6 WAYS TO EXPERIENCE INTIMACY THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON

This holiday season, we challenge you to look at your marriage and experience intimacy like never before.

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From exploring your sexual desires at this stage of your life to what you can do to refresh and reconnect, this year it’s time to prioritize each other.

Intimacy, in its most pure form, is the closeness you have with another person.

For many, sex is often the first thing we think of when we hear the word intimacy. But there are many forms of intimacy and they all impact the strength, commitment, and fulfillment of your relationship.

When looking to make each other a priority this holiday season, look no further than the 6 Pillars of Intimacy. Here’s how to use them to create the best gift ever for each other.

Exploring Emotional Intimacy involves exploring the closeness created by sharing your feelings, thoughts, and desires with each other. It also means making your marriage a safe place for discussion.

One way to do this is to take 10 minutes each day to simply connect. This means creating distraction-free/no technology times. Put the phones down, turn off the TV, and answer the question:

What’s your favorite holiday memory?

Connecting through Physical Intimacy can include holding hands and kissing. These moments communicate acceptance and love. They also help build a closeness that only the two of you have based on your shared experiences.

Hold hands while you’re walking in the snow, hold one another while looking at your Christmas tree or in front of the fire, dance with one another while the Christmas songs play in the background.

Diving into Financial Intimacy comes with the development of a plan for your finances. It also means being able to have open and honest communication with your spouse regarding money.

Be intentional and honor your Christmas budget. Create a set spending amount for everyone in the family and stick to it.

You’ll both be thanking each other on January 1st.

Celebrate Spiritual Intimacy when you share your religious beliefs and observed religious practices together. Ultimately, your life experiences, within the foundation of your shared faith, will create and deepen your spiritual intimacy.

This season, do a Christmas devotional together or make time to pray together every day.

Get creative with Recreational Intimacy by finding those things you like to do and then doing them with your spouse. This is all about connecting while doing something, because your time is such a gift.

Go out and see the Christmas lights, watch your favorite Christmas movies snuggled together under the blankets, or even belt out Christmas carols while making a meal together.

Embracing Sexual Intimacy encompasses everything about your sexual connection with your spouse. This includes romance, initiating, foreplay, and sexual intercourse.

Try a new position, a new sex toy, or explore a new sexual desire together. This year consider having your own husband and wife stocking with sexy items for just the two of you.

Focusing on each other, will strengthen your pillars, build a strong bond that brings peace, comfort, and romance to your lives for many years to come. Make each other a priority this holiday season.

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