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Episode 10: How to Keep the Intimacy Alive for New Parents with Dr. Jessica McCleese

Having a child is one of the greatest joys that we can experience, but it’s also a big adjustment especially for first-time parents.

Every parent can agree that the six weeks following the birth of your child are some of the most chaotic, exhausting, and rewarding weeks of your life. There are so many new responsibilities, things to do, books to read, late nights, and early mornings.  So how do you do all this but still find the time to be intimate with your spouse? How do you keep the love alive, especially during the first six weeks?

Today on the show, I’m joined by Dr. Jessica McCleese who is a psychologist and Christian sex therapist.

I sat down to chat about Jessica’s personal story about becoming a certified Christian sex therapist, and how can mothers improve their sex life after having a baby. Plus, she shares tips for new parents to experience intimacy while mama’s body is healing.

Dr. Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Virginia and one of less than 200 Certified Christian Sex Therapists in the world. She has a passion for helping married Christians go from just believing that they can have a fulfilling sex life to actually experiencing that intimate connection.

Listen in as we discuss :

  • Keeping the lines of communication of our own needs and wants with our partner.
  • Intimacy can be found in a multitude of ways: physically, emotionally, spiritually.
  • Dr. Jessica offers tips on how someone can communicate effectively when they are triggered by a painful or emotional memory.

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