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We all dream of romance! Every woman I know desires it! It's fun! It's beautiful! So, what's up with the title?
Well, to be honest romance can be a silent killer in your marriage if you aren't careful.
For the record, it's not that I don't have romance in my marriage. I do. I think it's fun to “keep the romance alive” in my marriage. Being intentional with your spouse is really important. However, being intentional and being romantic are two very different things.
I know for me it's really easy to slip into the mode of “what have you done for me lately” when it comes to the romance department. This is especially true in our romance saturated society.
Everywhere we look we see magazines, TV shows, movies, books, & more — ALL telling us that we need to have more romance in our lives — and telling us what romance is “supposed” to look like. Then throw in a little social media and all the pictures you see posted of friends on romantic get-aways or candle light dinners, — and you have a recipe for discontentment!
Discontentment is a marriage killer, and there seems to be a lot of discontentment surrounding “romance!” So many expectations. So much heartache. So much bitterness.
Years ago, our marriage was going through a tough patch. Life was crazy!…
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