Big Think Interview With David Schnarch, PhD – What is Love?

Thought for the Day … on Love, Sex, Relationship, Intimacy, etc.  Dr. Schnarch has some great insights worth hearing no matter where we are in relationship.  I often recommend his book Secrets of a Passionate Marriage to anyone dealing with relationship issues.  I like to say it’s a great book no matter where you are on the relationship spectrum, on your way in, in, on your way out, or solo.  Dr. Schnarch often says, “marriagess are people growing machines”.

You can find the book in paperback, kindle or audiobook version at my Amazon eStore.



David Schnarch, Ph.D. is co-director of the Marriage & Family Health Center. He is a licensed clinical psychologist, world-renown sex and marital therapist, and international best-selling author. He is a Certified Sex Therapist (Diplomat status) by American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).

In 1991, Dr. Schnarch wrote the landmark book, Constructing The Sexual Crucible: An Integration of Sexual and Marital Therapy which is used in clinical training programs across the country and read by therapists around the world. He is the founder of Crucible® Therapy, regarded by many as the most sophisticated integration of sex, intimacy, spirituality, personal development, and marital therapy developed to date.

His second book, Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Emotionally Committed Relationships is a perennial international best seller. And his third book, Resurrecting Sex: Resolving Sexual Problems and Rejuvenating Your Relationship, helps people who have problems with sexual dysfunctions (arousal, erections, or orgasm) for psychological, interpersonal and medical reasons.

Dr. David has been the subject of feature articles on NBC-TV Dateline, Town and Country Magazine, and CNBC-TV Real Personal. He has appeared on Today, and Good Morning America, and in USA Today, The Washington Post, Associated Press, Family Therapy Networker, Psychology Today, Self, Shape, and Mirabella.

For more information on Dr. Schnarch visit