Marriage was designed for intimacy. God’s response to Adam’s loneliness was the creation of Eve, and the institution of marriage. Then God said, the “two shall become one flesh”. At the very heart of marriage is this idea of oneness, or unity. As God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are One, so in marriage the husband and wife are to be ‘one’.
We thought we were ‘one’ before we got married. We sat close to each other. We talked freely. We did things for each other. We both felt deeply loved. But now, we have lost our ‘oneness’. We often disagree. We say hurtful things, and may even wonder why we got married. Can intimacy be restored? Yes, and it happens one step at a time.