Tina Schermer Sellers

Facilitator, History

Tina 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. 

Dr. Sellers 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. Her relentless passion for couples and families to know sexual and spiritual abundance, health and healing have won her several awards and requests for radio, TV, and podcast interviews. 

Tina's community built website, www.ThankGodForSex.org, is internationally acclaimed. Inspired by the ItGetsBetter.org Project, TGFS brings video stories of people who are healing from religious sexual shame. In addition to personal videos, the website is filled with podcasts of live events, blog posts, a store, and other resources. It is a site committed to bringing voice, education, grace, and solidarity to a community that has been isolated in shame for far too long. Already receiving rave reviews, her book, Sex, God, & the Conservative Church: Erasing Shame from Sexual Intimacy comes out in May 2017 from Routledge Press.