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...

“What it Means to be a Man” — Officially Out Today

Amazon says the book launched on April 12th. But today is actually the official day of the launch of What it Means to be a Man: God’s Design for Us in a World Full of Extremes. I am very excited about this book, and it’s always cool to see an idea come to...

“What it Means to be a Man” Book Trailer

My new book What it Means to be a Man: God’s Design for Us in a World Full of Extremes officially comes out this Wednesday, May 1 (even though Amazon says it came out April 12). I’m very excited about this new book and thankful for the amazing team of...

How You React When Upset Inhibits Relational Intimacy

  “Thanks to a series of influential research studies, the things people who succeed in intimate relationships do differently from those who fail have been discovered by researchers. One of the most important differences involves how people react when they feel...

Marriage: Freedom and Belonging

“For a person is the single most limitless entity in creation, and if there is anything that is even more unlimited and unrestrained in its possibilities than is a person, it is two people together. Not everyone is as fond of solitude as I have been. And...

Relational Tension: Connectedness vs. Separateness

“Stewart and Shannon were dealing with one of the most pervasive problems of intimate partnership, the drawing of personal boundaries. Boundaries exist on two levels: behavioral and emotional. Behavioral boundaries refer to the preferred amount of togetherness...

Step Into Your Anxiety If You Want To Grow

Recently I have been listening to the audio version of the David Snarch’s book Passionate Marriage: Sex, Love, and Intimacy in Emotionally-Committed Relationships. One of the things that he says in the lecture is (and I’m restating in my own words): That...

The Things That We Yearn For…

It’s funny how some words become commonplace in a community or culture.  As a resident of Los Angeles you hear a lot of talk about “sex” and “sushi.”  It seems that these are two things that Angelenos highly esteem.  So when I came across...

Pending Reviews: Soon to Come

I am really behind in some reviews, but here is what is on deck: Sex, Sushi, & Salvation: Thoughts on Intimacy, Community, & Eternity by Christian George. I am almost done with this book and will have a review shortly.  But so far, I really like what I see. ...