Learn Emotional Intimacy
This “in-too-me-see” intimacy is sharing of one’s emotional experiences with another. Men especially have a hard time with this distinction over intellectual intimacy. Intellectual intimacy discusses with passion the topics usually dominated by thoughts and ideas, whereas the emotional intimacy embraces personal feelings, empathy and experiences and is persuaded by emotion. Men generally have a limited emotional vocabulary and often misunderstand their spouses, trading ideas when what she wants is for him to identify with her feelings.
Regardless of limitations or misunderstandings, men are called to steward their wife’s heart just as much as women are looked upon to steward their husband’s sexuality. Just as men feel most connected when in physical intimacy, women generally feel most connected when engaged in emotional intimacy. There is a reason that the first thing Adam does when he sees Eve is to utter the world’s first love poem.
And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Elohim Chaseddi, The God of My Mercy (Psalm 59:10); we thank You for allowing to learn emotional intimacy, allowing us to see into each other and being responsible for understanding our mates emotions. We praise You for making us bone of bone and flesh of flesh whereas we become one in spirit. We declare blessings in our endeavors to embrace our mates in emotional intimacy so that our home life reflects the gift of companionship for the Body of Christ. This we pray with an anointing, in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior, Amen.