"Straight Talk about Strengthening Marriage"
Newsletter #107 (Apr 2020)

 Date Night Ideas! ~ Do You Follow Us? ~ Book Giveaway!! ~ "The Marital Intimacy Show" Podcast ~ $10 Books ~ Bulk Discount on Laura's Books ~ PPT - "Preparing for a Healthy Intimate Relationship" ~ 150 Free Resources ~ Marital Intimacy Institute
Stay-at-Home Date Night Ideas!

Just because we're stuck at home doesn't mean we have to let Date Night slide! Here are some fun ideas to try!! Get creative and just have fun with it! Happy Date Night everyone!! May our marriages be even stronger with all this extra time we get to spend together! ;)
  1. Make a meal together or get takeout for dinner.
  2. Have a picnic at home or dress up and set a romantic candlelight dinner for two in your living room.
  3. Listen to your favorite music and/or have a dance party.
  4. Read a book, poetry or your favorite children's books to each other.
  5. Play a game or put a puzzle together.
  6. Ask each other some "couples questions" (could also google some questions or see the "Ultimate Intimacy" app).
  7. Look through your photos or photo albums to reminisce.
  8. Watch a movie or TV show.
  9. Sit close enough to touch and be affectionate--especially during date night!
  10. MAKE LOVE!! ;)
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Do you follow us on Instagram and/or Facebook yet (@StrengtheningMarriage)? Lots of great insights and inspiration for strengthening your marriage intimately!! Here is just some of the great stuff you'll find in your feed!!

~ Book Giveaway!! ~

*Especially for our newsletter subscribers!! Follow us on Instagram and/or Facebook to win a signed copy of Laura's latest book From Honeymoon to Happily Ever After: 23 Keys to Prepare for a Sextraordinary Marriage. To participate in the giveaway be sure you are following us on Instagram and/or Facebook then do the following: 
  1. Find our "Giveaway" post and tag 3 engaged or newlywed friends on Instagram and/or Facebook.
  2. Share our post on your page, profile or story!
Easy peasy!! Giveaway ends next Friday, April 24th when 3 winners will be chosen and sent a signed copy of From Honeymoon to Happily Ever After!!

Listen at home or on the go!
by Laura M. Brotherson, LMFT, CST

From the comfort of your home, tune in to "The Marital Intimacy Show" (MIS) podcast with certified sex therapist, Laura M. Brotherson. Learn the secrets of sexual satisfaction. Find solutions to the intimacy issues that plague so many marriages. Create a mutually fulfilling, intimately connected, and passionate relationship... emotionally, spiritually, and sexually. Here are just a few of the episode titles:
** $10 BOOKS **
by Laura M. Brotherson, LMFT, CST

IT'S ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING SEASON!! Get a copy ON SALE right now for only $10 at StrengtheningMarriage.com!   Use "honeymoonprep" discount/coupon code. If you're engaged or know anyone that is you'll want to get this awesome NEW book!! (Sale thru May 15th!)

We finally have a "marriage-prep" guide that effectively and respectfully helps couples learn what they specifically need to
know and do to prepare for the honeymoon and the intimate marital relationship. From Honeymoon to Happily Ever After  provides enlightening and encouraging counsel with practical suggestions to help couples feel informed, prepared, and confident as they embark upon the intimate adventure of preparing for and creating their own 
sextraordinary marriage. 

No time to read? Let Laura read it to you as you go about your day! From Honeymoon to Happily Ever After: 23 Keys to Prepare for a Sextraordinary Marriage audio book is now available on   AmazonAudible (where you can get a new audio book each month at a fabulously discounted rate) and at DeseretBook.com! You can also download the eBook at Amazon or DeseretBook.com!

With engagement and wedding season upon us BUY IN BULK (four or more books) for a discounted price of $12 per book! Order copies of the same book or mix it up with Laura's books And They Were Not Ashamed: Strengthening Marriage through Sexual Fulfillment, Knowing HER Intimately: 12 Keys to Creating a Sextraordinary Marriage, and her latest book From Honeymoon to Happily Ever After: 23 Keys to Prepare for a Sextraordinary Marriage (which you can get now thru May 15th for only $10 with "honeymoonprep" discount code).

Call or text 801-709-0253 or click here to email us to place a bulk order of four or more books at $12 per book! Please provide the number of books, which books, shipping address and a phone number to contact you for credit card information. (We also ship out much quicker than Amazon!!)

Some may think they need to stay away from the topic of sex before marriage. As a marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist, Laura is passionate about helping young people be better prepared with what to know, do and talk about in order to start our their intimate relationship on the right foot. 

If you are preparing for marriage or know anyone that is--be sure to share this PowerPoint presentation with them -- "Preparing Now for a Healthy Intimate Relationship in Marriage."

Over 150 Free Resources

Laura has over 150 free self-help handouts, exercises and other resources to help you have a better relationship with yourself, your spouse and others. Check them out on Laura's Resource Page! 


Want more free therapy? Many of Laura's clinical handouts and worksheets are now available to anyone on our counseling website - The Marital Intimacy InstituteOn Laura's Resources page, you can browse topics or use the search to find something specific. Just click on the handout image or title link to open the handout in a printable pdf file. You will find handouts on the following topics:
  • Addiction Recovery
  • Depression
  • Infidelity
  • Marriage
  • Pre-Marital Prep
  • Self-Development
  • Sex Therapy
Sex in Utah and all around the world is changing for the better with the opening of The Marital Intimacy Institute in Provo, Utah. We're excited to offer our marriage-strengthening services both locally and online. Learn more about Laura's counseling services, her Wait List and her Priority Client option!

Newsletter #55

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

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