Category Archives: Intimacy

Looking Outward Together

We spend much of our posts talking about how to make your relationship stronger to last through the years. This requires intentionality in pursuing intimacy with your spouse—spiritual, emotional, physical, as well as cherishing each other. This will make your … Continue reading

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Making Memories That Last

I haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been on a retreat with several of my dear friends. I am learning to be present wherever I am, and last week I was present with them and with the Lord who … Continue reading

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7 Steps To Communicate Your Love in a Memorable Way

“With every look at you a thousand memories flood my mind.” Tom said these words recently as I was relaxing, reading a magazine. It made me pause and look him in the eyes. I knew he meant them because of … Continue reading

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Do You Believe The Truth Or Lies In Your Marriage?

I was praying about this post not sure exactly what needed to be said. That’s when the above rhyme came to me. I had to read it, write it, think about it and then I realized the truth in its … Continue reading

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Decluttering Discovery

As we’ve mentioned we are decluttering our house. Every closet, every drawer, every cabinet is being organized and it feels amazing. If clutter were measured in pounds I think we’ve lost at least 100 pounds. Yes! I must tell you, … Continue reading

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Physical Intimacy – Let No One Put Asunder

We recently shared a video on our Facebook page that stirred an interesting conversation. We wanted to continue it here. First, click over to our Facebook page and scroll down to the video titled, If Your Relationship Has Changed.  While … Continue reading

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Do You Connect In This Way?

How well do you understand what your spouse does at their job day in and day out? Today is Monday, the start of another work week. Your spouse most likely spends the majority of the work week doing their job … Continue reading

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Physical Intimacy – Do You Dare?

In all our years of mentoring marriages we’ve discovered personally how difficult it is for most couples to talk about sexual intimacy. This complicates an already tender topic in many ways. Imagine you’ve taken a new job, an entry-level position … Continue reading

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Physical Intimacy – This Is US

Happy New Year! We are finally ready to resume our Physical Intimacy series, and I’m really excited to share today’s post with you. Have you ever had something on your heart to write about or study, and then discover someone … Continue reading

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Physical Intimacy – Unwrap Yourself

One of the best gifts you can give your spouse is yourself. As Gary Thomas says often, “Your wife is your Eve–the only woman in the world created by God for you. In the same way, your husband is your … Continue reading

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Physical Intimacy – Now That’s A Great Question

How often should sexual intimacy happen in a healthy marriage? I emphasize healthy marriage because troubled marriages have to fix the areas in need of attention before they hope to see improvement in the bedroom. Of course there are exceptions. … Continue reading

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Road Trip Romance

Tom and I find ourselves on the road a lot these days. We are heading home today after two weeks visiting our kids and some friends. 2500 miles accumulated on the odometer and hours of time to talk. We’ve discovered … Continue reading

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Physical Intimacy – Three Aspects of a Healthy Sex Life

Three of the most important aspects of a healthy physical relationship is a willingness to be vulnerable, honest and trustworthy with each other. * Vulnerable Dr. Leman says, “Most men don’t realize, psychologically, how vulnerable a naked woman can feel. … Continue reading

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Gratefulness Abounds

This morning I awoke with the realization that the holidays are here. And not just in the stores–they don’t count since they began before Halloween; Our home is decked out for Christmas with a bit of Thanksgiving strewn about. We … Continue reading

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Physical Intimacy – The Sexual Rule Book

Some may call this Sexual Intimacy, but we believe Physical Intimacy more accurately describes this part of marriage. This kind of intimacy encompasses so much more than having sexual relations. Physical touch and expression throughout the day are what enhances … Continue reading

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Intimacy In Marriage: Our Poll Results

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 … Continue reading

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Can I Be Honest?

I recently talked with a wife who said she was finally in a place in their marriage where she could be honest with her husband. They didn’t have a bad marriage. But they had settled and weren’t working to make … Continue reading

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From Darkness To Light – Take Our Marriage Poll

Light. It has a way of providing direction when we need it most. Have you ever experienced total darkness? The kind where you can’t see your hand in front of your face? I have and it can be paralyzing. We … Continue reading

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Five Friday Favorites – Retired Life

Tom retired a year ago, after what I like to call three soft-landings. It was strange for him to switch from a “work to save for retirement” mentality to a “let’s live on what we’ve saved for retirement” mindset. I … Continue reading

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Five Friday Favorites – Turning 60, Off To A Good Start

On Wednesday I awoke with the realization that time passes so quickly. How did I get to 60? I don’t feel 60 most days, but recently I feel older than that. I have been fighting an ongoing health issue–not serious, … Continue reading

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