Intimacy is the closeness of your relationship with your spouse – emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, sexually, and in many other ways. Intimacy is not an end goal but rather a journey that lasts throughout your marriage.
Intimacy can have different meanings for men and women. However, all human beings have the basic need to be intimate with another person.
Women are often portrayed as having the desire for emotional intimacy while men are portrayed as only having a desire for sexual intimacy.
However, intimacy can be enhanced to get the best out of your spouse.
HOW TO ENHANCE INTIMACY
You Must be Open
To be intimate with your spouse, there must be no hide and seek game. You must be ready to open up to your spouse so that your spouse can trust you.
Trust is an essential and vital ingredient in our daily living. The very essence of life depends on trust.
A marriage cannot survive without trust. Trust is not a gift but a virtue that must be built through experience and over a period of time. Trust is reciprocal.
The more you express your trust for your spouse, the more he/she responds by trusting you. You must endeavour to believe your spouse.
To enhance intimacy in your marriage, you must be faithful to your spouse. Learn to keep secrets concerning everything your spouse tells you (Proverbs 28:20).
Be willing to express your love to your spouse more than anyone else. Let your spouse be your close confidant. Communicate and discuss issues with your spouse.
Be A Good Listener & Communicator
You must be a good listener. When your spouse is talking, you must not be too busy to listen to him or her.
Be ready to listen, discuss and make some contributions as well. Engage in open communication.
Open communication is the ability to discuss anything with your spouse. It includes a sincere expression of thoughts and feelings as well as careful listening.