A Science Lesson for Couples!

Q: A science question… What percentage of an iceberg is typically seen above the water?

A: 10%     (in some cases, up to 20%)

That’s right! The greater part of the iceberg is hidden beneath the ocean water.

The iceberg is a brilliant illustration for couples to understand the importance of intimacy in our relationships. When I say “intimacy”, what do you think of? The majority of people think “sex”. The iceberg illustration helps us understand how the different types of intimacy fit into a marriage relationship.

Sexual Intimacy, like that 10% of the iceberg that is visible above the water is probably considered the most obvious form of intimacy.

Emotional, Intellectual, and Spiritual Intimacy, are like the 90% of the iceberg that is hidden and less visible. Though these types of intimacy seem to be “below the water”, they are integral to a marriage. Just as the larger mass of the iceberg determines the direction the iceberg flows because of the ocean currents, these 3 types of intimacy provide direction and stability to the marriage relationship.

Download our FREE resource to discover more about the Four Areas of Intimacy in a marriage — and you’ll learn all about that iceberg!