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Emotional Intimacy in Marriage: A Primer

emotional intimacy in marriage

When you hear the word “intimacy,” you may think of lovemaking or romantic physicality in general—two people being physically intimate with each other. (Or perhaps the concept of intimacy scares you and makes you want to run in the opposite direction…) That image isn’t “wrong”—intimacy does represent the profound, powerful, physical connection between two people.

Intimacy in Marriage: Is Sex Deepening Emotional Intimacy?

Intimacy in marriage

Say the word “sex” to twenty different people and you are likely to get twenty different reactions. Why is that? Sex is an emotionally-charged experience with few rivals—sex and sexuality are not neutral phenomena, devoid of meaning. In fact, it is the psychological/emotional meaning that sex is imbued with (a meaning shaped by unconscious beliefs