Friday, May 4, 2012

Marital intimacy

The Bible says that Adam and Eve were naked and not ashamed. What does that mean? Does it mean that they had no clothes on or something else? For me it means that Adam and Eve were totally transparent with God and each other. Marital intimacy indicates that we have been able to develop relationships as trustful as those that Adam and Eve had before sin entered the world. Such transparency is rare and difficult to achieve in most marriages. Let us face it. We all have areas of lust, fear, anxiety and hurt that makes it difficult to share openly with each other. And, if we do share our thoughts and feelings, it is common for the spouse to get defensive, hurt and fear. Helping a couple gain trust and a sense of safety is not easy,but it can be done with careful, patient work. If you are in a relationship that lacks intimacy, transparency and deep sharing, find a place or person to help you.

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