I would tell them that each relationship is like a ladder. I named it the “Intimacy Ladder.” The bottom rung is for playful conversation and flirting. On this rung with a member of the opposite sex, all feels exhilarating. Playful conversations, learning how to truly listen to another person and discovering the sameness in you both is a great rung to be on! It is also a great place in “the river.” It should not be rushed past, but instead relished.
Our culture has no idea how to make a marriage last a lifetime. Instead, look to the Bible to find out how to do marriage God’s Way. God has a plan for marriage that will give you hope and joy in the journey!
The most amazing things started to happen between my husband and me as I continued to sprinkle blessings into his life on a daily basis. I felt more connected to him. Our romance increased. He seemed more confident and relaxed. I hadn’t anticipated these benefits, as I knew better than to go into an endeavor like this with a boatload of expectations.
If you are anything like me, you probably never realized how important and purposeful your marriage bedroom is to your marriage. It took me many years to realize the change that I would see and feel when I changed the way I looked at “our space.”
Ready for some honest? In my experience, most of the stumbling blocks we face when pursuing our goals and passions aren’t circumstantial. I used to think if only I knew the right people, if only I had a bigger following, if only I had a bigger budget; as if those things were the factors that would determine whether or not I was going to be successful.
As I have come to know and experience the love of Jesus, I could know longer ignore the questions that were tugging at my heart. Questions such as…
Why would a loving God who sent Jesus to save the world; HIDE from the people He came to save?
Why would Halloween be referenced as the devil’s day; when God’s word says, “This is the day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it”?
Why would we tell our kids to lie, by pretending we were not at home?