Episode 21: Common Challenges within Marital Sexuality - Cannon's Part 2
Natasha Helfer Parker continues her interview with Scott and Mitzi Cannon. There is a quick review of some of the shaming themes covered in Part 1, and then they move into how this perceived problem with pornography and masturbation played into the relational dynamics between Scott and Mitzi as they met, courted, and became married. They cover what it was like to start having sex, expectations they had that were not met, difficulties Mitzi had achieving orgasm, and the meaning ruts that started developing which exacerbated intimacy and sexuality problems both individually and relationally. They discuss the difference between conditional love (based on behavioral expectations) and unconditional love (based on the intimacy of partnered acceptance). And how difficult it was for them to know how to start conversations around these topics.
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Natasha Helfer Parker runs a private practice in Wichita, KS and writes at The Mormon Therapist for Patheos: Hosting the Conversation of Faith. She also hosts the popular podcast, Mormon Mental Health.
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