The Fear of Intimacy Scale (FIS) is a 35-item self-evaluation that can determine the level of fear of intimacy that an individual has.
This test can determine this level even if the individual is not in a relationship.
What about couples who live together before marriage?
This fear is also defined as “the inhibited capacity of an individual, because of anxiety, to exchange thought and feelings of personal significance with another individual who is highly valued”.
Many wanted to know, did I really mean no physical intimacy? Isn't it sex outside of marriage that Scripture explicitly prohibits?
How can you say definitively that other things are wrong? Shouldn't our physical relationship "progress" as other aspects of our relationship deepen? I understand most physical stuff is wrong, but what about just kissing? With respect to pre-marital, romantically oriented kissing, we're clearly talking about an area about which reasonable believers can (and do) disagree.
Knowing that you can be vulnerable and your spouse will not use sensitive information to hurt you is another form of intimacy.
Realizing that your relationship does not depend on looks, talent, success, or perfection is a kind of intimacy that money cannot buy.