What will revisiting your love story actually do for you and your marriage? I can tell you from experience that there are immediate and lasting benefits.
These are benefits I’ve seen in other couples as I’ve led thousands of them through this process.
Despite the busy-ness of the holidays, it can still be a very romantic and meaningful time of year for the two of you. Let me explain.
Christmas already has romantic elements built in – the lights, music, gifts, etc. It’s all around us! And the story (the real Christmas story of Christ coming to earth) is after all, a love story.
For God so loved the world that He gave (John 3:16)
I have loved you with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3)
It’s been said that the essence of romance is pursuit – the unselfish efforts of a person attempting to win, and keep, the heart of another. And there’s no greater story of pursuit than…
It’s a very legitimate question. Have you and your spouse built fun into your relationship? The solution to refreshing your marriage may not be a marriage retreat, counseling, or the latest marriage book. It just might be having more fun together. Just the two of you. No kids. No distractions.
Here’s 4 things we know about recreation in marriage:
1. You fell in love by having fun together. Think back to when you first met. How did you get to know each other, and how did the relationship develop? Odds are, it was by spending time together doing fun things. We call them dates. But real life hits us hard after the wedding day- jobs, kids, bills, and responsibilities – and before we know it, we stop dating our spouse.
2. You stay in love by having fun together. Ecclesiastes 9:9 says, “Enjoy life with your wife.” As fare as God is concerned, he expects married couples to enjoy our lives together and experience more of what we enjoy. It’s one of the reasons He created marriage. If I were to ask you, “How do you and your spouse have fun together?”, you should be able to answer quickly and enthusiastically. “We take walks together.” “We’re avid movie-goers.” “We love the arts.” “We’re big sports fans”, etc. Having fun will lead to a deeper friendship, which will lead to a life-long, happy marriage.
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