Now that you understand what intimacy is (See Previous Blog Post) and have a good foundation of the different forms of intimacy. Let me explain to you why it is so important in your relationship.
A relationship cannot thrive without connections. It is important to be able to connect with your partner on more than one level. Physical, Sexual, Emotional, and Spiritual intimacy are ways to connect with your partner.
You want to strive to have balance! This means you want each area of intimacy to carry equal weight. Pay attention to each of them simultaneous. You may be thinking, Kiaundra! That is a lot of work. I cannot do that. I am here to tell you that you can. In fact, you are probably doing more of them right now than you actually think.
1. To improve your sexual intimacy try: Intentionally engage in a form of sexual contact of your choice on a weekday.
2. To improve your physical intimacy try: Hold hands every chance you have – make a game out of it.
3. To improve your emotional intimacy try: Spending 10 minutes per day without any electronics distracting the two of you. 10 minutes may not seem like a lot, but in our hyper-connected world – this can be obtainable by even the busiest of couples.
4. To improve your spiritual intimacy try: Praying together, going to a place of worship or discussing your spiritual framework at least once a week.
These are not set in stone. Feel free to modify them to fit your life and relationship. I am anxious to hear about all your improvements in the comments below……………..Be blessed!