There are three types of intimacy necessary to keep love alive over time.
Attachment-based intimacy is about building and maintaining a special lifelong bond with the loved one.
As the years pass in marriage, it’s easy to take for granted the bonding power of touch, or to reserve all physical relating to the bedroom. But physical intimacy involves so many types of physical connection — not just sex.
Physical intimacy includes various kinds of physical connection — not just sex. There are various layers to physical intimacy, demonstrated in the figure below by Dr. Doug Rosenau.
Songs and Hallmark cards may shout one thing, but in the Bible, love — and more specifically, agape love — is what frames the Great Commandment.
God demonstrates his heart for multidimensional intimacy starting in the Old Testament.
One of the most common associations with the term "intimacy" is sex. But sexual relating is just one aspect of physical intimacy and physical relating, both of which are founded on touch.