Intimacy in marriage is the most important way to ensure that it’s long-lasting. Here are seven reasons why it’s important.
If you want to have a strong marriage, let’s go back to basics. What is intimacy? Physical and emotional closeness. It is NOT just sex. What is marriage? It’s the legal union of two partners in a personal relationship.
Why is intimacy in marriage important? Because the #2 cause of divorce is differences in sexual intimacy. In marriage, this is meant to be a need that is only met by your spouse.
Sexual intimacy is about sharing the most special part of yourself with another person. It’s giving them a part of yourself that no one else gets. It’s knowing that the other person is always there for you unconditionally, as you are for them. But, that’s not all intimacy is.
Why intimacy in marriage is important
- It prevents resentment. Do you want your husband to regret getting married? If marriage is intended to be a lifelong commitment and you are to be the sole source of that pleasure for your spouse.
- It prevents frustration. I talked to my husband about this and asked him for a man’s perspective. He said the key is COMPROMISE. If one person wants it every day and the other person wants it every week, a compromise would be both people agreeing to a few times a week.
- A healthy relationship is impossible without it. This is one of the most important parts of a marriage. If there is no sex in your marriage, then you are just roommates.
- It promotes communication. I talked to my husband about this and asked him for a man’s perspective. He said the key is COMPROMISE. If one person wants it everyday and the other person wants it every week, a compromise would be both people agreeing to a few times a week. You just have to communicate.
- Connection increases trust and respect. The more often your husband wants to be intimate indicates that he is relying solely on you to fill that need. When he’s getting what he needs out of the relationship, it will make him much more likely to give you what you need out of the relationship. Both of these will increase the trust and respect between the two of you.
- It makes resolving conflicts easier. When you have a connection, trust each other, and respect each other, you are more willing to do what it takes to resolve conflicts. This could mean taking the initiative to resolve a difficult issue instead of waiting for the other person to take the first step.
- Intimacy promotes friendship. Your spouse should one of if not your best FRIEND. There should be nothing you can’t share with him. If you feel you can’t, that’s an issue in itself that you should discuss. Intimacy is the greatest thing you can share in a marriage.
Intimacy in marriage is key. It’s the glue that will keep you together. If you’re ready to start improving yours, read these 10 Proven Tips to Create Intimacy in Marriage.