Intimacy In Marriage: Our Poll Results

Our Poll Results for the Five Intimacies in marriage

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

It’s been three months since we asked you to take a poll letting us know one or two areas where your marriage is most in need. We had a great response, thank you!

Our Current Need For Marriage Help poll results:

  • 15%   Spiritual Intimacy – helping each other grow in your relationship with the Lord
  • 30%   Physical Intimacy – sexual vulnerability, honesty, mismatched libido, fear, shame 
  • 5%     Intellectual Intimacy – helping each other learn and discover new likes and   interests, as well as support the ones you already know 
  • 18%   Cherishing Us – date nights, romantic ideas, building your spouse up to be the best they can be
  • 20%   Emotional Intimacy – connecting with each other heart to heart.
  • 10%   Struggles with addiction, anger, shame, bitterness, unforgiveness, fears

Physical Intimacy is by far the greatest need, according to our poll. We want to spend concerted time sharing with you encouragement, resources and help in this area of intimacy. We hope to do this in a way that will embolden you to lean in to each other as you pursue growth and change.

Join us every Thursday as we share an in-depth post about how to grow in your physical intimacy as husband and wife. We will provide a Physical Intimacy Prompt to use on your weekly date night to help you talk about this together. We will also end each post with a prayer for you to use in asking God for His help in changing this area of your marriage for His glory. 

“Intimacy is about sharing something with your spouse that you don’t share with anybody else. It’s letting [your spouse] in. It’s laughing together. And it’s also feeling that deep hunger for each other!”
Sheila Wray Gregoire, Nine Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage: Because a Great Relationship Doesn’t Happen by Accident

We encourage you to purchase the book we will be using in our series. It’s titled Sheet Music, by Dr. Kevin Leman. Our posts will refer to his advice and tips as a marriage counselor and psychologist.

Recommended Resource available on Amazon

Sheet Music by Dr. Kevin Leman

 

 

About Debi Walter

Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 40 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.
This entry was posted in Christian Marriage, Emotional, Growing Strong Marriages, Intimacy and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Intimacy In Marriage: Our Poll Results

  1. Intimate days are so far gone,
    and yes, that is a pity,
    but what, with cancer, I’ve become,
    you wouldn’t want to know me.
    The only path through the days
    is paved with cold hard laughter
    and a heavy-metal hymn of praise;
    do not talk of what comes after.
    Today is simply all I’ve got,
    so I will not plan with you;
    I’m sorry dear, that it’s your lot
    but it’s real, and sadly true.
    It isn’t right, it isn’t fair,
    but it is the cost we bear.

    Liked by 1 person

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.