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Naked and Unashamed: What is the Purpose of Marriage

Marriage requires a level of intimacy and transparency that few discuss. Some wonder whether there really a purpose for marriage at all? Dr. Bedell, author of Naked and Unashamed answers this question and so much more in this episode.

Dr. Tina M. Bedell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Board Certified Life Coach, and an Ordained Minister. She is the founder of Bedell Counseling, Coaching, and Consulting Services and Tina M. Bedell Ministries. She has been well trained academically as evident by earning a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Ohio State University. 

Dr. Bedell has traveled extensively conducting presentations, seminars, and workshops as well as participating in various ministry conferences, leadership meetings, and consulting teams. Not only is she a skilled teacher and a conduit of change, she is an individual with a prophetic gifting, wise counsel and unusual insight.  She has the uncanny ability to recognize growth areas as well as provide practical solutions that move individuals towards greater levels of prosperity.

And she has no problem telling it like it is!

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Naked and Unashamed: Experiencing Emotional and Sexual Intimacy God’s Way

In this episode we covered:
  • What made her decide to write the book, “Naked and Unashamed: Experiencing Emotion and Sexual Intimacy God’s Way”
  • The purpose of marriage and whether marriage is for everyone
  • The benefits of marriage
  • Sexual intimacy
  • The role past trauma and unresolved issues play in hindering sexual intimacy
  • Tips for improving sexual intimacy
  • How married couples can develop and maintain emotional intimacy

Want More?

If you enjoyed this episode, then you may also enjoy the episode of the show about navigating self discovery or this episode detailing how to establish boundaries.

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You can connect with Dr. Tina Bedell on her

Instagram: @therealdrtinabedell

Facebook: Tina Brown Bedell

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