What is intimacy? What is the definition of intimacy? Sometimes people will do just about anything to get close to someone they find interesting, intriguing or just plain irresistible. Is that being intimate?
Communication Patterns in Men & Women
My wife’s painful honesty hurts my feelings. She must not know the strategy known as “the white lie.” A time comes when each spouse is tempted to tell one. Is a white lie too much to ask for?
God made men and women different in many ways. Yet they complement one another so beautifully that a healthy relationship makes both partners more complete.
Husbands and wives can turn everyday misunderstandings into all-out arguments. But maybe there’s something else going on underneath disagreements: an unspoken, subconscious test of the husband.
Christian women treat most everyone kindly — except themselves. We all harbor hidden, negative lies that affect how we live. Learn how to replace the lies of negative self-talk with God’s truth.
Your relationship with your spouse is often gauged by a “like meter,” which describes how you feel about him or her. What can you do to lift the needle?
Couples with military training often show composure in tough times. But that strength can mask the needs of real people who long to be open with each other. Marriages suffer if these needs aren’t met.
If you don’t listen to your wife, she might not feel loved. She could feel frustrated, hurt and rejected. Fortunately, there are practical things you can do to stay focused while your wife is talking.
Your Secret Agent is intimacy-challenged. He or she may have no trouble talking about superficial things. But he or she closes down when it comes to any personal, below-the-surface conversation.
Regardless of your wife’s emotional temperature, you can choose to respond to her in a way that creates a warm, loving atmosphere. The call to cherish means you engage when you’d rather shrink back.