Summary: Improving Intimacy in Latter-day Saint Relationships
Nicole and David, both previously divorced, share their experiences in navigating sex in their marriage. How they address sexual triggers from their previous marriages and how to make sex a priority while raising young children. Nicole and David have been life-long, active members of the LDS church. They were both previously married and sealed in the temple and did everything right in courting their first spouse and maintained appropriate boundaries while dating. However, intimacy was one of the main issues in their first marriage and neither of them wanted to risk that stumbling block in a second marriage. Through many open and honest conversations about expectations while dating each other, they decided they would be compatible in most areas, including intimacy. Over the last seven years of marriage, they have found that to be true. Intimacy is something that has kept them close together during different trials and struggles. Unfortunately, there are times when struggles or triggers from their first marriages crop up. It may take them a while to identify it but when they do, they are able to draw close together again. One of the greatest things Nicole and David have learned is that they need to discover and learn about their own sexuality in order to be stronger sexual partners in their marriage.
Denita Bremer is a Certified Life Coach and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint living with her husband and three kids in beautiful Colorado. She is on a mission to help Latter-day Saint wives love their sex lives and have the intimacy they always (or never) dreamed of. You can find her at denitabremer.com or over on Facebook or Instagram @DenitaBremerCoaching.
Liz shares a recent experience that led her from "masturbation is a sin" to "masturbation is totally fine." Which shifted and improved everything about her sexual health and marital intimacy.
Daniel A. Burgess LMFT is in the hot seat in this episode as the author of Earthly Parents: And It Was Very Good: A Latter-day Saint’s Guide to Lovemaking (by the book!) asks the questions. Daniel shares his journey in reshaping sexual health within the LDS Community, and how faithful LDS can improve their sexual health and more effective strategies to eliminating undesired sexual behaviors, without shame or diminishing God's gift of sexual desire.
Message from Liz: I know I can help you, because I have been you! I have gone through a divorce, one night stands, friend zoned, breakups, emotional abuse, hundreds of dates, long term and long distance relationships, you name it.. I have experienced it. There came a point when I said “enough is enough” and decided to DO something about the helpless feeling I had about my love life. 6 years, many mentors, self love courses and retreats, and tons of practice with men later, I am now known as a “Man Magnet”, I enjoy romantic relationships with men that I am crazy about, and feel like I am treated like a queen by the men in my life. Now, I want to share everything I have learned with you! You deserve to feel like you are the most important person in this world and worthy of the man you desire. By combining my passion for coaching and loving relationships my mission is to help other strong, powerful women embrace their femininity to feel confident and sexy and attract and date men that they are excited about being in relationships with! I can’t wait to get started helping you transform your love life! Here's the Link to the special offer mentioned on the podcast: https://www.lizglorioso.com/private-dating-coaching
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Anarie is in her early 30’s and is the mom of an 8 year old and a 5 year old. She is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She spent 3 years receiving treatment in LifeSTAR, a therapeutic program for the treatment of sexual addiction and betrayal trauma. Anarie was married for 11 years. A year ago she separated from her husband and 4 months ago their divorce was finalized. Through the process of betrayal trauma treatment she feels that she found her own personal recovery. In this conversation she shares her personal story as well as insights into how various aspects of the recovery program helped or did not help her.
Intro to Improving Intimacy Podcast