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Heaven In Your Home

This podcast is a place where we unpack God's heart on sex, marriage, and His mission on the earth.

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Your Intimate Gift Guide
The Merry Marriage Gift Guide is BACK with some fresh, exciting, creative ways to give your spouse (and your marriage) a present. Your marriage is WORTH the investment!   What a treat to even just sit down together and talk through these curated ideas for your married intimacy. You’ll find the Merry Marriage Gift Guide includes ways to invest and grow, as well as ideas for sensory gifts and tools, including my absolute favorite tool to enhance pleasure. You may even hear me giggle a bit as I share some of these spicy ideas and the ways God has grown me in adding a few “extras” to our marriage bed.   You’ll enjoy some special savings, too. Tune in and enjoy!   Get the Merry Marriage Gift Guide right here: Merry Marriage   Related Episodes: Great Sex Grows…When I See Sex as Fun, Episode 122 Your Wonderful Female Body - Erogenous Zones, Episode 107 Pleasure Series Part 1: Reclaiming Your Orgasmic Potential, Episode 92 Pleasure Series Part 2: Reclaiming Your Orgasmic Potential, Episode 93   You’re Invited: Keep learning with Francie! Join the Discipleship Circle group mentorship. This is a SWEET community of women, connected with the purpose of seeking God’s heart for their reclaiming a redeemed view of sex and sexuality. Inside the circle, we will explore and discover the good news about God’s heart for sex. Learn more here: Discipleship Circle   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Connect with Francie: Receive Francie’s weekly newsletter  Website Instagram
20:03 12/05/2022
Sex & Your Period
Can you have sex on your period?  Let’s reframe this question and flip the switch on pursuing intimacy each and every day. God is a God of intimacy and He made sex to be naked and unashamed living. There are many ways to be intimate that don’t involve intercourse, although there is not a mandate for or against intercourse during your menstrual cycle. Tune into this episode as we unpack a frequently asked question and talk about the menstrual cycle on a deeper level. You won’t want to miss this unique perspective to celebrate how God has made us as women. Keep learning with Francie! Join the Discipleship Circle group mentorship. This is a SWEET community of women, connected with the purpose of seeking God’s heart for their reclaiming a redeemed view of sex and sexuality. Inside the circle, we will explore and discover the good news about God’s heart for sex. Learn more here: Discipleship Circle   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Connect with Francie: Receive Francie’s weekly newsletter  Website Instagram  
37:48 11/28/2022
Gratitude & Thanksgiving
Enjoy a special episode of praise and worship as we fix our gaze on Jesus through Psalm 34.  Enter into the holiday season with the aim to shift the atmosphere of your home, as you serve God with your whole mind, soul and body. Knowing that your body is a gift that allows you to uniquely glorify God, you can walk each day with gratitude and thanksgiving. Let’s bless God at all times with a “whole body” worship.   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Connect with Francie: Receive Francie’s weekly newsletter  Website Instagram
22:18 11/21/2022
Growing Intimacy…Even When You Have Little Kids
What does it like to keep building a strong foundation RIGHT NOW, even in the little years? As you transition from newly married to being new parents, there are real challenges in staying connected and intimate. It’s really easy to slip into the “roommate rut” as you navigate the never-ending needs of being parents. But, you can stay connected, really being intentional to build oneness and intimacy. It takes priority and intentionality, but you can establish simple rhythms that allow you to maintain intimate connection. You’ll hear how we practically established rhythms of connection as our family started to grow. Be encouraged and be equipped!   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Connect with Francie: Receive Francie’s weekly newsletter  Website Instagram  
34:35 11/14/2022
How Taking Hotel Dates Helps My Marriage Connection
Drifting in marriage can happen quickly. Busy lives, full schedules and a household full of children are always vying for our attention. It takes intentional connection to avoid the “roommate rut”.  Have you heard of a hotel date? Instead of dinner and a movie, you spend several hours alone at a hotel. What an incredible way to find connection.  In this episode you will learn all about hotel dates as an idea to spur your marriage connection. You will hear candid chat about the practicals and logistics, as well as some ways this practice can strengthen your marriage connection. Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Connect with Francie: Receive Francie’s weekly newsletter  Website Instagram  
38:01 11/07/2022
Building Strong Marriages that Weather Life’s Storms with Gary Thomas
How do we navigate hard things that come our way and not get washed out by the storms of life? And, how can we keep our marriage anchored in the truth, in intimacy with God and each other?   In this episode you will hear nuggets of wisdom and insight to encourage you in your marriage, even when the trials of life threaten to rip you apart. Every marriage will face hard times, yet with a Kingdom perspective, seasons of setbacks and disappointments are shifted.  Be encouraged through the stories of marriages that not only weathered the storm, but became an opportunity to glorify God. And, be reminded of the beauty of a marriage that is always healing and leaning in toward intimacy and growth.   About Gary Thomas Gary Thomas's writing and speaking draw people closer to Christ and closer to others. He is the author of twenty books that together have sold more than two million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. These books include Sacred Marriage, Cherish, Married Sex, and the Gold Medallion-award winning Authentic Faith.   Resources Mentioned: Making Your Marriage a Fortress: Strengthening Your Marriage to Withstand Life's Storms, Gary Thomas   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Connect with Francie: Website Instagram
51:32 10/31/2022
Great Sex Grows…When I See My Superpowers as a Wife
Superpowers as a wife. Sounds nice, right? Well, it’s true. Tune in and hear the ways God has equipped and empowered you for good works. When you see yourself in a Biblical light, fully equipped with super powers including the truth of being an image bearer and the gift of the Holy Spirit, you begin to see a shift in your perspective.   This conversation builds upon those truths to give you some fresh ways of thinking about your gifts and super powers as a wife. Be encouraged, friend. We are dropping the “shoulds” and embracing some incredible ideas to help power a growing sex life.    Grab a complementary guide based on this podcast series today: Great Sex Grows   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Connect with Francie: Website Instagram
16:47 10/24/2022
Great Sex Grows…As I Communicate Honestly and Honoringly
Does great sex just happen? Well, no, it doesn’t. Let’s continue the conversation about intentional ways to lean in and and grow truly great intimacy, which includes communication.   Talking about sex may not come very naturally. And, it really does take some practice as you become vulnerable and learn to express your needs. In this episode you’ll hear more about my own journey to find tools to be able to talk about sex. And, you’ll hear encouragment to talk about sex together.   When you use your words to speak life over your husband and your marriage, it is an incredibly powerful gift to fuel deeper vulnerability. Great sex grows…when you lean in toward honest and hornoring communication.   Grab a complementary guide based on this podcast series today: Great Sex Grows   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here   Resources Mentioned:   His Needs, Her Needs Caveat - this book does discuss sex as a man’s physical need. I consistently share that Biblical sex is not about a need or a duty. Always ask the Lord to guide you as you consume any resources. Connect with Francie: Website Instagram
37:19 10/17/2022
Great Sex Grows…When I See Sex as Fun
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 Let’s continue the conversation about great sex growing, because, spoiler alert, it doens’t just happen. We are talking about dialing up the JOY in your marriage and…in your bedroom. This episode can be a resource to you over time. It  is full of ideas and tips to bring more fun and lighthearted play into your marriage.  When you see your spouse as your playmate, the hard things of life might just soften a little bit. So, lean in and hear about bringing the JOY and FUN to your growing sex life.   Grab a complementary guide based on this podcast series today: Great Sex Grows   Resources Mentions: Christian Friendly Sex Positions Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Connect with Francie: Website Instagram
31:46 10/10/2022
Great Sex Grows…When I Tune Into My Body
Let’s continue the conversation about growing in your married intimacy by talking about the body. It seems obvious that we acknowledge that body is part of sex, but great intimacy happens when you tune into your body and see it as a good gift.   It’s really easy to become disconnected from the body, going about your day and serving others without much regard for your physical needs and sensations.    In this episode, you will hear practical ideas for seeing your body as good. You’ll hear encouragement for tuning into the ways you can care for yourself, understanding your body and how it works and see how you can walk in more confidence.   Enjoying the gift of intimacy begins with bringing your whole self to the moment - mind, body and spirit.  We are all in process, all on our own journey. Let’s keep leaning in toward growth, healing and truly great intimacy.    Grab a complementary guide based on this podcast series today: Great Sex Grows   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Connect with Francie: Website Instagram
31:17 10/03/2022
Great Sex Grows…When I Shift My Mindset
Your beliefs about your body, your sexuality and your marriage bed are critical. Do you have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset?   The Word encourages us to be growth-oriented. In Romans we see, “do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - His good, pleasing and perfect will.” Let’s apply this to a growing, flourishing sex life.   Great sex doesn’t just happen. Great sex requires intentionality…and this episode will unpack the benefits of having a mindset to set you up for success.   Grab a complementary guide based on this podcast series today: Great Sex Grows Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Connect with Francie: Website Instagram Grab the free guide, Five Truths about Sex  
22:36 09/26/2022
Great Sex Grows - Introduction
Does great sex just happen?   While the world throws the phrase, “great sex,” around casually, in this new series we are going to really unpack the journey toward truly great sex. Yes, it’s a journey meant for the long haul of your marriage. Great sex can truly grow over time with intentionally.   In Great Sex Grows, you will be equipped and encouaged to think about intentional connection in each and every stage. Yes, we will keep our eyes on the big picture, but we will unpack practical ways to grow a great sex life. A growing sex life requires intentionality…and, this series will help you think differently and become more intentional.    Grab a complementary guide based on this podcast series today: Great Sex Grows Resources Mentioned: What if Love is the Point?: Living for Jesus in a Self-Consumed World, Carlos PenaVega and  Alexa PenaVega   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Connect with Francie: Website Instagram Grab the free guide, Five Truths about Sex
24:51 09/19/2022
How Often Should I Be Having Sex?
This is a loaded question. Stop “should-ing” on yourself, especially when it comes to your marriage. “Should” is a word that connotes a duty or a chore…who wants that? Let’s reframe the question moving forward.   Rather, let’s focus on the benefits of an active and growing sex life. While we can focus on the many health benefits, what if we flip the question and understand what’s behind your questions about “how often.”   In this episode you’ll be encouraged to reframe the way you think about frequency or differing sex drives. Listen in and hear a more helpful approach to choosing intimacy and connection.   Resources Mentioned: The 10 Health Benefits of Regular Sex. Here   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Connect with Francie: Website Instagram Grab the free guide, Five Truths about Sex
41:34 09/12/2022
Growing Intimacy through Body Blessing & Shame Healing
Intimacy requires vulnerability. With vulnerability, hurt and wrong thinking can bubble up, requiring attention and healing.  In this episode, I share a personal journey with shame I’ve carried, even without realizing it, over my feminine body. You will hear the vision for body blessing and a helpful outline of simple steps for healing prayer. Your body is wonderfully made and as you agree with God, there is freedom to walk in more fruitful abundance.   For a more detailed study guide on this topic, click here. Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Connect with Francie: Website Instagram Grab the free guide, Five Truths about Sex
40:29 09/05/2022
Your Wonderful Female Body - Pelvic Floor Health with Dr. Tanya Rowenhorst, Pt 2
Yes, it is possible to sneeze or cough without leaking. To exercise without a sense of urgency. And, even to be healed from uncomfortable or painful intercourse.   Strengthening the pelvic floor can lead to incredible benefits, regardless of your life stage. Listen to part two of the conversation with Dr. Tanya Rowenhorst, where we unpack the health of your female body, including a more comprehensive awareness of your body so that you can be more fully connected mind, body and spirit.    You’ll hear a candid discussion about living more integrated, especially if you find yourself disconnected due to shame, embarrassment or iies that don’t align with the Word of God.   Tanya is a wife, mother of 5 and practices women’s health physical therapy through innovative and approachable services at Refine Physical Therapy. About Tanya and Get Connected:  God has given Tanya a passion and heart for serving and speaking truth to women. She believes that each woman has been given a good body at every stage of life, and she desires to see women embrace who they were created to be and live life to the fullest. She attended Dordt College to get a B.A. in Exercise Science and a minor in psychology, and received her doctorate degree in physical therapy from the University of Iowa. Learn more about her approachable women’s health support on her website. Dr. Tanya Rowenhorst, Website and Instagram Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you’ll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie’s message. Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Connect with Francie: Website Instagram Grab the free guide, Five Truths about Sex  
31:50 08/29/2022
Your Wonderful Female Body - Pelvic Floor Health with Dr. Tanya Rowenhorst, Pt 1
What is the pelvic floor? And what should you expect from a healthy, functioning pelvic floor? As your body changes with life, especially after childbirth, you may notice issues or problems like a leaky bladder, inability to jump without urgency and even uncomfortable, painful intercourse.    In this episode, Dr. Tanya Rowenhorst, will help give you more insight into your wonderful female body, especially in the area of a healthy pelvic floor. Tanya is a wife, mother of 5 and practices women’s health physical therapy through innovative and approachable services at Refine Physical Therapy. About Tanya and Get Connected:  God has given Tanya a passion and heart for serving and speaking truth to women. She believes that each woman has been given a good body at every stage of life, and she desires to see women embrace who they were created to be and live life to the fullest. She attended Dordt College to get a B.A. in Exercise Science and a minor in psychology, and received her doctorate degree in physical therapy from the University of Iowa. Learn more about her approachable women’s health support on her website. Dr. Tanya Rowenhorst, Website and Instagram Resources mentioned in this episode: Revelation Wellness Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you’ll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie’s message. Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Connect with Francie: Website Instagram Grab the free guide, Five Truths about Sex
30:31 08/22/2022
Your Wonderful Female Body - Resolution and the Ripple Effect of Sex
Your body is good and reveals the very goodness of God. Yes, that’s right! God designed your body and He did so with intention and purpose. In this episode you will learn about the about the final aspect of the sexual response cycle, resolution. How can you maximize the resolution stage for increased intimacy and connection? Listen in and learn about the ways God created your body and the beautiful physical and hormonal responses that you experience in sex. Experience the powerful “exhale” together in the resolution stage of the sexual response cycle, which extends beyond the marriage bed. Related Episodes: Ep. 2 The Science of Sex Ep. 4 The Ripple Effect of Sex: And Why Sex Matters, Espicially When You Don’t Feel Like It  Ep. 8 The Emotional Gift of Sex Ep. 102 How a Flourishing Wife Can Call Forth Holy Masculinity   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you’ll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie’s message. Connect with Francie: Website Instagram Grab the free guide, Five Truths about Sex
22:42 08/15/2022
Your Wonderful Female Body - Orgasm Pt. 2
Orgasm is a gift created and formed by God. And, as women you have a unique capacity for pleasure with incredible benefits. Your body is wonderfully made with intention and purpose, which includes your sexuality.    A great sex life doeesn’t happen by accident. In this episode you will find practical ideas to consider as you learn about orgasm, pursuing pleasure and increased intimacy in your marriage. Listen in and be encouraged as you consider TEN IDEAS and FOUR STEPS to enhance your approach to pleasure in your marriage bed.   Mentioned in this episode: Dr. Jennifer Degler, CWIVES (Christian Wives Initiating Valuing Enjoying Sex)    Related Episodes: Ep. 111 Your Wonderful Female Body - Orgasm Pt. 1 Ep. 105 Your Wonderful Female Body - Clitoris Ep. 92 Pleasure Series Pt. 1 - Reclaiming Your Orgasmic Potential Ep.93 Pleasure Series Pt. 2 - Female Anatomy, Orgasm 101 and Guiding Your Husband to Your Pleasure with Dr. Jennifer Degler Ep. 94 Pleasure Series Pt. 3 - Your Orgasm Questions with Dr. Jennifer Degler   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you’ll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie’s message. Connect with Francie: Website Instagram Grab the free guide, Five Truths about Sex
31:39 08/08/2022
Shifting Culture through Music in Your Home
Come along with me and let’s bring the truth of God into your home through the gift of music as we prayerfully prepare to launch Heaven in Your Home Family Music.   In this episode you’ll hear how a little rap based on 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 became a seed not only to plant truth in the hearts of my children, but one planted to bring my talented friend and musician Kathryn Brummer alongside to write beautiful songs based on teaching truths.   The catchiness of the rap caught on and all of my kids not only sing it while we’re in the kitchen or in the car, but that rap launched us into countless deeper conversations about the significance of God’s design, His heart for us, and His amazing plan for how we live in our bodies as male and female.    We want to see that happen for families all over the world. We want to see the life-shaping power of music, combined with truth filled theology, form our kids' worldviews and shift the culture of our homes from the inside out.    We want to invite you to join us in launching a music platform, Heaven in Your Home Family Music, offering families a foundation-building space to celebrate God’s wonderful design and truth through song.    We are prayerfully partnering with a producer and studio to bring the music to life THIS MONTH. Won’t you partner with us to make this happen.   Partner with Heaven in Your Home Family Music, click here.   Mentioned in this episode: Everybody Has a Body: God Made Boys and Girls, by Monica Ashour Before The Sex Talk: A Theology of the Body Approach for Parents and Mentors, by Linda Beth Noble and Linda Marie Stewart  Related Episodes: Body Talks with Kids Episode 96: Clarity, Confidence and the Critical Need to Shift the Conversation Body Talks with Kids Episode 97: Connecting to the Meaning of YOUR Body Body Talks with Kids Episode 98: Big Picture Vision, Small Phrases to Create Impact Body Talks with Kids Episode 99: Celebrating the Body, Celebrating God   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you’ll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie’s message. Connect with Francie: Website Instagram Grab the free guide, Five Truths about Sex  
22:06 08/01/2022
Your Wonderful Female Body - Orgasm Pt. 1
Orgasms are a gift created, formed and given straight from the heart of God. This sweet gift will bless your marriage, will bless your interaction with your husband and will give you a glimpse of the pleasure and the wonder that we'll have for eternity with God, where you are lost in wonder and lost in love.   In this episode you will learn more about orgasms, including types of orgasm and the intention of orgasm. In addition to the practicals, you will be given a little bit of vision for thinking about orgasm and realizing that it is not the highest goal of our sexual intimacy, but it is an incredible and holy gift that you are worthy of experiencing.   This teaching is packed with detail and insight. Be equipped and be encouraged as you continue to educate yourself on your wonderful female body.   Mentioned in this episode: Episode 38, How I Pray About My Sex Life Restoring the Pleasure, Clifford Penner and Joyce Penner   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you’ll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie’s message. Connect with Francie: Website Instagram Grab the free guide, Five Truths about Sex
26:09 07/25/2022
Your Wonderful Female Body - Sexual Arousal
The holy pursuit of your female sexuality often involves a healing journey. As you ditch the shame and wounded parts, unpack your story and begin to live as a fully integrated woman, the fruit of freedom is experienced.   In this episode, you will hear more of the wonderful ways God has made your female body and hopefully see the goodness of God as you lean into more oneness in your marriage.    Reframe unhelpful notions of transactional, duty or climax-focused sex and learn the incredible benefits of slow, intentional love making. You will hear practicals for making the most of sexual arousal to pursue incredible pleasure and experience extended initimacy.   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you’ll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie’s message. Connect with Francie: Website Instagram Grab the free guide, Five Truths about Sex
34:25 07/18/2022
Your Wonderful Female Body - Sexual Desire
Your body and your sexuality were designed by God and He called you good. As we continue this educational and celebratory series on your wonderful female body, today we are leaning in to better understand the female sexual response cycle, which starts with sexual desire.   This may require a bit of awareness as you continue to recognize ways you can live more integrated. Growth requires intentionality, so in this episode we are intentionally focusing on sexual desire so that we might become more aligned with God.   In this episode you will be encouraged and equipped, on both spiritual and practical levels, to understand and become aware of desire.   Mentioned in this episode: Growing Desire Challenge Episode 73, Growing Your Sexual Desire - Barriers Episode 74, Growing Your Sexual Desire - Brains Episode 75, Growing Your Sexual Desire - Beliefs Episode 76, Growing Your Sexual Desire - Body Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you’ll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie’s message. Connect with Francie: Website Instagram Grab the free guide, Five Truths about Sex
34:38 07/11/2022
Your Wonderful Female Body - 4 Stages of Sexual Response
Sex is a gift from God, given to you with intention and purpose. We’re continuing in the summer series, educating ourselves on our body so that we can live in a more celebratory tone when it comes to how we think about our bodies, our femininity and our sexuality.    Common views of sex are are often achored in the cultural assumption that sex = erection, entry, thrusting, ejeculation, resolution. Sex is a much more beautiful, layered and fruitful experience. And, the female body is created with incredible responses to complement the male response.   In this episode we will begin to unpack what your female body needs and what a more integrated connection between the brain and the body looks like for women. Women need engagement, time, stimulation and connection between the body and the brain.    Learn to become more aware of what is happening in your body, and tune in and pay attention to the way your body responds in desire, arousal, climax and resolution. This awareness leads to insight on how to wake up to your body and build more intimacy in your marriage.   Friend, let’s lean in and understand your wonderful female body and celebrate what God called good.   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you’ll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie’s message. Connect with Francie: Website  
27:22 07/04/2022
Episode 107: Your Wonderful Female Body - Erogenous Zones
Did you know your body was knit together with about 10 erogenous zones? Wow! Learn more about the possibility for pleasure with your husband and be encouraged as this episode educates and celebrates your wonderful female body, which includes erogenous zones. In this summer series we are learning to celebrate our bodies. Let’s not just see sex as a duty, something on our to-do list, or a place of shame. Rather, let’s learn about how our body works and how God created our body with purpose and intention.   This series is for HOLY WOW as you learn more about your good body. We are celebrating erogenous zones.   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you’ll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie’s message. Connect with Francie: Website
18:48 06/27/2022
Episode 106: Your Wonderful Female Body - G-spot
Maybe you’ve heard of the g-spot, but don’t have much understanding or idea how it works or even where it is. Let’s unpack your good, beautiful female body and celebrate being wonderfully made. We are continuing the summer series with an episode dedicated to the g-spot.   It’s a holy pursuit to understand your sexual anatomy as you pursue intimacy and pleasure in marriage. So, we are continuing to celebrate as we educate as we get to know our good bodies. After all, our bodies have indicators of God's heart and God's purposes.    This series is for HOLY WOW as you learn more about your good body, which includes the g-spot.   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you’ll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie’s message. Connect with Francie: Website  
12:52 06/20/2022
Episode 105: Your Wonderful Female Body - Clitoris
You are wonderfully made. God’s masterpiece. This summer series will educate and celebrate all things about your wonderful female body. And, in this episode we are covering all things about the clitoris.    You’ll understand more about your anatomy, the good ways God designed you and the incredible ways your clitoris responds to touch and the beautiful capacity for pleasure and hormonal responses.    This series is for HOLY WOW as you learn more about your good body, starting with your clitoris. Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you’ll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie’s message. Connect with Francie: Website
19:41 06/13/2022
Episode 104: Invitation to Discover Your Wonderful Female Body
You look at a sunset and marvel at God’s glory in what He’s created. Yet, YOU are His ultimate masterpiece, created with intention and purpose.   In this celebratory Summer series, you’ll receive bite sized pieces of inspiration, encouragement and celebration as you process and seek to honor your good, beautiful body that God has given you.   This episode is an introduction to a brand new Summer series, inviting you to discover your wonderful female body. Let’s celebrate as we are educated. Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you’ll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie’s message. Connect with Francie: Website
15:20 06/06/2022
Episode 103: Healing and Growing through Sex Therapy with Tish Hedger
Pursuing sexual wholeness is a journey. And, some healing journeys might benefit from the help of a professional counselor. But, what is sex therapy and who is it for?   Listen in today and hear from Tish Hedger, a Liscenced Professional Counselor and Clinical Director of MyCounselor Online, as she breaks down the goal of sexual wholeness, the barries that keep you from exprienceing a healthy sexual experience in your marraige and the approach you might expect with a sex therapist.   Be encouraged and learn about the role sex therapy might play in your healing journey.   About Tish Hedger, MA, LPC:   Tish is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with over 6,000 hours of clinical hours of care and serves as the Clinical Director of MyCounselor Online.  She is a trained sex therapist as well as trained in the trauma informed and attachment based therapies of AEDP and EFT. She holds a bachelors in biblical studies and a masters in counseling (MA). Tish is passionate about helping individuals and marriages heal from loss and trauma.  Tish has been married since 2005 to a church planter/pastor. She is the mother of two. She enjoys coffee, the outdoors and spending time with her family.    Resources Mentioned: MyCounselor Online Soul Virgins by Doug Rosenau and Todd Wilson Restoring the Pleasure, Clifford Penner and Joyce Penner Revelation Wellness with Alisa Keeton And, Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you’ll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie’s message. Connect with Francie: Website
50:17 05/30/2022
Episode 102: How a Flourishing Wife Can Call Forth Holy Masculinity
While you may see your man as a tower of strength, do you know how to honor and even call forth his holy masculinity? The culture seems to be against our men, either pitting their masculinity as toxic or, even worse, placing them in competition or comparison with women.   Challenge yourself to flourish in God’s unique role for you as a wife. Learn to come alongside your husband to honor his strength and even speak life and blessing over his sexuality and holy image bearing masculinity. Your journey in loving your husband allows you to see his strength and his vulnerability.    In this episode, you’ll hear practical ways to speak life over your husband’s sexuality, including a few things that may make you blush. And, you’ll learn how to honor your husband when he initiates…even when you are far from feeling ready to connect.    And, Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you’ll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie’s message. Connect with Francie: Website
37:59 05/23/2022
Episode 101: Making Space for Margin and Rest
You were made for closeness and connection. Connection with God, with people and in your marriage. Yet, exhaustion, striving, noise and distractions are real life hurdles to closeness and intimacy. What would it look like to have invitational rest in your life?   In this episode, Francie shares from her own journey and experience with the weariness of exhaustion and gently encourages you to lay down the hurdles of rest and simply “come to Him.” Let’s set aside the barrier of exhaustion and make room for quietness and margin (even if it’s a little uncomfortable).   You’ll hear practical help and ideas, as well as a deeper understanding of the fruitfulness of a life with space and margin. Real authentic connection and intimacy comes from a place of rest.    Related Episodes: Episode 72, How and Why I Practice Silent Prayer  Growing Desire Series (Episodes 73, 74, 75 and 76) Pursuing Pleasure Series (Episode 92, 93, 94 and 95   Resources Mentioned: Ruth Haley Barton Dwell App   And, Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You’ll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here And, find a little something new to bring to your marriage bed at Married Dance. Use discount code MerryMarriage for 10% off site wide. Click here Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you’ll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie’s message. Connect with Francie: Website Instagram Please share Heaven In Your Home with your friends!
40:32 05/16/2022