What is Intimacy?

Intimacy is really about connection! People put different meanings to it—most think it is about sex—but actually it is about everything that leads up to sex. It is close communication, it is emotional connection, and it is physical togetherness.


The dictionary defines it like this:    Close familiarity or friendship; closeness.

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(In to me see!)

Loving, intimacyIntimacy is the kind of connection that allows another person to see into you and you being able to see into them. Hearts are open, there is two-way communication, there is emotional wherewithal that enhances relationship. Intimacy is about fitting together, linking spirits, being on the same page, connecting on the same wave length. Pieces of the puzzle of intimacy:

  • Active listening
  • Honor
  • Value
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Humility
  • Connection
  • Relational boundaries

The present culture is breaking down the fabric of intimacy:

  • Technology
  • Cell phones
  • Texting
  • Social Media
  • Internet/Chat rooms
  • Dating sites
  • Pornography
  • Cybersex

person looking at missing piecesIt is important to recognize all of the ways that technology is affecting relationships. Technology is here to stay—however, it is necessary to be aware of how to safely navigate through the pitfalls.

Discover Intimacy Workshops addresses all of these areas and assists people in learning how to identify the roadblocks to intimacy and how to turn them into building blocks.

Learn what to expect in a Discover Intimacy Workshop