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Need For Intimacy
Need For Intimacy

Nick was looking for love in all the wrong places. Growing up in a home that was not the most loving, he started looking for love in relationships. He thought getting married would fill the void, but the tension, the deeper desire for love and intimacy, wasn’t fulfilled. Related: Do You Crave Intimacy?

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Want Relationship Intimacy?
Want Relationship Intimacy?

Intimacy and communication are foundations for healthy relationships, and intimacy requires communication. Early on, people will guard their true selves carefully, often putting up facades, but part of having long-lasting healthy relationship is being willing to work together to remove those masks. What are ways to open the door to effective communication in marriage or […]

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Soul Cravings: Intimacy
Soul Cravings: Intimacy

“Love is more powerful than hate,” yet many struggle with the thought of love. It can be a great delight to feel loved, yet when we are unable to find or maintain the love we crave, we’re left deeply wounded. Do you crave intimacy? Do you desire to be loved for who you are, apart […]

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Intimacy, Sex & Scandals
Intimacy, Sex & Scandals

The headlines proclaimed the potential fall of another celebrity. The scandal began with a car crash in the middle of the night.  Shortly after, photos of a mistress surfaced and we all heard a voicemail recording threaten to tear another family apart. Tiger Woods, who has spent his career sporting a squeaky clean image now […]

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Men and Emotional Intimacy
Men and Emotional Intimacy

A man who can cry is a man who has learned some secrets about intimacy. But sadly, for many men it takes something tragic or life-changing before they understand this truth. Here are a few ways you can tell if the man you love has trouble with intimacy or struggles to open up: He’s unable […]

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5 Levels of Emotional Intimacy
5 Levels of Emotional Intimacy

How much of yourself are you willing to share? From chatting about the weather to sharing your goals and dreams, Barbara Wilson, author and sexual health educator, explores the different levels of emotional intimacy. Barbara discusses the roles of trust and vulnerability in a relationship and how your level of communication helps determine you and your […]

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The Five Levels of Intimacy
The Five Levels of Intimacy

Does God care about your love life? First comes love…or sex? “First comes love, then comes marriage, then here they come with a baby carriage.” You may recognize this little rhythm my generation used to sing to embarrass each other.  Based on today’s culture the rhythm could go: “First comes sex, then comes living together, […]

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The Need For Intimacy
The Need For Intimacy

I grew up in a religious, working class home. To me, God was somebody distant. He was someone who wasn’t interested in my life. Yet I had a hunger and a thirst for knowing who God really was. A missionary and her photographs I went on a missionary trip to Scotland . We went through […]

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Crisis Intimacy
Crisis Intimacy

A prevailing myth in our society says that during times of extreme crisis, many (if not most) marriages falter and fail. Certainly it was something we were told time and time again when we faced our own tragedies. Grief counsellors and social workers cautioned us about this danger after the stillbirths of both our sons […]

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Why Do I Struggle with Sexual Intimacy?
Why Do I Struggle with Sexual Intimacy?

There’s another way your abuse could be impacting you and that’s in your enjoyment and desire for sex with your spouse. In addition to the ways sexual abuse damages our bodies, spirits and emotions, sexual abuse also damages our view of sex. When we’ve been used for others’ sexual pleasure the experience becomes associated with […]

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