Podcast – The Sexy Side of Marriage

The Medical Director of the Northwest Institute on Intimacy, Dr Tina Schermer Sellers is interviewed by Michelle and Tony Peterson of the #Stay Married Blog for their Podcast’s second season in this fun blast on the Sexy Side of Marriage.  In it Tina talks about how to keep your marriage dynamic and erotic, what makes some…

Take the 30 Day Challenge – Save Your Marriage from the Tyranny of the Urgent

The other day, I was talking to a young colleague of mine – freshly minted with a marriage and a thriving clinical practice.  Life was busy and good … and all laid out.  A new house and kids were next on the agenda. “Yep, and then” I thought, “life gets nutso!!” Listening to her was…

How Sleeping Naked Can Save Your Marriage … And Why Talking Comes Last

A while ago the beloved and I got in a doozy of an argument.  Now, our arguments are not like four-alarm fires that cause everyone to run for the hills.  That type belonged in my childhood and first marriage.  Our conflicts are a bit more like an oceanic earthquake whose eruption is tempered by the…

5 Ways You May Be Slowly Destroying Your Marriage

These days, while I still have a clinical practice, I do even more clinical supervision (helping other clinicians to be better couples, sex and spiritual intimacy therapists).  The other day I was staffing a case with one of my supervisees that was all too familiar.  It was of a couple married 23 years with two…

My Love List About My Beloved … And Why Gratefulness is Good for the Heart

Evenings at our house are rather hilarious … you see, neither of us cook. Kids are now gone and so is the sense of obligation to fix dinner … or go to the grocery store. The beloved and I will walk in the door sometime around 7, look at each other and then look into our empty…