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Financial Intimacy

  Financial Intimacy  101 Money is not a four letter word.  Then why do some couples fight about it or even refuse to discuss it altogether? You may have heard the statistic that money is the #1 cause of divorce, but that's only partly true.  Whether you have it or not isn't the root of

Crisis Intimacy

  Crisis Intimacy.   Two words that almost don't seem like they belong in the same thought, but surprisingly crisis can bring us more intimacy than ever before.  Crisis happens to some degree at some point in all of our lives.  It is up to us to harness this time as a tool to strengthen our

Creative Intimacy

  Creative intimacy is a relaxing, passive way to bring couples together. Sharing activities that bring us joy, stimulate the mind and spirit and help keep stress under control have immeasurable benefits for couples.     Some immediate health benefits of being creative are: Boosts mood Boosts brain function Increases immune health and defense   Creative

Conflict Intimacy

  Yes, sometimes we disagree, even argue.  We have more conflict with those we are closest to because we share so much of ourselves and our lives with those we love most. Conflict is inevitable, but it doesn't always have to bring distance in a relationship. When used as a tool to explore our differences,

Communication Intimacy

Today's topic is abundant and far reaching.  Communication leads to deeper intimacy.  Intimacy leads to better communication.  Communication IS intimacy and intimacy IS communication. People connect through talking and keeping the communication channels open brings an abundance of intimacy into our relationships.  Be it with friends, family, or your partner. Some things to consider when

Aesthetic Intimacy

Join us as we start our fall series “Bringing Basics Back”.  This series will have a new Tuesday Tip every week with simple ways to open the door to intimacy  every day.  Aesthetic Intimacy   For our first step in “Bringing Basics Back” we take a look at aesthetic intimacy.  Sharing experiences of beauty can

Forgiveness Intimacy 101

Forgiveness Intimacy “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”—Mahatma Gandhi Forgiveness Intimacy  is the act of apologizing to each other and asking for forgiveness. This involves asking your spouse, “What can I do to be a better husband/wife?” All couples eventually experience times of conflict, hurt, and letting each other

Conflict Intimacy

What Is Conflict Intimacy? Conflict Intimacy is focused on facing and understanding the differences couples may have, and being able to respect those differences. Conflict resolution is a skill that couples must learn in order to maintain conflict intimacy. All couples eventually experience times of conflict, hurt, and letting each other down. Sometimes the offense is

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