Intimacy In Marriage

Posted by Frank Gillespie MA

What is intimacy in marriage?

Intimacy is more than just sexual connection between spouses. Of course physical intimacy in married life is not negligible, there are many other ways couples can be intimate with each other. Other forms of intimacy besides physical closeness can include emotional intimacy, intellectual and even spiritual attachment. Intimacy in a relationship usually involves honestly sharing our deepest feelings (joys, fears, frustrations, sorrows and also anger), thoughts, opinions with each other, unconditional acceptance of the partner, and mutual respect and trust. It is a widely held view that effective communication is an integral part of intimacy in...

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