Sex and Intimacy

Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Finding the Secrets to Financial and Romantic Success in Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Brian and Cherie Lowe describe how the handling of finances impacts marital intimacy, and offer helpful insights on achieving success in both areas in a discussion based on their book Your Money, Your Marriage: The Secrets to Smart Finance, Spicy Romance and Their Intimate Connection. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Finding the Secrets to Financial and Romantic Success in Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Brian and Cherie Lowe describe how the handling of finances impacts marital intimacy, and offer helpful insights on achieving success in both areas in a discussion based on their book Your Money, Your Marriage: The Secrets to Smart Finance, Spicy Romance and Their Intimate Connection. (Part 1 of 2)

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Keeping the Romance Sizzling in Your Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Best-selling authors Bill and Pam Farrel offer advice for building marital romance and sexual intimacy from their book Red Hot Monogamy: Making Your Marriage Sizzle. (Part 2 of 2)

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Planned Spontaneity

Planned spontaneity might be an oxymoron, but it can strengthen your marriage. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Keeping the Romance Sizzling in Your Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Best-selling authors Bill and Pam Farrel offer advice for building marital romance and sexual intimacy from their book Red Hot Monogamy: Making Your Marriage Sizzle. (Part 1 of 2)

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Packing a Box

Levi Lusko explains how the choices you make today affect your future. Listen to the full program here.

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Returning to a Godly Perspective on Sex and Romance (Part 2 of 2)

Author Levi Lusko explores the challenges Christian families face in today's hyper-sexualized culture in which digital technology has made it easier than ever for young people to "hook up" and trade their future health and emotions for momentary pleasure. He offers encouragement to those who've been hurt by past mistakes and advice for how we can protect ourselves from temptation and compromise. (Part 2 of 2)

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Garbage in, Garbage Out

Those things that you allow into your body and mind do have an impact. Listen to the full program here.

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Returning to a Godly Perspective on Sex and Romance (Part 1 of 2)

Author Levi Lusko explores the challenges Christian families face in today's hyper-sexualized culture in which digital technology has made it easier than ever for young people to "hook up" and trade their future health and emotions for momentary pleasure. He offers encouragement to those who've been hurt by past mistakes and advice for how we can protect ourselves from temptation and compromise. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Priceless as a Pineapple

The more sexual partners you have before marriage, the less you'll enjoy sex with your spouse. The secret to a happy future marriage is in the choices you're making now.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Take Small Steps

Dr. Cliff Penner and his wife, Joyce Penner share how to overcome past trauma that can impact marital intimacy. Listen to the full program here.

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Enjoying Physical Intimacy as a Woman (Part 2 of 2)

In a discussion based on their book Enjoy: The Gift of Sexual Pleasure for Women, sex therapists Dr. Cliff and Mrs. Joyce Penner discuss God’s design for sex, how women can increase their enjoyment and how couples can plan and prepare for times of intimacy. Our guests also address common obstacles to sexual intimacy and how couples can overcome them. (Part 2 of 2)

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Give a Little Kiss

Looking to add some spark in your marriage? Joyce Penner explains how it starts with just a little kiss. Listen to the full program here.

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Enjoying Physical Intimacy as a Woman (Part 1 of 2)

In a discussion based on their book Enjoy: The Gift of Sexual Pleasure for Women, sex therapists Dr. Cliff and Mrs. Joyce Penner discuss God’s design for sex, how women can increase their enjoyment and how couples can plan and prepare for times of intimacy. Our guests also address common obstacles to sexual intimacy and how couples can overcome them. (Part 1 of 2)

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Article

Sex Is a Creative Process

Juli Slattery

Most marriages experience some obstacle in physical intimacy. But the Lord asks you and me to view sex as a gift of creating. Just like a LEGO set, the joy is found in building.

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Article

Discovering Mutual Pleasure

Clifford Penner and Joyce Penner

Men and women, and individual needs, are different. If your differences have caused tension in your sex life, learn to make those differences work for your marriage.

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smiling wife and husband nose-to-nose

Article

What if You Desire Sex More Than Your Husband Does?

Erin Smalley

Women who do not understand why their husband isn't initiating sex can often personalize it and struggle emotionally.

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Article

Romance: It's Not Just for Valentine's Day

Mitch Temple

If a marriage doesn't get a regular dose of passion and intimacy, it will show signs of stress: frustration, resentment and withdrawal. Here's how to keep the spark of romance alive 365 days a year!

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wife and husband talking on a bed

Article

Dealing With Common Challenges in the Bedroom

Greg Smalley

It's time to look at some of the real-world issues that may be preventing you from reaching your full sexual potential as a couple.

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smiling married couple

Article

God's Amazing Design for Sex

Greg Smalley

For a husband and wife, the sexual act is the focal point, the symbol, and the physical expression of the leaving, the cleaving, and the becoming one flesh that define the very essence of marriage.

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Article

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby!

Greg Smalley

Marriage is designed to be a place of trust, security and commitment, and nowhere is this more critical than in the sexual relationship between husband and wife.

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Series

Marriage Assessment: Physical Intimacy

The bottom line is this: physical intimacy is an incredibly important component of any marriage.

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husband kissing wife's cheek

Article

Sexual Healing

Greg Smalley

The bottom line is this: physical intimacy is an incredibly important component of any marriage.

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Article

Does 'Yada, Yada, Yada' in Your Marriage Mean it's 'Blah, Blah, Blah'?

Greg Smalley

The phrase "yada, yada, yada" is used to indicate that something was predictable, repetitive or boring. But the Bible intended to communicate something very different through the Hebrew word yada.

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