Think about it. A marriage can make it without romance–many couples have proven this fact, just as you can live in a house without central air and heat. It may be do-able, but it certainly won’t be as enjoyable.
When things get difficult in your life–trouble with work, children, schooling, relationships–it’s nice to know your spouse is there to let you vent about the struggle. It’s even better if your spouse plans something special, romantic even, to help you get your mind off the trouble at hand.
Romance is NOT foreplay, but it can be.
Any husband or wife, who is using romance as a way to get what they want in the bedroom, is abusing this very special gift.
Romance is like a comfortable chair in your favorite room of the house. It feels right.
Romance has the ability to cool a heated situation or heat up your relationship when the air has chilled.
Romance is something you share with your spouse alone. No one else has the privilege of romancing you, and vice versa.
How you answer this question is key to how successful showing romance to your spouse will be.
It’s Christmas, the time of year our children anticipate the other eleven months of the year. It’s our job to make it special for them. But it’s also a great time to romance the one who will be there when your children are grown and gone.
What’s the temperature in your marriage? Maybe a little romance is in order–give it a try and see if it doesn’t make things much more enjoyable. 🙂
Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Blessed New Year!
Tom and Debi Walter have been cultivating their romantic vineyard for most of their 36 years of marriage. It has been their conviction from the start. Now they are passionate about helping other couples discover the rich harvest of romance available to them no matter the current season. Through their marriage blog, The Romantic Vineyard established in 2008, they provide regular posts about growing your marriage for God's glory.