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Relationship Design, Sex and Intimacy   One of the major things marriage provides is it’s the best chance to create an intimate connection with another person. It’s part of marriage’s elegant design. You and your spouse can create an entire part of life that only the two of you know about. Yet, this intimate connection […]

Keeping the Passion Alive when Children Arrive

reprinted by permission Gottman Institute Physical intimacy is an essential part of any couple’s relationship. But it takes work to maintain a satisfying sex life, especially after having children. This pandemic has made it even harder for new parents. You’re cut off from your village and limited where you can go to get away. Parents […]

10 Science-Backed Tips For A Better Sex Life (That Don’t Include The Bedroom)

By Natalie Goldberg The concept of a “good” sex life is completely subjective. Sexual satisfaction looks different for every couple, so there isn’t one right answer—it’s important to discover what you personally need to be sexually fulfilled. However, researchers have identified some common patterns between couples who self-report great sex lives. That research shows that […]

3 Common and Avoidable Mistakes Couples Make

by Joanna Shakti ecstaticintimacy.com The things most couples think will keep them together are the very things that sabotage relationships. Too often, in your attempts to be a good partner, you’re actually the opposite. What you think is love is not love, it’s attachment, it’s expectation, and even demand. The strongest marriages form when two […]

What is True Intimacy?

by Greg and Priscilla Hunt Faculty Members, Online Relationship Academy   It’s never too early – or late – to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Here’s an idea – celebrate Valentine’s Day every day. We’re not just talking about the stars-in-your-eyes romance that the media promotes. That’s important in even the longest of marriages, but there’s more. […]

Ideas for Saying “I Love You”

from www.signupgenius.com Make a list of the 10 things you love most about your significant other and text it to him — one item at a time throughout the day — countdown style. Buy your wife some bubble bath and draw a bath for her just as she is getting ready to cook dinner. Then, […]

FOUR SIMPLE WAYS TO BUILD A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP THROUGH INTIMACY

from Pure Romance Sex is an expression of intimacy, but it takes much more than sex to create intimacy – and in turn, a healthy relationship. Here are 4 simple tips to get you started. People often use the words “sex” and “intimacy” interchangeably, just as they would “sex” and “intercourse.” Don’t believe us? Just […]

TED Talk: The Secret to Desire in a Long-Term Relationship

Esther Perel conducts research around the world on how couples can cultivate long-term sexual relationships. She says in her TED Talk that sustaining desire in a committed relationship comes down to reconciling our need for security and our need for adventure into one relationship.

The Science of Syncing: Why Date Night Matters

By: www.datenightguide.com   Whether you’re looking at scientific research or anecdotal evidence, a strong case can be made that couples are happier and more connected when they spend quality time together. But let’s be honest ─ it’s not always easy to carve out the time or creativity to plan date night. But date night really does […]

How to Have a Romantic Breakfast In Bed Date

By: www.datenightguide.com   Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And it can be the most romantic too! Whether for the morning of your first relationship sleepover (hooray), wedding anniversary or just a simple Sunday, impress your partner with an unexpected breakfast in bed. Cleanse your date night palate with either a hot […]