About this Episode:

This week, Dr. Megan Speciale talks to Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers about religion, values, and sexual wellness. The conversation unpacks the widespread experience of sexual shame: why we feel it, how it impacts our sexual health, and how we can use sex-positivity, body appreciation, and spirituality to overcome it. 

About Tina:

Schermer Sellers profile pictureTina Schermer Sellers, PhD has had a distinguished career as an educator, sex therapist, medical family therapist, speaker, author, consultant, and thought leader. She serves as an Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and Director of Medical Family Therapy in the School of Psychology, Family & Community at Seattle Pacific University. Her popular blog is filled with inspiring ideas on marriage, parenting, spirituality, sexuality, and culture. She also founded the Northwest Institute on Intimacy, whose mission is to provide training in sex therapy and spiritual intimacy for psychotherapists and to provide a solid referral source for physicians, clergy, and community leaders. 

Learn more about Dr. Sellers at her website: http://tinaschermersellers.com/.


Access a free, previously unreleased book chapter from her book “Sex, God, and the Conservative Church: Erasing Shame from Sexual Intimacy” by visiting her community-built website http://www.thankgodforsex.org/.

The full book is available on Amazon.

The APA Citation for this Episode:

Shook, M. (Producer). (2018, May 16). Religion, Shame, and Sexual Wellness – A Conversation with Tina Schermer Sellers [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://wp.me/p7R6fn-pe.

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