Intimacy: Beyond Sex

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Sexual intimacy is often mistaken for intimacy, in general.  It’s not!  In fact, sexual intimacy is the easiest type of intimacy for some people to achieve, even though it has the potential to be one of the most intense.

Intimacy is much more than sexual affection and physical touch.  True intimacy involves reciprocity, mutual trust, respect, and admiration.  A conversation can be intimate.  A look can be intimate.  Body language can also be an obvious sign of intimacy, or lack of.

Intimacy is a feeling beyond the physical sensation of touch. It involves a bond that is more than superficial. The capacity for intimacy is an indication of being able to be in a healthy, loving relationship.

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Is Love Your Religion?

 Embody Love
“If you surrender to a power greater than yourself,
which you should because to
think that we are in control of everything is silly,
then love and energy should be your ‘religion.'”

-Danielle Paige

www.healingpaige.com

The Link Between Love and Success

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What is the link between love and success?  Does love lead to success?  Or does success lead to love?  Is there a causal relationship? Is there even a correlation?

There is no doubt that being successful can make you more attractive to some people.  Many women, for example, are attracted to men in powerful positions. But we are not talking about attraction.  We are talking about love!

Love is elusive for some.  And financial success does not equal love.  Just ask any rich celebrity:  success does not bring you love.

For many of us, there is no link whatsoever.  Love is love and success is just that.  But for others, love can elevate our dreams, our visions, our selves, and yes, our success.  True love makes us stronger in all aspects of our lives, including success and perhaps more importantly, our perspectives about success.

Can you be successful without love? There are examples of people who show us that yes, you can.  But maybe we are asking the wrong question.  What is your definition of success and when you are successful, does that mean that you are happy?

Most of us looking for love and success are really looking for happiness.  The link between love and happiness is absolute–we are happier when we have love in our lives.

Let Me Love You

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Baby I just don’t get it, do you enjoy being hurt?
I know you smelled the perfume, the make-up on his shirt
You don’t believe his stories, you know that they’re all lies
Bad as you are, you stick around and I just don’t know why

If I was ya man
(Baby you)
Never worry ’bout
(What I do)
I’d be coming home
(Back to you)
(Every night, doin’ you right)

You’re the type of woman
(Deserves good things)
Fistful of diamonds
(Hand full of rings)
Baby, you’re a star
(I just want to show you, you are)

You should let me love you
Let me be the one to give you everything you want and need
Baby good love and protection
Make me your selection
Show you the way love’s supposed to be
Baby you should let me love you,
love you,
love you,
love you,
yeah

Listen
Your true beauty’s description looks so good that it hurts
You’re a dime plus ninety-nine and it’s a shame
Don’t even know what you’re worth
Everywhere you go they stop and stare
‘Cause you’re bad and it shows
From your head to your toes, out of control, baby you know

If I was your man
(Baby you)
Never worry ’bout
(What I do)
I’d be coming home
(Back to you)
(Every night, doin’ you right)

You’re the type of woman
(Deserves good things)
Fistful of diamonds
(Hand full of rings)
Baby, you’re a star
(I just want to show you, who you are)

You should let me love you
Let me be the one to give you everything you want and need
Ooh baby good love and protection
Ooh make me your selection show you the way love’s supposed to be

Baby you should let me
(You deserve better girl)
You know you deserve better
(We should be together girl)
Baby, with me and you it’s whatever girl, hey
So can we make this thing ours?

You should let me love you
Let me be the one to give you everything you want and need
(Let me be the one to give, everything you need)
Good love and protection
(Said everything)
Make me your selection
(Will you take me baby)
Show you the way love’s supposed to be

(Baby you should let me love you)
You should let me love you
Let me be the one to give you everything you want and need
(I’ll give you everything)
That good love and protection
Make me your selection show you the way love’s supposed to be
(Hey)

You should let me love you
(Love you)
Let me be the one to give you everything you want and need
(The one to, everything you need)
That good love and protection
(Protection)
Make me your selection show you the way love’s supposed to be
(Selection baby)
(Yeah)

Let me love you
That’s all you need baby

4 Simple Ways to Keep Your Marriage Awesome

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Do you believe in healthy and happy marriages?  Whether you are looking to get married or “been there, done that,” these are things to think about as you set the foundation for a loving, long-lasting relationship.

Solution 1: Arguing Smart
Right-fighting or fighting to be right is a waste of energy and offers a disrespectful stance. Stay on topic and don’t include past problems or topics which are not related to the subject at hand.

Solution 2: Respect and Love and Communicate
Without respect there is no true love. Valuing our unique individualism is always worthy of respect.  Always encourage each other by giving what you would like to get in return.

Solution 3:  Lighten Up
While marriage is a big step with many responsibilities attached, it is important to let the joys of life filter in and around daily living.

Solution 4: Setting the Harmonious Stage
Setting the stage for a happy marriage takes vision, patience, compromise and complete dedication to its designed purpose.

Read the entire article: 4 Simple Ways to Keep Your Marriage AwesomeDumb Little Man 

3 Ways to Say “I Love You”

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1. Celebrate your partner’s success. This makes you and your mate feel good and epitomizes the notion of partnership.

2. Say “thank you.” Expressing gratitude for both the big things and the little things that you do for each other keeps you from taking each other for granted.

3. Combine sexy with romantic. Both are important by themselves, but when sexy attitude and romantic gestures combine, the real magic begins.

 

How To Write a Love Letter

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Reblogged from How NOT to Write a Love Letter:

These dos and don’ts can help:

Do…

  • Take your time. Writing a love letter is too nice a job to rush.
  • Share your real feelings. This is no time to be shy.
  • Write in your own everyday voice–your reader wants to hear your voice, not an imitation of someone else’s.
  • Give some thought to how your reader might react. How well do you know him or her? Are you declaring your love for the first time, or are you both so in love you’re walking on air? Don’t spoil the spontaneity, but make sure what you write seems appropriate to the level of your relationship.
  • Remember to say “I love you”!

Don’t…

  • Don’t worry that you’re “not a good writer.” You’re as good as you need to be!
  • Don’t say anything you don’t mean. It’s easy to go over the top when you’re writing a love letter. Be sure you’re being honest to yourself.
  • Don’t be afraid to say silly things. If you love the way she slams the car door or the way he chops vegetables, say so.
  • Don’t be creepy. If you’re writing to someone who doesn’t have any idea how you feel, don’t go overboard describing your feelings and your desires.
  • Don’t put it in an e-mail. This is love we’re talking about, for heaven’s sake. Invest in a nice card or writing paper, and write it out by hand. A love letter is a kind of gift–make it a tangible object they can slip under their pillow, save in their wallet, or otherwise treasure forever.
  • Don’t chicken out! Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

A personalized handwritten love letter means so much more than a pre-printed card. With a little courage and a little effort, you can make your love the happiest person in the world!