As you sink deeper and deeper into this post, you discover feelings that are better than sex.
I thought for years
Was having sex.
(Booth, 2009, p. 45)
Many times, people are hurt because they thought they had a relationship when it was only physical.
Someone would ask her, “Were you intimate with him?”
Yet, they meant to ask, “Did you have sex with him?”
However, intimacy is sharing love not making love (sex).
A sex addict could take the first step to recovery,
If he develops an intimate relationship with
his spouse or significant other.
–D. R. Criswell
A few ways to uncover intimacy …
- Showing gratitude with a nonsexual hug
- Demonstrating support with a gentle stroke on the back
- Using tender words with loving affection
His promise seems real;
The sex addict acts his part.
The charade hurts her.
He Does Not Deserve Her Love;
Her heart penetrates his soul.
Booth, L. (2009). Saying yes to your sexual healing; daily meditations for sex addiction. Deerfield Beach; FL; Health Communications. Retrieved from http://www.fatherleo.com/shop/index.php?action=item&id=59&prevaction=category&previd=1&prevstart=.