In part 2 of this series, sex therapists Natasha Helfer Parker and Kristin Marie Bennion discuss healthy sexuality in a Mormon Transition. Some of the topics include reclaiming meaning, self-compassion, shame, pornography “addiction,” and what to do when partners have different interest levels in sex.
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- Kristin Marie’s website, Intimateconnectionscounseling.com
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Hello, I am a traditional Mormon woman with a husband who has gone through a faith transition. We are about 2 yrs out now from when he told me he wanted to step back from the church (very similar story to Alex Winters). We have been married 25 yrs this coming summer.
I have always had a higher sex drive. Your description of the lower and higher sex drive partners was right on pertaining to our situation. I appreciate your talking about this subject and possible solutions. Years ago–over 5 yrs ago, my husband (still devote mormon) felt we needed to be nontraditional to try and help our marriage (toys, masturbation, porn). He wanted me to be able to have fulfillment and knew he wasn’t able to meet my needs. He had read the paragraph in the guidebook on sexual relationships in marriage and felt there were options.
I was open to trying things after I prayed about things. I felt like these may be answers to my prayers. As for the porn, i immediately started the cycle of guilt, realizing it was part of my private marriage, trying things again, and starting the guilt cycle again. This may seem scattered. I just wanted to say that our marriage since my husband brought up these nontraditional sex measures has been so much better. We no longer have that one thing we have always fought about that never goes away. I now have the guilt that I cannot seem to get rid of. So, these podcasts are very much appreciated and have been wonderful material for my husband and I to talk about. And, has given me many things to think about in my efforts to understand our sexual relationship. Thank you.
[…] have to shoutout to the Mormon Transitions project. They recently did a two-part series (here and here) that was really enjoyable and relevant to this subject. Mormon Stories has also done content here […]