School of Divinity
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Charlie Davidson, Dwight Rice
Intimacy, Marriage, Relationships
Christianity | Ethics in Religion | Other Religion | Practical Theology | Religion
Daniel, Richard, "Starving Marriage: Seven Recipes for Nourishing Intimacy" (2017). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1385.
Connecting with your spouse has become a demanding undertaking in a world full of commotion. Marriage relationships are bleeding to death because of the lack of time that couples spend together. Husbands and wives are starving themselves of the much-needed social, psychological, physical, and spiritual provisions that nourish a vigorous bond. The marriage relationship is difficult and often described as the most important earthly relationship that one can have. In this flawed world, the objective of marriage should be to strive to perfect the imperfection of two souls who have been joined by God to fulfill their mission of glorifying Christ, procreation, and intimate companionship. This thesis will validate the crucial need of couples partaking in purposeful alone time together daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly by providing seven relevant ways that will guarantee increased intimacy.