Men & Porn: New Study Finds 4 Reason Porn isn’t “Normal” For Guys

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Pornography is a huge industry.  In fact, it is difficult to wrap one's head around how big a business pornography is.  According to the Science of Relationships Blog, pornography use generates 13 billion dollars a year, "which is more annual revenue than Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, eBay and Netflix produce combined."Although we do know that pornography has negative effects on people, little is known about the specific problems associated with the use of pornography.  A new st … [Read more...]

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For Teens, Religious Involvement Prevents Early Sex But Early Sex Kills Religious Involvement

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From The Sexual Health LaboratoryRelatively extensive evidence has established that more religious adolescents tend to delay first sexual intercourse. In a paper that Sara Vasilenko and I published last year, we wanted to examine whether this association, usually assumed to be in this direction (from religiosity to sexual behavior), was actually bidirectional. We used the 100 participants from the University Life Study who transitioned to first intercourse between their first and seven s … [Read more...]

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More Sex Doesn’t Necessarily Increase Couple’s Happiness, New Study Finds

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Despite what many popular authors propose, a new study finds that more sex does not necessarily lead to greater relationship satisfaction. In fact, in the particular study, couples who had more sex at the researchers request experienced a slight decrease in both sexual and general relationship satisfaction.  In the words of the authors of the study..."The couples instructed to increase sexual frequency did have more sex. However, it did not lead to increased, but instead to a small decrease, … [Read more...]

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Resolving Sexual Conflict–A Spiritual Response

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Research shows that about 80% of couples experience some degree of conflict related to mismatched sexual desire.  Some couples manage this mismatched desire well while, for others, differences in desire can become a huge marital issue.  What separates between these two groups?Libido Not the Cause of ConflictIt turns out that mismatched sexual desire may, by itself, not be necessary contributor to marital conflict.  New research suggests that it is the couple's response to mismatched de … [Read more...]

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What Happens in Vegas…Will Haunt Your Marriage Later. New Study Shows Pre-Marital Sex Decreases Marital Satisfaction.

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The National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia published a study called "Before 'I Do'" and found that what couples do before they say 'I do' actually matters — and that premarital experiences from the past could end up haunting them long into marital bliss. "What people do before marriage appears to matter," stated Dr. Galena K. Rhoades and Dr. Scott M. Stanley in the 2014 study, saying that "how they conduct their romantic lives before they tie the knot is linked to their odds of … [Read more...]

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Don’t Think NFP is Effective? Advertisers KNOW It Is–”Bio-Marketing” Can Remotely Monitor Fertility Data to Increase Sales

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This blew my mind--and not in a good way."In the creepy brave new world of marketing, a woman who logs onto Facebook during her fertile phase can expect to be barraged by ads for new consumer products that are absent on non-fertile days. It is not happening yet, but it is technically possible and it is hard to see who has the power to stop it."Aldous Huxley?  Meet Don Draper.Dr. Nigel Barber, an evolutionary psychologist who writes at Psychology Today describes new research that s … [Read more...]

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Children Raised by Gay Parents WORSE OFF Than Other Kids, New Major Study Shows.

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From Mercator.net via the British Journal of Education, Society and Behavioral Science.Fresh research has just tossed a grenade into the incendiary issue of same-sex parenting. Writing in the British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, a peer-reviewed journal, American sociologist Paul Sullins concludes that children’s “Emotional problems [are] over twice as prevalent for children with same-sex parents than for children with opposite-sex parents”.He says confid … [Read more...]

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Fight the Power of 50 Shades: Here’s What YOU Can Do!

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I am doing a lot of interviews over the next few days about the appeal of the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon and what our Christian response should be.  I find that many people are responding to the wide appeal of the film by being outraged, clucking about how disgusting and shameful it is. I want to say upfront that I agree that the content of 50 Shades is, indeed, disgusting and shameful, but I also want to say that I think that being shocked and outraged is not only insufficient it is,  in fact, … [Read more...]

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