Marriage is an exercise in busy. It’s not―by any stretch of the imagination―a spontaneous experience. Unlike the dating years, when we willingly flung every responsibility to the wind to be in our lover’s arms, marriage conspires to pull us earth-bound, distracting us from love with weighty responsibilities, insistent duties, and insane time pressures. We’ve got jobs and family obligations. We’ve got dinners to make, a house to vacuum, laundry to do, yard work, and when you add kids to the equation, the to-do list grows exponentially. How can we maintain an amorous life through all of the crazy, pressure-filled marital stuff we live through each week?
Naked Marriage: How to Have a Lifetime of Love, Sex, Joy and Happiness (Skyhorse, May, 2018) covers all of the topics that we need to have a healthy, intimate, and sexual life:
- A weekly “date” with an undisturbed hour or two for being intimate and sexual with each other
- Access to soul-ease experiences and fun or romance
- Sex grounded in mutual fulfilment, so we want to come back for more
- Affection guidelines that help keep us in our sensuality, even when we’re busy
- Easy-on-the-soul strategies for checking in with each other
- Clear strategies for our money, parenting, and lifestyle choices, so financial and family pressures don’t block our pathway to the bedroom
Author JoAnneh Nagler offers practical strategies to get the gifts of marriage―intimacy, sex, closeness―into your hearts, hands, souls, and bodies. Nagler, who shares the story of losing the love of her life and then getting him back years later, shows you the steps to create passion in a busy life.
“JoAnneh Nagler’s Naked Marriage invites couples to strip down and successfully tackle the most notoriously troubling parts of married life with quick, practical, and proven tools that promote easy connection and maintain oh-so elusive physical intimacy.” ―Carolyn Evans, MSW, author of Forty Beads: The Simple Sexy Secret for Transforming Your Marriage and founder of Couplosity.com
“Naked Marriage is a brand new twist on intimacy. The upshot: our sensual learning never stops. This book is a must-read for anyone beginning or already in a long term relationship.” ―Lewis Wyatt, M.D., author of No More Clueless Sex
“Nagler infuses exquisite sensitivity with courageous honesty in this wise counsel about the most intimate matters confronted in marriage. Rather than a guidebook for falling in love, Naked Marriage implores the willingness necessary for staying in love.” ―Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein, Director of Jewish Community and Bronfman Center for Jewish Life, 92nd Street Y
JoAnneh Nagler has a degree in psychology, a master’s degree in metaphysical counseling, a practitioner’s counseling license, and a minister’s license. She has been a life coach addressing personal happiness, creativity, and relationships for twelve years. She is also the author of The Debt-Free Spending Plan and How to Be an Artist Without Losing Your Mind, Your Shirt, or Your Creative Compass. She lives in Burlingame, California.