Tag Archives: intimacy

First date — frog or prince

August 24, 2013

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by Morgan Rose —  Let us face it, first dates can be awkward. Some would say pure torture. You are trying to be perfect. He is trying to be perfect. Neither of you are perfect, whatever perfect means. And, realistically, does pretending to be perfect prove he is a man who can love you? Of […]

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Nurture intimate relationships

December 8, 2012

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by Don Mordasini —  With greater economic freedom, more couples in mid-life are separating and divorcing rather than working to resolve their relationship problems. Statistics have consistently shown that happily married couples live longer, avoid depression and suffer fewer ailments. This being the case, I find it surprising that very little is written on the […]

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Spiritual dating: A new frontier

April 12, 2012

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by Amy Leigh Mercree — How many dates have you been on that have amounted to nothing? If you are like many people, it is probably a lot. While going out may often seem like a waste of time and energy, that little voice inside is likely telling you to persevere in order to find […]

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Lithium quartz: Crystal of harmony

March 5, 2012

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by Karyn Diane Kish —  Lithium quartz crystals occur as prismatic quartz with inclusions of a soft magenta hue or lavender gray lithium-bearing material. This rare silicon dioxide material contains pure quartz crystal, plus the lithium ions. It has a hardness of seven and is found in a very remote area of Minas Gerais, Brazil. […]

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When sexual desire is painfully absent

February 28, 2012

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by Dr. David Roth —  There are still some problems that people just do not talk about. In the days before TV ads for Viagra, many men lived in silent shame over not being able to get and sustain an erection. And many of their partners painfully, if compassionately, conspired in keeping their secret. Many […]

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The essentials of great sex

February 28, 2012

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by David Roth —  If you want to know what really great sex is, ask an expert. And who are these experts? Simply put, they are the people who are having great sex. This is the revolutionary assumption sex therapist Peggy Kleinplatz, Ph.D., a clinical professor at Ottawa University, and her colleagues made when they […]

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The tao of intimacy

February 23, 2012

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by Scott Kalechstein Grace —  Intimacy. Connection. Getting close. We are made for it. Yet many of us push it away, guard against it, and treat it as a threat. Or, we are so hungry for it that when we reach for intimacy with another, we cling and grab, and it slips through our fingers […]

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From annoyed to enjoyed

February 22, 2012

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by Arielle Ford —  While some experts might tell us not to sweat the small stuff, we all know that it is the little things that can chisel away at even the best of relationships. To prevent those granular irks from leading to the Big Bang in our partnerships, we need to develop relational safety […]

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