All five of these parts are designed to work together in harmony.In our search for intimacy we want the solution today, or yesterday. It is easier to be physically intimate with someone than to be intimate in any of the other four areas.In romantic relationships, the goal is to communicate in a loving, giving manner—to be affectionate. If you are like most dating couples, you are looking for more than just a companion – you want a soul mate!
The sexual relationship does not satisfy us anymore, and what we end up with is not what we really wanted in the first place.A key point in the chapter on marriage is that it is a “crucible” for intimacy.Crucible is a good word here, referring to the difficulty of giving oneself fully to a spouse and to God. But giving “nearly all” is not adequate for a thriving relationship with one’s beloved or with God.If you hope to develop healthy physical relationships, read on.Since every physical act sends a message—even a punch speaks volumes—we must consider what our actions will “say” before we act.