Tag Archives: intimacy

Keeping laughter in your marriage (Everyday Relationships Radio with Dr. Greg Smalley)

22 Apr

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:51 — 8.7MB) There’s a study that says kids laugh 400 times a day while adults only laugh 4 to 11 times a day. What happened? When did we get so serious? Of course, life brings challenges, but do you ever take the time to just lighten […]

Better sex advice with the #1 marriage blogger Dr. Corey Allan (Episode 48)

20 Jun

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (65.1MB) Improve your sex life with advice from Dr. Corey Allan who founded simplemarriage.net, the #1 marriage blog on the web! Spice it up by being emotionally safe. Be willing to grow in your life, you will grow sexually. If you don’t get what you want, don’t react […]

Making touch meaningful

15 May

Couples need to create emotional bonding times. Keeping the flames of romance alive may not always seem as important as security or meaningful communication, but it is. Consistent positive times of emotional bonding can add tremendous stability to a home. Remaining tender during a trial is one of the most powerful ways to build an […]

Keep the Flame Burning

10 May

Gary: In this day and age, security in the marriage relationship almost seems to have gone the way of the public pay phone. Roughly half of all marriages end in divorce, and the statistics are about the same among Christians as they are in society at large. Yet feeling secure in the relationship is vital […]

It doesn’t begin in the bedroom

04 May

A marriage can’t be sustained with romance alone. But added to security, meaningful communication, and meaningful touch, it can be a tremendous source of energy and growth. Wise husbands and wives will take time to practice small acts of touching: holding hands in a walk through the mall, stopping to rub your mate’s shoulders for […]

What’s on your menu?

11 Apr

Communication is the single most effective way to deepen intimacy in any relationship, whether it’s with your mate, family, friends, or on the job. Just as food is essential to a healthy body, intimate communication is essential to a healthy relationship. Generally, our communication is based on what we consider to be within our safety […]

Intimacy: The Real Thing

11 Apr

Gary: When we say the word intimacy, most people immediately think of sex. But the physi- cal act of coming together in marriage is only one aspect of intimacy. And in some ways, it’s not even the most important aspect. (I know, you may find it hard to believe that a guy is saying that […]

Why won't you trust me?

15 Sep

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear is “My spouse doesn’t trust me, how do I regain his or her trust?” Issues of trust touch all relationships in one way or another. We either have difficulty trusting others or are frustrated that someone won’t trust us. Intimacy actually is opening yourself up and […]

Remarriage: Focus on Creating a Safe Marriage Environment

18 Aug

Intimacy occurs effortlessly and naturally when two hearts are open to one another. In its most basic sense, intimacy is the experience of being close to another person and openly sharing something with them. This may or may not include words. It doesn’t necessarily require work or effort. The best approach to fostering intimacy in […]

Why Won’t You Trust Me?

27 Jul

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear is “My spouse doesn’t trust me, how do I regain his or her trust?” Issues of trust touch all relationships in one way or another. We either have difficulty trusting others or are frustrated that someone won’t trust us. Intimacy actually is opening yourself up and […]