All of Dr. Schnarch’s books are now available at New updated Release of German language version of Intimacy & Desire was accompanied by 5 city workshop tour by Dr. Schnarch . Ideas to Ponder by Dr. David Schnarch. A Review of “Intimacy & Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship”. David Schnarch. (). New York: Sterling Productions, pp. ‘How do you keep a sexual relationship alive, intimate and passionate? David Schnarch offers the best answers to this question in his book Intimacy & Desire by.

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Intimacy & Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship

Definitely worth reading, but I advise doing so with a bit of caution if this is not necessarily the spot you are at in your relationship or if you are not ready for the blatant, brutal honesty of the book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Passionate Marriage offers useful technique and concepts, but the ways in which they interconnect weren’t always as clear to me.

The trouble with publicly acknowledging that you have read such books is that it is like announcing that you just finished “Dealing With Your Sexually Transmitted Disease”.

But the truth is once we’re in an emotionally committed relationship, we think its safe to slack off. Through case studies of couples he worked with, Dr. Through case studies of couples he worked with, Dr. You will see yourself in the pages of this book.

It is a must read. A must for those in a relationship. Get past these two incidental annoyances, and this book is worth every penny. It also felt like the use of scenarios and case examples was a little too heavy – I want to hear what the expert has to say, not how other couples fight! Jan 12, Donni Hakanson rated it it was amazing. My relationship wasn’t having sexual desire problems explicitly but I still found the tools and stories in the book helpful.


Yes, you think, that is us! Jul 04, Darlene rated it it was amazing. Grounded Responding tm –the ability to stay calm and not overreact, rather than creating distance or running away when your partner gets anxious or upset.

Sep 03, Leo Ostapiv rated it liked it. That being said, I found the book fascinating and several of the couples resonated deeply with the struggles my husband and I are working through in regards to how we sabotage our own relationships and treat each other so unkindly. Without both, things fall apart.

It’s not so much about hormones and biological drive as it is about our personal development. Some may need help from a therapist like him, and others may find the book sufficient. I was blown away, will be coming back and re-reading again down the road. And when she says it physically hurts there is no hidden meaning, she isn’t playing some mind game or has low self-esteem.

Schnarch shows why normal marital conflict can be the cause of desire problems and creates a roadmap for how couples can transform marital conflict into a stronger relationship and a font of new and powerful desire for each other. Books by David Schnarch.

Apr 18, Ravenna rated it really liked it. That’s provokes “think while reading and forget” attitude.

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Solid Flexible Self – the ability to be clear about who you are and what you’re about, especially when your partner pressures you to adapt and conform. Supported by Interpersonal Neuro-biology research, this book observes the normal stages and marriages and tracks down methods to improve the self and relationships with others through validation sources, intimacy, balance, and differentiation.


He takes it a step further, giving readers simple but effective exercises that will help them reconnect with each other. You lose desire and respect for each other if the other’s need for acceptance and validation dominates the relationship.

Supposedly ‘its the journey, schnarcy the destination’. Lists with This Book. Darum gute 4 Sterne. Aug 27, John rated it it was amazing.

Intimacy & Desire

Schnarch is appropriately frank in his discussion of sex. Doug and I often say counseling provides one arena for confession and redemption because we face o One of the best books on marriage. A great read demonstrating Schnarch’s groundbreaking therapy using real life examples. He gives so much good practical advice about this, based on case studies of real couples. Many couples begin marital counseling with Dr.

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When the best in you stands up and faces the realities of your life, it produces intimacy, passion, and commitment. Aug 23, Lidja rated it it was amazing Shelves: By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. I don’t know if any book I have read has so altered my perspective on relationships.

Oct 17, Travis Miller rated it it was amazing. This includes people and relationships. Have a quiet mind and calm heart. This one, so far, has received more favorable reviews.

The truth, however, is that everyone needs help with their relationships from time to time, and that almost none of us is trained to deal with the many problems of intimacy and passion. Many couples begin marital counseling with Dr.