Intimacy is a hot topic in any relationship. It is also a process. It is not stagnant. In fact, any kind of stagnation in a relationship kills intimacy. I am a firm believer that intimacy is one of the major elements that keeps a relationship thriving. Intimacy goes beyond physical and sexual connection. Let’s face it. Men think about sex much more than women. When intimacy comes to mind, most people think about sex. Sex and intimacy are two different things, although often used interchangeably. Do not get me wrong, sex is a huge part in a relationship! However, intimacy is much more than that. I am taking it a step further to introduce you to other forms of intimacy. In fact, if you are able to develop other intimacy skills needed, I am confident your sexual frequency will also increase.
Intimacy: Intimacy is about knowing someone deeply and being able to be completely free in that person’s presence.
Here are a few different forms of intimacy:
● Sexual: When a couple’s experiences a connection that goes beyond the basic physical act of sex.
● Physical: When a couple share a loving touch. Be it holding hands, a hug, or a kiss we humans were designed to want to be touched. Touch can communicate acceptance and love, a closeness that only the two of you have based on your shared experiences.
● Emotional: When a couple can comfortably share their feelings with each other or when they empathize with the feelings of each other.
● Spiritual: When a couple share religious/spiritual beliefs and practices. This can be as simple as going to a place of worship together, or discussing spiritual issues as a couple. Ultimately, your life experiences, within the foundation of your shared faith, will create and deepen your spiritual intimacy.
EXTRA TIP: Having more than one form of intimacy is the engine that makes a relationship sing! Strive to have multiple, not just one.
Did you know there were so many different forms of intimacy??? Let me know what you think by commenting below…..BE BLESSED!