When Two Become One: Enhancing Sexual Intimacy in Marriage (2006)

From Amazon: When Two Become One shows couples how to make their love life the fulfilling experience it was meant to be. Christian counselor and certified sex therapist Christopher McCluskey and his wife, Rachel, introduce The Lovemaking Cycle©, an innovative model that helps readers see the difference between sex and making love. Much more than a how-to book, this practical, detailed resource offers a vision of lovemaking that facilitates a deeper experience of intimacy on all planes of marriage. Discussion questions and honest advice make this a must-read for all married couples, counselors, and anyone considering marriage.

A Celebration of Sex: A Guide to Enjoying God’s Gift of Sexual Intimacy (Thomas Nelson, 2002)

This is an excellent resource from my mentor, Dr. Doug.

He sets the stage for a biblical celebration of sex and then walks couples through specific and common areas of concern: creating knowledge, enhancing pleasure, enjoying passionate intimacy, overcoming common hurdles, resolving problems, and healing brokenness.

This is great resource marriages, something couples can come back to at different seasons of life.

 

Christian Sex Therapy

Naturally, we don’t share the private and intimate details of our sexual life with just anyone. There is a sacredness to our sexuality that we want to protect from those who might not handle it well. However, when it is time to address problems in our sexuality, or simply continue growing into God’s best, we […]

Too Stressed for Sex?

It is no surprise that life can be very stressful. Not only are we faced with many demands from work and our personal relationships, we are also bombarded daily with many local, national, and global concerns. There seems to be no shortage of issues demanding our attention and response. When this internal tension is persistent, […]

Let’s Talk About S-E-X!

For many couples, talking openly about their sexual life can be difficult. Even if they are making love on a regular basis, few sit down and have a thoughtful discussion about this private side of life. Sharing our intimate desires and activities can be uncomfortable, and this may be truer with our spouse, as it […]

Simplicity and Sex

There’s just not enough time in the day. By the time we try to complete everything we need to do, we crawl into bed exhausted, with nothing but sleep on our minds. We wake up the next morning to start the daily grind all over again.  We’re so busy, there’s just not enough time in […]

Igniting the Spark of Sexual Passion

They are best friends, great parents, and it is clear they love each other deeply. Still, they are confused at their lack of sexual energy. The infrequent sexual encounters tend to be routine and mechanical, and they find themselves more as good roommates than passionate lovers. They long to reignite the spark of sexual energy […]

Sanctify Your Bedroom

You know that feeling of walking into a cathedral, standing at a monument, or entering some sacred area and sensing the atmosphere shift? Without a word being spoken, you knew you were no longer in a common area, but rather in a place that was somehow special, set apart, and sanctified. What if your bedroom […]

What Is Intimacy in Marriage?

Deep in the heart of every person is the desire to know and be known. God created us for this relational intimacy as a reflection of himself and his desire to be in a mutual and profound relationship with us. In marriage, we often confuse our ideas of closeness and being romantic with intimacy. However, […]