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…

Sexual Development and Behavior in Children – Info for Parents, and All the Others Who Love Them!

Your five-year-old daughter is playing in her room with a couple of neighbor friends. You hear a lot of giggling and squealing. When you open the door to check on the kids, you find them sitting on the floor with their undies off, pointing at and touching each other’s genitals. What do you do? Every…

Do You Still Flirt?

When working with people around intimacy, I often assess how a couple flirts.  Flirting between those who are dating is expected, but after years of being married or living together, people forget to flirt or even how to flirt. The reasons for flirting are so important because the lack of it can result in people…

Timing is Everything …

My decision to return to school and become a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist over ten years ago came at a point in my life where I yearned to learn about relationships and how to help better them for others, and in turn, myself. Since beginning my journey, I have been blessed to continually learn…