How Do You Define Intimacy?

The majority of people believe that sex is intimacy. While this belief is one form of intimacy, it is no way the only form of intimacy. 

Sexual intimacy has many benefits, including reducing stress, improved sleep, and better moods.  Intimacy is critical to keeping open lines of communication within your relationship.


One Extraordinary Marriage is a blog partnered by Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo.  We appreciate their frankness as well as their diplomacy in tackling difficult subjects. 

They are the co-authors of the Amazon bestseller 7 Days of Sex Challenge. 

The DiLorenzo’s believe that the healthy combination of sex, love and commitment is more than the foundation of a strong’s the glue that will keep a marriage together.




One Extraordinary Marriage graciously gave us permission to quote their article entitled: 6 Forms Of Intimacy To Building A Strong Marriage.



According to One Extraordinary Marriage, not all intimacy occurs in the bedroom. 

The following 6 forms of intimacy are often overlooked.  They are as followed:

1. Emotional Intimacy

2. Intellectual Intimacy

3. Spiritual Intimacy

4. Recreational Intimacy

5. Financial Intimacy

6. Physical Intimacy

    We devote substantial blog time to urging enhanced communication between partners.  We believe that strong communication strengthens intimacy. Coupled with mutual respect, you can achieve a higher level of intimacy in your relationships. 

    Whether you are just looking to add a little extra to your marriage or, you and your partner make improving intimacy an ongoing priority, the benefits to your overall marriage far outweigh the stress partners in a couple feel when having an in-depth and deeply personal discussion about sex and intimacy. 

    Many thanks to One Extraordinary Marriage.