Craving Intimacy

A new year is upon us. 2022. And we have another opportunity to be intentional in our pursuit of each other and God.

Spiritual intimacy comes easier for some than others.

What you do with the distance matters. You are either drawing closer together each year, or growing farther apart. There is no standing still. To do nothing is to drift apart.

Intimacy requires being intentional at all times.

I remember one time when Tom prayed for me as I was struggling with something, I don’t even remember what now, but I do remember this; hearing Tom’s heart for me as he prayed, I was in tears.

Tom’s intimacy with God in the secret place of his relationship to Him spilled over to me when he opened the curtain of his heart and prayed out loud.

It happened again when I prayed for Tom. He was struggling with an area in his life feeling a bit helpless to change. He didn’t even feel he could pray, so he asked me to. When I finished my heartfelt prayer, the look on his face revealed he had a similar experience. And you know what else? Tom experienced victory on a new level in his fight against sin. It was no longer him fighting but us fighting a common enemy together.

When God made us one flesh, it wasn’t just for physical intimacy. It includes all areas of intimacy—spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical. Each one must be pursued to avoid drift.

So at the start of this new year, why not plan a date night to discuss what intimacies are in need of intention on your part?

Our prayer is that you will have a similar experience—an ever deepening level of understanding your spouse’s heart and love for you.

Once you taste this level of intimacy, you’ll crave it all the more.

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.
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