Tags archives: sex

  • Can You Stand on Your Own Two Feet in a Relationship?

  • I think David Schnarch's work on marriage and the concept of differentiation in relationships is life transforming. The idea of differentiation is not his, nor is it new. But his work Passionate Marriage has transformed my life in many ways, and continues to transform many of the couples that I work with. As a Christian, there are some nuances for me when it comes to differentiation (check out[...]
  • Sex, Intimacy and Belonging in Marriage

  • "A sociologist once observed that the prevalence of intimacy themes in mass media, pop psychology, and 'alternative lifestyles' suggests that were driven by hunger for intimate union. It may look like this on the surface, but my clinical work helped me realize that there's actually something else going on. We're driven by something that makes us look like we crave intimacy, but in fact we're after[...]
  • Book Review -- Love to Stay: Sex, Grace and Commitment by Adam Hamilton

  • "There lies within the heart of most human beings a deep longing for close companionship with another--one who like us, yet mysteriously and sometimes maddeningly different from us. That heartfelt urge has been there from the beginning, and most of us feel it long before we're aware of our sexuality." (pp. 9) Those are the beautiful words that begin Adam Hamilton's new book, Love to Stay: Sex, Gr[...]
 
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