"Straight Talk about Strengthening Marriage"
Newsletter #83 -- February  2018

KSL TV - Tips for Fun and Flirty ~ Couples Cruise Highlights 
"Mini Couples Cruise on Land" ~  "Kissy" Pics Needed  Upcoming Events
"Tips for Fun & Flirty in Marriage"
Friday, Feb 2, 2018 - Salt Lake City, UT

How do you keep the spark alive in your marriage...especially for the long-haul!? Watch Laura's TV interview with host Brooke Walker on  KSL TV - "Studio 5"  as they discuss 5 strategies for how you can keep things fun and flirty in your marriage.

What a fabulous week of FUN and marriage strengthening!! Between the marriage seminars, excursions, yummy food and great company, it was definitely a week to remember! Plan now to join us for our Couples Cruise #7 - February 2020

You can check out the cruise highlights, slideshow and other info on our Cruise Page Here's what one couple had to say about the event:

"This is the first time in my life that I've talked about sexuality and intimacy in detail when there was more than one other person in the room.  It was refreshing to hear other couples ask questions and share comments in such a wholesome and candid environment."
~ 2018 Cruise Couple

Romantic Weekend Getaway
September 2018 (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Did you miss out on this year's Couples Cruise getaway? You're in luck! Join us for a "Mini Couples Cruise on Land" 
weekend getaway. Laura's workshops will be similar to what we did on the Couples Cruise, plus we'll recreate some of the other fun parts of the cruise through dinners together and possibly a fun "excursion" too! 

It will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah this September 2018 starting on a Friday afternoon and going through Saturday evening. You can email us here if you'd like to get on the list so you don't miss out. We will limit the size to keep up the personal feel of the Couples Cruises!

Stay tuned to this newsletter and our Events Page for all the details!!

"Dealing with Desire Discrepancies"
March 15-17, 2018
Provo Marriott Hotel and Conf Center (Provo, UT)

Join marriage counselor and sex therapist Laura M. Brotherson as she discusses, "Bridging the Desire Gap - Dealing with Differences in Sexual Desire." She will be presenting, Saturday, March 17th from 10:30 - 12 p.m. with a book signing immediately following. American Idol star David Archuleta will be performing that evening.

The North Star Conference is an invaluable resource for individuals who experience same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria and wish to live a Christ-centered life full of peace and joy. You'll hear keynote addresses and dozens of breakout sessions featuring church leaders, scholars, therapists, and entertainers from the Christian community.

"Creating a Sextraordinary Marriage"
April 6-7, 2018 - Salt Lake City, UT
Join Laura as the keynote speaker at the Blissful Marriage Retreat Friday night, April 6 from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. where she'll speak on the topic of "Creating a Sextraordinary Marriage." This is the romantic weekend getaway just for you and your honey! Come learn how to take your marriage to the next level! 

Attention Couples!!  Start gathering your favorite "kissy" pics and you may be featured in one of our upcoming billboard campaigns. We are planning to shine a positive light on marital sexuality in an effort to "change the air," and help "take the squeamish out of sex."

We may also consider using the best pics for our Marriage MemesPlease submit your favorite, high resolution, uncropped, "kissy" photos -  here .
CLICK -- to submit your photos
Sex in Utah and all around the world is about to change for the better with the opening of The Marital Intimacy Institute in Provo, Utah. We've made the move from Idaho to Utah as our base for strengthening marriages intimately and are excited to offer our marriage-strengthening services both locally and online.

Stay tuned for more marriage-strengthening news and insights in upcoming  "Straight Talk about Strengthening Marriage"    newsletters! If you missed our last newsletter, you can catch up in the Newsletter Archive. 

Laura M. Brotherson, LMFT, CST, CFLE | StrengtheningMarriage.com

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