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  Intimacy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Intimacy is complex in that its meaning varies from relationship to relationship, and within a given relationship over time.
In some relationships, intimacy is entwined with sex and feelings of closeness may be connected or confused with sexual feelings.
Indeed, intimacy is a basic ingredient in any meaningful relationship: the basis of friendship and one of the foundations of love.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Intimacy   (249 words)

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Intimacy includes the sharing of thoughts and ideas that have deep meaning between an individual and another person who is valued highly.
Intimacy is relevant in examining the experience of a rape victim and the assailant, as well as, to examine survivors' subsequent relationships after the rape.
Intimacy in relationships after the experience of rape is another pertinent area of discussion.
members.tripod.com /lmsurratt/section7.htm   (844 words)

 Emotional intimacy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Emotional intimacy is a dimension of interpersonal intimacy which varies in degree, much like Physical intimacy.
Emotional intimacy frequently involves individuals discussing their feelings and emotions with each other in order to gain understanding and offer mutual support.
It is necessary for human beings to have this form of intimacy on a regular basis for them to develop and maintain good mental health.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Emotional_intimacy   (156 words)

 Intimacy with God
The word "intimacy" carries with it the aspects of a relationship with someone where you are vulnerable, loving, trusting, etc. To have an intimate relationship with God means that the deepest part of you is having a relationship with a deep part of God.
This means that intimacy is an essential part of the very nature of God and because we are made in His image, it is natural to us as well.
Intimacy with God is a privilege freely given to us by Christ in His sacrifice on the cross.
www.carm.org /devotions/intimacy.htm   (549 words)

Thus the pre-conditions for shared intimacy would appear to be that each person in the intimate situation is able to express their own most private thoughts and feelings and hear those of others present without anxiety.
The various attempts to avoid intimacy are usually justified in terms of the feared consequences of intimate behaviour which include fears of pleasure of pain, grandiosity or vulnerability, losing control of oneself or being controlled by others, any of which may be accompanied by fears of shame or guilt.
It is because anxieties about intimacy tend to be shared by all to varying degrees that the group work procedures is able to utilise the ways in which the group resists the movement towards intimacy as a method for examining and demonstrating the various processes which occur in groups.
www.code-a-text.co.uk /intimacy.htm   (6355 words)

 briandoerksen.com - insights on worship
This expression of intimacy is filled with an expectation of God's presence; His heart revealed after we have revealed our heart to Him.
If intimacy in the "narrow" sense means we sing to God, then in the broad sense, intimacy means we live our whole lives in the presence of God.
Intimacy in marriage is so powerful because it is so reverent.
www.briandoerksen.com /resources/worship_insights.html   (729 words)

 intimacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In concert halls, intimacy refers to the feeling of being close to the source of the music.
In large halls that have not been designed with intimacy in mind, the audience may feel remote and detached from the performance.
Intimacy is quantitatively measured by the initial time-delay gap (ITDG).
www.concerthalls.unomaha.edu /discussion/intimacy.htm   (259 words)

 Intimacy Overview
Intimacy includes all the essential aspects of the relationship (love, respect, commitment, communication, kindness, unselfishness, emotional and physical closeness).
Such examples of intimacy, built over the years on a foundation of commitment and love are more solid than any emotion or passing passion could ever be.
Sexual intimacy, in addition to being the means of bringing children into the world, then becomes an important and enjoyable symbol of their commitment and love.
www.johnfishbein.com /intimacy.overview.htm   (850 words)

 Relationships Australia - Advice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Intimacy is about being emotionally close to your partner, about being able to let your guard down, and let him or her know how you really feel.
Intimacy is also about being able to accept and share in your partner's feelings, about being there when he/she wants to let their defences down.
Intimacy is a journey of discovery in a relationship.
www.relationships.com.au /advice/two_persons.asp   (1779 words)

 Intimacy, safety, trust & fear. Be comfortable being close to love
If people seek intimacy while their fears and desires are in conflict, emotional discomfort will create distance from those with whom they want to be close.
Intimacy and love are abstractions of thought and feeling; they are things we cannot physically hold on to.
Intimacy can be embraced, but only if you're ready to explore the options in front you.
www.designedthinking.com /Fear/Intimacy/intimacy.html   (457 words)

 Letter - Intimacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
When you speak of offering only yourself, you are offering intimacy and when you ask us to give you only ourselves, you are inviting a deeper intimacy.
But to accept your invitation, there must be a willingness to see how we avoid intimacy, which is to say that there must be an investigation of all movement towards, against, or away from the longing for intimacy.
Intimacy Is — and when all movement stops, the nectar of it is experienced.
www.gangaji.org /satsang/library/letters/l_intimacy.asp   (458 words)

 Relationships: Exploring Intimacy in Relationships   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Intimacy in a relationship cannot be a thing of the past.
Intimacy is also something that must be re-created from moment to moment within the relationship.
In some relationships, intimacy never dies; in others, it is related to a passion that dies down and disappears over time.
www.selfhelpmagazine.com /articles/relation/exint.html   (941 words)

 Intimacy Training   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Intimacy Training is based on the theory that men often times have not been encouraged to self-disclose, to talk about what they are feeling.
Intimacy Training is a nine part series using different formats to compliment your schedule.
Intimacy Training training is a pre-requisite for joining ongoing support groups at the center.
home.comcast.net /~gbevans/intimacy.html   (377 words)

 Marital Intimacy
The term "marital intimacy" is a catch phrase that is used frequently in today's culture to politely refer to the act of sexual intercourse.
As we study the significance of marital intimacy, we can come to understand the potential for a deep and rewarding connection between a husband and a wife that encompasses four areas; emotional, mental/social, spiritual, and physical.
Marital Intimacy is achieved in all of its completeness as each spouse learns to share and connect with the other in four areas: emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical.
www.allaboutgod.com /marital-intimacy.htm   (777 words)

 Intimacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Criticized for its "pornographic" eroticism, Intimacy is actually a film that undresses the ugly truths of everyday life like no other.
Life is normally sugar coated for the big screen Intimacy's sexual imagery shines in a natural light, without the distortion of special effects, choreographed scenes, or perfect bodies – and its graphic realism therefore becomes all the more threatening to audiences accustomed to the idealized rather than the real.
Intimacy is gentle and humane, a film about vulnerability, fragility, susceptibility.
www.culturevulture.net /Movies2/Intimacy.htm   (647 words)

 Options for improving intimacy between mates - p. 1 of 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Let's define “(re)marital intimacy” as the dynamic process of each of you mates trusting the safety of honestly disclosing your current feelings, needs, fantasies, dreams, fears, hopes, “failings” and limitations, “general thoughts,” and honest relationship feedback to yourself and your partner.
I suspect that the degree of intimacy you exchange with your mate is directly proportional to how intimate you each are with yourselves.
Often part of couples’ real “intimacy problem” is the way they (you) each think and talk about intimacy needs and blocks.
sfhelp.org /Rx/mates/intimacy.htm   (2668 words)

 Intimacy Defined   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
However, there is a strong argument to be made that intimacy is much less physical and has more to do with the mind, heart, and soul of those who enjoy sharing it together.
What he did tell me was that sex is the way two people treat each other; how they cherish each other from day to day; how they communicate their love in all the little things they shared together.
Intimacy is him cherishing her and her needing him.
www.romanceopedia.com /I-IntimacyDefined.html   (871 words)

 The World of the Narcissist - Narcissism, Pathological Narcissism, The Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), the ...
Additionally, intimacy is a common and universal pursuit.
The development of the narcissist's intimacy skills is hindered at an early stage.
The narcissist is devoid of empathy and incapable of intimacy with others as well as with himself.
samvak.tripod.com /msla2.html   (4928 words)

 Articles for Christian Marriage, Growthtrac- Recharging Your Intimacy Batteries!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Intimacy is not a subject that comes up too often in marriage preparation.
Many men would probably say that the most expressive indication of marital intimacy is sexual intercourse while most wives would feel that just being gently held by (or holding on to) her loving husband is the most intimate act in marriage!
They understand sexual intimacy in marriage as God design it to be: exciting, pleasurable, desirable, passionate and even poetic while fulfilling His promise of a “celebration” in our marriages.
www.growthtrac.com /artman/publish/article_87.php   (1327 words)

I think that a story from the Bible has a lot to say about intimacy is the story of Adam and Eve from Genesis, the first book of the Bible.
She shall be called woman, for she was taken out of man.” The Bible then says, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh” (Genesis 2:23).
Intimacy is when you share the “real you” with another person.
www.peaceyouthgroup.com /articles/intimacy.htm   (4044 words)

 "Developing Intimacy " : HEARTLIGHT®
One in flesh (sexual intimacy), one in Him (spiritual intimacy), and one in heart (emotional intimacy).
People looking for intimacy so often are so confused about what it really is that they are after that they find themselves capable of making nearly any kind of destructive decision — paramours, posturing, parties.
Would it surprise you to know that in national surveys, men and women view have different ideas about what intimacy is? Men tend to define it as some form of action, such as sexual union or physically doing something for the female.
www.heartlight.org /articles/200004/20000430_intimacy.html   (1038 words)

 Amazon.com: Intimacy - Reissue: Books: Henri J. M. Nouwen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Intimacy, by Henri J.M. Nouwen, explores the following question: "How can I find a creative and fulfilling intimacy in my relationship with God and my fellow human beings?" Nouwen's answers to this question describe the connections among friendship, romantic love, sexuality, prayer, and mental health.
Intimacy is an essential resource for anyone struggling to grasp the profound implications of this most basic human needs.
They are more about environments which are conducive to creating healthy intimacy and those which aren't, so it's less directly concerned with personal cultivation of fulfilling intimacy.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0060663235?v=glance   (1617 words)

 filmcritic.com Movie Review: Intimacy
The uncompromising nudity bared throughout Petrice Chereau’s Intimacy has already garnered much notoriety, but it’s in the naked faces of fearless actors Mark Rylance (Angels and Insects) and Kerry Fox (Welcome To Sarajevo) that the tender ache of emotional resonance is discovered.
Despite being as restless as a fly during the hyperactive restaurant scenes (all the better to blend in with a hustling crowd of gabby trendsetters), you’d be hard pressed to find a single uninteresting image.
Intimacy takes an interest in its sordid world of the lower-middle class, with lonely pubs and busy shopping streets -- it also understands the people who inhabit those spaces, viewing them with sympathy scraped raw.
www.filmcritic.com /misc/emporium.nsf/ddb5490109a79f598625623d0015f1e4/f707e1807e163fc588256ae1006602a9?OpenDocument   (872 words)

 Focus on the Family Magazine: One-Flesh Intimacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
If emotional intimacy is not achieved in marriage, a person may seek it with someone outside of marriage.
Emotional intimacy with someone other than your spouse is dangerous because it often leads to physical intimacy.
To reclaim authentic intimacy that has been lost to disillusionment, dishonor or disappointment through the sin of premarital sex, we must stop aiming at humans altogether and aim at where real intimacy is found — in Jesus.
www.family.org /fofmag/cl/a0039471.cfm   (723 words)

 Moms Today — Redefining Your Relationships An Inside Look at Emotional Intimacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
While physical intimacy is a part of most romantic relationships, emotional intimacy is an essential part of a truly intimate union.
Angela Spiers of Newmarket, Ontario, views intimacy as "connecting with someone on almost a spiritual plane." She attributes the intimacy she has with her husband to taking the time to be together.
In his book, Fear of Intimacy (American Psychological Association, 2000), Robert Firestone suggests that exploring true intimacy goes against the self-protective mechanism that many people develop in childhood to guard against emotional pain.
www.momstoday.com /resources/articles/redefiningrelationships.htm   (976 words)

 Intimacy in Gay Relationships, Intimacy, THE MERCK MANUAL OF HEALTH & AGING
Relatively little is known about the nature of dating and intimacy as it evolves over time in the relationships of older gay (homosexual) men and women.
Also, emotional intimacy may be more difficult to find within gay communities of any size when those communities value youth, strength, physical beauty, and sexual performance over maturity, which is often the case.
The prospects of finding adequate expression of sexual identity and intimacy in such facilities are poor, but a few gay-oriented assisted living communities do exist.
www.merck.com /pubs/mmanual_ha/sec4/ch63/ch63h.html   (434 words)

 OFFOFFOFF film review INTIMACY (Intimité) movie by Patrice Chereau with Mark Rylance, Kerry Fox, Timothy Spall, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
"Intimacy," the new film by French director Patrice Chereau, shot in London and adapted from two short stories by British writer Hanif Kureishi — "Intimacy" and "Night Light" — is a hardcore look at human relations in contemporary society.
The identity of Claire remains a mystery for the first half of the film, and although the mystery is more interesting than the resolution, I won't spoil it for potential viewers.
Ultimately, "Intimacy" poses universal questions about sex and human relationships and is well worth your while.
www.offoffoff.com /film/2001/intimacy.php3   (652 words)

 What is love? What is intimacy? Sex and the search for intimacy
The elements of genuine love and intimacy cannot be obtained "instantly," and you find yourself in an unbalanced state, searching for harmony.
When the need for intimacy in a relationship is not met, we look for an "instant" solution.
He wants to build a security base for us, so that when we enter into a marriage, its intimacy can be based upon the security of God's love and wisdom.
www.everystudent.com /features/search.html   (1984 words)

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