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The Art of Intimate Marriage

Author : Tim and Dr. Jennifer Konzen
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From a two-time nationally award winning sexuality researcher - The Art of Intimate Marriage. God's plan for sexual intimacy in marriage is the work of a Master artist and genuine intimacy is like a beautiful masterpiece. Your marriage is going well but you want to make your sex life better and you’re looking for help on how to do that. You want to know what God has to say about how to build a fulfilling sexual intimacy in your marriage. Your sexual relationship has been full of pain, discouragement, and frustration and you need some answers. You have some medical issues that are making sex difficult and you would like to rekindle experiencing mutually pleasurable sex. For these issues and more, The Art of Intimate Marriage provides direction and guidance on how to get there. Creating that masterpiece may mean learning God’s view of sex, gaining life-giving intimacy skills, and figuring out how to work through conflict in a way that creates deeper connection. It may also mean overcoming things in your background, healing things in your marriage, or dealing with those medical challenges. We have the opportunity to have a deeper understanding of God’s loving heart through being deeply known and erotically bonded with our spouse. The Art of Intimate Marriage gives us a road map to experience growth toward a more rewarding, spiritual sexual relationship.

Art and Intimacy

Author : Ellen Dissanayake
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To Ellen Dissanayake, the arts are biologically evolved propensities of human nature: their fundamental features helped early humans adapt to their environment and reproduce themselves successfully over generations. In Art and Intimacy she argues for the joint evolutionary origin of art and intimacy, what we commonly call love. It all begins with the human trait of birthing immature and helpless infants. To ensure that mothers find their demanding babies worth caring for, humans evolved to be lovable and to attune themselves to others from the moment of birth. The ways in which mother and infant respond to each other are rhythmically patterned vocalizations and exaggerated face and body movements that Dissanayake calls rhythms and sensory modes. Rhythms and modes also give rise to the arts. Because humans are born predisposed to respond to and use rhythmic-modal signals, societies everywhere have elaborated them further as music, mime, dance, and display, in rituals which instill and reinforce valued cultural beliefs. Just as rhythms and modes coordinate and unify the mother-infant pair, in ceremonies they coordinate and unify members of a group. Today we humans live in environments very different from those of our ancestors. They used ceremonies (the arts) to address matters of serious concern, such as health, prosperity, and fecundity, that affected their survival. Now we tend to dismiss the arts, to see them as superfluous, only for an elite. But if we are biologically predisposed to participate in artlike behavior, then we actually need the arts. Even -- or perhaps especially -- in our fast-paced, sophisticated modern lives, the arts encourage us to show that we care about important things.


Author : Gay Hendricks
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With this enlightening book, readers can conquer the most common obstacles to satisfying love--the twin fears of aloneness and closeness. The keys to surmounting these fears lie in developing awareness, honesty and commitment. The authors offer activities and exercises to help readers develop these relationship skills.

The Art of Intimacy

Author : Patrick T. Malone
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Discusses the nature of intimacy, describes how we interact with our spouses, children, and friends, and gives practical advice on how to improve personal relationships

The Seven Levels of Intimacy

Author : Matthew Kelly
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The "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Rhythm of Life" brings a timely approach to the subject of relationships, revealing a seven-level process that creates strong bonds, deep contentment, and lasting connection. Fireside

The Art of Intimacy the Pleasure of Passion

Author : Mel Schwartz
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A compelling journey into the obstacles to intimacy on the road to joy. The author paints a breathtaking vision of love and intimacy, and shows us how to achieve it. The rules of relationship are rewritten as we soar to the heights of soulful love.

Making Love Better Twogether

Author : Yolanda "Yanni" Brown
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Have you ever wondered how intimate your relationship could be if you awakened the senses by taking away the sense of sight? "Making Love Better TwoGether: The Art of Intimacy" is the follow-up to Yanni Brown's popular debut, "Making Love Better Begins Within". With this book, you and your mate are encouraged to participate in a palate-pleasing journey filled with verbal and non-verbal foreplay, mental penetration, physical stimulation, sweet nothing whispers, intimate discussions, and a new appreciation for each other - all meant to elevate your love for one another, your relationship, your intimacy, and so much more.

The Art of Romance

Author : Glory Chapman
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Where's the romance?You want love, but you don't want pain. You want the person you desire to see you as romantic, but how do you DO romance beyond the standard red roses and chocolates? First impressions count, but looks can be deceiving. Let's face it, we notice someone's physical characteristics first, but 'pretty is as pretty does.' Everything else about the person will determine whether you're compatible. These are clichés because they are true, so how do you increase your chances of happiness rather than heartache through dating and romantic partnership? Are you clueless about what happened when someone who interests you suddenly ghosts you? The Art of Romance can help you navigate the mysteries of romance if you want to find the partner who will make you both happy. The book covers: The 10 biggest misconceptions about romance The role of romance in intimacy, marriage, love, closeness, and sex Specific methods to nurture romantic love Setting the mood for romance Romance at the dinner table Tips for keeping the romance in long-distance relationships How to romance a man How to romance a woman Nurturing romance after your wedding vows How romance in marriage is different from dating romance Romantic indoor dates Romantic games for couples How to rekindle romance Much more! If you are ready to step up your romantic game, you've come to the right place. Stop spending your weekends alone licking the wounds of bad love or rejection. Stop wondering why you and your partner aren't closer. Learn how to DO romance! Your heart will thank you.If this sounds good, scroll up now, and buy it today!

Forever and Always

Author : Celestia G. Tracy
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This is a handbook for understanding and deepening the stages involved in bonding or attaching closely to another human being. Marriage, the most intimate of all human relationships, is described in Scripture as a "one flesh mystery" (Eph 5:31-32).

The Art of Relationships

Author : Reshan Perera
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Mystery.... Hurt.... Silence.... Opportunities missed. It is one of the great tragedies of the modern life that many partners behave as complete strangers while living together.''Although couples sometimes disagree about sexuality, they rarely discuss it. Attempt to talk about your sex life and pray together at least once a month so that you can know the viewpoints of each other and then it will enhance intimacy.'

Together Closer

Author : Giovanni Frazzetto
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A deeply felt book that explores intimacy through the stories of eight relationships, from a leading neuroscientist and author of How We Feel. What is intimacy and why do we need it? Intimacy is that moment when our true identity is revealed to another, when traumas, fears, and ambitions are shared. Whether in friendship, love or family, intimacy redresses itself constantly, demanding we raze emotional barriers and discover who we really are. Through the ordinary stories of eight relationships, neuroscientist Giovanni Frazzetto has woven an extraordinary narrative of togetherness. He shares the details of romantic partners trapped in a long cycle of attraction and rejection, a single woman who finds herself deep in a fictional relationship with a boyfriend she has invented out of frustration with her love life, and a couple absorbed in a years-long clandestine affair. But intimacy can also extend beyond romantic encounters: coping with the loss of a loved one, dealing with overbearing or emotionally distant parents, or celebrating the joys and comforts of our dearest friends. In Together, Closer, Frazzetto unravels the components of intimacy in all of these relationships, illuminating the mysteries, challenges, and pleasures of intimacy through a brilliant mix of storytelling and science.

Pop Song

Author : Larissa Pham
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Endlessly inventive, intimate, and provocative, this memoir-in-essays is a celebration of the strange and exquisite state of falling in love, whether with a painting or a person, that interweaves incisive commentary on modern life, feminism, art and sex with the author's own experiences of obsession, heartbreak, and past trauma. Like a song that feels written just for you, Larissa Pham's debut work of nonfiction captures the imagination and refuses to let go. Pop Song is a book about love and about falling in love--with a place, or a painting, or a person--and the joy and terror inherent in the experience of that love. Plumbing the well of culture for clues and patterns about love and loss--from Agnes Martin's abstract paintings to James Turrell's transcendent light works, and Anne Carson's Eros the Bittersweet to Frank Ocean's Blonde--Pham writes of her youthful attempts to find meaning in travel, sex, drugs, and art, before sensing that she might need to turn her gaze upon herself. Pop Song is also a book about distances, near and far. As she travels from Taos, New Mexico, to Shanghai, China and beyond, Pham meditates on the miles we are willing to cover to get away from ourselves, or those who hurt us, and the impossible gaps that can exist between two people sharing a bed. Pop Song is a book about all the routes by which we might escape our own needs before finally finding a way home. There is heartache in these pages, but Pham's electric ways of seeing create a perfectly fractured portrait of modern intimacy that is triumphant in both its vulnerability and restlessness.

Signs of Intimacy

Author : Aiden Talinggers
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Genitalogy Most great civilizations cultivate honored traditions which provide tools to help people understand themselves, each other, and an unpredictable world. These often insightful teachings invite us to look at the stars (Astrology), our eyes (Iridology), our hands (Palmistry), the space around us (Aurus), magical cards (Tarot decks), Yarrow sticks (the I-Ching), tea leaves, Ouija boards, and today's favorite, Science, to help us explain our lives - past, present, and future. It's striking that, with rich and vast diversity, none of these traditions explore genitalia as a key to understanding the mysteries of life, especially when it comes to love. Why have almost all cultures ignored what is, perhaps, the most intimate part of our own bodies - our genitals?

The Art of Tantric Sex

Author : Nitya Lacroix
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Explains the basic tenets behind Tantric sex, with illustrated instructions on creating sacred space, breathing, focusing the mind, and freeing the sexual wave. Reprint.

Your Bedroom and Intimacy a Pocket Guide to Mastering the Art of Good Love Making Using Etiquette Class and Style

Author : L'Ange Auxley
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Have you ever thought about Your Manners and the Effects that Poor Etiquette in the bedroom have on "He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys." Liz Tuccillo and Greg Behrendt's book: He's Just Not That Into You is based on the popular episode of Sex and the City in an effort to tell WOMEN when a guy just doesn't like them enough to take the relationship to the next level. However, one of the things that stood out in Sex and the City is the fact that Men were all over Carrie Bradshaw. She was hip, and attractive, but most of all clean and maintain a good personal hygiene, a good appearance and clearly a well-kempt place of intimacy. Poor Manners and an un-kempt place when it comes to "Bedroom Intimacy" can truly make your partner be Just Not That Into You." Read this simple book on the importance of having good manners in the bedroom and the fundamental essentialness of having a clean and an uncluttered environment when it comes to sex and bedroom intimacy. This book is titled: "Your Manners and Their Effect on Dating, Becoming Engaged and Getting Married: Learn How to Make Sure He's Just That Into You by Using Etiquette Class and Style in the Bedroom," by Elsar Auxley, VIII. This book gives you tips on creating the right atmosphere that creates the perfect environmental stimuli for intimacy causing a deepened and more gratifying sexual experience. The author describes this as follows: "The [clean and uncluttered atmosphere in the room raise] the senses to a greater level of appreciation for each partner. The mind is at ease, and admiration on the part of each partner is had, displayed and put into action. It allows for the deeper reaching of each partner into the inner self, and in fact, the soul-lish realm allowing for each partner to give of him or herself more richly in the love-making process without inhibitions. . . . The [two] hearts merge, and in rhythmic syncopation [beat] as one, as a higher connection takes place."This book is a MUST READ if you want partner to be Just That Into You and take the relationship to the next level, whether it is from dating to engagement and then to marriage. The Book is available in English and Italian, and will become available soon in German and French.

The Feeling of Kinship

Author : David L. Eng
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In The Feeling of Kinship, David L. Eng investigates the emergence of “queer liberalism”—the empowerment of certain gays and lesbians in the United States, economically through an increasingly visible and mass-mediated queer consumer lifestyle, and politically through the legal protection of rights to privacy and intimacy. Eng argues that in our “colorblind” age the emergence of queer liberalism is a particular incarnation of liberal freedom and progress, one constituted by both the racialization of intimacy and the forgetting of race. Through a startling reading of Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark legal decision overturning Texas’s antisodomy statute, Eng reveals how the ghosts of miscegenation haunt both Lawrence and the advent of queer liberalism. Eng develops the concept of “queer diasporas” as a critical response to queer liberalism. A methodology drawing attention to new forms of family and kinship, accounts of subjects and subjectivities, and relations of affect and desire, the concept differs from the traditional notions of diaspora, theories of the nation-state, and principles of neoliberal capitalism upon which queer liberalism thrives. Eng analyzes films, documentaries, and literature by Asian and Asian American artists including Wong Kar-wai, Monique Truong, Deann Borshay Liem, and Rea Tajiri, as well as a psychoanalytic case history of a transnational adoptee from Korea. In so doing, he demonstrates how queer Asian migrant labor, transnational adoption from Asia, and the political and psychic legacies of Japanese internment underwrite narratives of racial forgetting and queer freedom in the present. A focus on queer diasporas also highlights the need for a poststructuralist account of family and kinship, one offering psychic alternatives to Oedipal paradigms. The Feeling of Kinship makes a major contribution to American studies, Asian American studies, diaspora studies, psychoanalysis, and queer theory.

The Art of Sexual Intimacy

Author : Andrew Stanway
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The Art of Happiness 10th Anniversary Edition

Author : Dalai Lama
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An updated edition of a beloved classic—the original book on happiness, with new material from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. Howard Cutler Nearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He's the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman. Why is he so popular? Even after spending only a few minutes in his presence you can't help feeling happier. If you ask him if he's happy, even though he's suffered the loss of his country, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes. What's more, he'll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that the very motion of our life is toward happiness. How to get there has always been the question. He's tried to answer it before, but he's never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand. The Art of Happiness is the book that started the genre of happiness books, and it remains the cornerstone of the field of positive psychology. Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. Together with Dr. Howard Cutler, he explores many facets of everyday life, including relationships, loss, and the pursuit of wealth, to illustrate how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2,500 years of Buddhist meditations mixed with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness is a book that crosses the boundaries of traditions to help readers with difficulties common to all human beings. After being in print for ten years, this book has touched countless lives and uplifted spirits around the world.

The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy

Author : Solala Towler
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“Harmony is the essence of a lasting and loving relationship,” teaches Solala Towler, “and no teaching offers us greater insight into the path of harmony than the Tao.” For anyone seeking to build greater connection, intimacy, and sexual fulfillment in their relationship, Towler presents The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy—an essential guide to a natural and joyous way of love. Filled with timeless practices and guidance for both individuals and couples, this elegant book explores: Timeless Taoist wisdom adapted for the complexity of modern relationships The art of clear, respectful, and authentic communication How to use the principle of yin/yang to create harmony within your relationship as well as within yourself Attuning sexual energy between partners for happy and sensual lovemaking, spiritual cultivation, and better health Chi gong (qigong) exercises, tai chi principles, and meditations to balance your subtle energies and align your spirit with that of your partner Does building a lasting relationship always require hard work and effort—or can you instead follow the natural flow of love, desire, and spiritual connection between you and your partner? With The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy, Solala Towler offers a practical and inspiring guide to traveling the “watercourse way” with your partner—one that gives you both the space to grow, explore, and discover the richness of your sacred union.

The Principles of the Art of Conversation

Author : Sir John Pentland Mahaffy
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