The Seven Levels of Intimacy

A spiritual guide to relationships offers a unique approach that leads to self-acceptance and learning how to accept and trust others, and reveals a seven-level process that creates strong bonds, deep contentment, and lasting connections.

Author: Matthew Kelly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743265114

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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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 Eight Levels of Intimacy

This short book is for you, written concisely to provide the information you need quickly without weighing you down with a lot of why "s. It is that powerful.

Author: Laura D. Lewis

Publisher: Couples Company, Inc

ISBN: 1452480729

Category: Family & Relationships


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If you "ve ever wondered why your relationships do not last; If you "ve ever been confused by your marria≥ If you "ve ever thought something was missing Your answers are here. This short book is for you, written concisely to provide the information you need quickly without weighing you down with a lot of why "s. It is that powerful.

Sweet Surrender

Intimacy: Transforming a House of Sex into a Home of Intimacy. Bloomington, IN:
Writer's Club, 2000. Jackson, Robert ... The Seven Levels of Intimacy: The Art of
Loving and the Joy of Being Loved. New York: Fireside, 2007. Kendrick, Stephen

Author: Dennis Hiebert

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621897397

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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Every culture has a way of perceiving and practicing marriage. Many contemporary Western Christians mistake what their culture prescribes regarding marriage with what the Bible portrays, and thereby take as biblical what is merely cultural. Uncritical conformity to cultural imperatives of marriage then becomes a Christian virtue, and a sweet surrender. Few recognize, much less question this confusion, even when its consequences are unhealthy. In Sweet Surrender Dennis Hiebert challenges Christians to comprehend what is cultural in their view of marriage, hold as optional what is not explicitly required by the Bible, and live out their marriages within the transcendent grace of God. Gaining greater awareness can free marriages from the control of culture for something more simply but deeply Christian. Marriages benefit when they are released from cultural directives that are not biblical callings, even if they choose to retain them as cultural practices. This book is for Christians who are ready to rethink their assumptions about marriage.

A Study of the Levels of Intimacy at which Students in Texas Christian University Would be Willing to Associate with Members of Ethnic Groups Other Than Their Own 1959 60

By the Thurstone method , the original sixty were reduced to seven hypothetically
equidistant statements , on the basis of which subjects rate racial , ethnic ,
occupational , and religious groups . The seven statements are , in order , as
follows ...

Author: Norman Eugene Hall



Category: Ethnic attitudes

Page: 160

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Marriage Rebranded

John Leggett and Suzanne Malm, The Eighteen Stages of Love: Its Natural
History, Fragrance, Celebration and Chase, ... Here is just a small sample of
other material available on this topic: The Seven Levels of Intimacy by Matthew
Kelley; ...

Author: Tyler Ward

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802490743

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 144

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It didn’t take long for Tyler to realize he had no idea how to be married. When Tyler and Analee got married, they read marriage books, learned about each other’s personality and habits, and exhausted three-step relational formulas. Yet a year and a half after their wedding, they had fallen into a pattern of fighting and unhappiness. Tyler knew that he and his wife needed more than formulas and counseling sessions. They needed a vision for marriage that extended beyond just finding happiness and falling in love. They wanted a vision that dealt with the realities of life and gave them a picture of marriage worth fighting for. As a business professional who helps companies “rebrand” when their image doesn’t match up with their identity, Tyler realized that marriage has an image that doesn’t match up to what God designed it to be. Marriage Rebranded will help you replace four modern misconceptions about marriage with more timeless perspectives enlightened by biblical, personal, and historical studies. We need to rethink our modern brand of matrimony. It’s time for us to develop a new vision for marriage—a vision that’s worth fighting for.

The Effects of Feedback on Self disclosure in a Dyadic Interaction

METHOD Development of Self - disclosure Questions of Known Levels of
Intimacy Worthy , Gary and Kahn's ( 1969 ) ... The questions had been rated
beforehand for level of intimacy , and each set of questions represented seven
different levels ...

Author: Samuel Chalmers Smith



Category: Self-disclosure

Page: 222

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Cross Cultural Interpersonal Communication

imagine that they were disclosing information to a member of the same sex when
they rated the intimacy of items . A seven - point scale was used ... Each list had
six items at each of the seven levels of intimacy . Care was taken to ensure that ...

Author: Stella Ting-Toomey

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780803940475

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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The newest ideas and findings in cross-cultural interpersonal communication are provided in this challenging volume. The internationally-recognized contributors examine such salient topics as interpersonal relationship development between people from different cultures, family nicknaming practices, and language and intercultural attraction.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Packed with new exercises and the latest research out of the esteemed Gottman Institute, this revised edition of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its ...

Author: John Gottman, PhD

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 1101902914

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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Just as Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexuality, so Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. As a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over the course of many years. His findings, and his heavily attended workshops, have already turned around thousands of faltering marriages. This book is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward in their approach, yet profound in their effect, these principles teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work. Gottman helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. Being thoughtful about ordinary matters provides spouses with a solid foundation for resolving conflict when it does occur and finding strategies for living with those issues that cannot be resolved. Packed with questionnaires and exercises whose effectiveness has been proven in Dr. Gottman's workshops, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the result of Dr. John Gottman's many years of closely observing thousands of marriages. This kind of longitudinal research has never been done before. Based on his findings, he has culled seven principles essential to the success of any marriage. Maintain a love map. Foster fondness and admiration. Turn toward instead of away. Accept influence. Solve solvable conflicts. Cope with conflicts you can't resolve. Create shared meaning. Dr. Gottman's unique questionnaires and exercises will guide couples on the road to revitalizing their marriage, or making a strong one even better.

Social Psychology Quarterly

American female student volunteers attending For a session to be completed , all
three stages Washington State University in ... Each list had six items at each of
known for at least three months but not more the seven levels of intimacy .




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Enhancing Intimacy in Marriage

The 75 items in this initial questionnaire addressed the seven a priori categories
of intimacy previously proposed by Olson. ... At this point in time, however, the
Intimacy Needs Survey is still in the experimental stages of its development.

Author: Dennis A. Bagarozzi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317722353

Category: Psychology

Page: 166

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Most people believe that intimacy is a unitary construct-that is, that it is made up of only one component. Dr. Bagarozzi demonstrates how intimacy is comprised of at least nine separate subcomponents. The degree to which partners can meet the intimacy needs of their mates in all nine areas is critical to marital satisfaction. Building upon the foundations of the author's Enhancing Intimacy Program, which he developed and utilized in his own practice with clients, Enhancing Intimacy in Marriage explores the ways in which intimacy is demonstrated and communicated between married partners. A simple questionnaire, the Intimacy Needs Survey, is used to help couples identify areas of satisfaction and areas where intimacy needs are not being met. Clinical strategies for helping couples improve their intimacy are presented in case examples. This book is unique in that it offers clinicians a step-by-step approach for both assessment and intervention

Book Review Index




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Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.

Buyer s Guide

The Seven Levels of Intimacy: The Art of Loving and the Joy of Being Loved.
Fireside: S. & S. Nov. ... To that end, he presents a seven-level process that leads
to lasting connections and deep contentment. Relationships may start with casual

Author: William White



Category: Library science


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Library Journal

The Seven Levels of Intimacy : The Art of Loving and the Joy of Being Loved .
Fireside : S. & S. Nov. 2005 . c.288p . ISBN 0-7432-6511-4 . $ 22.95 . SELF -
HELP Heyn , Dalma . Drama Kings : The Men Who Drive Strong Women Crazy .

Author: Melvil Dewey



Category: Libraries


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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Life with Promise

Deeper levels of marital intimacy are not achieved overnight . Rather , the ... 3 : 7
- 11 ) . Such interpersonal qualities provide the atmosphere essential for the
growth in intimacy . Aesop ' s fable “ The Wind and the Sun ” illustrates the
principle .

Author: Larry Martens

Publisher: Multi Business Press

ISBN: 9780937364031

Category: Religion

Page: 76

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The Great Falling Away

It's no wonder Jesus gave us an overview of all, seven types of Churches in the
Church of God on earth, within the Book ... God, ultimately manifest in differing
resurrections from the dead, which also brings varying levels of intimacy with God

Author: Adrian Salupo

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469102552

Category: Religion

Page: 569

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This first volume of our Great Falling Away Series biblically explicates both the beginning and the end of the biblical age, while also revealing mankinds great falling away from a biblically-defined faith in God and His mortal, immortal, and eternal Messiah - Jesus the Christ of Bethlehem/Nazareth/Judea. The full title for this first book of our series is: "The Great Falling Away Volume I: The Biblical Age". This book is now available directly from Xlibris, as well as from on-line booksellers and retail bookstores everywhere. The second book of our Great Falling Away Series is entitled: "The Great Falling Away Volume II: Anti-Christ, Babylon, and the Bride of the Lamb". This second and final book in our Great Falling Away series is now completed, and is now also available directly from Xlibris, as well as from booksellers everywhere.

Guide to Book Publishers Editors and Literary Agents 2006

Recent releases include : The Seven Levels of Intimacy : The Art of Loving and
the Joy of Being Loved by Matthew Kelly ; Life Shift : Let Go and Live Your Dream
by Aleta St . James ; No - Fall Snowboarding : 7 Easy Steps to Safe and Fun ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: 9780977268207

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 944

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Now updated for 2008, this annual edition of the classic bestselling directory provides everything working writers need to find the most receptive publishers, editors, and agents for their work.

Jeff Herman s Guide to Book Publishers Editors Literary Agents 2007

Titles representative of this list include The Seven Levels of Intimacy : The Art of
Loving and the Joy of Being Loved by Matthew Kelly ; Life Shift : Let Go and Live
Your Dream by Aleta St. James ; No - Fall Snowboarding : 7 Easy Steps to Safe ...

Author: Jeff Herman



Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 966

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Presents a guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents, including information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.

The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction

Because the grotesque's transformations operate mainly at the level of the
intimate, the sensory, and the present, its vertigo is often recontained by shifting
the gaze outward toward the sublime, where consciousness of the extrasensory ...

Author: Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr.

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819571520

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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As the world undergoes daily transformations through the application of technoscience to every aspect of life, science fiction has become an essential mode of imagining the horizons of possibility. However much science fiction texts vary in artistic quality and intellectual sophistication, they share in a mass social energy and a desire to imagine a collective future for the human species and the world. At this moment, a strikingly high proportion of films, commercial art, popular music, video and computer games, and non-genre fiction have become what Csicsery-Ronay calls science fictional, stimulating science-fictional habits of mind. We no longer treat science fiction as merely a genre-engine producing formulaic effects, but as a mode of awareness, which frames experiences as if they were aspects of science fiction. The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction describes science fiction as a constellation of seven diverse cognitive attractions that are particularly formative of science-fictionality. These are the “seven beauties” of the title: fictive neology, fictive novums, future history, imaginary science, the science-fictional sublime, the science-fictional grotesque, and the Technologiade, or the epic of technsocience’s development into a global regime.

The Mate Relationship

Third, interpersonal relationships progress through discrete, identifiable levels of
intimacy; further, entry into such relationships depends on the communication of
self-concept support on a set of crucial variables, and relational progression is ...

Author: Anne Maydan Nicotera

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791435434

Category: Psychology

Page: 183

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This book presents research applications of a rules theory of mate relationships of several American cultures and two non-American cultures. The theory is summarized in seven basic propositions, several of which have been previously tested and supported. The research contained here expands the depth of the work by examining attributes and levels of mateship in several American co-cultures, one Caribbean culture, and one Asian culture, and extends the breadth of the work by moving into the areas of relational quality, maintenance, and conflict. Seven propositions presented are 1) perceived self-concept support is the basis of interpersonal attraction; 2) different types of perceived self-concept support are the basis for different types of interpersonal relationships; 3) different types of self-concept support are the basis for entry into and increasing intensity of interpersonal relationships; 4) the type and form of self-concept support is homogeneous by culture; 5) conflict which threatens self-concept support on crucial relationship variables--the lack of it or attacks on it--is the most potentially dangerous type of conflict in interpersonal relationships; 6) negotiation of differences in perceptions of self-concept support on crucial relationship variables cements interpersonal relationships; and 7) quality interpersonal relationships consist of intimacy, personal growth, and effective communication on the crucial relationship variables.

Canadian Speech Communication Journal

... by two of the seven judges , producing two judgments per coding unit with an
interrater reliability coefficient ranging from . ... 001 level of significance that
description was used more at low intimacy levels than at high or medium levels .




Category: Oral communication


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