in Marriage

Sexual intimacy can be complicated. Most couples bring some kind of baggage into marriage. Reclaim and redeem the beautiful gift of sexual intimacy in your marriage.

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

Put the Children to Bed Early

Make time for each other.  Marriage expert Dr. Gary Chapman says you need to set aside time for your spouse especially after children come along. Listen to the full program here.

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Love and Sex

Series

Love and Sex: The Perfect Combination

Dr. Gary Chapman discusses the beauty of sex in marriage.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Solomon on Romance (Part 2 of 2)

The Rev. Tommy Nelson draws upon the Song of Solomon's rich imagery to convey wise principles about dating and courtship. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Solomon on Romance (Part 1 of 2)

The Rev. Tommy Nelson draws upon the Song of Solomon's rich imagery to convey wise principles about dating and courtship. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Weekend

Episode

Drawing Closer to God and Each Other

This weekend, author Gary Thomas explains how a husband and wife can foster oneness in their marriage by pursuing God together. 

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Married Couple's Perspective on Fifty Shades of Grey

Greg and Erin Smalley each took the time to share their thoughts on 50 Shades of Grey and what it means for marriage.

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True Romance on Valentine's Day

Article

True Romance on Valentine's Day

Greg Smalley

Dr. Greg Smalley encourages couples to look beyond chocolates and flowers to pursue true romance this Valentine's Day.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Exposing the Lure of Romance and Erotica (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Juli Slattery and author Dannah Gresh talk about the cultural fascination with erotica that's been largely spawned by the popular novel and now movie Fifty Shades of Grey and other sexually explicit media. Our guests explain why such material especially appeals to women, and the danger it poses to marriage and families. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Exposing the Lure of Romance and Erotica (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Juli Slattery and author Dannah Gresh talk about the cultural fascination with erotica that's been largely spawned by the popular novel and now movie Fifty Shades of Grey and other sexually explicit media. Our guests explain why such material especially appeals to women, and the danger it poses to marriage and families. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Weekend

Episode

Moving From Loneliness to Intimacy in Your Marriage

This weekend, psychologist David Clarke offers several practical ideas for couples to improve their marital intimacy, from regularly scheduled talk times, to spiritual leadership and being accountable to others.

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