Abuse of any kind, whether it’s physical, emotional, or sexual, is evil and wrong. Sexual abuse is particularly harmful because our sexuality is so personal to us. There is often some shame around our sexuality anyway, and the abuser takes advantage of it to make us feel less worthy. But healing is possible! If abuse is part of your story, I hope today’s episode gives you hope. Today’s guest is Nicole Graf. She’s a champion for sexy & intimate marriages as well as a Christ follower. She’s a certified Stress Management Consultant, has a degree in psychology and helps others overcome sexual abuse and find healing & hope. Something that stood out to me a lot in this interview with Nicole is just the power of forgiveness and gratitude. Like those two themes just came up over and over and over for me and how important it is to get outside help and to have a really good, solid education on what really is supposed to be and not supposed to be. And the value of good role models. There's so much goodness, in this episode, I hope you listened to the very end and learn a lot from it just as I did.
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101: Overcoming Roadblocks to Intimacy & Sexual Desire
43:40In every marriage, there’s a person with a higher desire for sex and a person with a lower desire for sex. What are unhealthy and healthy ways of responding to your spouse's desire level? How can you work together as an intimate team to create a marriage that truly has room for both people, to transition from a “me vs you” to a more intimate “us”? These are the questions I had on my mind when I met Amy Langford, a certified life coach, mother of 4, and fellow marriage & sex nerd. You’re about to hear her story about how she learned to handle herself better in the midst of her husband’s pursuit of sexual connection, navigate unwanted pornography use in the marriage, and a way to create space for more sexual desire within yourself, even if you’re the one with less desire for sex.
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100: Black Belt Sex Tips 2.0
59:04100 podcast episodes for Get Your Marriage On! Wow! What a ride the past couple years have been. I’ve had the privilege of interviewing many sex experts. In many of the episodes, I ask them what black belt sex tips they’d give to a couple in a healthy marriage to help them up the quality of connection and pleasure in the bedroom. I’ve rounded up my favorites from the past 50 episodes (see episode 50 for Black Belt Sex Tips 1.0). This is an episode you're not going to want to miss! Ready? Let’s go!
99: Healthy Body Image
35:09Our bodies are absolutely incredible and attest to the marvelous power and intelligence of our great Creator. Our heart beats nearly 100,000 times a day. Our eyes have self-focusing lenses and work in tandem to help us see images in three dimensions. Through our bodies, we can hold loved ones, offer a loving touch, and even participate in creating new life. Our bodies are the temple of our spirit and the instruments of our hearts and mind. Despite the miracle of a body, many people struggle with liking their body or struggle with a body that doesn’t function the way they want it to, or just plain ‘ol struggling to be confident in their own skin and size. Sometimes this goes on to loathing ourselves in unhealthy ways, affecting our intimate relationships. Vanessa Oly is my guest today to talk about her journey of learning to love her own body as it is. Her own transformation inspired her to study nutrition, hormones, and fertility. She teaches other women how to embrace who they are and to understand how their body works.
98: Vaginal and Reproductive Health
32:03Many of you are in a similar phase of life as we are: raising young children and teenagers, and possibly thinking about having another baby. Conception is an incredible miracle because there are so many moving parts to making it work (no pun intended). I had the privilege of meeting with a world-famous fertility doctor, Dr. Allison Rodgers a OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinologist. and I’m so happy you get to listen to part of what I learned.
97: When Success At Work Doesn't Turn Into Success In Marriage
39:50Think about the qualities that make you successful in your career: working hard, being the first to show up and the last to leave, and being an achiever. Sometimes very capable and successful people have a hard time in their intimate relationships. What if the same qualities that translate to success in one’s career or workplace actually work against you in your intimate relationship? Rhonda Farr is a certified Life Coach and works with high achievers on their intimate relationships. I got a lot out of this interview and there was a lot I could relate to. I suppose there are many parts that you’ll relate to as well.
96: Thoughts on Loving Well
15:31In this episode, Dan shares lessons learned about what it means to love someone well. He discusses reflections about courage and creating an intimate marriage where there's room for two people to thrive. He shares other thoughts from his mother, who passed away from cancer a few weeks ago.
95: Hormones, Periods, and Sex
43:02I used to think that a woman’s period was just nature’s way of telling you that you’re not pregnant. But there’s so much more to understanding one’s cycle. Did you know that a woman’s cycle can be broken down into four phases, and each phase has their own superpower? That understanding your hormones and what they’re there for can give you more confidence and energy? And what foods should you eat (and what to avoid) to help support a healthy body and hormone levels? Ashlee has personal experience with PMS, debilitating period pain, and infertility is what ultimately set her on a journey to learn more about how food and lifestyle affect hormone health, and eventually creating her signature course, Cycle Strategy 101, as well as Exercise and Hormones, and Cycle Sexcess. As you’ll see, Ashlee is passionate about teaching women how to tap into their superpowers by honoring their cyclical rhythms. Links mentioned in this podcast episode: Wild Power In the Flo Julva
94: Masculine Leadership in Relationships
41:52Do you ever wish your husband would take more initiative in the bedroom? Our podcast this week is all about masculine leadership within the bedroom (please note: this is not to diminish or replace feminine leadership). GS Youngblood is an author and coach for men. GS teaches how important being grounded, taking the lead, and responding rather than reacting is within your marriage. I hope you learn something from GS, as I know I did! #getyourmarriageon #marriagepodcast #relationshippodcast #sexcoachpodcast #christiansexpodcast
93: How to Fix a Sexless Marriage
38:29I’ve learned that intimacy problems can creep into the marriage because of unrealistic expectations and patterns of avoiding the issue. Whether it’s performance anxiety, body image issues, or even a sexless marriage, you can break out of your patterns that keep you stuck by getting a clearer understanding of your dynamic. I’m honored to have Braxton Dutson on the podcast today to talk about what to do when you find yourself in a marriage where sex is not as satisfying. Braxton Dutson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified sex therapist (CST) through AASECT. He hosts the sexual health podcast called Birds and Bees Podcast which provides education for couples and parents about sexual health topics to improve their relationships with each other and have sexual health conversations with their children. If that wasn’t enough, Braxton is an adjunct professor of human sexuality at the University of Utah college of social work.