Websites

Websites

Couple Check-Up (from Prepare/Enrich): www.couplecheckup.com

This is an online test meant to give you and your sweetheart a measure of your relationship’s strengths and areas for improvement. Both of you fill out the questionnaires, in areas such as family of origin, financials, conflict management, and communication, and immediately after you will get a 15-20 report based in relational categories as to where you’re each at and how you come together. Couples can do this online assessment with immediate results once all questions are completed for $35, or couples can also work with a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator (can be a therapist or clergy who has gone through the Prepare/Enrich certification process) through Prepare-Enrich.com. This check-up is made with dating, engaged, and married couples in mind, and it will tailor its questions to the self-reported state of the relationship.

Good in Bed (Founded by Ian Kerner, Ph.D., LMFT): www.goodinbed.com

Here you will find sexuality information from experts. All of the experts and contributors are well-known in the sexuality field. Ian Kerner is the website founder, and regular content contributors include (but are not limited to) Emily Nagoski, Justin Lehmiller, Douglas Braun-Harvey, Logan Levkoff, and Tammy Nelson. Site visitors can read forum FAQs, original research conducted by Good in Bed including study methodology and findings, Mini-Guides (basically internet-article length) on topics such as Premature Ejaculation (PE), cunnilingus, fellatio, lubricants, pain during intercourse, and sex during pregnancy. There is also an eBook store with titles no more than $4.99. Some of the eBooks are The Cliterate Male: A Primer on Pleasuring Women, Sex and the Baby Years, Orally Pleasuring a Man, and Overcoming Premature Ejaculation. Customers can purchase the eBooks in PDF (desktop computers or laptops), ePub (iPhones/iPads/Android Devices), or MOBI (while MOBI technically no longer exists, most eReaders today support the file type due to many legacy MOBI file eBooks) and can be purchased on a Kindle device or on a smartphone via the Kindle app. It looks like this website is not being vigorously updated at this time, but this website still leads visitors to good sexuality information.

Hold Me Tight Online (created by Dr. Sue Johnson): www.holdmetightonline.com

The research-based program will guide you in using seven conversations that help you break out of the same distressed fights and away from that sensation that your partner doesn’t “get” you. Even if your relationship feels already on solid footing, you’ll be surprised at how these conversations will deepen and strengthen your bond. You will become an expert in changing your emotional music with your sweetheart so your relationship can be more pleasant, safe, and rewarding. For a long time emotion was shunned as a consideration for change in couple’s therapy, but now we live in an age where it has been discovered that emotion in fact promotes couple growth instead of stymies it. Quizzes accompany the program videos for comprehension. The Hold Me Tight conversations are supported by research studies in growing intimacy between partners. While $297 is not a small amount of money, it is about the cost of a couple of counseling sessions, and it is significantly cheaper than the cost of a break-up and the emotional heartache of dissolution.

Relationship IQ Quiz (from Michele Weiner-Davis): http://divorcebusting.com/a_relationship_iq_quiz.htm

This resource is more of a succinct article rather than a quiz about incredibly common myths about relationships. Each myth is debunked with a paragraph explanation. Good for those feelings unsure and hopeless about their current relationship. While we are unique, chances are our pressing relationship problems are not (ie, there is hope).

Thank God for Sex (from Tina Schermer Sellers): http://www.thankgodforsex.org/

Dr. Schermer Sellers seeks to help people who have developed sexual shame develop a more healthy acceptance, relationship with, and enjoyment of their sexuality. While the Christian Church is a beacon of strength for many people, when it comes to sexuality, the Church has often caused people to feel shame for sexual desire. This website is the online companion to her book Sex, God, and the Conservative Church, and on it you will find Schermer Seller’s blog, FAQs, and further information such as videos.

Disclaimer: This site is informational only and its resources are not substitutions for professional therapy. If you need professional help, see the Find a Therapist page to locate a qualified mental health professional.