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Newsletter #67 -- November 18th, 2015
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No Time to Read?!

Especially for women...
Download and listen to this audio book to help nourish sexual thoughts and feelings throughout the day since women tend to NOT think about sex very often!


Here's a sneak peek of Laura's presentation about "Preparing Young Adults for Healthy Sexual Intimacy in Marriage." In this clip parents especially will learn how to help their young adults prepare to have a strong marriage and healthy intimate relationship despite the negative influence of pornography and our highly sexualized culture. 

If you were not able to attend the conference in Portland, Oregon on Sep 19, 2015, you can purchase the entire "Restoring Intimacy" Northwest Coalition for Healthy Intimacy (NWCHI) 2015 conference DVD here -- including Laura's keynote address on "How Emotional Connection Fuels Sexual Intimacy.

Click here for more information... 

Laura Brotherson was interviewed for an article recently published by Brigham Young University's The Daily Universe student newspaper:

By Allie Hamilton 
November 5, 2015
Daily Universe, Brigham Young University 

Marriage and sex therapist Laura Brotherson says
some women struggle to believe that sexual intimacy is OK, even with their husbands after they are married.   
Some members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are advocating for a more open dialogue about marital intimacy and a shift away from the commonly used "thou shall not" teaching approaches in order to help young adults - especially women - transition from single to married life.   
"Women especially have a hard time going from no, no, no, to go, go, go," LDS marriage and sex therapist Laura Brotherson said. "There really are not enough positive, affirming statements and emphasis on intimacy in marriage."   
Brotherson decided to write about spiritually-based sexual intimacy because she saw a need for positive female voices on the topic. She has sold more than 60,000 copies of her book, And They Were Not Ashamed.   
Coming Soon! -- Laura's New Book
We're dying to let you know about Laura's exciting new book, but it may be spring before it's out, so we're just teasing you here in anticipation! The book addresses 12 key aspects of female sexual wiring to help couples create an extraordinary intimate relationship in marriage. You won't want to miss it!

Stay tuned to this newsletter and our Facebook pages for the latest developments. We'll let you know as soon as it is available for pre-order! It's gonna be awesome! ;)
What an awesome offer just for us!! Author and marriage and family therapist, Emil Harker, MS, LMFT, is offering us a free copy of his awesome new book You Can Turn Conflict Into Closeness. Just use promo code "LBfree" to get your copy.
Here's what I think about this fabulous book!

Right on! This book hits the nail on the head when it comes to critical components of connection-inducing communication! Couples invariably struggle with effective communication, but the concepts in this book make the skill-building process so much easier and much more powerful. A few simple tweaks may even be enough for many couples to go from mediocre to a marvelous marriage! I will definitely be handing this book out to my clients!
Next Couples' Cruise - March 2017
Many of you have been asking about our next Couples' Cruise, so to help you start planning and saving, we're shooting for March 2017 for our next Caribbean cruise. This will be our 6th fabulous Couples' Cruise to help couples enjoy a needed getaway and strengthen their marriages intimately!

We'll get the details out to you as soon as we can! In the meantime here are a bunch of fun pictures and the specifics from our past cruises to give you an idea of our next cruise and get you excited to join us!

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Laura's Key Resources for
Strengthening Your Marriage!
New logo w/tagline To make it easier to utilize Laura's many resources for strengthening marriages here is a quick list of her 
"Key Resources"...
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"BYU Required Course Features Laura's Book" -- Marriage Newsltr #66 (Sept 2015)

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are provided to help strengthen marriages and build strong families -- written by Laura M. Brotherson, MS, MFT, CST marriage and intimacy expert, certified sex therapist and bestselling author of  "And They Were Not Ashamed - Strengthening Marriage through Sexual Fulfillment."

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