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Secrets of a Passionate Marriage: How to Increase Sexual Pleasure and Emotional Fulfillment in Committed Relationships

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Publisher's Summary

If you think you need to change your marriage, think again. It may well be that your marriage is trying to change you. In Secrets of a Passionate Marriage, Dr. David Schnarch shares a revolutionary approach thousands have used to take their relationships to new and lasting heights of sexual ecstasy and intimacy. Emotionally committed relationships, he teaches, are people-growing machines, and sexual difficulty and other challenges are actually signs of a healthy, maturing relationship. Moving beyond traditional therapies that work a little bit, Dr. Schnarch brings straight talk and humor to his three decades of expertise and offers insights into:

  • Emotional gridlock - why this critical phase is necessary for the healthy evolution of all relationships
  • How to "self-soothe" your anxieties and open to the full range of human eroticism
  • The psychology of sex - how to make an ally out of what you're really thinking during sex, and much more

With many proven exercises to "electrify" your sex life, heighten passion, and renew commitment, Secrets of a Passionate Marriage is sure to help your relationship reach its full potential, both in and out of bed.

©2007 David Schnarch (P)2007 David Schnarch

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    Stacy Salvi San Francisco, CA 05-21-15
    Stacy Salvi San Francisco, CA 05-21-15
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    "Good book, less than good production value"

    This was a great book. It was pretty annoying to hear the engineers/production staff snickering in the background when the author said something funny. It felt like I was being spied on while listening.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David Hill 03-25-15
    David Hill 03-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A good companion to Passionate Marriage"
    What made the experience of listening to Secrets of a Passionate Marriage the most enjoyable?

    The author presented a good overview of his book of the same title.


    What other book might you compare Secrets of a Passionate Marriage to and why?

    This is not an audio version of the book, but it offers a broader perspective to its content.


    Which character – as performed by David Schnarch – was your favorite?

    Himself


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The idea that our hunger for intimacy in my marriage can lead us to grow in our love and knowledge of each each other in profound dimensions.


    Any additional comments?

    Listeners still need to read the book. I was hoping this would include more of its content. I read the book a a few years ago, and I hoped an audio book would make it easier to share it with my wife. Car travel presents a good opportunity in this regard.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Bevel Cleveland, OH United States 07-29-15
    Charles Bevel Cleveland, OH United States 07-29-15 Member Since 2013

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    "The best marriage book ever written"

    On the face of it, Dr. Schnarch's Passionate Marriage approach (especially the part where he connects sex therapy to marital therapy) is philosophical, complicated, fluffy, and unclear. There is no step by step training in communication or negotiation. There is now teaching on understanding the differences between men and women. There's just a topography of what the lay of the land really looks like and some clues on how to get there. The prize at the bottom of the Cracker Jack box is not just great sex, or a great marriage, but discovering that what one has within themselves is a great self and that marriage is the dojo wherein that person grows and develops into all that God intended them to be. In reality it's a profoundly simple approach, that is also very very difficult to pull off, but well worth the effort and sacrifice. I imagine that most people won't have the courage to go there but I hope that I can and will. No pain, no gain; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Happy Hairless Customers 08-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing info to live & for therapist to pass on"

    Can't say enough about this approach. Eye opening and helpful to say the least. I am excited to share it with my clients.

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    Hillary 07-13-16
    Hillary 07-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Concise and revolutionary!"

    I believe that the ideas in this book will change not only the relationship with your partner, but the relationship with yourself and the world!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Crabtree Seattle, WA USA 06-22-16
    M. Crabtree Seattle, WA USA 06-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent Book"

    I listened to this book to and from work. It answered questions I didn't even know I had. It helped me to realize I am on the right path, and when things fall apart in a marriage; with insight, integrity and willingness things will fall back together. I highly recommend this book on multiple levels.

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    Desirae 05-31-16
    Desirae 05-31-16
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    "Must read for everyone!"

    These amazing principles apply to all aspects of life. Not just a passionate marriage. The author is factual and yet so entertaining as he uses stories to make his points.

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    Rebecka 05-22-16
    Rebecka 05-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "no practical advice. lots of statements and ideas"

    no practical advice. lots of statements and ideas. im lost in how to implement this in ourdaily lives.

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    taylor 04-26-16
    taylor 04-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"

    I really enjoyed this one! Can't wait to listen to intimacy and desire! Looking forward to his conferences!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James 04-05-15
    James 04-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "about so much more than just sex"

    so much wisdom in such a small package, I am looking forward to re listening several times.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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