One question we are often asked during our coaching sessions with married couples is: How can we reclaim intimacy once it is lost?
This question is a lot more common than you may think. The loss or perceived loss of intimacy in marriage is a growing epidemic among many Christian married couples. Thankfully there are several ways couples can rebuild intimacy when they feel as if it’s lost.
To be clear, when we are talking about intimacy in Christian marriage, we are referring to all aspects: physical, mental, and spiritual intimacy. We will provide suggestions for overcoming disconnect in all of these areas.
Physical intimacy is an integral part of a healthy Christian marriage. This is oftentimes one of the first areas the enemy will try to destroy. Oftentimes we hear couples complain that they are too exhausted to be physically intimate. While being tired is no fun, there are still ways you can work around this.
Mental intimacy is important for building trust, which leads to greater openness with one another for physical and spiritual intimacy. Because Christian marriage cannot be complete without Christ at the center, we will be sharing some practical ways to reclaim your spiritual intimacy too.
Oftentimes couples have no idea that intimacy is dwindling until a major conflict has occurred. This really doesn’t have to be the case.
Have you and your spouse lost the spark in your marriage? Are you wondering how to reclaim intimacy? Take heart as there is still hope!
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