Sexual apathy or indifference seems difficult to address…

While I don’t dispute that many wives (and/or husbands) have experienced serious issues that make intimacy within marriage a challenge, from my admittedly limited observations, reading, etc., I believe that perhaps a larger issue is apathy and disinterest toward this important part of marriage. In a way, although I don’t want to minimize the trauma [Read More…]

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How can I get my husband to see that his priorities are not in line?

I just came across this site- thank you! It seems to be just what I’ve needed as I live in an area without access to LDS Social Services and I recognize how an understanding of gospel doctrine is essential to addressing marital issues of LDS couples. My issue is this- I have been married for [Read More…]

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Scriptures That Uplift and Inspire

An ongoing list that I will add to through time that can hopefully provide guidance for specific relational and personal issues: ANGER Hosea 14:4 “I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.” ATONEMENT/REPENTANCE/SIN Ephesians 2:4-5 “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith [Read More…]

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I’ve gone through this with three sons…

I appreciate the warning signs you share. I’ve gone through this (pornography use) with three sons – each had their own challenges but overcame them. Parenting is such fun!  I’m glad you’re finding this site useful.  It is important for us as parents to be as informed as possible regarding the latest research and technology [Read More…]

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What happens when one spouse wants the relationship to grow and the other is content with no intimacy?

It was refreshing for me to read this perspective. As one that struggles with these issues in my marriage, I wholeheartedly agree. Note that it isn’t always the wife that lacks interest in intimacy- there are plenty of cases where the husband is the disinterested one The ideal, I think, is for both spouses to [Read More…]

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How forthright should parents be about their past transgressions with their children?

I agree with your advice about being honest and forthright before marrying. How forthright do you think parents should be about their past transgressions with their children? What about when a teenager or young adult is struggling with issues that a parent struggled with (word of wisdom, sexual immorality, etc.) is seeking empathy and guidance [Read More…]

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It’s nice to hear that other young women struggle with masturbation too.

It’s nice to hear that other young women go through this too (see post). Probably a lot more than we realize in the church. It’s also really helpful to put in perspective that masturbation, especially how the commenter described her behavior, is not nearly as serious and “damning” as many make it out to be. [Read More…]

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Do I have a right to be upset about wives who deny sexuality from their husbands?

As a woman I find wives who DENY sexuality from their husbands completely deplorable. To the point of anger! I understand that anger comes as a second emotion, and that I am sad and frustrated. I am not talking about the wife who has cancer or some other problem. I am talking about a “normal” [Read More…]

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I found the Discovery Game…

I went to SimplySweetMarriage.com and found THE DISCOVERY GAME…thanks for the tip. I’m so glad to hear you found this site useful. Finding ways to be playful and creative within our marital relationships is paramount in helping us feel satisfied, connected and happy with each other. The process of staying content in marriage takes mutual [Read More…]

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How do I find a non-LDS therapist who understands my values?

Hi, just found this blog via faceseast.org. About two years into my marriage, my husband began to have huge doubts. He now considers himself to be agnostic and he recently began drinking. I like your recommendation of finding a good therapist – I think it would be helpful for both of us. I wonder, though, [Read More…]

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