Today I’m sharing a post on regaining intimacy in marriage. This isn’t a topic that I normally cover, but it certainly needs to be addressed for those of us who are working toward restoration in our marriages. Women have asked me if it’s even possible to regain intimacy in marriage, so I want to look at that, for those of us who need encouragement in this area.
Deep, hidden sin hurts so badly when it comes to the light. That was always head knowledge until one day when it turned into heart knowledge and my world came crumbling down. My husband made some choices that led to a very detrimental time in our marriage, and caused great hurt and shame in my life.
Over time, we began to heal and we found hope in how God was working in our lives. The conversation flowed pretty easily, which allowed us to move forward in the day-to-day of life with relative ease. It was not all smooth sailing, though.
Learning that someone lied to you often prompts you to guard your heart and put up boundaries to prevent more pain. When that person happens to be your husband, and when your marriage vows have been broken, it can be very difficult to reconnect much deeper than just on the surface level. It’s one thing to trust your spouse when he has proven to be trustworthy. Any attempt at intimacy can seem almost impossible, though, when trust has been broken.
Can you regain intimacy with your spouse? Yes, you can – if you want to.
My friend, I need to let you know the real secret to success right here and now. Regaining intimacy is a choice you have to make with your mind and your heart.
Regaining Intimacy in Marriage After Trust is Broken
There is not “one perfect tip” for how to restore a broken marriage. I want to share some suggestions that have worked for me, though, and I pray they encourage you as well.
There are three very practical ways that we can choose to connect with our spouses. These will hopefully lead to a deeper comfort level in pursuing intimacy. These are tips my husband and I used in our marriage to sort of “take the pressure off” and rebuild our relationship slowly.
Join me at Arabah Joy’s blog today, where this post is one in a series of posts on intimacy in marriage.
You can regain intimacy in your marriage, no matter how challenging that may seem right now. Let’s take a look at a few ways to begin to do that today.
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