The Seven Levels of Intimacy: The Art of Loving and the Joy of Being Loved

Version: Abridged
Author: Matthew Kelly
Narrator: Matthew Kelly
Genres: Romance, Marriage & Family
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Sound Ideas
Published In: November 2005
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Though our hearts crave intimacy, though our minds understand our deep need for it, the self-revelation it requires is often too daunting a task. In "The Seven Levels of Intimacy," Matthew Kelly both acknowledges and calms our fears, while teaching us how to move beyond them to experience the power of true intimacy.

Matthew reveals that each relationship is built upon a pattern of interaction. In the beginning stages, we rely on casual interactions, gaining familiarity by focusing on superficialities and facts. We grow closer and begin to share our opinions, learning to accept each other and embrace the growing relationship. At last, we are deeply intimate and both willing and able to reveal our deepest fears. By moving through and building upon each level of intimacy, we find comfort and gain trust in our partners and ourselves. It is through mastering the seven levels of intimacy that we will break through to fully experiencing love, commitment, trust and happiness.

With profound insight and the use of powerful, everyday examples, Matthew Kelly explains how we can nurture the intimacy in our relationships. "The Seven Levels of Intimacy" redefines how we view our interactions with others. This new understanding leads us to successfully create the strong connections, deep joy and lasting bonds that we all long for.

Reviews (1)

Good But Preachy

Written by Rick Moore from Lake Hopatcong, NJ on April 13th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I would have loved to have edited this book and removed what I considered to be the numerous preachy (boardering at times on arrogant) language. However, I do not want in any way to dissuade anyone from listening to this book. I was helped immensely by his presentation and can understand his conviction and passion for the material. I have recommended this book to everyone I know. I just warn them about the presentation. If I ever have the pleasure of meeting the author and thanking him for this book I will undoubtedly also enter into a discussion about his choice of words. As a disclaimer, I might have sat through too many sermons as a child, though I must a preacher, at least he is a good one. His voice and presentation, although forceful is clear and pleasurable. He is an excellent speaker.

Author Details

Author Details

Kelly, Matthew

Matthew Kelly is the author of several books, including "The Rhythm of Life "and "The Seven Levels of Intimacy," His books have appeared on multiple bestseller lists including those of "The New York Times," "USA Today," and "The Wall Street Journal," For more than a decade Kelly has been traveling the globe, and three million people in more than fifty countries have attended his seminars. One of the great emerging voices of our time, Kelly is the founder of The Matthew Kelly Foundation, whose major charitable work is to help young people discover their mission in life. Kelly is also the presid