Will Sex Save a Marriage?

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The answer is no….. and maybe yes. But is this the real question?

Does sex assure a lasting, stable, happy marriage? This is a complex issue.  Read More

Sex – ISKCON’s Hot Potato Issue

Recently ISKCON’s Grihastha Vision Team informally surveyed scores of couples and individuals in ISKCON to ascertain some of the greatest challenges in their marriages. Two top challenges emerged:

1. Lack of emotional and or physical intimacy; Absence of  closeness, including loving exchanges and struggles with sexual intimacy.

2. Incompatibility and lack of premarital education and/or marriage counseling.    Read More. 

Dealing with Illicit Sex

Question: In ISKCON we are taught to follow the four regulative principles, among which avoiding illicit sex is often the most crucial one. However, there are situations where one member of the couple doesn’t agree on practicing sexual restraint, and this could lead to the drastic break-up of the marriage. What can be done in such cases?

Answer: This is a burning issue, which requires an honest and urgent clarification. It is not the first time I have talked about it, but so far I have done so only with very intimate students.  Read More 

Resentment is like a warning light flashing on your car dash. My father in law once ignored the oil light and ruined  an engine.

Do you want to let yourself feel like a victim and let your marriage seize up or be proactive and  take some measures to correct the situation? Read the following and seek help if necessary.

Additional Reading

Read The Nectar of Commitment 

Read Unnecessary Add Ons 

Read Oh Yes! Lets Deal With This Conflict

Read Strong Marriages Have These 6 Vital ingredients 

The antidote for contempt is appreciation.  If resentment is like acid, contempt is like fire. Put it out immediately!

We seek to support, strengthen, educate and enliven the individuals, couples and families who are or will be involved with the grihastha ashram.

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