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Finding Intimacy in a World of Fear

by Eric H. F. Law

  • 308 Want to read
  • 9 Currently reading

Published by Chalice Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christian Life - Personal Growth,
  • Christianity - General,
  • Spiritual,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Christian Life,
  • Christian life,
  • Christianity,
  • Fear,
  • Religious aspects,
  • Spirituality

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages104
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8170389M
    ISBN 100827210418
    ISBN 109780827210417
    OCLC/WorldCa76786638

    In Fear of Intimacy, the authors bring almost 40 years of clinical experience to bear in challenging the usual ways of thinking about couples and families. They argue that relationships fail not for the commonly cited reasons, but because psychological defenses formed Pages:   Fear of intimacy is no more a flaw than fear of dying is a flaw. Love is the most valuable thing in the world, so the fear of losing it or being hurt by it is completely rational. Also, love asks profound authenticity and vulnerability from us.

      Unlike Steven Carter's books which are targeted for mass market, this book is written for professional therapists, nevertheless, as a lay person, I find this book easy to read. The mass market books describe the behaviour patterns of the intimacy-handicaps, while this book investigates the psychological process, the dark hidden side of the by: When we brought up to Jeney that an estimated 17% of adults in Western cultures have a fear of intimacy in relationships, she said she was surprised that the number was so low. “I personally and professionally believe we are all—on some level—afraid of some form of intimacy, and I believe we all struggle with it in different forms at different stages of our lives,” she told us.

      Guide on Building Healthy Intimacy for Couples. By Allan J Katz, Licensed Professional Counselor Licensed Professional Counselor. how you see the world and what defences you have put up to help you feel safe in the world. Related- Overviewing the Fear of Intimacy of an Intimacy Avoidant Person. And with fear of intimacy comes a fear of abandonment, a fear that you are unable to nurture yourself on your own, a lack of faith in yourself and your competence. I had to learn to see myself as an equal to others (not more or less), to forgive my mistakes and forgive others' mistakes (especially lovers'), and to not take rejection personally.


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Finding Intimacy in a World of Fear by Eric H. F. Law Download PDF EPUB FB2

Finding Intimacy in a World of Fear is written in the context of 9/11 and the Katrina hurricane, events that have transformed much of the nation marked by a climate of fear.

Individuals may not understand nor know how to cope with their fears, but marketers, media, and politicians certainly understand how to take advantage of fear and use it to sell products, gain attention, and win election /5(2). Finding Intimacy in a World of Fear is written in the context of 9/11 and the Katrina hurricane-events that have transformed much of the nation marked by a climate of fear.

Individuals may not understand nor know how to cope with their fears, but marketers, media, and politicians certainly understand how to take advantage of fear and use it to sell products, gain attention, and win election :   Finding Intimacy in a World of Fear is written in the context of 9/11 and the Katrina hurricane-events that have transformed much of the nation marked by a climate of fear.

Individuals may not understand nor know how to cope with their fears, but marketers, media, and politicians certainly understand how to take advantage of fear and use it to sell products, gain attention, and win election 4/5(4).

WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. Learn more ››. Finding Intimacy in a World of Fear is written in the context of 9/11 and the Katrina hurricane-events that have transformed much of the nation marked by a climate of fear.

Individuals may not understand nor know how to cope with their fears, but marketers, media, and politicians certainly understand how to take advantage of fear and use it to sell products, gain attention, and win election support/5(2).

Finding Intimacy in a World of Fear Eric H.F. Law Summary by Belita D. Mitchell, Ap Law postulates that since Septem we live in a climate of fear. In 7 chapters he explores his own personal “journey through this landscape of fear” with the hope of helping his readers get a. Buy Finding Intimacy in a World of Fear by Eric H.

Law from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Pages: However, this book has has completely shifted the way I view the world, the way I view myself, and the way I view human relationships.

If you're wanting to learn how to be truly intimate with another, or wanting to learn about what intimacy is, or just looking for a change because your life feels a little empty, I'd recommend this book over Cited by: A powerful book that's sometimes overwhelming.

Fear of intimacy is generated in response to childhood trauma(which all experience in one form or another), it's irreversible and induces defenses that both protect you and grievously harm your capacity for love and intimacy/5. Overcoming Fear of Intimacy.

As with overcoming any fear you really must know that you have the fear in the first place. And, contrary to popular belief, this intimacy fear can be suffered equally by both men and women.

Enter stage left, self-help and spirituality books. Enter the road to recovery. A side of effect of having a fear of intimacy can be that you find romantic relationships difficult. But fear of intimacy is really a fear of closeness, and that can be both physical and emotional. A fear of intimacy will thus affect all of your close relationships, including those with friends and family.

It can also, in sublter ways, cause challenges in your daily relationships, such as those with colleagues. What is the Fear of Intimacy. •“Love—kindness, affection, sensitive attunement, respect, companionship—is not only difficult to find, but is even more challenging for many people to accept and tolerate.

” •Many people are unaware that being loved or. Fearing intimacy and avoiding closeness in relationships is the norm for about 17% of adults in Western cultures. The Avoider Mentality: When you’re avoidant out of fear.

It’s not just that you easily feel suffocated, but that you’re scared of people getting too close to see the real you. It’s the fear of being smothered (wanting someone to go away), yet craving intimacy (wanting. If it’s your partner who has a fear of intimacy, keep the lines of communication open.

Let them know you’re available to listen, but don’t push them into revealing the source of their fears Author: Ann Pietrangelo.

Fear of intimacy can also affect familial relationships and friendships. "If you always prefer to spend time in groups, rather than one-on-one, that may represent a fear of intimacy," says : Corey Whelan. Sex with intimacy is the engine that makes a relationship sing.

Lack of intimacy and sex means that the relationship is being held together by something unhealthy—perhaps fear or mutual dependency. Unlike Steven Carter's books which are targeted for mass market, this book is written for professional therapists, nevertheless, as a lay person, I find this book easy to read.

The mass market books describe the behaviour patterns of the intimacy-handicaps, while this book investigates the psychological process, the dark hidden side of the fear/5(45). A fear of intimacy will show up in aloof, avoidant behavior, aggressive or controlling behavior, clingy and desperate patterns, and even passive or doormat behavior.

How to overcome a fear of intimacy. If you are experiencing a fear of intimacy, you don’t have to stay that way. The forums in the Christian Congregations category are now open only to Christian members.

Please review our current Faith Groups list for information on which faith groups are considered to be Christian faiths. Christian members please remember to read the Statement of Purpose threads for each forum within Christian Congregations before posting in the forum. Sex and romance may come to mind first, but intimacy plays a role in other types of relationships too!

Read on to learn about the different types, ways to build intimacy Author: Maisha Johnson.Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World is well written and relatable with personal stories and a lot of references to other books and material.

For the first few chapters, I found the book /5.If you avoid intimacy, you may find yourself isolated or in constant conflict with others. When fear of intimacy disrupts a relationship, couples counseling or individual therapy may help.