Intimacy: It’s Not Just Physical
“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”
Hurt, Silence, Confusion, and missed opportunities. These are the ironies of modern life that cause many couples today who are living together as strangers. Or even worse, in great sadness. Our culture rarely lives as part of a large family or community, where we develop a sense of safety and comfort, a network of people we can confide in. Our culture provides for meeting all other needs, especially in regards to independence (autonomy), but lacks in providing for intimacy. Within this foundation, couples today must give each other more of the emotional needs that a larger community used to provide.
Today we are struggling with something new – to build a relationship that is based on real feelings of equality. It was rare for parents to model intimacy for us; they were often preoccupied struggling with survival necessities. Yet, the quality of our closest relationships are usually what provides life its primary meaning. Intimacy is not just a psychological craze, rather it is based on a deep biological need.
We will also be exploring these related topics:
- The importance of closeness and trust between two people.
- The importance of listening and supporting one another emotionally.
- Open communication.
- Sharing the things you have learned with your parter, and learning from their realizations.
Join us this Tuesday at 8pm CDT for our discussion on Intimacy.
This will be an On-Air Hangout