Healthy Sex (Part 3 of 3): Sexual Rejection and How to Get Through It

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Rejection strikes at the core of your identity, especially when we are talking about sexual rejection.  Since sex is such an intimate act, rejection is amplified and taken very personal. So what do you do when your partner says no? What if you are the one saying no for legit reasons, but feel really guilty for doing so?  What do you do when you’re just not on the same page sexually and it’s leading to conflict or distance?  Here are a few tried and true ways to help stave off rejection and work towards a better sex life as a couple.  Continue reading “Healthy Sex (Part 3 of 3): Sexual Rejection and How to Get Through It”

Healthy Sex (Part 1 of 3): What is Sex?

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I was counseling with a 25 year old guy one day at the church. (I am a pastor for those of you who didn’t know.)  He was a leader and relatively new husband of about two years.  I have a lot of respect for him.  He was the kind of guy you want your daughter to marry; good looking, chivalrous, godly, kind, funny, and personable.  On the outside, everything looked great… until I dug a little deeper.  Continue reading “Healthy Sex (Part 1 of 3): What is Sex?”

Put Your Kids Second

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So I’m a relatively new dad.  I have a beautiful two year old whom my wife and I love and adore more than anything in this world.  And that’s the problem sometimes.  It is so easy for parents to get wrapped up into the lives of their children and prioritize them over all else.  What’s wrong with that some of you may ask?

Everything.  And here’s why.

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When the Romance Dies… (Part 2/2)

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Part 1 was the theory. Part 2 of “When the Romance Dies” is the post with practical examples to help reignite passion.  Here are some powerful ways for men to rekindle the romance in their marriage that aren’t ridiculous hallmark card suggestions designed for women…

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When the Romance Dies… (Part 1/2)

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In most marriages, the more time a couple is married seems to be directly proportional to the more passionless the marriage.  Like all things, if left to its own devices, there is going to be a natural deterioration and marriage (especially romance) is no different.  There are, however, ways to fight for your marriage and ensure that the flame never dies, and I’m going to speak to a few of those in this two part series…

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