For most of my life, when I heard the word intimacy, all I could think of was sex. Sex is awesome and important to your marriage. However, in our culture, the words intimacy and sex are mistakenly used interchangeably. And in the same way that we don’t really talk about sex, we don’t really talk about intimacy.
But in the last few years, I was challenged to think about intimacy in a much deeper and more profound way. Intimacy is about connection and closeness. If you feel like you have drifted from your wife, or if you think you’re just not as close as you used to be, chances are your marriage is missing intimacy. Here are 3 types of intimacy your wife needs.
1. Emotional Intimacy
I know I can be emotionally unavailable. It is hard to shake me. When things are good or when things are bad, I stay pretty consistent with my emotions. But your wife needs emotional intimacy. She needs you to empathize with her pain and celebrate her joy. The low hanging fruit for growing in emotional intimacy is listening.
Listening communicates that you are present with your wife and that she deserves…Read the rest of this article at All Pro Dad.