high sex drive

10 Questions High Sex Drive Spouses Should Ask

Are you the high sex drive husband, and you’re wondering what to do because your wife rarely wants sex? We opened the week...
exercise

1 Exercise To Crank Up Your Sexual Satisfaction

In her book Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel, a therapist, describes a simple tool to help couples understand each other better in a...
heart of the matter

The Heart Is The Heart Of The Matter. How’s Yours?

Whenever a marriage self-destructs, the heart is the heart of the matter. In Proverbs 4:23, wise King Solomon offers a vivid picture of the...
sacrament

Enjoying The Sacrament of Sexual Intimacy

A lot of married couples consider their sexual relationship as an optional addition to the true substance of marriage, doing life together....
acting-out

Acting-Out: Understanding Why We Are Unfaithful

“Why did I do it? I love my wife, I have so much to lose, why?!” Many of the men I work with...
sex

Understanding Sex From a Woman’s Perspective

Can men understand sex from a woman’s perspective? Or is there such a thing as a “man’s perspective” and a “woman’s perspective?” with...
beauty

Beauty Is a Blessing, And Seeing It Isn’t A Sin.

Lisa and I were shopping in one of her stores years ago when I heard a song that stopped me in my...
inhibitions

Do You Have Too Many or Too Few Sexual Inhibitions?

Some people believe your sexual inhibitions or lack of inhibitions is nothing more than a reflection of your temperament. It’s a personality thing, they would...
boring in bed

Help! My Spouse Thinks I’m Boring In Bed.

What do you do if your husband accuses you of being boring in bed – or when your husband thinks your sex...
emotional affair

Is Your Marriage in Danger of an Emotional Affair?

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy says national surveys indication 15 percent of married women and 25 percent of married...
junk sex

3 Things Junk Food and Junk Sex Have in Common.

I recently read a book about sexual patterns among young adults called Premarital Sex in America by Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker. Let’s just...
in bed

How To Tell Your Spouse What You Want In Bed

How do you tell your husband what you want in bed? It’s a scary thing, isn’t it? You have to be vulnerable and...
boring sex

2 Ingredients That Spice Up a Boring Sex Life

If you are married, there is a very good chance that you and your spouse have different sexual appetites. This not only...
touch

My Husband Won’t Touch Me … Now What?

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Laura Doyle of https://lauradoyle.org/ Are you tired of begging for attention from your husband? If he...
emotional affair

10 Warning Signs of an Emotional Affair

“I love Dave Willis’ blogs about key marriage issues and he is always so profoundly practical. The issue of an emotional affair...
porn addiction

Porn Addiction Wrecks Marriages. Here’s How.

The side effects of porn addiction are devastating. Pornography is ravaging marriages. In our culture porn is treated as if it’s harmless, but...
sex

3 Reasons Women Lose Interest In Sex.

Has earth shaking, bed breaking sex  turned into a Saturday night snooze fest, or a quickie between taking the dog to the...
porn is tempting

Porn Is Tempting When You’re Isolated. Fight It.

Since COVID-19 the pornography industry has seen a massive increase in website traffic. On March 24th, one major site announced that their...
newlyweds

The 4 Common Mistakes Newlyweds Make

Just about every day for the last 14 years I’ve given my life to helping pre-married and newlyweds prepare for and start...
libido

Your Low Libido Doesn’t Have to Stay That Way

Feel like you have no libido–as if it’s in hibernation or something? You’re not alone! This post contains affiliate links. I love talking on the...
talking about sex

6 Tips For Talking About Sex With Your Spouse

Sex is an important aspect of most every marriage. Your sexuality plays a major role in life. It influences how you dress,...
vows

How Breaking Your Vows Could Save Your Marriage

Has anyone ever told you that it may be healthy to break your promises? No, I’m not talking about going back on...
bare marriage

Christians Should Have the Best Sex. So Why Don’t They?

If you've been a long-time reader of Thriving Marriages then you've benefited a ton from Sheila's amazing, honest advice. In today's post...
words of affirmation

Why Men Need Words of Affirmation in the Bedroom

Today's post is about the needs of men, but husbands, your wives need words of affirmation too! Here's 102 ways you can...
sexually frustrated

9 Tips for Sexually Frustrated Spouses

What do you do when you’re feeling sexually frustrated in your marriage? A lot of advice about being sexually frustrated tends to be...
romantic

How To Be Romantic Even When You’re Exhausted

Q:  Between work, the kids, and taking care of the house, I have almost no time or energy to dedicate to my...
libido

The Harmful Myth About a Woman’s Libido

Personally, I think women’s libidos is largely in our heads. As in, what we think about libido determines our libido. So what is...
romantic

10 Tips for Becoming a More Romantic Husband

We’re continuing our monthly series from our book, The 5 Sex Needs of Men and Women. We’ve already hit the top 4...
intimacy

1 Question That Will Ignite Your Marriage’s Intimacy

Kristen and I lead a newly married small group through our church. We love getting to spend time with these five newlywed couples....
phone addiction

Is Your Phone Addiction Harming Your Sex Life?

It’s no surprise that smart phones have changed the way we live, but what you may not realize is that your phone...

Does God Want You to Have Great Sex?

Most of us have been told that great sex in marriage is possible. But why does it matter? For many of us,...
in the mood

10 Tips for Getting Your Wife in the Mood

If your wife never wants to sleep with you, and if sex has become rare in your marriage, what can you do...
golden rules

3 Golden Rules For Rekindling Romance

Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church–a love marked by giving, not...
life is short

Life is Short. Have Lots of Sex.

My oldest son just turned 21, and I remember when he was a baby, we lived near a large cemetery here in...
sex after kids

Sex After Kids Is Challenging, But Not Impossible.

Q: I just had a baby and I’m not interested in sex. Is that normal? A: Oftentimes, new mothers find that their physical...
sexual pleasure

God Cares About Sexual Pleasure In Your Marriage.

God cares about your sex life. It may seem weird to see the words God and sex in the same sentence. Sometimes when I teach women...
married sex

Married Sex: “How Do I Meet My Husband’s Needs?”

Over the past few months, we’ve been digging into the married sex needs of husbands and wives – and how you can...
rekindle romance

5 Practical Ways to Rekindle Romance In Your Marriage

A friend recently asked me the following questions about how to rekindle romance: “What do you do for fun as a couple? What...
christian marriage

7 Common Christian Marriage Myths. #3 Might Surprise You!

Q: We have a Christian marriage—so why is it so painful? Shouldn’t being believers shield us from the problems we’re having? A: Many...
why do people cheat

Why Do People Cheat in Relationships, And Whose Fault Is It?

If your spouse has an affair, are you partially to blame? Why do people cheat in relationships anyway?  That’s been something I’ve been...

An Emotional Affair Is Avoidable. Here’s How to Guard Your Marriage.

Today's post from Sheila at To Love, Honor and Vacuum is a great look at why an emotional affair is dangerous, but...
bored with your marriage

What To Do If You’re Bored With Your Marriage

Want to know what to do if you're bored with your marriage? Here's helpful information if you're feeling bored with your marriage.  Q:...

Surprise! What Men Want Most From Sex is Emotional Connection, Not a Physical Release

The results of our survey of 700 men may surprise women! What did men say was their number one sex need? Mutual...
emotional intimacy

Men, Emotional Intimacy Might Not Come As Easy For Us, But It’s Something We...

For Part 4 in this series on marital intimacy, I’m writing again about emotional intimacy. Often when we think of intimacy our...
lusting

Noticing Is Not Lusting: Why We Need to Reframe the Conversation about Men, Sin,...

If you notice a woman is beautiful, is that a sin? Are you lusting after her in your heart? If you read many...
adultery

Adultery Is Alarmingly Common, But It Doesn’t Have to Happen to You.

For men and women, adultery begins in the heart. And for men particularly, it begins when the heart is not guarded against...
pornography

Don’t Believe the Lie: Pornography Really IS Insidious. Here’s Why.

But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. –Matthew...
bad sex

Bad Sex Can Lead to a Good Marriage. Here’s the Surprising Reason Why.

Steve meets Michelle. They fall in love and get married shortly after graduation. For our story Steve is the high sex desire spouse and...
wife's sexual needs

How to Meet Your Wife’s Sexual Needs

We’ve shared a lot the last few months about what your wife’s sexual needs are – and what happens if you don’t...
mercy

Mercy & Justice: A Healthy Marriage Balances Both. Here’s How to Do That.

What’s the best way to grow towards intimacy with your husband? Hint: that’s a trick question. There’s actually not a correct answer to that...