Body Image in the Marriage Bed

Buckle up, I have quite a soap box with this one! Since we were little girls we have been marinating in poisonous messages about our bodies. We navigate puberty enduring scrutiny and engage in “normal” but toxic comparisons. By the time we reach adulthood, automatic body comparisons and judgments are deeply entrenched habits of self-abuse running unchecked along our neurological circuitry. What's your guess as to the impact this has on our libidos? The negative body image voice whispers to us every time we: Choose an outfit, “ugh, look at your stomach.” Take a shower, “look at that ugly skin.” Go on vacation, “you