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  • Writer's pictureTina Crawford

"Cultivating Connection: The Power of Intentional Time for Emotional Intimacy Growth in Marriage"

Updated: Feb 5

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, emotional intimacy often takes a backseat in marriages. Many couples mistakenly equate time spent together at home with genuine connection. However, true connection requires intentionality – a dedicated focus on growth and understanding.

Embracing Intentional Time

Intentional time is the key to fostering emotional intimacy. If you're sensing a disconnect with your spouse, consider dedicating just 15 minutes each day to intentional time. This can manifest in various enjoyable activities – playing games, dancing, engaging in heartfelt conversations, telling jokes, or even cooking together. The golden rule? No electronic devices allowed.

Distinction Between Quality Time and Intentional Time

While watching a movie or TV show together constitutes quality time, it doesn't necessarily contribute to growth and connection. Intentional time transcends mere togetherness; it's about investing in each other's well-being.

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Making Your Partner Feel Seen, Heard, and Valued

Ensuring your spouse feels seen, heard, and valued is pivotal. This doesn't have to be a chore – it can be a joyous experience when built around shared interests. The goal is to invest in one another, strengthening the bond that brought you together in the first place.

The Ripple Effect on Spiritual and Physical Intimacy

Emotional intimacy forms the foundation for spiritual and physical connection. When emotional bonds weaken, so too does the desire for spiritual and physical closeness. Conversely, a thriving emotional connection strengthens spiritual ties and enhances physical intimacy.

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The Connection Between Emotional and Physical Intimacy

Consider a marriage lacking emotional and spiritual connection – two individuals coexisting rather than truly sharing their lives. Would you expect a vibrant sexual energy to exist in such a relationship? Likely not. On the flip side, a couple nurturing emotional and spiritual intimacy, greeting each other warmly, sharing daily experiences, and actively connecting, is more likely to experience a deeper physical connection.

Building Lasting Connection

Emotional connection extends beyond mere conversation; it involves learning, growing, and finding joy in one another. If you're uncertain about what this looks like in your marriage, open up to your spouse. Share this post with them and express your desire to strengthen your emotional bond.

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