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  • 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

  • Myths about Marriage—Take the Marriage Myths Quiz

    Myths about Marriage—Take the Marriage Myths Quiz

    Myths about marriage often get perpetuated leading many to make unwise decisions based on faulty information. In reviewing the latest research on marriage, I was a bit surprised by some of the findings myself. See for yourself how “with it” you are in knowing the

    on May 31, 2009 • with 3 Comments

  • Still Standing Strong for Marriage

    Still Standing Strong for Marriage

    Carrie Prejean, Miss California USA, gave an honest answer to a politically charged pageant question more than three weeks ago, and has been viciously attacked ever since. I’ve been appalled and disgusted by all who have sought to ruin the life and reputation of one

    on May 13, 2009 • with 1 Comment

  • Taking the Heat for Marriage

    Taking the Heat for Marriage

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Equality means that any man and woman who wants to marry can do so. Any other combinations are going to have to find something else to call it, since “marriage” is already taken. Marriage was defined and created by God. It’s not up for

    on Apr 21, 2009 • with 10 Comments

  • The Centerfold Syndrome

    The Centerfold Syndrome

    Male Sexual Socialization In doing some research, I stumbled onto some fascinating insights about men and their sexual socialization. With the advent of Viagra-type products, there is an increasingly reductionistic and medicalized focus on the sexual functioning of body parts while ignoring the relational aspects

    on Apr 5, 2009 • with 1 Comment

  • Top 10 Women’s Blogs

    Top 10 Women’s Blogs

    What a delightful surprise to find that “Laura’s Strengthening Marriage Blog” was selected as one of the Top 10 Best “Love” Blogs for women by the website. I was in good company with other blogs from “Understanding Men” to Glamour magazine

    on Apr 4, 2009 • with No Comments

  • “Cultivating Sexual Desire” — Women’s Workshop

    “Cultivating Sexual Desire” — Women’s Workshop

    My good friend, Julie de Azevedo Hanks, is holding a monthly “Cultivating Sexual Desire in Marriage” workshop for women. This is a great way for women to learn to embrace sexuality and find greater fulfillment in their marriages

    on Apr 1, 2009 • with 25 Comments

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