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Physical intimacy is very important in marriage, but it’s something we rarely talk about with our friends, or even our spouses.  What is normal? What’s too much? What’s too little? Researcher and bestselling author Shaunti Feldhahn is here with surprising statistics everyone needs to know.  We’ll talk about key misconceptions, myths, and assumptions about fulfillment from Shaunti’s book, Secrets of Sex and Marriage: 8 Surprises That Make All the Difference.  Get ready to laugh — and learn — as we talk about:

3:30 Wrong assumptions about sex and marriage

5:04 What research reveals about couples and intimacy

6:40 How frequently do “normal” couples have physical intimacy?

10:37 Are church goers more or less likely to have sex?

13:10 It’s really awkward to talk about this, so we don’t…

15:54 How to start talking about intimacy with your spouse

19:11 Initiating desire versus receptive desire (game changer!)

28:05 Accepting and identifying differing physiology

Shaunti Feldhahn is a ground-breaking social researcher, bestselling author, and speaker.  After receiving her master’s degree from Harvard, she worked on Wall Street. Her books include For Women Only and For Men Only, and have sold more than three million copies. Shaunti’s findings are regularly featured in secular and faith-based media including The Today Show, FamilyLife Radio, Focus on the Family, and The New York Times.

Learn more about Shaunti and her book Secrets of Sex and Marriage at her website

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