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The Seven Levels Of Intimacy Matthew Kelly. Part One Sex Is Not Intimacy Sex Is Not Intimacy Common Interests Are Not Enough Common Interests Are Not.

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1 The Seven Levels Of Intimacy Matthew Kelly

2 Part One Sex Is Not Intimacy Sex Is Not Intimacy Common Interests Are Not Enough Common Interests Are Not Enough You Know The Storm Is Coming You Know The Storm Is Coming What Is Driving Your Relationships? What Is Driving Your Relationships? The Opposite Of Love Is Not Hate The Opposite Of Love Is Not Hate

3 To be truly intimate with another person is to share every aspect of your self with that person. to share every aspect of your self with that person. to be willing to take off our masks and let down our guard to be willing to take off our masks and let down our guard to set aside our pretenses and to share what is shaping us and directing our lives. to set aside our pretenses and to share what is shaping us and directing our lives.

4 This is the greatest gift we can give to another human being: to share every aspect of your self with that person. to share every aspect of your self with that person. to allow him or her to simply see us for who we are, with our: to allow him or her to simply see us for who we are, with our: Strengths and weaknesses Strengths and weaknesses Faults Faults Failings Failings Flaws Flaws Defects Defects Talents Talents Abilities Abilities Achievements Achievements Potential Potential

5 Part Two How The Seven Levels Of Intimacy Will Change Your Relationships And Your Life! How The Seven Levels Of Intimacy Will Change Your Relationships And Your Life!

6 The First Level Of Intimacy Clichés Clichés

7 The Second Level Of Intimacy Facts Facts

8 The Third Level Of Intimacy Opinions Opinions

9 The Fourth Level Of Intimacy Hopes And Dreams Hopes And Dreams

10 The Fifth Level Of Intimacy Feelings Feelings

11 The Sixth Level Of Intimacy Faults, Fears, And Failures Faults, Fears, And Failures

12 The Seventh Level Of Intimacy Legitimate Needs Legitimate Needs

13 We continue to subscribe to the myth that pleasure, possessions, and achievement will fulfill us. Yet after each encounter we are left with the same dissatisfied aftertaste. Why? You simply can never get enough of what you don’t really need. We don’t need more money, faster cars, bigger houses or grander promotions. The human person needs one thing above all else: intimacy. that pleasure, possessions, and achievement will fulfill us. Yet after each encounter we are left with the same dissatisfied aftertaste. Why? You simply can never get enough of what you don’t really need. We don’t need more money, faster cars, bigger houses or grander promotions. The human person needs one thing above all else: intimacy.

14 Carefree timelessness and intimacy are best friends. Our relationships cannot thrive under pressures of our noisy, busy, fast, modern lifestyles, but every relationship blossoms when it is nourished with a little carefree timelessness. Our relationships cannot thrive under pressures of our noisy, busy, fast, modern lifestyles, but every relationship blossoms when it is nourished with a little carefree timelessness.

15 Life is about love. It is about who you love and who you hurt. It's about how you love yourself and how you hurt yourself. It's about how you love and hurt those close to you. It is about how you love or hurt the strangers that pass through your life. Life is about love. It is about who you love and who you hurt. It's about how you love yourself and how you hurt yourself. It's about how you love and hurt those close to you. It is about how you love or hurt the strangers that pass through your life. Life is about love.

16 Part Three The Reasons People Don’t Have Great Relationships Designing A Great Relationship Don’t Just Hope The Reasons People Don’t Have Great Relationships Designing A Great Relationship Don’t Just Hope

17 The Seven Levels Of Intimacy Clichés: The First Level Clichés: The First Level Facts: The Second Level Facts: The Second Level Opinions: The Third Level Opinions: The Third Level Hopes And Dreams: The Fourth Level Hopes And Dreams: The Fourth Level Feelings: The Fifth Level Feelings: The Fifth Level Faults, Fears, And Failures: The Sixth Level Faults, Fears, And Failures: The Sixth Level Legitimate Needs: The Seventh Level Legitimate Needs: The Seventh Level


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