247 episodes

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 have built a strong following, reaching millions of married couples through their blogs, books, and videos. They have four young sons and live in Augusta, GA.

The Naked Marriage with Dave & Ashley Willis XO Podcast Network

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 2.3K Ratings

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 have built a strong following, reaching millions of married couples through their blogs, books, and videos. They have four young sons and live in Augusta, GA.

    Giving your Spouse your Best

    Giving your Spouse your Best

    9 Habits that Lead to Divorce // Episode 4. In this series, we're outlining 9 habits that we have seen lead to divorce. On this episode, we are talking about love vs leftovers. How much of your energy are you giving to your spouse every day? Do they get your best or do they just get whatever you have left at the end of the day?

    Quick Quotes:
    We don't want to give our spouse our leftovers in how we treat them, we want to give our spouse our best time not give our best to strangers.


    Signs you are giving your spouse leftovers:

    Coming home angry or apethetic

    Taking on hours / or things that take away from family time.


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    • 24 min
    Can I Make My Spouse Go to Church? // Hump Day Q&A

    Can I Make My Spouse Go to Church? // Hump Day Q&A

    Today's Hump Day question: Can I force my husband to come to church with me? On today's episode, we are joined by our friends Chris & Paulette Monroe to help us answer today's question.
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    • 9 min
    Our Kids are Hurting our Marriage

    Our Kids are Hurting our Marriage

    9 Habits that Lead to Divorce // Episode 3. In this series, we're outlining 9 habits that we have seen lead to divorce. On this episode, we are talking about what you should do when your kids are having a negative impact on your marriage.

    Quick Quotes:

    One of the best gifts you can give your kids is the gift of a great marriage.

    Whatever we feel like we are winning at, is what we try to lean in to, but what happens when we do this with the kids is that we sabotage their launch into adulthood.


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    • 27 min
    Can we Both Climax? // Hump Day Q&A

    Can we Both Climax? // Hump Day Q&A

    Today's Hump Day question: How do we both climax during sex?
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    • 10 min
    The His & Hers Trap

    The His & Hers Trap

    9 Habits that Lead to Divorce // Episode 2. In this series, we're outlining 9 habits that we have seen lead to divorce. On this episode, we are talking about the his and hers trap. Is everything in marriage to be shared, or are there things can be just the husbands or wife's?
    Quick Quotes:

    Pride is the root cause of divorce one way or the other.

    Stay connected during the day and find rhythms that makes sense for you as a couple

    Talk about the habits that you have to get consistent for you to forge new habits together.

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    • 24 min
    Navigating a Blended Family

    Navigating a Blended Family

    We will be back with more of your questions next week but wanted to share a special interview with our great friends Scott & Vanessa Martindale. The Martindale's just released their amazing book "Blended & Redeemed" this week and we want you to go grab a copy! Scott & Vanessa run the non-profit Blended Kingdom Families where they are bringing hope to blended families.
    Even if you aren't a blended family, you probably know someone that is and this resource would be a great gift to help them in their step-parenting.
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

bjoyfulWarner ,

A go-to happy place for hope!

I found this podcast at a time of great need for my heart. I had dreamed of marriage my whole life and have great godly examples in my life. I married my longtime friend at the age of 37. The only man I have ever been with or even kissed. He had a past but had renewed his life to Christ. When he came back to church God put us together. It is my dream come true. Unfortunately some things happened in our life to wound me deeply. When I heard your story I was amazed at how I could relate to it! I started marathoning all the episodes I could as often as I could. I finally caught up and I hate the wait for a new episode. This podcast has blessed my life, given me great help, many laughs, hope, and inspiration. Thank you both so much!! I desire to be a better wife daily and feel strength given to me in your words. Please keep up the great Kingdom work. I recommend this to everyone I can!!

InChristWeLive23 ,

A marriage essential

This show has opened my eyes of the necessity to be fully naked in marriage. Spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Never considered it - so needed - so good!

SavedByGraceThroughFaith<3 ,

Amazing resource for Christian Couples

I only discovered your podcast a few days ago, and I am already 7 episodes in and have also completed reading your book. I immediately shared it with my husband after one episode and we are SO loving it.
I’m so thankful for my upbringing, and my parents who really wanted to do what was best for me and shield me from the evil in the world. Unfortunately conversations about sex never happened, until purity month rolled around at church when I joined the youth group and my mom still really didn’t explain sex to me but shared that she had sex with someone else before my dad. My ideas of what sex was and how things worked were so twisted that I thought that meant my mom had another family somewhere that I never knew about! That just gives you one example of how very little I knew about sex entering into marriage. My husband knew my body better than I did.

I could easily over-share the struggles I’ve had that stemmed from those lack of conversations and from purity culture, and the problems my husband has faced as a result of childhood trauma and porn. After learning about his struggle, and understanding that I learned sex from a man who learned sex from porn….I had a lot of confusion, and a lot of questions. I questioned everything, and I was very unsure about what was okay and not okay in the marriage bed.
This podcast has answered SO many questions for me already and is totally eye opening to the workings of the male and female mind. I’ve found so much peace over the past few days. It has sparked some really great conversations between my husband and I. I can already see growth in our marriage. I’m so thankful for you guys!

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