Here are some basic but powerful ideas on how you can pursue love and make an art out of developing deeper emotional intimacy with those who mean the most to you.
These principles can help you in your relationship with your boyfriend, girlfriend and even just your friend-friend.
When we go from the level of a stranger to an acquaintance, from a friend to a close friend, and then into a dating relationship, we say and do different things. Sure, it takes time to build trust with another person.
And, yes, we need to be watchful of how attached we get to someone (and keep the emotional and physical levels of intimacy appropriate for a dating relationship).
But what happens when a guy is too afraid of getting rejected that he never takes the chance to ask a girl out?
Hopefully, as we progress through the stages of a relationship, our conversations go deeper and lead to increasing feelings of closeness. I’ve learned that just because we are near someone in proximity—just because we spend time together—doesn’t always mean we’ve grown closer in familiarity and friendship.If you put them into practice, I'm confident that you'll even find your pursuit for emotional intimacy and true love enjoyable.There are keys that open just about every door on planet Earth.Kissing and cuddling while in a Christian dating relationship, Pastor Jim shares his thoughts about physical contact while dating. Aside: We have more than a few testimonials (including Carolyn and Marty – “Our first kiss was at the altar” – and Veronique and Thomas – “And, yes, that [wedding] day we exchanged our very first kiss on the lips”) of couples who waited until their wedding day to have their first kiss. Today I received an email asking whether or not kissing and cuddling are considered a sin. Give this advice piece a read and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!