The Sex Starved Marriage

Author: Michele Weiner Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451645260
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

It is estimated that one of every three married couples struggles with problems associated with mismatched sexual desire. Do you? If you want to stop fighting about sex and revitalize your intimate connection with your spouse, then you need this book. But The Sex-Starved Marriage is not just another book explaining the reasons you or your spouse might not be in the mood for sex. Bestselling author Michele Weiner Davis will help you understand why being complacent or bitter about ho-hum sex might cost you your marriage, and with her acclaimed psychobabble-free, straight-shooting advice, she'll show you how to bring the spark back into your bedroom and into your relationship. Because relationship expert Weiner Davis is convinced that feeling sexy is a two-person job, she looks at the problem of -- and the solution to -- low sexual desire from a couple's perspective. Whether you're someone whose passion has faded or someone who's been hungering for touch, you'll learn life-altering lessons about bridging the desire gap and restoring intimacy and friendship to your marriage. And because Weiner Davis knows that one spouse is often more motivated than the other to work on a relationship, she offers creative ways to inspire your partner to change. Separate chapters address the spouse who's hot, the one who's not, and then both together. If you're the spouse with a lagging libido, you're far from alone. And if you're a man, you'll be surprised to learn that staggering numbers of men, even men whose sexual machinery works just fine, "get headaches" too! If you're the low-desire spouse, you'll learn about the physiological and psychological factors, including unresolved relationship issues, that may contribute to the chill in your bedroom. You'll learn the truth about sexual desire: that for millions of men or women it doesn't just happen; you have to make it happen. Finally, you'll find specific, pragmatic, and often provocative solutions to help you discover the siren or seducer within. If you're the more highly sexed partner, you'll breathe a sigh of relief. At last someone understands your feelings about the void in your marriage. Discover why your pleas for touch have fallen upon deaf ears and why your approach to the lull in your sexual relationship could be a sexual turnoff. Most important, you'll find tools you can use to reach out in ways that will make your spouse more responsive. Finally, if your partner is willing, you will learn how to keep the flame of desire burning together. Full of moving firsthand accounts from couples who have struggled with the erosion of sexual desire and rebuilt their passionate connection, The Sex-Starved Marriage will give you and your spouse the inspiration, encouragement, and answers you need to find your way out of a sex-starved marriage.

The Sex Starved Wife

Author: Michele Weiner Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416545712
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

In 2003, bestselling author and relationship expert Michele Weiner Davis' groundbreaking book, The Sex-Starved Marriage described the problems that occur in marriage when one spouse is vastly more interested in sex than the other and more importantly, what the couple could do to fix things. The book created quite a stir, but no one expected what happened next. Weiner Davis was flooded with e-mails, letters, and phone calls from women, not with "headaches" and other predictable excuses for avoiding sex, but from women who were desperately unhappy because their husbands weren't the least bit interested in sex. Nothing these women said or did got their men to understand the pain and isolation that comes from a sexual void, and despite heartfelt pleas, they were unable to convince their husbands to seek professional help. Add to this the unspoken taboo about discussing low libido in men, and these women were left to believe that they were the only ones dealing with this problem. If this sounds like your situation, Weiner Davis wants to tell you that you are not alone, and it is not your fault: there is a whole host of reasons why your husband might be experiencing low desire. Although Weiner Davis explains reasons men lose interest in sex--biological issues, personal troubles, and relationship problems--she's convinced that understanding the cause of a problem won't make your sex life any juicier; doing something about it will. The Sex-Starved Wife gives you the tools you need to present the information in the book so that your husband will not become defensive. You'll even learn methods for overcoming sexual dysfunctions such as performance anxiety, premature ejaculation, and effective ways for dealing with pornography or infidelity. If you and your spouse need additional support, Weiner Davis offers concrete advice on how to get your man to visit his doctor or seek other professional help. When it comes to marriage, Weiner Davis has seen it all. She knows how important loving, satisfying sex is to a healthy marriage. The straightforward, psychobabble-free advice in this book will help you create the intimacy and connection for which you've been longing.

Real Intimacy A Couples Guide to Healthy Genuine Sexuality

Author: Kristin B. Hodson
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 9781462110520
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Religion

Based on doctrinal principles and years of professional experience, counseling real people, this uplifting volume will teach you how to lovingly discuss your physical relationship with your spouse, identify false worldly ideas about sex, and reconcile your differing perspectives.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Enhancing Sexual Desire

Author: Judy Ford, MSW, LCSW
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440626333
Release Date: 2007-12-04
Genre: Family & Relationships

Staying focused on one of life's greatest pleasures ... From setting the stage and setting aside "sex time" to natural and chemical stimulants and enchancers to a wide variety of mechanical and visual erotic aids, this guide offers expert advice from two noted sex therapists. It helps couples overcome busy schedules, fatigue, and distractions-and keep sexual desire not only alive and well but charged with total satisfaction.

Hello Baby Everything new mums need to know about life with baby

Author: Heather Irvine
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781925183634
Release Date: 2017-05-15
Genre: Family & Relationships

So much of modern motherhood is targeted at looking good, even when you feel crap, and making your baby look good, even when he or she won’t settle or feed or stop crying – all in the shortest time possible. Hello Baby! uncovers all the myths of perfection new mums see on Instagram and provides down-to-earth, no nonsense advice about everything you need to know about your baby’s first year. With casual style and a hilarious sense of humour, Heather Irvine, a psychologist and mother who works with new mums every day, acts as the friend sitting across from you in a cafe who always understands, constantly reassures, gives you the best practical pointers and shares her muffin with you. Hello Baby! is packed full of the latest information on issues that affect modern Australian mums, including: * What a mother needs to know about herself in the first few months * How to get your baby sleeping soundly * Essential tips to boost your feel-good factor * De-stress techniques like meditation and mindfulness * Managing those really dark days * Tips for bonding with your baby * Coping with mother-in-laws and post-baby friendship fluctuations * Getting the zing back into your relationship * Returning to work * Navigating social media as a new mum

Real Sex

Author: Lauren F. Winner
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 1441218270
Release Date: 2006-07-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

SEX. Splashed across magazine covers, billboards, and computer screens--sex is casual, aggressive, and absolutely everywhere. And everybody's doing it, right? In Real Sex, heralded young author Lauren F. Winner speaks candidly to Christians about the difficulty--and the importance--of sexual chastity. With honesty and wit, she talks about her struggle to live a celibate life. Never dodging tough terms like "confession" and "sin," Winner grounds her discussion of chastity first and foremost in Scripture. She confronts cultural lies about sex and challenges how we talk about sex in church. Her biblically grounded observations and suggestions will be especially valuable to unmarried Christians struggling with the sexual mania of today's culture. Real Sex is essential reading for Christians grappling with chastity and a valuable tool for pastors.

Getting It Right the First Time

Author: Barry McCarthy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134000395
Release Date: 2005-10-05
Genre: Family & Relationships

A healthy marriage is the result of much more than a stroke of good fortune, the accidental meeting of two "soul mates," or a conscious commitment to stay together no matter what. Studies have found that romantic, passionate love is often just a memory by the wedding, or within the first year of marriage. Creating an intimate, satisfying, and stable marriage is by no means easy or guaranteed--it requires thought, communication, planning, and true commitment to each other (though luck and compatibility never hurt). The window of opportunity in which to build the foundation for such a relationship is narrow, and does not often last too long after the first two years of a marriage. Getting it Right the First Time provides the information every couple needs to know to understand what really makes a marriage work. Husband and wife team, Barry and Emily McCarthy share clear, helpful guidelines for creating a healthy marriage and reveal the strategies, skills, and attitudes that can help prevent disappointment, resentment, and alienation from entering the relationship. Ask any happily married couple whether the time and effort spent in creating a healthy marriage has been worth it, and you should get a universal answer. Getting it Right the First Time can make getting there a little easier.

From Ouch To Ahhh

Author: Sarah J Swofford
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780990464204
Release Date: 2014-06-19
Genre: Family & Relationships

Are you wondering why sex is difficult since you became a mother? You are not alone. The truth is having a baby can change everything you thought you knew about sexual intimacy and desire. From Ouch! To Ahhh...The New Mom’s Guide To Sex After Baby addresses what most new moms wonder but few know who to ask: Why is sex so different after baby? Why do I feel so disconnected from my partner? What happened to my libido? Is something wrong with me? Drawing on interviews with moms, sexual health and relationship research, and her own experiences as a mom of two, Swofford uncovers the answers to common new mom sexual challenges and provides practical solutions to empower and reassure any woman. From Ouch! To Ahhh... will help you: -Understand that sexual challenges are normal for new moms. -Troubleshoot sexual intimacy problems. -Explore creative avenues to sexual arousal. -Find ways to take care of yourself emotionally, physically, as well as sexually. -Improve sexual communication with your partner. A valuable addition to any parent’s bookshelf, this book will guide you through the sexual ups and downs of early motherhood while showing you that what you learn about yourself and your relationship in the process will ultimately enhance and deepen your sexuality.

Warrior Wives

Author: Kathy Schoenborn
Publisher: Redemption Press
ISBN: 9781632327529
Release Date: 2014-08-27
Genre: Family & Relationships

Every week, thousands of women sit in church, silently agonizing over their crumbling marriages. Seriously hurting marriages are not a popular topic in the church, and few specifically designed resources have been available to help save the fifty percent of marriages in the church that end in divorce-until now. Written by a professional counselor whose marriage once nearly ended, "Warrior Wives: Marriage is Worth Fighting For," formerly published as "I Want to Stay Married, But How?" will: • Assure you that you are not alone. • Restore your hope. • Challenge you to become more fully who God made you to be. • Change the way you think about and do relationships. • Convince you that one healthy person - you - can change a marriage.

75 Habits for a Happy Marriage

Author: Ashley Davis Bush
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440562266
Release Date: 2013-07-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

Powerful techniques for strengthening your marriage! The stresses and strains of life can unravel the tight bond you once had with your spouse, leaving you feeling lonely, frustrated, and unfulfilled. 75 Habits for a Happy Marriage shows you how to restore that intimate and joyful union with simple, positive actions that bring you closer together throughout the day. Designed by authors Ashley and Daniel Bush, each activity takes only a matter of minutes and gives you a moment to set aside the demands of your career, finances, and chores in order to focus on what matters most--your love. When practiced consistently, these powerful behaviors will become lifelong customs and an important part of your daily routine, ensuring that your relationship continues to grow in the right direction in the years to come. From embracing each other for at least twenty seconds after work to touching your partner during dinner, these valuable habits will instantly boost warm, passionate feelings and help you maintain that loving connection even when managing a crowded schedule. With the guidance and practices detailed in 75 Habits for a Happy Marriage, you will enrich the bond you share with your partner and build a happy, supportive, and long-lasting marriage.

The Weekend Book Proposal

Author: Ryan G. Van Cleave
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599637631
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Reference

Write Better Proposals Faster to Accelerate Your Writing Career! Whether you are a true beginner or a seasoned writer looking to secure more book contracts, The Weekend Book Proposal shows you how to take your best ideas and create powerful proposals--quickly and professionally. No need to spend months laboring over a proposal when in just a few days you can write one that will ignite the interest of agents and editors. Ryan G. Van Cleave presents the tools you need to craft an eye-grabbing proposal for your nonfiction, memoir, anthology, textbook, novel, and more. Jam-packed with proven strategies, nuts-and-bolts advice, sample queries and proposals, interviews with publishing experts, and "Hit the Gas" tips for speeding up the proposal process, The Weekend Book Proposal will show you how to succeed and prosper as a writer--and sell your books before you've even written them! The Weekend Book Proposal explains how to: Write a catchy title and book description. Create a compelling author bio and chapter outline. Develop a targeted, engaging concept statement. Build a strong marketing plan and endorsements list. Structure your proposals based on those crafted by successful authors.

Big Pharma Women and the Labour of Love

Author: Thea Cacchioni
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442611375
Release Date: 2015-07-29
Genre: Fiction

Cacchioni moves beyond the search for a sexual pharmaceutical drug for women to ask a broader question: how does the medicalization of female sexuality already affect women s lives?"

Battleground The Family 2 volumes

Author: Kimberly Brackett
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781573569538
Release Date: 2008-12-30
Genre: Social Science

Everyone is part of a family, but what constitutes a family is one of the most hotly debated issues in the United States today. Battleground: The Family provides extensive coverage of those critical issues in U. S. culture concerning current and future family life, such as dating, marriage, parenting, work and family, abuse, and divorce. The scholarly contributors to this set provide unbiased coverage on these often incendiary topics, allowing students to assess the role of these controversies in their own lives. Entries thoroughly introduce the topic of concern, describe the problem as it currently exists, provide context for the controversies surrounding it, synthesize the current knowledge on the topic, and guide the reader to additional areas for consideration. Battleground: The Family serves as a starting point for those advanced high school and beginning undergraduate students who wish to pursue a more detailed study of family controversies and cultural concerns for classroom assignments. Non-specialist readers will also find this a useful resource in critically assessing current trends and conflicts in constituent groups' conceptions of family.

Liebe Respekt

Author: Emerson Eggerichs
Publisher: Gerth Medien
ISBN: 9783961220380
Release Date: 2013-09-05
Genre: Fiction

Eine Frau möchte von ihrem Mann bedingungslos geliebt werden. Ein Mann möchte von seiner Frau bedingungslos respektiert werden. Dies ist das größte Geheimnis einer gelingenden Ehe. Die biblisch fundierten Prinzipien dieses Buches werden Ihnen helfen, Ihren Partner besser zu verstehen und die verborgenen Bedürfnisse des anderen wahrzunehmen. Zeigen Sie Ihrer Frau die Liebe im Alltag, nach der sie sich sehnt. Und lernen Sie, wie Sie Ihrem Mann Tag für Tag die Anerkennung und den Respekt entgegenbringen, die für ihn lebensnotwendig sind. Sie werden Ihren Partner mit völlig anderen Augen sehen - und Ihre Partnerschaft wird ungeahnte Tiefe und Vertrautheit bekommen.

The Quick Reference Guide to Sexuality Relationship Counseling

Author: Dr. Tim Clinton
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441207418
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Religion

One of the foremost counseling needs in our day is help with sexuality and relationship issues. But sometimes those who are faced with helping the hurting could use a little more information about the problems that people bring to them. The Quick-Reference Guide to Sexuality and Relationship Counseling provides the answers. It is an A-Z guide for assisting people-helpers--pastors, professional counselors, youth workers, and everyday believers--to easily access a full array of information to aid them in (formal and informal) counseling situations. Each of the 40 topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies: 1) typical symptoms and patterns, 2) definitions and key thoughts, 3) questions to ask, 4) directions for the conversation, 5) action steps, 6) biblical insights, 7) prayer starters, and 8) recommended resources. About the series The Quick-Reference Guides are A-Z guides that assist people-helpers--pastors, professional counselors, youth workers, and everyday believers--to easily access a full array of information to aid them in (formal and informal) counseling situations. Each of the forty topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies: 1) typical symptoms and patterns, 2) definitions and key thoughts, 3) questions to ask, 4) directions for the conversation, 5) action steps, 6) biblical insights, 7) prayer starters, and 8) recommended resources.