There are few things that bring two people closer together than vulnerability. Being physically, emotionally, or spiritually vulnerable with someone is a powerful force welding two hearts together. And the more times you’re vulnerable, the stronger the bond. There is a certain intimacy of vulnerability that can become precious between you.
It’s scary to be vulnerable. You might get hurt! There are many times where it’s not appropriate to be vulnerable. But where two people of good will are in a relationship together, being vulnerable is one of the most intimate things they can do.
When either Al or I are feeling bad in some way we are free to share that with the other. On one particular evening I was especially tired, both emotionally and physically. I had worked some long hours, and was feeling anxious and weary over several professional issues. Al took me in his arms and