Tuesday, November 11, 2025

Focus on the Little Things to Improve Marriage Intimacy in a Big Way

It seems that in this day and age, keeping a marriage together and finding ways to focus on marriage intimacy is harder than ever before. There seem to be more social pressures, with work, family and personal obligations all piling up. Many couples want to improve their marriage, but finding time to do so takes the back burner to what they consider to be more pressing problems.

If you find yourself in this situation, take a moment to readjust your attitude. Many couples think that the marriage will be there later, and when they have the time and energy to work on it, they will. In the meantime, they accept that just getting by has to be good enough. This kind of reasoning might seem to take the pressure off for a period of time, but in reality it's only working to make every aspect of your life more difficult.

To understand the concept, imagine that your life is a giant pizza, and your marriage is the dough. You can add the highest quality pizza sauce, the most interesting and delicious toppings, but if you don't start with a strong pizza dough, the rest of your toppings can't save it.

Your marriage is the same way. No matter what other activities you fill your life with, no matter how fulfilling your career is, or how strong your friendships are, if you don't have a solid base, adding other elements to your life is not going to have the desired effect. On the other hand, if you work to build your marriage intimacy and make it stronger, you'll find that every aspect of your life is easier to manage and that you're able to experience more joy from it.

One of the reasons that couples often put off improving their marriage is that it seems so complicated. They think of all the things they're doing wrong, all the baggage they're carrying, and they simply don't know where to start. They feel that really improving their marriage requires a complete overhaul. The good news is that there are simple and easy steps that can get you moving on the right path.

A simple attitude adjustment can work wonders to improve your marriage. Instead of focusing on all the things your partner is doing wrong, take a moment to focus on what they're doing right. Don't just think of grand gestures, think of the little things they do every day without even thinking about it. Perhaps they always take a moment to pour you a cup of coffee before they pour their own, or they have learned to take the trash out without being asked.

While these small things might seem miniscule to you, they are the real foundation of marriage intimacy. Your partner isn't perfect and they can't do everything the way you want them to all of the time. However, noticing the small things they do for you on a daily basis can help adjust your feelings from those of sadness, bitterness or loneliness, and help you remember the reasons you want to make your marriage work in the first place.

Now's the time to start! If you're ready to improve the marriage intimacy in your relationship in a big way then visit us at: www.NewAgeSelfHelp.com or stop by our website at: www.FocusedAttention.com

Monday, July 12, 2010

Renew Your Marriage Intimacy

We would like to share with you some love quotes that are appropriate for any occasion.  Enjoy!

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. - Mahatma Gandhi

Brief is life but love is long. - Alfred Lord Tennyson

Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding. - Bette Davis

There is no remedy for love but to love more. - Henry David Thoreau

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real
. - Iris Murdoch

Monday, July 5, 2010

Love Like You've Never Loved Before: A Key to Marriage Intimacy

To revitalize your marriage intimacy, love as though you've never loved before.  We hope that this photo inspires you and your partner!

Monday, June 28, 2010

How Important is Marriage Intimacy?

Some couples underestimate marriage intimacy  because they mostly attribute it to physical affection. However, intimacy in marriage is building a connection with your partner.

We hope that the post below reinforce the importance of marriage intimacy. Enjoy!

The Importance of Intimacy in Marriage
By Liam Hamer

For most people, when they hear the word intimacy they often think of the physical, sexual side of their marriage or relationship. However, this is not the case when you are talking of true intimacy. Yes, sex is a big part of being intimate in a marriage, but the actual definition of intimacy is, a familiar and very close affective connection with another as a result of entering deeply or closely into relationship through knowledge and experience of the other. This basically means we know the workings of our partner's mind. We have spent the time and energy to really get to know one another. To glow in each other's strengths and to accept each others weaknesses. True intimacy takes time to develop, it doesn't happen at the click of the fingers. Mistaking intimacy for lust is a very common mistake to make and if you have made this assumption then fixing the problem that you are having in the bedroom may be easier to fix than you might think.

There are 4 main aspects of a relationship: Physical, Spiritual, Mental, and Emotional. For a marriage to succeed, a certain level of intimacy is needed in all these categories. There are several different factors that keep us from being truly intimate. When you can identify the reasons keeping you from being intimate in any aspects of your marriage you can start to knock down the barriers, and achieve a closer bond with your spouse than you ever thought possible.

Identifying Intimacy Barriers

From my years of experience in this field, I have found the main factor keeping us from achieving optimum intimacy is fear. This fear usually takes 2 main forms: fear of rejection and fear of being hurt. Usually our past experiences in life is the cause of this fear, and identifying the causes of this fear is essential to overcoming the fear that is coming between you and having a healthy, wonderful closeness in all 4 key areas of your marriage. Whether you have had bad relationships and have been hurt before in the past, you have had a bad family life gowning up, you have been picked on at school, or you have really low self-esteem for any other reason it can affect the amount of intimacy you are willing to share with the person you love.

 Overcoming Your Fear of Intimacy

There are many different ways to overcome your fear. The best way is to be completely honest with one another about what you are afraid of. Understand that it is not possible to be in love and not get hurt in some way or another. You may like to see a counselor or pastor for some advice and guidance, or take advantage of one of the many resources and products available both online and offline.

Intimacy is one of the key areas of a successful marriage. For more free marriage advice, visit Marriage Advice Online - where all the info, advice and tools you need for a long, happy and successful marriage are at your fingertips.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Liam_Hamer


Monday, June 21, 2010

Building a Solid Marriage with Marriage Intimacy

One way to build a solid marriage is to reinforce marriage intimacy. Try to find ways to spend time with each other, no matter how short it is.  

We hope this video will give you tips on how to build a solid marriage. Enjoy!

Intimacy in Marriage from author Sheila Wray Gregoire

What does intimacy in marriage really mean? Listen as author and speaker Sheila Wray Gregoire shares how to build a solid marriage--even if it's really tough! Find out more from Sheila at tolovehonorandvacuum.blogspot.com.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Signs That Marriage Intimacy is Suffering

Do you find your marriage lacking in intimacy?  What are the warning signs that your marriage is heading into trouble?  Here is an article on top 9 signs that emotional intimacy is suffering in your marriage.

 Generally, couples lacking healthy emotional intimacy do not understand the problem, but they do realize something is wrong in their marriage. Incidentally, their love seems to be breaking down. In addition, it is apparent the marriage ...

Monday, June 7, 2010

A Collection of Marriage Intimacy Quotes

If you are looking for a collection of marriage intimacy quotes, then this is the right blog for you.  Every month we post a list of inspiring and romantic love quotes to share with your loved ones.



Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notions of time; effaces all memory of beginning, all fear of an end. - Madame de Stael

Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful. - Stacie Cunningham

Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot. - Rusty Silvey

Love is when you look into someone's eyes and see their heart. - Jill Petty

Love is more than a feeling; it's a state of mind. - Lisa Grude