Every month (the second Monday) we are featured on the Engaged Marriage blog. Our topic is romance in marriage. Following is this month’s post…
If marriage is like a house, then romance is the central air and heat.
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.
Do you see romance as more of a privilege or an obligation?
How you answer this question is key to how successful showing romance to your spouse will be. (Read more…)