In our society, we have an unhealthy expectation of intimacy in a marriage or a relationship. Many times, sex is looked at as just sex and emotional intimacy is taken out of the equation. However, emotional and physical intimacy are closely related. A healthy couple is emotionally intimate with one another by communicating their emotional needs. Yet, because conversations on what we need physically can be incredibly awkward, we neglect to connect with our spouse on this level.
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About a year ago, I went to a movie with the ladies from the church entitled “Moms’ Night Out!” It was a Wednesday evening, and we were supposed to begin a new group in the community called “Walking and Talking”. Our group was going to meet at the park to have devotions and walk together while our children play. My excitement up to this night was over the top.
Good and bad, there are lessons to be learned in everything we do. Over the last year, my wife and I have enjoyed watching our son, Patrick, go out and participate in our school’s 6th grade basketball team. Watching his progression has been amazing. We navigated through so many ups and downs, as he has grown as a player and as he is continually growing as a man.
You might think it’s not that big of a deal, but it affects us in many ways and on many different levels. We are a culture that runs and moves at a fast pace. For many people in our society, our schedule runs us ragged. That’s why fast food is such a success. We are so busy running from point A to point B, that we neglect relational, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Being “hurried” is ruining people.