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Ted talks

5 TED Talks for Your Marriage

Our friends over at simplemarriage.net recently posted 5 TED talks for your marriage that would be great for you and your spouse to watch...

3 Great Reasons to Schedule Your Sex Life

Today's topic is yet another great post from Sheila at To Love, Honor, and Vacuum. Today's debates the pros and cons of calendaring out...
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...
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...
marriage intimacy

10 Great Ways to Boost Marriage Intimacy

You can experience more marriage intimacy. Following are 10 ways to experience more intimacy with your spouse.
sex

Why So Many Christian Marriages Are Missing Great Sex

Sex has the potential to be the most profoundly satisfying and rich part of a marriage. Sex the way God intended it...
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...
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...
7 areas of intimacy in marriage

7 Areas of Intimacy That Are Present In Your Marriage

One simple and useful definition of intimacy is “shared privacy”. David Olson, co-founder of Prepare-Enrich, family specialist and member of Better Marriages Advisory Board,...

How to Stay Attracted to Your Spouse

Today's tip is an excerpt from a new book by counselor Debra Fileta called Choosing Marriage. If you like what you read today you should...
how to be sexy

How to Be Sexy…It Has Nothing to Do With Your Body

When I talk to women about how to be sexy in marriage, one of the most common concerns is their bodies. “I’m...
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...
great weekend

1 Easy Way to Have a Great Weekend with Your Spouse

Want to have a great weekend with your spouse? Sometimes here at Thriving Marriages we post long, detailed content that dives into the deep waters...
better sex

Practice Your Way to Better Sex

For many women, sex just isn’t that great at the beginning of the marriage. This week we’ve been looking at specific ways to have better...
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...
boring sex

2 Ingredients That Spice Up a Boring Sex Life

Boring sex isn't about routine. Routine can actually be a vital part of a health sex life. But don't miss adding this ingredient as well.
Valentine's Day

10 Ways to Turn Up the Heat This Valentine’s Day

Today's post about Valentine's Day from Sheila at to love, honor, and vacuum is a lot of things - insightful, romantic, practical. Hope it...
intimacy

I Love My Wife, But I Just Don’t Know How To Show Her That.

If we've said it once we've said it a thousand times: Men and women often don't view intimacy the same way! For...
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...
exercise

1 Exercise To Crank Up Your Sexual Satisfaction

Doing this may lead you to state your sexual desires that you really want your spouse to know but didn’t know how to say or ask for.
what your marriage vows really mean

What Your Marriage Vows Really Mean

When you get married, you vow faithfulness to your spouse. You vow exclusivity to them. You promise to never flirt, lust, or seek attention...
satisfy your wife

How to Satisfy Your Wife in Bed

We recently ran a post about satisfying a husband's sexual needs. Today, it's the wife's turn. Husbands, want your wife to be satisfied in...
needs

Your Wife’s Top 3 Sexual Needs

Women long to have a solid relationship with their husbands, but the sex part—at least the way they feel that their husbands...
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...
awkward sex

Why Your Awkward Sex Life is Okay

Growing up in the Bible belt as a pre-teen, sex always seemed awkward or dirty. It was only talked about as an example of...
extramarital affair

An Extramarital Affair Is Always Intentional

Paul and Virginia Friesen are friends and co-workers in their ministry to married couples. I love their take on how every extramarital affair is...

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...
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...
sexual playfulness

3 Ground Rules for Sexual Playfulness

Today's great post from Julie at Intimacy in Marriage has some great thoughts on why turning your spouse on is great, and how to do...
How do you get that spark in your marriage if you feel like you've lost it? How do you rekindle the marriage intimacy and excitement if you feel like you've just become roommates. Never fear! These 10 ways could help you get that spark back into your marriage! #marriage #Christianmarriage #ThrivingMarriages #intimacy #marriagesupport #marriagetips #marriageadvice #sexandintimacy #connectwithyourspouse #Christianhusband #Christianwife #bettermarriage

10 Ways to Get Back the Spark in Your Marriage

How do you get that spark in marriage if you feel like you’ve lost it? How do you rekindle...
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...
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...
resentment

Don’t Let Resentment Steal Intimacy in Your Marriage

Resentment can steal intimacy in your marriage, but don't let it. Recently I was speaking at a women's gathering, and one of the women asked...
avoid an affair

7 Ways to Avoid an Affair (#4 is huge!)

It's worth studying how to avoid an affair. As someone who got dangerously close to an affair myself, several of these points rang true...
sex life

Sex Life Feel Broken? How to Rebuild It!

Today a reader is asking, “how do you reset your sex life?” What if it’s been really difficult in the past, but now...
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...
sex

2 Ways to Cultivate a Great Sex Life

Our friends Les and Leslie Parrott are an invaluable resource for any marriage - you can check them out here - and today's post...
God's will

1 Surprising Way to Discover God’s Will

One of the Bible's under-appreciated themes is the dozens of different ways he speaks. God's will is found through a burning bush, out of...
unhappy marriage

10 Bad Habits That Lead to an Unhappy Marriage

We make mistakes all the time and are constantly learning. In fact, we scored a 10 out of 10 on this list of things we did to each other than nearly ended our marriage. We hope you can learn from our mistakes and start today to reverse any of these habits you might have that lead to an unhappy marriage.
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...
when husband has the headache

When the Husband Has the “Headache”

Today's post comes from new Friends of the Newsletter,™  the team over at Authentic Intimacy. I love how it flips the stereotype of "women...
married sex

How Bad Married Sex Can Actually Be Good For You!

Steve meets Michelle. They fall in love and get married shortly after graduation. For our story...
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...
bring sexy back

10 Ways to Bring Sexy Back. #8 Is 🥰😳🤯

Does your marriage feel “sexy”? Or does it feel “safe”? “Routine”? “Boring”? There’s nothing wrong with safe. There’s nothing even wrong with routine!...
good sex

Necessary Ingredients to Good Sex: Romance in Marriage

The sex need that rated the fifth highest among women in our survey was romance. Nearly 53% of the women placed romance as a...
between love and desire

The Difference Between Love and Desire

Today's post on the difference between love and desire is another great one from one of our most popular contributors, Gary Thomas. Enjoy! When an...
motivation

“What’s My Motivation?” 5 Reasons to Improve Your Sex Life

Yup. You know there is an issue. You know the sexual connection with your spouse is waning a bit. Maybe you haven’t had...
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,...
sex life

Awkward Sex Life? That’s Okay

So if before marriage you, like one of our editors, thought your sex life would be the most incredible, easiest thing in the world...you...
wife doesn't want to have sex

10 Reasons Your Wife Doesn’t Want to Have Sex

I have a lot of guys who read the blog, and I get tons of emails from guys who tell me your wife doesn't...