Intimacy is an interesting topic because people think of it in different ways. So to lay the foundation for this week, below is the definition straight from Merriam-Webster:
Noun | in-tə-mə-sē
- The state of being intimate: familiarity.
- Something of a personal or private nature.
Based on those definitions, it’s clear why intimacy is important in a relationship — especially in a marriage. Psychologist Arthur Aron completed a study in which two strangers answered 36 questions intended to accelerate the level of intimacy in a relationship.
Author Mandy Lee Catron took this challenge — with someone she already knew — to test the theory and wrote about it in the New York Times Modern Love column. She found love and thinks anyone can. Below is a sampling of some of the questions:
Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know?
Make three true “we” statements each. For instance, “We are both in this room feeling…”
Then lastly, the couple is instructed to stare into each other’s eyes for four solid minutes.
For a full list of questions, click here.
We encourage you and baby to explore these questions and see how much you learn about each other. Then, let us know what you think!