While the human heart longs for intimacy, we generally struggle to find and maintain relationships that display meaningful and appropriate intimate connections. Moreover, most of us have found that, on some level, we may actually fear real intimacy while still striving to obtain it.
Matthew Kelly's book, The Seven Levels of Intimacy, gives us practical guidance on discovering and maintaining intimate relationships. The Institute for Healthy Families strongly recommends this book as a tool in learning what true intimacy is. It is an essential tool in overcoming the effects of some of the wounds that hold us back from demonstrating real love in relationships.