The Closeness Project

The world has a way of getting in between us in our marriage. Busyness and the demands of work and family can deeply, though often unnoticeably at first, affect the intimacy in our marriage. Drifting apart in a relationship needs to be addressed early, as with an old saying “a stitch in time saves nine”.

Maybe we can learn a lesson from sea otters – they often sleep on their back in open water holding paws with their mate so that they do not drift apart. Holding hands and hugging are good starting points to stop the drift, one of the real keys though is intimate eye to eye communication.
The Closeness Project came about as a result of John and Lynda becoming aware of “drift” being present in the marriage of a family member. Subsequently John was prompted (by God) to find a set of questions that could help focus the couple’s communication.

Will you invest 2/3 minutes a day or more with your spouse to stop “drift” occurring or to paddle yourselves back together. If so The Closeness Project is for you! Follow the link below to join the project, then 7 days after completing the form, (and responded to the required confirmation that you wish to join) you will receive your first, of 12 daily emails containing the short question of the day. Once you have confirmed joining The Closeness Project do not forget to tell your spouse, and remember give your spouse time to answer the question fully before you give yours, and, yes, hold hands, and look into each other’s eyes.

Approximately 6 months after joining The Closeness Project you will be given the opportunity to start another journey of intimacy.

“In your love, you see only the heaven of your own happiness, but in marriage you are placed at a post of responsibility towards the world and mankind. Your love is your own private possession, but marriage is more than something personal—it is a status, an office. Just as it is the crown, and not merely the will to rule, that makes the king, so it is marriage, and not merely your love for each other, that joins you together in the sight of God and man.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer