A Therapist Answers Your Questions About Sex – Part I

A marriage and family therapist answers your questions about sex

A marriage and family therapist answers YOUR questions about sex. By Aimee Heffernan This post is part 3 of the series:  Improving Intimacy Part 1: How to Agree on How Often to Have Sex Part 2:   Waiting for Sex Until Marriage- Can I Really Do It? Today’s post comes from a good friend of mine, Aimee Heffernan. Aimee, who is LDS, is a certified, licensed marriage and family therapist from Seattle and is right now in the process of becoming a certified sex therapist.  As she said, “I get lots of clients on my couch needing to talk about sex… Read More

Waiting For Sex Until Marriage- Can I Really Do It?

Waiting for Sex Until Marriage

If you are trying to decide whether or not to wait for sex until marriage, we’re here to tell you that you can and why you should. By Katie This post is part 2 of the series:  Improving Intimacy      Part 1: How to Agree on How Often to Have Sex A few months ago I read an online article about a girl who decided to wait until marriage for sex.  It was a well articulated article outlining her reasons for her decision.  I scrolled down to the comments (I never learn . . .) and expected to read encouraging… Read More

How Should Newly Weds Handle Their Finances?

How to Handle Your Finances as Newlyweds

By being honest, creating a strict budget and discussing financial goals together, you will be well on your way to successfully handling your finances as newlyweds. By Ainsley Selene Allow me to introduce you to Ainsley- a guru of finances and investments.  Today she is talking to us about how to figure out what to do with your finances as newlyweds.  It can be a big step to suddenly be responsible and accountable to someone else with your spending, but Ainsley is here to help us ease that transition.  Wise words.  Thanks Ainsley!   – Celeste   A new chapter in… Read More

Stop Treating Marriage Like Damaged Goods

Stop Treating Marriage Like Damaged Goods

Married people, it’s up to us! It’s entirely on our shoulders to keep this sinking institution afloat. By Joy Johnson Oh this post just speaks to my heart.  My amazing friend Joy of For The Love of Tuna wrote this post about stepping it up and being psyched about marriage.  It bums me out that so many view marriage as a drag and just not worth it.  It’s up to us- we’ve got to step it up and be psyched about our own marriages!  Preach it Joy! PS  Our first virtual date night is running THIS WEEKEND.  Join us!  Check… Read More

Successful Marriages are Established and Maintained by Work

Happiness in marrige takes work

Successful Marriages are Established and Maintained by . . . WORK. By Lea Child This post is part of a 10-part series celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Family: A Proclamation to the World, specifically the sentence, “”Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities.” I’m so glad I asked Lea to guest post for this series. I’m also glad she was willing to talk about “work” in marriage. To be honest, sometimes when we hear about how hard marriage can be and how much… Read More