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Jessica McCleese

14 Podcast Episodes

Latest 1 Oct 2022 | Updated Daily

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Keeping the Sizzle in Your Marriage with Dr. Jessica McCleese

The WHoly Mom Chat

 Sex in a marriage is a beautiful, God-designed act. It is for pleasure, not just for procreation. God created sex in a marriage to have physical, spiritual, and emotional intimacy with our partners. In this episode of the WHoly Mom Chat, Jenny talks with a friend and licensed Christian sex therapist, Dr. Jessica McCleese. They discuss the role sex plays in a Christian marriage and how we can keep the passion burning in our intimate relationships after having children.Dr. Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia and one of less than 200 Certified Christian Sex Therapists in the world. She has a passion for helping married Christians go from believing that they can have a fulfilling sex life to experiencing that intimate connection. Listen in to learn more {02: 57} How can mothers improve their sex life after having a baby? {06:53} When you have children of different age groups, how to find time for your spouse? {09:15} Modeling a relationship to be an excellent example to our children.{13:57} Practical steps to improve our intimacy in our relationships.{20:12} Finding passion again in your relationships To Support My Podcast, use: Paypal Or Venmo: @wholymomTo Connect with Me, Jenny:Follow me on IG: @wholymom or Facebook: facebook.com/wholymomHave Questions? Send me an email at: info@wholymom.com. Connect with Dr. Jessica - Join her Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/fullywell Website: www.befullywell.com.  Instagram:  @drjessica_mccleeseTo get the full version of the show notes:https://wholymom.com/podcast/episode41/   Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/wholymom)


12 Mar 2022

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S2 E3: Sex After Kids with Dr. Jessica McCleese

The Parent Club

*Warning:  Parents, you may not want your kids in the room as we’re talking about sex in this episode* Did you know there are less than 200 Certified Christian Sex Therapists in the world? Dr. Jessica McCleese, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Lighthouse Counseling, is one and is talking to us about sex and sex after kids today.  Taking a broader perspective on sex, she talks about the unspoken struggles Christians face in their sex life with their spouse.  If you’ve ever wondered if different sex drives are normal, how to overcome sexual shame based on your upbringing, or how to speak to your partner about lack of satisfaction in your sex life, this episode for is FOR you! She also addresses when to use anatomically correct terms for sexual organs with your kids and how to talk to your kids about sex in age-appropriate ways. You do not want to miss out as Dr. McCleese discusses the value of keeping both a Christ-focused view of your marriage and your sex life.  You may contact her at Drjessica@befullywell.com or by going to her website http://www.befullywell.com/.  If you are looking for a Certified Christian Sex Therapist near you, you may find one at https://www.sexualwholeness.com/abcst-find-a-therapist. Enjoy and checkout our free resources! https://gracebible.church/nextgenresources Dr. McCleese’s Recommendations: Torn Asunder: Recovering From an Extramarital Affair by David Carder On the Threshold of Hope Dr Diane Langberg A Celebration of Sex Dr Douglas E Rosenau The Married Guy's Guide to Great Sex by Clifford Penner Enjoy! The Gift of Sexual Pleasure for Women by Dr Joyce Penner The Story of Me by Dr Stan and Brenna Jones (Ages 3-5) Before I Was Born by Carolyn Nystrom (Ages 5-8) What’s the Big Deal? by Dr Stan and Brenna Jones (Ages 8-12) Facing the Facts by Dr Stan and Brenna Jones (Ages 11-16)

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5 Feb 2022

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How to Keep the Intimacy Alive for New Parents with Dr. Jessica McCleese

The WHoly Mom Chat

Having a child is one of the greatest joys that we can experience, but it’s also a big adjustment especially for first-time parents. Every parent can agree that the six weeks following the birth of your child are some of the most chaotic, exhausting, and rewarding weeks of your life. There are so many new responsibilities, things to do, books to read, late nights, and early mornings. So how do you do all this but still find the time to be intimate with your spouse? How do you keep the love alive, especially during the first six weeks? Today on the show, I’m joined by Dr. Jessica McCleese who is a psychologist and Christian sex therapist. I sat down to chat about Jessica’s personal story about becoming a certified Christian sex therapist, and how can mothers improve their sex life after having a baby. Plus, she shares tips for new parents to experience intimacy while mama’s body is healing.Dr. Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Virginia and one of less than 200 Certified Christian Sex Therapists in the world. She has a passion for helping married Christians go from just believing that they can have a fulfilling sex life to actually experiencing that intimate connection.Do you know about my coaching services? My mission here at Wholy Mom is to empower women to find and nurture their true selves through the transformation of mind, body, and spirit. With my coaching clients, I focus on your individual needs, to understand your specific situation. Together, we create a personalized plan to help you meet your goals. These sessions can take place in person or virtually.For my podcast listeners, I am offering $50 off any package with the code “50off” So shoot me an email at info@wholymom.com with 50off in the subject line and let's book your FREE discovery call today! Could you do me a favor? Would you please subscribe and leave a 5-star review so that other mamas can find out about this podcast! RESOURCES - My Website: http://www.wholymom.com Follow me on IG: @wholymom or Facebook: facebook.com/wholymomHave Questions? Send me an email at: info@wholymom.comConnect with Dr. Jessica Join her Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/fullywell Website: www.befullywell.com.  Instagram:  @drjessica_mccleeseTo get the full version of the show notes - https://wholymom.com/podcast/episode10/Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/wholymom)


24 Jul 2021

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Revealing & Healing Sexual Abuse - with Dr. Jessica McCleese- All About Sex Series

Real Relationship Talk

Revealing & Healing Sexual Abuse – with Dr. Jessica McCleeseHere’s the truth: either you or someone you know has been victimized by sexual abuse. It’s a sad reality that most of us hate talking about. But if we don’t talk about it, the stigma and shame will continue its cycle in our hearts and relationships. Joining me on the podcast for this important and urgent conversation is my friend, Dr. Jessica McCleese, a psychologist and sex therapist. Jessica tells us her personal story of being sexually molested and abused and the havoc those experiences wreaked on her psyche. But she’s not alone. I, too, in a rare conversation, talk about my experience with sexual abuse and the damage it began to have on my marriage. But God. So many women and men silently struggle with identity issues, guilt, confusion, embarrassment, shame, anger, and an array of other emotions because of sexual abuse. And many still won’t talk about it. I want to do my part to help people begin the path of healing and freedom from sexual abuse. Statistics show that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men are sexually abused by the time they turn 18.[1] That’s a LOT of us! Naturally, as I was wrapping up the All About Sex series, I concluded this was a topic that could be off limits no longer. We need real, honest, and helpful conversations about sexual abuse that will help single and married people to overcome all its damaging effects.  A Survivor’s StoryA few years ago, my friend, Terri, shared a spoken word at a women’s conference at our church entitled Story. Terri, too, is a survivor. With her permission, I am sharing her spoken word with you. May you find comfort in reading it: She sits in distress concerned and under arrest She, sits in her pretty pink dress, afraid to tell her mom because she’d make a mess of things She’s six and he… he cornered her. She’s not even old enough to write legible, his decibels rang in her ear: “TOUCH IT!” She sits in distress Concerned and under arrest Her heart beats out of her chest She’s too young to be shaken from the nest, but Satan’s jest was to destroy her… And soon - her reality became a mental and physical battle of sexual brutality As her molester sold her inexpensive lies that tied to her heart like - you’re so beautiful and you deserve this… And - just when her eye ducts began to swell, he whispered three destructive words: DO NOT TELL And she, she kept his word - that, secret tucked away privately, she put on insecurity and suffered quietly and silently as he, ran away with my voice… Her shackles grew stronger with age. She’s enraged at the world, every night curled into the fetal position. Nothing's more painful than knowing that the past you were living was just a counterfeit.  Yet, nothing’s more rewarding than knowing that Christ is a redeemer And Satan is a deceiver, he, wanted me to be sick of men, like fever, continually attacking my views on fatherhood ... That is...  Until I became a believer I said Satan is a deceiver - one who gives a false impression He wants you to be so wrapped up in what happened to you, that you neglect this lesson: God. Is. God. Is. So concerned about you that he, the Father, sent His own son to suffer - just when you think your problems are rougher, God's love is tougher... God. Is. A father to the fatherless. He is perfect relationship, and every time your lips part to recant your past story, remember to allow God to get the glory I committed to let God do surgery, I allowed Him to open me up and start purgin’ me - to, mend the fabric that was torn from molestation, I even surrendered my teenage frustration and hatred toward my earthly father. In the beginning, was the word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. And all things came into being through Him and The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. Jesus, you are the brightest light YOU designed my DNA, Satan has NO PLACE in the spotlight He has NO PLACE in this heart, right - NO PLACE in this life, like He belongs in darkness, only God dwells in the limelight And no one can write your story, but HIM I refuse to stand here and weep because I miss and mourn what used to be I refuse to accept muddy waters for the sake of purity I refuse to be a victim, dying and dancing for the enemy I refuse to let Satan write my story – cause only God can author my identity And I wearily crawled to the cross, and it was there he breathed his strength in me... He makes all things new Don’t put on your past, just to dress up your present And today, I stare at blank pages because my story is still being written. I’m still living it – out loud, and reading it like front-page news… You are not who you used to be. Written in your story is freedom from pain and sickness, emotionally Written in your story is freedom from a life ending terminally Freedom from Satan choking your creativity You are not who you used to be. Written in your story is value and royalty And every detail of our life is worked into something good… So tell me, what’s your story? ©2013 Terri Simmons  Getting Help for Sexual AbuseWhether your abuse happened over the last decades or last night, it’s time you tell someone. It’s time you get help. Reach out to a trusted and trained counselor and get healed.    Resources: On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Dr. Diane Langberg EMDR: a resource to Help Overcome Sexual Trauma The Effects of Porn in Marriage – The Dating Divas Learn more about Dr. Jessica McCleese at BeFullyWell.com. If you or someone you know is experiencing sexual abuse, contact RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) today at http://rainn.org or call their 24-hour hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE. [1] https://nomore.org/know-the-facts-citations/


2 Mar 2021

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Ep. 86 | Sex & Sexuality - Part 4: Adolescent Sexuality: Kids, Teens, & Sex | Guest: Dr. Jessica McCleese

Honest Conversations | HeartStrong Faith

The challenges confronting Generation Z has many parents wringing their hands and looking everywhere for answers. Dr. Jessica McCleese, licensed family, marriage, and sex therapist, sits down with Rebecca Carrell and Liz Rodriguez to discuss what kids and teens are and aren't doing when it comes to sex and sexuality.If you would like more information on any of the topics covered in the Sex and Sexuality series, we highly recommend Sanctified Sexuality: Valuing Sex in an Oversexed World. Find the book here: https://amzn.to/3ohtLLGYou can find more information about Dr. Jessica McCleese here: https://befullywell.com/Twitter: @RebeccaACarrell ; @lizannrod ; @HeartStrongFFacebook: @HeartStrongFaithInstagram: @rebeccacarrell ; @lizannrodriguez ; @lizrodonthepod ; @heartstrongfaith


25 Jan 2021

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5: Overcoming Female Sexual Dysfunction with Dr. Jessica McCleese

Get Your Marriage On! with Dan Purcell

Dr. Jessica McClease is a professional marriage counselor and sex therapist with a specialty in helping women overcome sexual issues. She often says sex is a reflection of the goodness and creativity of a loving God and sex in your marriage is a reflection of the relationship that you’ve already developed with your spouse. In this episode, we talk about: The fact that every person on the planet experiences sexual dysfunction at some period in their life, and that solutions are within reach Problems with sexual dysfunction that are unique to some individuals growing up in modern-day Christian cultures We discuss common sexual issues women face, such as inhibited sexual desire, inhibited arousal, vaginismus, painful intercourse (dyspareunia), vaginal dryness, and orgasm difficulties The role of physical, relational, and mental health in each of these concerns What to do if you have ongoing concerns The role of pelvic floor therapists How husbands can help support their wife if she's experiencing these things We finish off with some advanced "black belt" sex tips from this sexpert!


25 Nov 2020

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How to Have a More Fulfilling Sex Life with Dr. Jessica McCleese

Real Relationship Talk

Learn what you can do to have a better sex life today! Join me and licensed sex therapist, Dr. Jessica McCleese, as we have a conversation around building sexual intimacy in marriage. Sex shouldn't be a taboo topic in marriages nor should it illicit shame and anxiety. From a Christian perspective, Dr. McCleese shares about the value of having open and honest conversations with our children about their body parts, having the courage to tell your spouse what you do and do not like in the bedroom, and how to maximize the often forgotten about "afterglow" experience. This is an important conversation that will yield powerful and pleasurable results in your marriage.  For more information on Jessica's practice, visit http://befullwell.com.  And be sure to subscribe/follow my podcast and let me know how it's helping you in your relationship/marriage.


8 Sep 2020

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Trade Secrets - 025 - Jessica McCleese

Relationship Trade Secrets

Dr. Jessica has her doctorate in clinical psychology and her certification as a Christian sex therapist. She has a passion for helping Christian couples have a marriage that honors God and one another and fully believes that couples can stop feeling like roommates and start feeling like connected lovers again. Listen as she drops some gems in this episode!You can connect with Dr. Jessica here:Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/fullywellTwitter: https://twitter.com/DrMcCleeseInstagram: www.instagram.com/fullywellYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSErJiXpC_x65UCyDOo0xogLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/betterthanthehoneymoon/Website: www.betterthanthehoneymoon.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denolillc/message


17 Apr 2020

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Dr. Jessica McCLeese on Intimacy from a Christian Perspective (Ep. 45)

Praisecast - The Praise.com podcast

On this special Valentine’s Day episode, licensed psychologist and certified Christian sex therapist Jessica McCLeese joins us to share her perspective on helping Christian couples enjoy a fulfilling marriage. She believes that God can restore those that experience emotional pain in their sexual intimacy. The Praisecast team discusses whether this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show featuring Shakira and Jennifer Lopez was fun, family entertainment or completely inappropriate, they walk th

17 Feb 2020

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76 Conflict Resolution, Infidelity, and Infertility with Licensed Psychologist and Certified Sex Therapist, Dr. Jessica McCleese

The Savvy Sauce

Conflict Resolution, Infidelity, and Infertility with Licensed Psychologist and Certified Sex Therapist, Dr. Jessica McCleese Proverbs 13:12 (NIV) “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” Dr. Jessica McCleese is a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist with special training in sex education from a Christian perspective. She is also a wife and a lover of coffee, good books and travel. She is currently involved in a project with Dr. Rosenau, author of Celebration of Sex, to teach teens how to enjoy their friendships and dating relationships while holding to Christian convictions. Additionally, she serves on the advisory board at Millennials for Marriage- a group that aims to encourage millennials to be equipped for marriage.  At The Savvy Sauce, we will only recommend resources we believe in! We also want you to be aware: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.comand affiliated sites.  Dr. Jessica McCleese’s Website The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile Torn Asunder by David M. Carder & Duncan Jaenicke John Gottman’s website Previous Episodes on The Enneagram with Your Enneagram Coach, Beth McCord: Understanding and Utilizing the Enneagram in Your Life Deep Dive into the Enneagram Thank You to Our Sponsor: The Cookery Inc Connect with The Savvy Sauce on Facebook or Instagram or Our Website Please help us out by sharing this episode with a friend, leaving a 5-star rating and review, and subscribing to this podcast! Gospel Scripture: (all NIV) Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.”  Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”  Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.”  John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”  Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” Ephesians 1:13–14 “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession- to the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:15–23 “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.” Ephesians 2:8–10 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God‘s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.“ Ephesians 2:13 “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.“ Philippians 1:6 “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”


30 Sep 2019