Rhett Smith 88: Fostering the Varied Types of Intimacy in Relationships

rsp88This last weekend I led a class on fostering intimacy in marriage to a group of premarital couples. I love doing this work, but intimacy can be a complicated issue. When we think of intimacy in our culture we often think of sex, or at least physical intimacy to say the least. But the reality is there are varying kinds of intimacy that are important that a couple take an intentional stance on fostering in their relationship if it is going to be healthy.

 

So in this episode:

  • I explore the theological underpinnings of intimacy that we see set out in the beginning of the book of Genesis in the bible.
  • I explore the varying kinds of intimacy that make for a healthy relationship.
  • I discuss the keys to fostering these kinds of intimacy.
  • I give several “exercises” that one can practice at home to foster intimacy in their relationship.

Link to Episode 88

Resources Mentioned in the Episode

As for Me and My House: Crafting Your Marriage to Last by Walter Wangerin
Passionate Marriage by David Schnarch

1 Comment

  1. by Samantha on March 20, 2017  11:07 pm Reply

    you are right that intimacy can be a complicated issue. Love reading your blog, you have a lot of good nuggets that I can implement in my own life and practice.

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