Passionate Marriage

Keeping Love & Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships

Table of Contents

Section 1: The Basics

1. Nobody’s Ready for Marriage; Marriage Makes You Ready For Marriage
2. Differentiation: Developing a Self-In-Relation
3. Your Sexual Potential: Electric Sex!
4. Intimacy Is Not For The Faint Of Heart
5. Sexual Desire: Who Wants to Want?

Section 2: Tools for Connection

6. Hugging ’till Relaxed
7. Love & Foreplay Aren’t Blind, Unless You Insist On It
8. Eyes-Open Orgasm: Making Contact During Sex
9. Where’s Your Head During Sex? Mental Dimensions Of Sexual Experience
10. Fucking, Doing and Being Done: It Isn’t What You Do, It’s The Way That You Do It

Section 3: Observations on The Process

11. Two-Choice Dilemmas and Normal Marital Sadism
12. Hold Onto Yourself!: Your Sexual Crucible Survival Guide
13. Couples In The Crucible: Reaching Critical Mass
14. Sex, Love, and Death

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David Schnarch

Passionate Marriage is written by award-winning clinical psychologist, and world-renowned relationship expert, Dr. David Schnarch. He has a proven track record for creating innovative therapies and making complex brain science understandable and useful to the general public. His ground-breaking professional contributions have received awards from the American Psychological Association, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and the American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. He is Board Certified in Couple and Family Psychology (ABPP), and his textbook Constructing the Sexual Crucible is used in therapist training programs internationally. His prior books Passionate Marriage and Intimacy & Desire are in constant demand and have been translated in languages around the globe.

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