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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 • 418 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!

    Episode 114: Life Hacks to Help Know Which Christian Book are Toxic

    Episode 114: Life Hacks to Help Know Which Christian Book are Toxic

    Many of you have asked for a step by step guide to clarify how to gauge whether a book is harmful or helpful. So today, we thought we'd do just that, and help walk everyone through the process we use when critiquing Christian resources we see being used today. 

    We'd also like to thank our guest Neil Schori for joining us today with such a wonderful discussion on how to talk to pastors about the harm found in resources. We can't wait to have him back on the podcast again soon!

    Links to things mentioned:


    Our Patreon! Support our research and getting our message out for as little as $5 a month and get access to our super fun and active Facebook group, behind the scenes podcasts, and more!Sign up for our email list!Our big post on the two tests for whether or not a speaker or resource is safeThe Great Sex RescueFind Neil Schori on Twitter, and join his Facebook Page for his spiritual direction and domestic violence prevention ministryOur Open Letter to Focus on the Family about Love & RespectOur Rubric for Healthy Sexuality Teaching--and our report of our findings from The Great Sex Rescue (you can download both at the same place)

    • 59 min
    Episode 113: Are You Doing Sex on Hard Mode?

    Episode 113: Are You Doing Sex on Hard Mode?

    We are thrilled to bring you another weekly edition of the Bare Marriage podcast, with a special guest appearance by friend of the show Andrew Bauman for a short segment today.  Please remember to read the blog post that accompanies this podcast for more context into the topics we discussed.
    Links to things mentioned:
    The Blog: http://tolovehonorandvacuum.comThe Great Sex Rescue and 31 Days to Great SexSupport our Patreon for as little as $5 a month! Help fund our peer reviewed research and new social media channels to spread our research.Join our email list!Andrew Bauman's website, his article on the pornographic style of relating, and his book The Psychology of PornYour Sexually Addicted Spouse by Barbara Steffens--has information about betrayal traumaGary Thomas' article "My spouse can't cure me, but can help me"2 Hour Facebook Live with betrayal trauma experts talking about the problems with the idea that more sex can help his porn addiction

    • 48 min
    Episode 112: You're Supposed to be a TEAM!

    Episode 112: You're Supposed to be a TEAM!

    Thank you to our lovely guest Micah for joining us today! You can find her online here:
    https://www.apexcounselingservices.com/clinician/micah-morgan/

    Links to other things mentioned:

    https://tolovehonorandvacuum.com/2021/07/on-elisabeth-elliots-terrible-courtship-and-dating-men-sold-out-for-jesus/

    https://tolovehonorandvacuum.com/2021/08/the-great-sex-rescue-video-group-study/

    • 59 min
    Episode 111: Are We Making Christian Marriage Harder Than It Needs To Be?

    Episode 111: Are We Making Christian Marriage Harder Than It Needs To Be?

    Join us this week as we discuss the idea of how our expectations of marriage highly affect how we experience it-- and how expectations might not always be the problem! And thank you again to Bruce for joining us today for another deep dive into scripture!

    Links to things mentioned:
    Find more from Bruce on his website!
    https://tru316.com/

    Camden's article
    https://www.cbeinternational.org/resource/article/mutuality-blog-magazine/when-religion-hurts-how-complementarian-churches-harm
    Original study about health effects of churches where women aren't in leadership positions
    https://www.asanet.org/when-religion-hurts-structural-sexism-and-health-religious-congregations
    Sign up for our emails to win The Orgasm Course!
    http://eepurl.com/z0VFn
    Support us on Patreon!
    https://patreon.com/baremarriage

    • 58 min
    Why Do Christian Books Make Men Sound So Fragile?! - Start Your Engines Ep. 19

    Why Do Christian Books Make Men Sound So Fragile?! - Start Your Engines Ep. 19

    We have the guys back for today's 'Men's Edition' of the podcast!

    And thank you to Michael John Cusick for joining us today for our Reader Question!
    You can find Michael here: https://michaeljohncusick.com/
    Restoring the Soul Podcast: https://restoringthesoul.com/
    Sign up for the emails to be entered in our draw for The Orgasm Course:
    http://eepurl.com/z0VFn
    Our Direct Communication Series (check out the links at the bottom for all of the posts):
    https://tolovehonorandvacuum.com/2021/08/direct-communication-series-5-reasons-why-its-so-hard-to-say-what-you-want/
    The Research on Cognitive Labor:
    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0003122419859007
    Join our Patreon and support our research!
    https://patreon.com/baremarriage

    • 55 min
    Episode 109: A Journey of Faith (Special BTS look at our 'Unfiltered Podcast!)

    Episode 109: A Journey of Faith (Special BTS look at our 'Unfiltered Podcast!)

    This week we're bringing you something different. This 'unfiltered podcast' that aired with our Patrons in July was an episode that we ended up feeling was worth being shared on a larger scale. We hope you enjoy this honest, vulnerable look into Rebecca and Joanna's faith thought processes, and that it may spark some discussion for yourself. 

    We will be back next Thursday with a 'Start Your Engines' podcast, for the last week of the month, as usual!

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
418 Ratings

418 Ratings

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I wish I had the right words to convey how this podcast (and the book The Great Sex Rescue) have changed my life for the better. I deeply appreciate the research, humor, and faith of the people behind this work. Thank you!

Flying and Riding High ,

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Shiela and her daughters certainly come off as confident and strong women. I believe many women will naturally feel pumped up listening them and ready to confront the men in their life and fight for their ‘rights’. That isn’t to say that they aren’t on the right side of whatever issue/topic they are addressing, but they aren’t as right about everything as they think they are. My advice is pump the brakes a bit before confronting anyone and make sure you have removed the beam from your own eye first—after all, Shiela won’t be there to comfort you if things blow up in your face. As for me, my real issue listening to them is the ‘cancel culture’ mentality they represent and how (and how much time) they spend attacking everyone.

Amber742 ,

Speaks truth and clarity with confidence and wisdom!!

This podcast is like a deep breath of fresh air and freedom!!

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