Intimacy is both an important and multifaceted part of marriage. It’s important to nurture your intimacy on many levels: physical, emotional, and even spiritual. As our relationships progress, life throws curveballs our way, and sometimes it can be challenging to stay as close as we once were.
In this two-part series, we’re highlighting some of our most valuable articles all about intimacy. These resources will help you to navigate a variety of situations in your marriage. When you stay focused on nurturing your intimacy, you’re much more likely to keep that spark alive.
Let’s take a look at some of our favorite intimacy resources from the blog.
1. Why It’s Time To Start Dating Your Spouse Again
Let’s say you’ve been married for a while, and you’d like to reignite that spark you once felt. One great way to move things in the right direction is to start dating your spouse again. It might seem counterintuitive, though. Dating is just something you focus on before you get married, right?
That’s not entirely true. While dating is a time when you should be focused on getting to know one another, it’s also a practice that you should carry into your marriage. When you set aside time just for one another, it can reignite your intimacy in profound ways.
Want to read more? We’ve written all about dating your spouse here.
2. 8 Ways to Deepen Your Intimacy During Difficult Times
When times are hard, intimacy is one of the first things we let slide. We become immersed in the issue at hand, rather than cultivating closeness with one another. Rather than sidelining our intimacy during times of crisis, we should be leaning into it as much as possible.
During hard times, focusing on intimacy doesn’t always mean focusing primarily on sex. You may be in the midst of a season that requires more emotional intimacy or nearness to one another. The most important factor is taking the time to stay close in whatever way you can.
3. My Spouse Feels Like My Roommate. What Now?
Does your spouse feel more like your roommate these days? In some seasons of marriage, spouses find themselves drifting apart. The good news is that intimacy can be nurtured and brought back into your relationship.
If you’ve been feeling like you’re just sharing a living space with your spouse, it’s time to make some changes. When you recommit to one another and devote more focus to your intimacy, the changes will pay dividends. Read more about how to resolve the roommate dilemma here.
4. Help! We Want More Emotional Intimacy In Our Marriage
Emotional intimacy and physical intimacy are equally important in marriage. Sometimes, we may find ourselves longing to feel closer on a deeply emotional level. Does that sound familiar?
We create more emotional intimacy in our relationships by letting ourselves be vulnerable. That all comes down to our ability to let our guard down and share our deepest feelings. Oftentimes, a greater emotional connection can mean deeper intimacy in the bedroom, too.
If you want to know how to achieve deeper emotional intimacy in your marriage, keep reading here.
Stay Tuned for Part 2!
Next week, we’ll be sharing part two of this series, including more tips on cultivating more intimacy in your marriage. Until then, if you’re looking for more guidance, check out our book, Crazy Good Sex. It’s a helpful resource that will lead the two of you toward a more fulfilling intimate connection. Take a look and order your copy here.
How do you and your spouse stay close through the ups and downs of life? Leave us a comment below and let us know.