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The Naked Marriage with Dave & Ashley Willis

XO Marriage

Society & Culture, Relationships, Christianity, Religion & Spirituality, Kids & Family, Parenting

4.72.7K Ratings

Overview

A podcast dedicated to undressing the truth about sex, intimacy and lifelong love. The concerns and questions most couples have in marriage often go unspoken, until now. Hosts Dave and Ashley Willis bring wisdom, vulnerability, and humor to even the toughest marriage topics. Together, they reach millions of couples through their social media, books, videos, articles, and XO live events. They have four sons and live in Evans, GA.

516 Episodes

Favorite Romantic Getaways // Hump Day Q&A

Welcome back to our favorite day of the week, HUMP DAY Q&A!! Today's question: What are your Favorite Romantic Getaways? -------------- Check out some more of our resources:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/naked-and-healthy For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 12 June 2024

Strengthening Parent-Child Relationships

Welcome back to the Naked Marriage Podcast with Dave and Ashley Willis! Today we sit down with Don Manning, the founder of Crazy Cool Family, to discuss the nuances of parenting and fostering strong relationships with children. Don, a father of seven, shares his journey from being a controlling parent to becoming a supportive friend and mentor. He emphasizes the value of close-knit relationships, open communication, and vulnerability with children. Don also introduces Basecamp, a free membership site filled with courses and resources designed to help parents navigate the challenges of raising a Christian family. Don't miss this insightful conversation! ----------------------- For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage ----------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background of Crazy Cool Family 07:02 Transitioning from Controlling Parent to Friend and Mentor 11:22 Navigating the Teenage Years and Building a Strong Relationship 23:17 Sharing Age-Appropriate Stories and Experiences 26:08 Introduction to Basecamp: A Resource for Building Strong Christian Families Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 10 June 2024

We're Bored In Our Marriage // Hump Day Q&A

Welcome back to our favorite day of the week, HUMP DAY Q&A!! Today's question: We're Bored In Our Marriage what do we do now? -------------- Check out some more of our resources:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/naked-and-healthy For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 5 June 2024

Overcoming Emotional Withholding

Welcome back to the Naked Marriage Podcast! In this episode, Dave and Ashley Willis conclude their intimacy series by addressing key issues like loneliness in marriage, emotional withholding, unresolved conflict, and the hidden enemies of intimacy. They also share three practical strategies they use to meet each other's intimacy needs. The episode wraps up with a meaningful discussion on spiritual intimacy and the importance of trusting God with finances. Join us for an insightful conversation that aims to strengthen your marriage and deepen your connection. ------------------ Watch our interview with Mark Batterson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flsdEixdVQI Get our book, Naked & Healthy! https://store.xomarriage.com/products/naked-and-healthy Visit XONow.com/naked to sign up and get 25% off your first month plus a 7-day free trial! ------------------ Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Graduation Celebration 02:24 Navigating Loneliness in Marriage 13:32 The Hidden Enemy of Intimacy 21:30 The Importance of Spiritual Intimacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 3 June 2024

Navigating Social Media Boundaries in Marriage

Welcome back to our favorite day of the week, HUMP DAY Q&A!! Today's question: The Women My Husband is Following On Social Media Makes Me Uncomfortable -------------- Check out some more of our resources:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/naked-and-healthy For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 29 May 2024

Prioritizing Your Marriage in a Busy World

Welcome back to the Naked Marriage Podcast with Dave and Ashley Willis. Today we are going to tackle the topic of intimacy killers in marriage. we'll begin by exploring how phones and digital distractions can impact intimacy, stressing the importance of putting down the phone and being fully present with your spouse. The discussion then shifts to the dangers of connecting with others outside of the marriage via social media, including the risk of emotional infidelity. we also delve into controlling behavior, emphasizing the need to recognize and address these patterns to maintain intimacy. Finally, they discuss how stress affects intimacy and share practical tips for managing stress to prioritize connection in your marriage. --------------------- Grab a copy of Naked & Healthy:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/naked-and-healthy For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage Visit XONow.com/naked to sign up and get 25% off your first month plus a 7-day free trial! ---------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Overview 02:00 The Impact of Phones and Digital Distractions on Intimacy 09:32 Recognizing and Addressing Patterns of Control in the Marriage 16:04 Managing Stress to Prioritize Connection Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 27 May 2024

The Nagging Cure

Welcome back to our favorite day of the week, HUMP DAY Q&A!! Today's question: How Do I Get My Wife to Stop Nagging Me? ------------------- Check out some more of our resources:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/naked-and-healthy For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 May 2024

Healthy You, Healthy Marriage

Welcome back to the Naked Marriage Podcast wihtDave and Ashley Willis. Today we will dive into the crucial connection between intimacy and self-care, with a special focus on mental and emotional health. We discuss the importance of prioritizing physical, mental, and spiritual well-being to foster a healthy marriage. Addressing common insecurities and challenges related to body image, we explore how these issues can impact intimacy. The conversation emphasizes the need for open communication, mutual support between spouses, and the importance of seeking professional help when necessary. ---------------------- Grab a copy of Naked & Healthy:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/naked-and-healthy For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage ---------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Overview 01:23 The Connection Between Intimacy and Self-Care 10:21 The Importance of Open Communication and Support 26:06 Tip for Increasing Emotional Intimacy 27:28 Conclusion and Book Recommendation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 20 May 2024

My Husband is Masterbating but Won't Have Sex With Me // Hump Day Q&A

Welcome back to our favorite day of the week, HUMP DAY Q&A!! Today's question: My husband won't have sex with me but is masterbating what should I do? ------------------- Check out some more of our resources:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/naked-and-healthy For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 15 May 2024

Building a Resilient Marriage

Welcome back to the Naked Marriage podcast with Davw & Ashley Willis! In this episode, John and Catherine Gordon share their love story and the challenges they've faced, focusing on the crucial role of open and honest communication, especially regarding sex and intimacy. They delve into how faith has been transformative for their relationship, a theme that's central in their book, *Relationship Grit*. The Gordons highlight the importance of perseverance, prayer, and practical tools in overcoming marital challenges, including betrayal, emphasizing the need to invest in and fight for one’s relationship. They also discuss the significance of praying together and how it strengthens intimacy and connection between partners. ------------------------ Order your copy of Married Into The Family Today: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/married-into-the-family For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage ------------------------ Chapters 00:00 Introduction to John and Catherine Gordon 03:22 The Importance of Open and Honest Communication 05:14 Addressing Issues of Sex and Intimacy 14:15 The Healing Power of Faith 22:12 The Power of Perseverance and Resolve 24:10 Investing in Your Relationship 31:48 Praying Together: Strengthening the Bond 33:12 Healing and Growth Through Sharing Struggles 34:37 Tools and Resources for Navigating Difficult Times Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 13 May 2024

Embracing the Seasons

Hello and welcome back to the Naked Marriage Podcast! In today's episode, we're exploring an important topic: the significance of friendships between married individuals and their single friends. We'll address common myths that frequently arise in this context. Additionally, we have Marcus with us today, who will share his personal insights from the dating world as a single person, along with some valuable tips. ------------------ Order your copy of Married Into The Family Today: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/married-into-the-family For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage ------------------ Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Marcus' Background 08:10 The Importance of Friendship Between Single and Married Individuals 12:28 Navigating the Challenges of the Modern Dating Scene 27:22 Embracing the Season of Singleness 32:08 Building Lifelong Connections and Serving One Another Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 10 May 2024

We Are Deep In Debt... How Do We Get Out // Hump Day Q&A

Welcome back to our favorite day of the week, HUMP DAY Q&A!! Today's question: We Are Deep In Debt... How Do We Get Out? ------------------- Check out some more of our resources:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/naked-and-healthy For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 May 2024

The Art of Touch

Welcome back to the Naked Marriage podcast! We're Dave and Ashley, and in this episode, we're diving into a topic close to our hearts: alternative forms of physical intimacy and spicing up your sex life. We've found that non-sexual physical touch, like massage, cuddling, and kissing, is so crucial in building the intimacy and closeness we all crave. We're sharing our own tips and techniques for enhancing foreplay and exploring sensuality, all while stressing the importance of open communication and understanding each other's desires. Let's prioritize our sex life and tackle any challenges together, because a thriving marriage deserves nothing less. ---------------------------- The Secret to Great Sex:https://youtu.be/MfWrHvoBjI8 Need Marriage Help?: Xomarriage.com/help Want More Resources?: https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/new-releases/products/the-counterfeit-climax-1 ---------------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Overview 02:20 Exploring Alternative Forms of Physical Intimacy 12:50 Enhancing Sexual Intimacy: Tips and Techniques Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 6 May 2024

Hope in the Waiting

Welcome back to the Naked Marriage Podcast. In this episode, Dave and Ashley Willis sit down with Dennis and Kara Duncan to delve into their heartfelt journey through infertility and adoption. The Duncans open up about their love story, the hurdles they encountered while trying to begin their family, and the significant emotional impact it had on their marriage. They emphasize the critical role of communication, the benefits of counseling, and the strength they drew from their faith during challenging times. The episode concludes with a touching prayer for others facing similar struggles. --------------------- For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage --------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Welcoming the Guests 02:15 Starting the Journey and Facing Infertility 08:21 Communication and Counseling 13:06 Support from Friends and Family 21:14 The Journey to Adoption 26:26 Prayer for Those Going Through Infertility and Adoption Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 3 May 2024

My Spouse Is Using OnlyFans..... // Hump Day Q&A

Welcome back to our favorite day of the week, HUMP DAY Q&A!! Today's question: My Spouse Is On OnlyFans. What do I do? ------------------- Check out some more of our resources:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/naked-and-healthy For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 1 May 2024

Intimacy Anchored in Faith

Welcome back to the Naked Marriage Podcast, with, Dave and Ashley Willis. In today’s episode, we explore the essential role of faith in enriching your marriage. We invite you and your partner to join us in building a relationship grounded in God’s Word, engaging together in prayer, Bible study, and active participation in your church community. We also discuss how serving together can deepen your bond. To support you on this journey, we’re excited to offer a free prayer guide. We'll share some uplifting statistics on how faith can anchor your marriage, making it stronger and more resilient. Join us as we delve into these transformative practices that can bring you and your spouse closer, not just to each other, but also to God. -------------------------- Grab Your Free Prayer Guide:https://dl.bookfunnel.com/dtad9cbfib Grab a copy of I Will:https://store.xomarriage.com/products/i-will For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage ------------------------- Chapters 00:02 Welcome and Overview 01:30 Building a Marriage on Faith 02:27 Faith Through the Storms 04:53 Engaging in Community and Church 07:15 Benefits of Serving Together 09:34 Experiencing Growth Through Service 16:33 Faith in Daily Life and Resources for Growth 25:56 The Power of Prayer in Marriage 28:00 Conclusion and Call to Action Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 29 April 2024

Flirting with Danger? // Hump Day Q&A

Welcome back to our favorite day of the week, HUMP DAY Q&A!! Today's question: I'm Attracted To Someone At Work What Now? ------------------- Check out some more of our resources:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/naked-and-healthy For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 24 April 2024

Cultivating Love and Sex in Marriage

We are so excited to continue in our intimacy series here on the Naked Marriage Podcast. In this episode, we delve into the essential ways to rekindle romance and amplify intimacy in your marriage..... yes we mean SEX. We discuss the pivotal role of physical touch and its immense benefits for a couple’s emotional and physical bond. We also explore how engaging all five senses can significantly enhance your sexual intimacy, and we’re thrilled to share a special bonus sex tip with you! Join us as we emphasize the importance of making intimacy a priority and the power of open communication to fulfill each other's needs and desires. Get ready to take actionable steps to deepen your connection and enjoy a more fulfilling marital relationship. ------------------------- FREE Resource: What Kind of In-Laws Do You Have? Need Marriage Help?: www.xomarriage.com/help Check out some more of our resources:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/naked-and-healthy For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage ------------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Setting the Stage 10:24 The Importance of Physical Touch: Building Trust and Connection 26:17 Prioritizing Intimacy: Breaking the Cycle of Mismatched Sex Drives Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 April 2024

Can I Save My Marriage from Addiction? // Hump Day Q&A

Welcome back to our favorite day of the week, HUMP DAY Q&A!! Today's question: what do I do when I think my spouse has an addiction ------------------- Check out some more of our resources:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/naked-and-healthy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2024

Trust in Marriage: Are We as Strong as We Think?

Welcome to the Naked Marriage Podcast! We are Dave and Ashley Willis, and we are thrilled to continue our intimacy series. In this series, we are diving deep into the essentials of intimacy—emotional, physical, and spiritual—and explore the vital role of communication and trust in fostering a healthy marriage. Each episode is designed to help couples build unbreakable trust and deepen their connection through transparent and open dialogue. We share insights from our own marriage and biblical principles to guide you through common challenges and improve your relationship. Join us as we help you remove barriers and embrace a fully intimate, "naked" marriage free from secrets and full of lifelong love. Tune in to grow closer to your spouse and strengthen your marital bond as we dive in on what trust adds to your marriage. --------------------------- FREE Book: What Kind of In-Laws Do You Have? Need Marriage Help?: www.xomarriage.com/help Should your spouse be able to check your phone?: https://xomarriage.com/articles/can-i-check-my-spouses-phone/ Check out some more of our resources:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/naked-and-healthy For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage --------------------------- Chapters 00:00 - Introduction to Intimacy Types Overview of emotional, sexual/physical, and spiritual intimacy. 02:50 - The Importance of Communication and Trust How active communication and trust are foundational to intimacy. 04:33- The Digital Dilemma: Presence Over Screens Challenges of digital distractions and the importance of mindfulness. 06:58 - Secrets: The Enemy of Intimacy Why secrecy sabotages intimacy and how transparency can rebuild it. 09:22 - Restoring Trust After It’s Broken Strategies for rebuilding trust with honesty and frequent check-ins. 11:37- Healing and Forgiveness Post-Betrayal The process of healing, the necessity of forgiveness, and managing challenging emotions. 13:55 - Practical Steps to Rebuild Trust Guidance on restoring trust through consistent and transparent actions. 16:15 - The Role of Apology and Repentance The importance of genuine apologies and repentance in trust restoration. 18:34 - Navigating Recovery and Rebuilding Intimacy Gradual rebuilding of intimacy, akin to healing a physical injury, including setting boundaries. 20:58 - Support Systems and Counseling Using counseling and support systems to aid the recovery process. 23:22 - Grief and Emotion Management Handling emotional and grief processes in relationship rebuilding. 25:34 - Empowering the Wronged Spouse Supporting the wronged spouse through emotional expression and prayer. 27:57 - Forgiveness and Re-Earning Trust Distinguishing between forgiveness and trust, and methods for re-earning trust for enhanced intimacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 15 April 2024

Should We Orgasm Together? // Hump Day Q&A

Welcome back to our favorite day of the week, HUMP DAY Q&A!! Today's question: Should We Orgasm Together ------------------- Check out some more of our resources:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/naked-and-healthy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 10 April 2024

Undressing Intimacy

We are so excited to be starting our new intimacy series on the Naked Marriage Podcast, and we can't wait to embark on this journey with you! In this episode, Dave and Ashley Willis explore the intricate layers of intimacy within marriage. From emotional to physical, spiritual, and sexual intimacy, we delve into the essential components that strengthen the bond between partners. Join us as we offer practical insights and tips for nurturing intimacy in your marriage. Let's dive in together and build deeper connections! ----------------------------------- Need Marriage Help?: www.xomarriage.com/help Want an Ad-Free Experience: xonow.com/naked Check out some more of our resources:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/naked-and-healthy For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage ----------------------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Overview 02:23 Defining Intimacy 05:31 Emotional Intimacy 16:22 Spiritual Intimacy 27:27 The Key to Better Intimacy: Vulnerability and Consistency 29:48 The Power of Praying Together in Marriage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 April 2024

The Keys to Rebuilding Intimacy in Your Marriage

We are so excited to be starting our new intimacy series on the Naked Marriage Podcast, and we can't wait to embark on this journey with you! In this episode, Dave and Ashley Willis explore the intricate layers of intimacy within marriage. From emotional to physical, spiritual, and sexual intimacy, we delve into the essential components that strengthen the bond between partners. Join us as we offer practical insights and tips for nurturing intimacy in your marriage. Let's dive in together and build deeper connections! ----------------------------------- Need Marriage Help?: www.xomarriage.com/help Want an Ad-Free Experience: xonow.com/naked Check out some more of our resources:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/naked-and-healthy For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage ----------------------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Overview 02:23 Defining Intimacy 05:31 Emotional Intimacy 16:22 Spiritual Intimacy 27:27 The Key to Better Intimacy: Vulnerability and Consistency 29:48 The Power of Praying Together in Marriage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 April 2024

I'm Starting To Resent My Spouse // Hump Day Q&A

Welcome back; it's our favorite time of the week; it's HUMP DAY Q&A TIME! Today's question:How do I stop resenting my spouse after everything we've been through? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 3 April 2024

The Anatomy of Anxiety

Welcome back to the Naked Marriage podcast! In this episode, we delve into the crucial topic of anxiety with Dr. John Deloney. He sheds light on the origins of anxiety in our modern, fast-paced world and stresses the significance of identifying its signs. Dr. Deloney shares insightful personal anecdotes and practical strategies to cultivate a non-anxious life, emphasizing the importance of seeking support and connection. Tune in for invaluable advice on finding peace and success in every aspect of life. ------------------------- Check out some more of our resources:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1 For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage ------------------------- Takeaways Anxiety is a result of living in a fast-paced and distracting world that our bodies were not designed for. Recognizing the signs of anxiety, such as difficulty sleeping, avoidance of intimacy, and numbing behaviors, is crucial for addressing the issue. Choosing reality and getting connected with trusted individuals who can provide support and guidance are important steps towards healing and finding peace. Creating a non-anxious life involves intentional planning, setting boundaries, and prioritizing physical, mental, and spiritual health. ------------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 03:10 The Rise of Anxiety 06:00 The Inspiration for the Book 07:29 The Causes of Anxiety 10:37 Creating a Non-Anxious Life 22:53 Choosing Reality and Getting Connected 26:39 Taking Steps Towards Health and Success 28:28 Where to Find the Book 28:54 Conclusion and Call to Action Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 1 April 2024

The Anatomy of Anxiety with Dr. John Delony

Welcome back to the Naked Marriage podcast! In this episode, we delve into the crucial topic of anxiety with Dr. John Deloney. He sheds light on the origins of anxiety in our modern, fast-paced world and stresses the significance of identifying its signs. Dr. Deloney shares insightful personal anecdotes and practical strategies to cultivate a non-anxious life, emphasizing the importance of seeking support and connection. Tune in for invaluable advice on finding peace and success in every aspect of life. ------------------------- Check out some more of our resources:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1 For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage ------------------------- Takeaways Anxiety is a result of living in a fast-paced and distracting world that our bodies were not designed for. Recognizing the signs of anxiety, such as difficulty sleeping, avoidance of intimacy, and numbing behaviors, is crucial for addressing the issue. Choosing reality and getting connected with trusted individuals who can provide support and guidance are important steps towards healing and finding peace. Creating a non-anxious life involves intentional planning, setting boundaries, and prioritizing physical, mental, and spiritual health. ------------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 03:10 The Rise of Anxiety 06:00 The Inspiration for the Book 07:29 The Causes of Anxiety 10:37 Creating a Non-Anxious Life 22:53 Choosing Reality and Getting Connected 26:39 Taking Steps Towards Health and Success 28:28 Where to Find the Book 28:54 Conclusion and Call to Action Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 1 April 2024

I Don't Want To Be My Spouse's Parent // Hump Day Q&A

Welcome back; it's our favorite time of the week; it's HUMP DAY Q&A TIME! Today's question: How do I communicate with my husband the stuff id like to be done around the house without sounding like his mother? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 27 March 2024

New Marriage, Same Couple

Welcome back to the Naked Marriage podcast! In this episode, Josh and Katie Walters join Dave and Ashley to share their journey of overcoming marital challenges and rebuilding their relationship, as discussed in their book 'New Marriage, Same Couple.' They offer practical advice on confession, vulnerability, and seeking support, emphasizing the importance of staying committed and allowing God to transform their marriage. Their inspiring story serves as a beacon of hope and encouragement for couples navigating their own relationship difficulties. ------------------------- Check out some more of our resources:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1 For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage ------------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 01:24 The Inspiring Story and the Book 09:53 The Confession and the Summer of Hell 11:38 Moving to Charleston for Healing 25:12 The Importance of Confession 33:31 The STAY Acronym 36:53 Conclusion and Where to Find the Authors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 25 March 2024

Lessons in Love and Support for Aging Parents // In Memory of Steve Swanson

Welcome back to the Naked Marriage Podcast! We're honored to present a very special episode featuring an interview with our beloved mentors, Steve and Susie Swanson. Unfortunately, Steve passed away earlier this week, but we're grateful to share his last interview in this bonus episode. In this heartfelt conversation, we sit down with Steve and Susie Swanson as they share their invaluable wisdom and experiences in caring for aging parents. The Swansons delve into the importance of honoring and supporting parents as they navigate the journey of aging, offering practical advice for overcoming the challenges that arise during this season of life. Patience, communication, and prayer emerge as vital components in maintaining healthy relationships with aging parents, as the Swansons stress the significance of finding the right caregivers and establishing a supportive network for our loved ones. Their story resonates as a powerful reminder for listeners to cherish and care for their parents with love and respect, serving as an inspiration to navigate this journey with grace and compassion. Welcome to this special episode of the Naked Marriage Podcast. ------------------------------------------------------- Check out some more of our resources:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1 For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage ------------------------------------------------------- Takeaways Honoring and supporting aging parents is a biblical mandate, and it is important to prioritize their needs and well-being. Communication and patience are key in navigating the challenges of caring for aging parents. Finding the right caregivers and creating a supportive network for parents can greatly enhance their quality of life. Prayer is essential in seeking wisdom and guidance in caring for aging parents. ------------------------------------------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 01:25 Remembering Steve Swanson 06:20 How Steve and Suzy Met 10:24 Grandchildren and Family 15:10 Caring for Aging Parents 20:26 Finding the Right Caregiver 24:33 Dealing with Sibling Dynamics 27:53 Navigating Disagreements in Marriage 32:13 Maintaining Healthy Relationships with Aging Parents 35:04 Final Thoughts and Encouragement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 March 2024

My Husband Is Attracted To Other Women // Hump Day Q&A

Welcome back; it's our favorite time of the week; it's HUMP DAY Q&A TIME! Today's question: Is it okay to be attracted to other people when you're married? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 20 March 2024

I'm Married to A Stranger

Welcome back to another episode of the Naked Marriage Podcast! Today, we are going to open up about the all-too-common feeling of being married to a stranger. Sharing our own experiences and insights, we'll offer genuine advice on how to bridge the gap and reignite intimacy. From carving out meaningful moments together to nurturing individual growth while prioritizing the marriage, we dive deep into the nuances of connection. With an unwavering focus on faith, prayer, and the importance of a supportive community, we want to remind you that laughter and joy are essential ingredients for a thriving relationship. Join us as we journey together toward deeper, more authentic connections in marriage. ---------------------- Takeaways Acknowledge the dynamic of feeling like you're married to a stranger and the need to reconnect. Prioritize spending time together and engaging in meaningful conversations. Maintain independence while actively pursuing growth and connection in the marriage. Seek God's guidance through prayer and surround yourself with a supportive community. -------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction 00:32 Married to a Stranger 01:23 Reality TV and Marriage 03:14 Acknowledging the Dynamic 04:39 Reconnecting and Growing Together 06:08 Spending Time Together 07:05 Living Parallel Lives 08:29 Maintaining Independence and Connection 09:51 Prioritizing Time Together 11:19 Concern and Curiosity 12:11 Avoiding Unhealthy Behaviors 13:08 Dealing with Changes in Faith 14:35 Feeling Like Strangers 15:35 Avoiding Counterfeit Comfort 16:30 Surrounding Yourself with a Supportive Community 18:26 Prayer and Seeking God 19:25 Reaching Out for Help 19:55 Laughter and Connection Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 18 March 2024

Sex Is Hurting Our Relationship // Hump Day Q&A

Welcome back; it's our favorite time of the week; it's HUMP DAY Q&A TIME! Today's question:My husband and I have been married for 6moths, and it's been rough. What do I do when sex has hurt our relationship more than helping it, creating frustration and hurt? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 13 March 2024

Through Thick and Thin

Welcome back to the Naked Marriage Podcast with Dave and Ashley Willis! We are diving into a topic close to our hearts today. We're opening up about the sacred vows of 'In Sickness, In Health, and Until Till Death Do Us Part.' Sharing intimate stories and personal reflections, we explore the profound journey of standing by each other through health challenges & More. From moments of vulnerability to the strength found in serving one another, we delve into the raw reality of marriage in sickness and in health. Join us for heartfelt conversations on the importance of empathy, honest communication, and the beauty of seeking help when needed. Plus, stick around for some lighthearted fun with the Let's Get Deep card game as we navigate the depths of love and commitment together. ---------------------------- Grab a copy of our book:https://store.xomarriage.com/products/naked-and-healthy For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage --------------------------- Takeaways Serving and caring for a spouse during times of sickness is a privilege. Empathy and understanding are crucial in supporting a spouse facing health challenges. Open communication about end-of-life decisions is important for couples. Asking for help and supporting each other in difficult times is essential for a strong marriage. ---------------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction to Back to the Basics series 00:59 In Sickness, In Health, Till Death Do Us Part 02:14 The challenges of serving and being a caregiver 03:13 Sickness and health can affect couples of all ages 04:35 Understanding and empathizing with each other's experiences 05:05 Navigating life-changing injuries and disabilities 06:29 Finding support and gratitude in difficult times 07:52 Having conversations about end-of-life decisions 09:43 Honoring the wishes of the spouse facing illness 12:34 The importance of serving and asking for help 13:00 Let's Get Deep question: Involving food in sex 14:45 Reflecting on past decisions and finding gratitude 16:33 Recommendation: Let's Get Deep card game 17:01 Conclusion and upcoming episodes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 11 March 2024

My In-Laws Are Playing Us Against Each Other // Hump Day Q&A

Welcome back; it's our favorite time of the week; it's HUMP DAY Q&A TIME! Today's question: My husband's mother believes it's his responsibility to take care of her, and we've gotten into some arguments over the subject because I feel like he's allowing her to pit us against each other. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 6 March 2024

The Truth Behind Forsaking All Others

Welcome back to the Naked Marriage podcast, friends! Today, we are diving deep into the heart of marriage with a candid discussion on the vow 'forsaking all other's, continuing in our back-to-the-basic series. Drawing from our own experiences and those of couples we've worked with, we're shedding light on the gravity of this commitment and what it truly means to prioritize your spouse above all else. We'll be sharing some personal stories that highlight the importance of establishing healthy boundaries and the power of making your marriage public. Plus, we're tackling the tough topic of navigating relationships outside of marriage, whether it's with the opposite sex or within family dynamics. So join us for an honest conversation about love, commitment, and the beauty of a Naked Marriage! ------------------------------- Order your copy of Married Into The Family Today: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/married-into-the-family For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage Give a wedding gift to our producer Tywon! https://www.zola.com/registry/chloeeandtywon ------------------------------- Takeaways The vow 'forsaking all others' in marriage represents the exclusivity and commitment that spouses should have towards each other. Setting boundaries and making the marriage public are important in maintaining the exclusivity of the relationship. It is crucial to recognize and avoid unhealthy relationships, both with people of the opposite sex and with family and in-laws. Dream travel destinations and three life rules: love God, love people, and serve the world. ------------------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Importance of Forsaking All Others 02:14 The Significance of the Vow 'Forsaking All Others' 03:10 Recognizing the Lack of Exclusivity in a Marriage 04:35 The Importance of Boundaries in Marriage 06:28 Making Your Marriage Public 08:21 The Danger of Not Showing Commitment in Public 09:49 Identifying Unhealthy Relationships 11:40 Challenging the Norms of Marriage 13:07 Maintaining Professional Boundaries 15:02 Finding Your Own Rhythm in Marriage 16:52 Identifying Dangerous People in Your Life 19:46 Balancing Relationships with Family and In-Laws 21:08 Dream Travel Destinations 22:35 Three Life Rules 22:57 Conclusion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 4 March 2024

I Can't Get Out of My Head And It's Hurting My Marriage // Hump Day Q&A

Welcome back; it's our favorite time of the week; it's HUMP DAY Q&A TIME! Today's question: My Husband and I are newly married and this is neither of our first marriages. With that being said, my past is slowly creeping into the sex life of my current marriage; what can I do? ————— Grab a copy of the Counterfit Climax: https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/the-counterfeit-climax-1 Order your copy of Married Into The Family Today: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/married-into-the-family For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 28 February 2024

What For Richer or For Poorer Really Means

Welcome back! We are here with another episode of the Naked Marriage Podcast with Dave and Ashley Willis! Today, we're continuing with our back-to-the-basics series, tackling a topic close to home: finances in marriage. Join us for a candid chat about our money mishaps and triumphs, along with some practical tips for managing your moolah as a team. From clever money-saving hacks to the joys of open communication, we've got you covered. Stick around 'til the end for some laughs and a peek into what happiness means to us. Let's dive in and make those dollars count together! ------------------------------ Our Sponsors: RocketMoney.com/ NAKED Order your copy of Married Into The Family Today: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/married-into-the-family For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage ------------------------------ Takeaways Financial struggles are common in marriage, but with open communication and teamwork, couples can overcome them. Being resourceful and finding creative ways to make and save money can help alleviate financial stress. Managing money well requires both partners to be involved and make decisions together. Personal opinions and preferences should be respected in marriage, even if they differ from your own. Happiness in marriage is about being with your spouse and cherishing the moments together. ------------------------------ Chapters 00:00 Introduction 01:24 Financial Struggles 03:09 Managing Money 06:24 Making and Saving Money 10:59 Tips for Saving Money 16:35 Different Seasons of Finances 18:01 Discussion: What are you extremely opinionated about? 21:48 Discussion: What does happiness mean to you? 22:04 Conclusion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 26 February 2024

Am I Playing Into The Generational Curse? // Hump Day Q&A

Welcome back; it's our favorite time of the week; it's HUMP DAY Q&A TIME! Today's question: What is your advice for changing my tone toward my spouse when it's not something I'm accustomed to, What do I do? ————— Grab a copy of the Counterfit Climax: https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/the-counterfeit-climax-1 Order your copy of Married Into The Family Today: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/married-into-the-family For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 21 February 2024

Are You Truly In It For Better Or For Worse?

Welcome back to another episode of the Naked Marriage Podcast with Dave and Ashley Willis! Today, we're diving deep into the heart of marriage with our Back to the Basics series. Join us as we unpack the vow of 'for better or for worse' and get real about the struggles every couple faces. We'll share insights on staying connected, the power of communication, and the beauty of finding silver linings in tough times. Plus, we'll chat about defining cheating, finding gratitude in past challenges, and growing from our mistakes. Stick around to hear about our upcoming speaking gigs too! Let's keep this journey real and raw together! --------------------- Order your copy of Married Into The Family Today: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/married-into-the-family For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage --------------------- Takeaways Marriage is not always easy, and every couple will face struggles. Staying connected and communicating are key to navigating the challenges of marriage. Embracing the hard times can lead to growth and intimacy in the relationship. Finding the good in every season and being grateful for past struggles can bring perspective and strength to the marriage. -------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Series Overview 02:57 The Reality of Struggles in Marriage 09:04 Staying Connected and Communicating 10:02 Embracing the Hard Times 12:11 Finding the Good in Every Season 17:02 Defining Cheating in Marriage 18:17 Being Grateful for Past Struggles 21:00 Learning from Past Mistakes 21:29 Upcoming Speaking Engagements Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 19 February 2024

Am I Forcing Religion On My Spouse? // Hump Day Q&A

Welcome back; it's our favorite time of the week; it's HUMP DAY Q&A TIME! Today's question: My husband works on weekends, and I take our boys to church. When I bring up wanting him to come to church with us, he says I'm forcing my religion on him. What should I do? ————— Grab a copy of the Counterfit Climax: https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/the-counterfeit-climax-1 Order your copy of Married Into The Family Today: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/married-into-the-family For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 14 February 2024

How to Love and Cherish Your Spouse

Welcome back to the Naked Marriage Podcast. We want to take it back to the basics and just go over some of the vows we all spoke to each other on our wedding day. We want to give you some practical tools and conversations to get back to the basics of our marriages truly. Join us as we explore "to love and to cherish," sharing personal insights and heartwarming stories. Tune in for practical tips and our top recommendations. ------------------ Order your copy of Married Into The Family Today: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/married-into-the-family For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage --------------------- Takeaways Renewing the vow to love and cherish is important in marriage. Love is not just a feeling, but an action that needs to be consistently shown. Cherishing involves valuing and investing in the marriage. Understanding and speaking each other's love languages is crucial in cherishing. ----------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction to the Vow Renewal Series 01:01 Exploring the First Line of Traditional Vows: To Love and to Cherish 02:26 Showing Love through Words and Actions 03:55 The Biblical Template for Love 05:20 Cherishing and Investing in the Marriage 06:41 The Importance of Intentionality in Cherishing 08:03 Story of Harold and Louise: Cherishing Lived Out 10:31 Consistency in Cherishing 13:44 Understanding and Speaking Each Other's Love Languages 19:45 The Importance of Learning and Fascination in Cherishing 20:15 Conclusion and Invitation to Continue Exploring the Vows Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 12 February 2024

Is My Husband Flirting At Work? // Hump Day Q&A

Welcome back; it's our favorite time of the week; it's HUMP DAY Q&A TIME! Today's question: My husband calls a female coworker a nickname, and it's making me uncomfortable. What should I do? ————— Grab a copy of the Counterfit Climax: https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/the-counterfeit-climax-1 Order your copy of Married Into The Family Today: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/married-into-the-family For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 7 February 2024

I Just Can't Forgive My Spouse

Welcome to the Naked Marriage Podcast with Dave and Ashley Willis! Hey, friends, in this episode, we're diving into a topic that's close to our hearts – forgiveness in marriage. We're tackling common misconceptions, emphasizing the delicate dance between grace and justice, and sharing our own stories on rebuilding trust and conquering negative thoughts. Join us as we explore the liberating power of forgiveness, breaking free from bitterness, and the crucial role trust plays in the healing journey. We're opening up about the nitty-gritty of our own experiences to inspire you, and, most importantly, reminding you to trust in God's amazing ability to restore and transform marriages through the incredible gift of forgiveness. Tune in for some real talk and real hope! ------------------ Need Help? : https://xomarriage.com/help Order your copy of Married Into The Family Today: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/married-into-the-family For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage -------------------- Takeaways Forgiveness is Commonly Misunderstood Forgiveness Requires Humility Forgiveness is a Daily Choice Trust in God's Ability to Heal Separating Forgiveness and Trust -------------------- 00:00 The Misunderstanding of Forgiveness 03:44 Forgiveness and Trust 05:12 Rebuilding Trust 07:36 Apologizing and Taking Responsibility 09:28 Controlling Negative Thoughts 13:01 Renewing the Mind 16:50 The Power of Forgiveness 19:10 Trusting God in Forgiveness 22:02 Forgiving Oneself Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 5 February 2024

I Don't Want To Have Sex RIght Now // Hump Day Q&A

Welcome back; it's our favorite time of the week; it's HUMP DAY Q&A TIME! Today's question: When I turn my spouse down for sex, they throw a tantrum. What should I do? ————— Grab a copy of the Counterfit Climax: https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/dave-ashley-willis-1/products/the-counterfeit-climax-1 Order your copy of Married Into The Family Today: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/married-into-the-family For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 31 January 2024

Stop Fighting In Your Communation

Welcome to the Naked Marriage Podcast with Dave and Ashley Willis! In this episode, we're diving into the crucial topic of communication in marriage. Join us as we tackle the challenges of disagreements, break the cycle of negativity, and stress the importance of repairing communication. Discover practical insights on seeking professional help when needed and reigniting the spark in your relationship. ---------------------- Takeaways Communication is a crucial aspect of a healthy marriage and requires constant effort and growth. The negative cycle of fighting can be broken by choosing kindness, compassion, and forgiveness. Seeking professional help, such as marriage mediators or Christian counselors, can be beneficial in repairing communication. Reconnecting and having fun together is essential for maintaining a deep connection and friendship in marriage. Taking the first step towards positive communication and being the one to go first can lead to positive changes in the relationship. ---------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction: Communication in Marriage 04:30 The Negative Cycle of Fighting 09:00 The Importance of Repairing Communication 13:08 Seeking Professional Help 16:52 Reconnecting and Having Fun 20:12 Taking the First Step 21:36 Reaching Out for Help 22:01 Conclusion and Call to Action Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 29 January 2024

Stop Fighitng In Your Communation

Welcome to the Naked Marriage Podcast with Dave and Ashley Willis! In this episode, we're diving into the crucial topic of communication in marriage. Join us as we tackle the challenges of disagreements, break the cycle of negativity, and stress the importance of repairing communication. Discover practical insights on seeking professional help when needed and reigniting the spark in your relationship. ---------------------- Takeaways Communication is a crucial aspect of a healthy marriage and requires constant effort and growth. The negative cycle of fighting can be broken by choosing kindness, compassion, and forgiveness. Seeking professional help, such as marriage mediators or Christian counselors, can be beneficial in repairing communication. Reconnecting and having fun together is essential for maintaining a deep connection and friendship in marriage. Taking the first step towards positive communication and being the one to go first can lead to positive changes in the relationship. ---------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction: Communication in Marriage 04:30 The Negative Cycle of Fighting 09:00 The Importance of Repairing Communication 13:08 Seeking Professional Help 16:52 Reconnecting and Having Fun 20:12 Taking the First Step 21:36 Reaching Out for Help 22:01 Conclusion and Call to Action Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 29 January 2024

Stop Fighting In Your Communication

Welcome to the Naked Marriage Podcast with Dave and Ashley Willis! In this episode, we're diving into the crucial topic of communication in marriage. Join us as we tackle the challenges of disagreements, break the cycle of negativity, and stress the importance of repairing communication. Discover practical insights on seeking professional help when needed and reigniting the spark in your relationship. ---------------------- Takeaways Communication is a crucial aspect of a healthy marriage and requires constant effort and growth. The negative cycle of fighting can be broken by choosing kindness, compassion, and forgiveness. Seeking professional help, such as marriage mediators or Christian counselors, can be beneficial in repairing communication. Reconnecting and having fun together is essential for maintaining a deep connection and friendship in marriage. Taking the first step towards positive communication and being the one to go first can lead to positive changes in the relationship. ---------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction: Communication in Marriage 04:30 The Negative Cycle of Fighting 09:00 The Importance of Repairing Communication 13:08 Seeking Professional Help 16:52 Reconnecting and Having Fun 20:12 Taking the First Step 21:36 Reaching Out for Help 22:01 Conclusion and Call to Action Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 29 January 2024

My Spouse Is Having A Secret Relationship With Another Woman// Hump Day Q&A

Welcome back; it's our favorite time of the week; it's HUMP DAY Q&A TIME! Today's question: I've told my spouse that having one-on-one lunches with the opposite sex makes me uncomfortable, and now he's having secret connections with other women. How do I ask him to stop? ————— Grab a copy of the Vision Retreat: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/vision-retreat-course-bundle Order your copy of Married Into The Family Today: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/married-into-the-family For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 24 January 2024

How To get My Spouse To Listen

Hey there, Dave and Ashley Willis here, and we just want to welcome you to the Naked Marriage Podcast! In this episode, we're diving into the core of marriage – communication. We share our personal journey on how to get your spouse to really listen. From being present to avoiding distractions, we spill the secrets. Learn tips on approaching a non-listening spouse with grace and curiosity. We explore side-by-side communication and tackle gender differences in processing info. Wrap it up with the magic of giving each other time to process, and watch your relationship transform through effective communication. Grab a seat, tune in, and let's deepen those connections! --------------------------- Need Marriage Help?: https://xomarriage.com/marriage-help/ Order your copy of Married Into The Family Today: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/married-into-the-family For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage --------------------------- Takeaways Listening is more important than talking in communication. Being present and avoiding distractions is crucial for effective listening. Approach a spouse who doesn't listen with gentleness and curiosity. Side-by-side communication and understanding gender differences can enhance connection. Give each other time to process information and thoughts. --------------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction: Importance of Communication 01:30 Learning to Listen Better03:10The Listening Exercise 04:07 Being Present and Avoiding Distractions 05:04 Approaching a Spouse Who Doesn't Listen 06:32 Being Gentle and Curious 08:23 Assuming and Zoning Out 09:20 Side-by-Side Communication 10:44 Non-Accusatory Approach 11:37 Understanding Gender Differences 17:29 Processing Time for Men 20:12 Giving Time to Process 20:43 Conclusion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 January 2024

Creating & Keeping Great Sex Habits in 2024 | 14 Days of Sex | Day 14

Hey there! Welcome back to the Naked Marriage Podcast with Dave & Ashley Willis. Today, in our final episode wrapping up our spicy 14-days of sex, Ashley and I get real about something close to our hearts: the importance of sex habits in a marriage. We share our experiences and insights on fostering regular, fulfilling intimacy, and dive deep into open communication, mutual needs, and how prayer plays a key role. This isn't just a talk; it's a personal invitation to prioritize connection and keep the flame burning. Join us for some candid conversations and takeaways that hit home – let's continue growing together for a more passionate marriage journey! ------------------ FREE GIFT: Ten Secrets to Great Sex https://dl.bookfunnel.com/fuvgz1oh6y The Counterfeit Climax Book: https://thecounterfeitclimax.com/ For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/nakedmarriage Our Producers Link: https://www.zola.com/registry/chloeeandtywon ------------------ 00:00 Introduction and Recap 03:41 Sex Habits 10:41 Conclusion and Next Steps Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 21 January 2024

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