A discussion on the topic of pornography with Brian, Laurel, and Blaire Ostler. We approach the topic in the context of a mixed faith marriage (one with a believing spouse and a doubting or non-believing spouse) and explore how such a couple might reconcile differing moral views of the topic.
An independent review of my Strengthening Your Relationship course was published over the weekend on the Marriage Laboratory web site.
"This course goes much deeper than [communication techniques]. It cuts through any superficial 'relationship tips" and gets right to the very core of why and how our marriages are making us miserable... [Dr. Finlayson-Fife] helps you dig way down deep to the foundation of your personal integrity and growth (where all strong marriages live)".
We tackle two questions submitted by listeners about infidelity in marriage. One question comes from a man whose wife had a series of affairs, and the other question from a woman whose husband was deceptive about his involvement with another woman. Both questions address the issue of trust and trustworthiness : How it is created or ascertained, and how we sometimes collude in not knowing things about our spouse we are not sure we can handle. Dr. Finlayson-Fife also makes a distinction between forgiving a spouse vs. reconciling with a spouse, and how to participate in creating a more trustworthy marriage.
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A discussion with Dan Wotherspoon, Charles Randall Paul and Joseph Stanford on the meaning of covenants in religious practice, and particularly the meaning of covenants when one's faith has evolved or shifted.
Responses to three more listener questions. The first question is about a sexually entitled husband who is unresponsive to his wife’s wishes, the second question is about the use of vibrators, and the third question is from a person navigating a mixed orientation marriage