Why we all need intimacy in our family relationships – and how to get there // Episode 23

Meaningful relationships don’t happen without intimacy. We limit ourselves when we think only about intimacy in our marriages, physical intimacy that happens behind our bedroom doors. Sure, that’s part of it! But family relationships all require intimacy. If we want to be a purposeful parent and develop close relationships with our kids, we must build intimacy. 

There are two big struggles with intimacy: understanding it and building it. So in today’s episode, we are looking at 4 different types of intimacy. And then, we’ll talk about how to build intimacy into our family lives, how to create an intimacy and meaningful home life, even when life is busy and overwhelming. 

Let’s dive in, friend!

Listen to Episode 23:

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Are your family relationships feeling a little… dry? Stuck in a rut? It happens to all of us. 

Sometimes, we get stuck on autopilot. You’re busy. The mental list of what you “should” do gets longer while your patience gets shorter.

If this is you, I know you don’t want it to be! You want your family life to be filled with joy. You want godly, healthy, meaningful relationships. So sign up today for our free digital course! 5 Tools Every Busy Mom Needs To Move Her Family From Autopilot to Intimacy: The Relationship Reset FREE 5-Day Email Course.

Episode Show Notes

Intimacy is not just reserved for the bedroom. In fact, intimacy is not just reserved for the marriage relationship or another romantic relationship. 


Every deep, meaningful, purposeful relationship must have intimacy. We must be vulnerable with each other. We must know each other well and share life together. We share our thoughts, our hearts, our dreams, and our struggles. 

In today’s episode, you’ll hear me outline four types of intimacy that we need in our family relationships. These 4 types of intimacy include:

  • Physical intimacy
  • Emotional intimacy
  • Spiritual intimacy (with God and with others)
  • Mental/Intellectual intimacy

Each is necessary for a deep relationship. And isn’t that what you want with your family? 

Listen to the full episode for examples, encouragement, and tips on how to build intimacy in your family life!

And don’t forget to sign up for a FREE resource that will help you build your family intimacy: 5 Tools Every Busy Mom Needs To Move Her Family From Autopilot To Intimacy: The Relationship Reset FREE 5-Day Email Course.

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As a disclaimer: I am a licensed therapist but this podcast is not therapy. It is not personal advice to your specific situation. If you believe professional counseling may be helpful for you in this season of life, you may find this article on the Love Your People Well website helpful.