I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend.
Today's topic is one that I wish would have been earlier in the devotional. I struggle with intimacy in my marriage personally and I am really glad that Jennifer included it in her devotional. I learned a lot about the other ways to increase intimacy with Torey by honest communication, sexual intimacy, praying together, confessing sins to one another, doing date nights (I have never thought of date nights in the context of intimacy before - cool!), sharing goals and dreams, serving and blessing each other, and pursuing each other passionately. I also learned that over time these things will build trust, faithfulness and confidence in each other. I feel like there are definitely ways that Torey and I can build intimacy after all of our brokenness after our son was born. That process will be a rebuilding process that will take lots of time.
I also like how Jennifer says that marriage will reach fulfillment when we both work towards oneness, but we both each are called to do our parts despite what the other is doing or not doing.
Is there anything that keeps you from initiating intimacy with your husbands? I find that for me, feeling vulnerable and that my husband fully knowing me and judging me keeps me from initiating intimacy at times.