Tina Schermer Sellers is our latest guest on Birds and Bees Podcast. She is on the show today to talk about her experience, and research around sexuality and religious beliefs. Tina gives a brief history of sexual shame in religion, talks about the purity movement, and her reasoning behind writing the book "Sex, God and the Conservative Church."
In her history research she explains the Vow of 'Onah and what this means for women being respected as sexual being, and what is expected of men. (My mind was blown learning of this vow ancient vow).
Tina goes on to identify ways to heal sexual shame (Beit from religious context or another source). She also speaks directly to parents about having 100 one-minute conversations with your children about sex. She explains how this process works and what research tells us about these minute conversations. Dr. Sellers has amazing insight and advice on how parents can teach religious values, while avoiding sexually shaming your children, while building you relationship with your children.
And for couples she addresses how to build anticipation, desire, and intimacy in a relationship, even when you are choosing to be celibate before marriage.
How do we fit all of this into a 40-minute show? Space time manipulation .... but for real, she has so much information on such a huge subject. The show is exciting from start to finish.
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Northwest Institute On Intimacy http://nwioi.com/
Child Sexual Development with Alisha Worthington https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/birds-and-bees-podcast/id1201131540?mt=2#
Thank God For Sex Blog http://www.thankgodforsex.org/blog
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Braxton sat down with Paige Smathers, Registered Dietitian, to discuss eating behaviors and beliefs during pregnancy. Braxton and Paige discuss advice commonly given to pregnant women and where some diets originate. They walk through each phase of pregnancy from pre-pregnancy to postpartum. Many of the topics they covered consist of eating raw, vitamin use, morning sickness, natural weight gain, and cravings. Paige shares her philosophy of eating with balance, moderation, and variety, as well as mentally preparing to nurture yourself during pregnancy.
Paige addresses a new way to think about yourself, your body, and your relationship with food. Braxton learns a little bit about his eating patterns and changing his relationship with food, even though he will never be pregnant.
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