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  • Women’s Sexual Intimacy Workshop

    Women’s Sexual Intimacy Workshop

      “Cultivating Sexual Desire in Marriage” Women’s Workshop Wednesday, October 7 (Salt Lake City, Utah) Presented by Julie DeAzevedo Hanks, MSW, LCSW If you’re looking for an opportunity to learn how to strengthen your marriage intimately, my good friend, Julie deAzevedo Hanks, is holding a

    on Sep 21, 2009 • with No Comments

  • Amazing Intimacy Couples Workshop

    Amazing Intimacy Couples Workshop

    Amazing Intimacy Couples Workshop — “Strengthening Marriage through Sexual Intimacy” Saturday, October 24 (Layton, Utah) Presented by Emil Harker, MS, LMFT Marriage and family therapist, Emil Harker, provides an entertaining, frank and spiritual exploration of the elements of intimacy, and the road to mutually satisfying

    on Sep 20, 2009 • with No Comments

  • The Good Girl Syndrome

    The Good Girl Syndrome

    What is the Good Girl Syndrome? The Good Girl Syndrome is the negative or unproductive thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, behaviors and feelings about sex that inhibit one’s responsiveness and enjoyment of the sexual relationship in marriage. The Good Girl Syndrome is often manifest as feelings of

    on Jul 29, 2009 • with 41 Comments

  • Affair Proofing Your Marriage, Part II

    Affair Proofing Your Marriage, Part II

    In part I of “Affair Proofing Your Marriage” we discussed: being introspective, and developing greater self-awareness; avoiding selfishness; communicating openly in marriage about anything; acknowledging and discussing attractions to others with your spouse; and avoiding secrecy. In this segment we will continue our discussion of

    on Jul 28, 2009 • with 1 Comment

  • Celebrating 18 Years!

    Celebrating 18 Years!

    Today Kevin and Laura celebrate 18 years of marriage, and look forward to the rest of forever…! Some of the Best Things about Marriage Having a best friend Learning how to think about and care for someone other than yourself Having adorable children (my daughter

    on Jul 19, 2009 • with 4 Comments

  • Famous Family Nights — New Book-Contribution

    Famous Family Nights — New Book-Contribution

    Some time ago the author of the upcoming book Famous Family Nights asked me to write a little bit about Family Home Evenings (FHE) in our home to be featured in a book with other “famous” LDS personalities. (I think she’s stretching the “famous” thing

    on Jul 16, 2009 • with No Comments

  • Affair Proofing Your Marriage, Part I

    Affair Proofing Your Marriage, Part I

    News of marital infidelity among politicians, celebrities or anyone, for that matter, is heartrending. Hearts are broken, and lives and careers are destroyed. Everyone involved ultimately suffers. It’s not just the news that attests to the need for some discussion of this subject. It’s also

    on Jul 7, 2009 • with 14 Comments

  • Love Letters

    Love Letters

    How long has it been since you wrote your sweetheart a love letter? With recent news of Governor Mark Sanford’s “extramarital emails” I couldn’t help but wonder how his life would be different if he had invested the same time and energy into writing love

    on Jul 2, 2009 • with 3 Comments

  • Open Forum 2 Discussions

    Open Forum 2 Discussions

    Welcome to our “Open Forum 2” discussion page! This has been the place (up until April 3, 2011) to post your questions and comments, and have an open dialogue about subjects related to marriage, sex, intimacy and parenting. To create new discussion posts please visit

    on Jun 30, 2009 • with 146 Comments

  • National Magazine Profile — “How I Took the Taboo Out of Sex”

    National Magazine Profile — “How I Took the Taboo Out of Sex”

    A few months ago I received a press request by a writer for the women’s magazine First to do an interview with someone who had overcome an intimacy challenge. They wanted the story for their “Private Confidence” column. I recommended the couple who had joined

    on Jun 18, 2009 • with 1 Comment

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