What Is Porn Teaching Us About Desire and Consent?

Anal sex.  Everybody's doing it... or so the internet would have us believe. In today's money shot culture, images of women being bent over have become commonplace. ...more

"Mommy Issues" and Overcoming Sexual Shame

Sex is enjoyable, pleasurable, exciting, gratifying, and soul-shaking. That is often how we describe healthy sexual relationships between consenting partners. Words that are rarely used to describe them are "guilt" or "shame", yet that is how I felt ...more

Two Rules That Helped Us Survive 24 Years of Marriage

This was a big weekend for my husband and me.We celebrated our birthdays back-to-back, took a day off, and then celebrated our 24th anniversary. We've been together for more than half of our lives now, which is pretty amazing considering we married ...more

Compersion: A Polyamorous Principle That Can Strengthen Any Relationship

I vividly remember the first time I felt it.  My husband and I were in the backyard, lazing in the sun, sipping drinks as he described the previous evening. As he talked, his face looked brighter, his eyes clearer.  In a flash of déjà vu, I ...more

7 Habits of People Who Will Never Be Married

These are just some general themes and habits I've observed through the years that are common to people who never seem to find their forever love. None of these habits make them bad people; in fact, many are great people, but perhaps they ...more

What Is Porn Teaching Us About Desire and Consent?

Anal sex.  Everybody's doing it... or so the internet would have us believe. In today's money shot culture, images of women being bent over have become commonplace....more
The reason it's such an issue now is its prevalence. Porn has been around since cave paintings ...more

Do You Ever Lie to Your Husband About Your Kids?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,My toddler is too young for preschool, but I really need some kid-free time at least one morning a week. ...more

"Mommy Issues" and Overcoming Sexual Shame

Sex is enjoyable, pleasurable, exciting, gratifying, and soul-shaking. That is often how we describe healthy sexual relationships between consenting partners. Words that are rarely used to describe them are "guilt" or "shame", yet that is how I felt for many years after becoming sexually active....more

Creating Dramatic Sun and Sky Shots | Wedding Photography

 Creating Dramatic Sun and Sky Shots | Technical TuesdaysPhotographing a scene including the sun can be very tricky; you already well know that. Let's take a look at some simple steps you can take when capturing sun-centric images that will allow you to create dramatic sun and sky shots, be they weddings, environmental portraits, or landscapes....more

I'm Glad I Found Love in a Low-Tech World

I've been with my husband for over 12 years.  12 years.  While it may not seem like a long time, a lot has changed!...more

What Is Porn Teaching Us About Desire and Consent?

Anal sex.  Everybody's doing it... or so the internet would have us believe. In today's money shot culture, images of women being bent over have become commonplace....more
The reason it's such an issue now is its prevalence. Porn has been around since cave paintings ...more

Our Happiness: Our Job

“You have to learn to get up from the table when love is no longer being served.” Nina SimoneAnne has an ex-husband that is also a part-time terrorist; I’m convinced of it. She also has a business relationship that’s borderline abusive that she’s trying to un-wind. She’s an incredibly caring person with a good spirit and never treats anyone unkindly. Anne just wants the people in her life to treat her with the same kindness and respect that she extends to everyone else....more

Should I stay married? My kids are grown and out of the house, but it would be tough financially.

I received an email from Mary.  She writes: Should I stay married? My kids are grown and out of the house, but it would be tough financially.My Response I’m sure you have realized how challenging getting divorced will be, even with the financial challenges.  That is why it is so important to really think about the benefits and consequences of your next steps....more
adelewishnot Great point!  Starting and ending a relationship is never easy.  Thanks for your post.more

Your age shouldn't matter in online dating. But it does.

If you haven’t heard the news about Tinder Plus, brace yourselves. The free dating app is going to be offering a new premium paid service. If you’re 18-29, you’re in luck! The service will cost a mere $9.99. But those of you about to celebrate the big 3-0? Well, you can kiss more of your hard-earned cash goodbye. You see, you’ll be paying $19.99 per month for the premium service....more

Rekindle that Spark

Perhaps it's been a while since you and your wife/husband/partner/spouse/girlfriend/boyfriend got together, and maybe things are a little...stale....more

Let's Talk About Sex

 (and yes, I am singing the Salt 'n' Pepa lyrics as I typed that title out) ...more