#4 Pleasure – With pleasure, two lovers have a way to create fun, joy and passion with each other through all the stages of their life. Pleasure can happen both in the bedroom, with sex being center stage or out of the bedroom, with actions that ignite energy and bring positive experiences of joy between soul mates. Imagine learning how to please your mate with renewed sexual energy through the five senses and a focus on brining pleasure to one another physically. And picture learning how to touch each other’s spirit out of the bedroom with all the ways you reach out through touch, through talk and specific actions that say “I love you with all my heart and soul.”
#5 Affirmation – Intimacy that’s truly amazing happens when two lovers learn how to affirm, care for and reach out to one another with positive affirmations – words and behaviors that say “I love you,” and “You are my best friend,” and “You are it for me!” These can happen every day and tell the true story of devotion and compassion between two lovers in marriage.
#6 Awe – We all need to commit to ideals and virtues that lift us up and that support our desire to reach out and consistently love our mate. Our need to connect with ourselves and our spiritual nature forms the basis for loving our spouse in hard times and good times as well. Awe takes us beyond ourselves in a way that motivates us to love boldly and with heart!
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