For Engaged Couples – The Message of Intercourse

By Francine & Byron Pirola | April 23, 2012

When a couple wants to give themselves completely to one another, nakedness communicates that kind of extraordinary generosity and openness. It says: “I give you…

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Arousal Problems (Sex)

By Francine & Byron Pirola | April 23, 2012

Arousal has an objective and a subjective component: The subjective component refers to feeling involved, connected and turned on. The Objective component refers to the…

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Desire Problems (Sex)

By Francine & Byron Pirola | April 23, 2012

Sexual Desire Problems Our desire for sex, or libido, is not a constant throughout our lives. The hormone Testosterone is associated with libido. Testosterone levels…

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Hug to Diffuse

By Francine & Byron Pirola | December 19, 2011

It’s happening again. Suddenly we find ourselves in that all too familiar territory:  we’re gridlocked in an argument about goodness-knows-what and it’s starting to turn…

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Knot Yet #8: Finding Myself

By Francine & Byron Pirola | December 16, 2011

When emerging adults in committed relationships are polled about why they haven’t yet married, a common theme is ‘the need to find themselves’. They don’t…

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Knot Yet! #7: The Continuity Factor

By Francine & Byron Pirola | December 16, 2011

Many people assume that what they do as singles will not affect their future marriage relationship. They see single life as the opportunity to ‘have…

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Knot Yet! #6: The Marriage Drain Myth

By Francine & Byron Pirola | December 16, 2011

“You’re throwing your life away!”, was the message one bride in her early twenties was told. Many people delay marriage, and discourage other young would-be…

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