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Tired of Christian pat answers about marriage? The podcast that goes in-depth into marriage, parenting, and even sex--to see how we can live the passionate life we were meant for. Paired with To Love, Honor and Vacuum--the blog!

Bare Marriage Sheila Gregoire

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 384 Ratings

Tired of Christian pat answers about marriage? The podcast that goes in-depth into marriage, parenting, and even sex--to see how we can live the passionate life we were meant for. Paired with To Love, Honor and Vacuum--the blog!

    The Slippery Slope of Putting Men in Charge of Women - Start Your Engines Ep. 18

    The Slippery Slope of Putting Men in Charge of Women - Start Your Engines Ep. 18

    Keith's post on the slippery slope of male-only leadershipThe Emotional Labor and Mental Load Series, with a podcast describing the issueThe Let's Go to the Beach Revisited postThe Great Sex RescuePastors: Preach what you practice! About how pastors often say that husbands should make the final decision, though that's not what they actually do.

    • 41 min
    Episode 105: The Pelvic Floor Episode! (Plus, can you say 'vulva'?)

    Episode 105: The Pelvic Floor Episode! (Plus, can you say 'vulva'?)

    What  fun episode this week! With our wonderful guest Dr Bethany Peterson joining us, we talk all things pelvic floor and how we as women can improve our lives dramatically with more information on this topic!
    Bethany Peterson and Well-Core Physiotherapy. You can also find Bethany on Instagram. Bethany's post on why we need to explore our pelvic floorsThe FemFusion Guided Meditation for Pelvic Floor Relaxation videoThe Great Sex Rescue--and our FREE Video Group Study that goes along with itThe 4 Main Causes of VaginismusSupport us on Patreon for as little as $5 or $8 a month! The money DOES NOT support this blog (it's already self-funding). It helps fund our research into peer-reviewed journals and new social media channels to get the word out about The Great Sex Rescue as we change the evangelical conversation about sex. 

    • 54 min
    Episode 104: Jesus and John Wayne -- the bits about sex!

    Episode 104: Jesus and John Wayne -- the bits about sex!

    Jesus and John Wayne--order it this week!. And follow Kristin on Twitter like I do. She's awesome.The Great Sex Rescue: A great companion to Jesus and John WayneOur Patreon group: Support us for as little as $5 or $8 a month to help fund new social media outreaches and Joanna's work getting our research into peer reviewed journalsKatie's awesome video and our awesome romance novels we made up, plus Katie's Instagram where you can see all the covers on her story highlightsOur podcast on feeling spiritually homeless

    • 57 min
    Episode 103: Great Sexpectations and Birthing Babies

    Episode 103: Great Sexpectations and Birthing Babies

    Find Jenn Riedy here: http://lehighvalleybaby.com/

    Download the 'Intimately Us' app! https://intimately.us/

    • 52 min
    Do You Know What the #1 Marriage Speaker in the US Military teaches about Sex? - Episode 102

    Do You Know What the #1 Marriage Speaker in the US Military teaches about Sex? - Episode 102

    Support us on Patreon! For as little as $5 or $8 a month you can help pay Joanna so that she can get our research published in peer reviewed journals, and you can help us break in to new social media channels! (This blog and podcast are already fully funded; the money doesn't go to me but to the project).The Great Sex Rescue, our new book that has upset everyoneThe audio between Mark and Lexi. You can also read a transcript of the audio by Shannon Ashley, or a transcript with abuse tactics analysis by Sarah McDugal. My article about the audio, and how I feltThe video we analyzed: The Sex/Love portion of A Tale of Two Brains and The Difference Between Men's Brains and Women's Brains. In this clip Mark Gungor also refers to women as "chicks." (around the 10 minute mark and then again afterwards). (This clip was actually sent to me two years ago, before I even really looked into him, because someone was concerned about the derogatory way he referred to women). Our emotional labor/mental load seriesThe podcast where we looked at the problems with Shaunti Feldhahn's research that Emerson Eggerichs used to claim that men need respect while women need love. The survey question where Shaunti Feldhahn claimed that 82% of boys feel little ability or little responsibility to stop in a makeout situation

    • 56 min
    Episode 101: How Do Our Beliefs Affect Human Sex Trafficking?

    Episode 101: How Do Our Beliefs Affect Human Sex Trafficking?

    We have a fantastic guest joining us today! With real experience on the mission field, Meghan Tschanz is in a great position to share her thoughts and add her voice to this conversation. Thank you for joining us and listening in today, and thank you again to Meghan for being on our podcast!

    Things Mentioned in This Podcast:
    Meghan Tschanz's book Woman Rising: Learning to Listen, Reclaiming Our VoiceThe study about Calvinist/complementarian beliefs and their correlation with domestic violence mythsThe Twitter thread by Branden Henry talking about books and researchThe article Meghan mentioned by Lyn Yonack about power and sexual abuseThe Wipe Every Tear charityThe Great Sex RescueSupport our Patreon for as little as $5 a month! Help fund our peer reviewed research and new social media channels to spread our research.ᐧ

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
384 Ratings

384 Ratings

mrgdoll ,

Diving deeper is a good thing

I love how Sheila dives deeper into books, systems of thought and even addresses what I call “junk-ology” aka false theologies that have the potential to negatively impact sexual identity and sexual intimacy between two people. Being brave enough to call out the toxic schools of thought and individuals who promote them, Sheila uncovers the ills that can so easily plague a marriage. Scientifically based, using a bio-physiological approach to healthy sexual development within the what should be safe boundaries of a marriage. I also appreciate the inter-generational and both-gender voices / perspectives offered. So many wonderful resources via the blog, books, and past posts. Highly recommend for engaged couples, newly weds- to get on a steady & safe footing. Also a great marriage enhancement for going strong marriages. And hope and truth offered to those who may have faced various struggles.

A huge thank you for all your efforts with this podcast!

Sherridon214 ,

Such important content - wish Sheila did this podcast solo

I just wanted to add my voice - gently - to the others leaving feedback about Rebecca’s approach to discussion on this podcast. I have benefited GREATLY from the content these two cover, so I’m not critiquing their positions on some really hard and controversial topics (I agree with them). Even if I disagreed with them, that wouldn’t be a reason to me to not give a 5 star review.

My three stars instead of 5 is because I find Rebecca’s manner of speaking to be so difficult to listen to. Sheila speaks with assertiveness and passion, yet always blends that with grace and humility. But I regularly find myself relieved when I come across an episode where Sheila is flying solo without her daughter because I don’t find the same to be true about Rebecca’s approach to sharing her views and rationales or critiquing others.

Listen: We do NOT all have to be the same in personality. But there’s also something to be said for slowing down, taking a breath, and really intentionally communicating humility on your approach to discussion. I find myself turning episodes off lately because as a listener it’s unenjoyable to listen to Rebecca operate at a level 9 out of 10 in volume and/or annoyance for the span of an episode — even when I’m REALLY interested in the topic of the episode. I’m grateful these women are giving voice to such important subjects and I hope this aspect of Rebecca will evolve with time so there will be no barriers to others hearing and receiving their message!

a.bb.h ,

I love Sheila and wish I could hear of her message.

I miss hearing from Sheila in the podcast. I feel like her voice is completely over powered by the other aggressive/disgruntled commentator.
And though I completely agree with their much of what they are saying, the disrespectful and mocking tone in which Becca talks about other Christian authors is saddening to say the least. We are women. Created to be powerful and beautiful. We don’t rise to our full potential by ripping to shreds anyone who thinks differently then we do.

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