If your marriage relationship doesn’t have a destination, how will you know when you arrive? And why wait for love to materialize out of stardust, when you could choose excitement and romance—now? There is a simple yet profound plan for a marriage of depth and warmth and excitement! Plan, you ask? Exactly! Good marriages are no accident.
THE SIX ELEMENTS TO STAYING IN LOVE ARE:
1. Making your spouse feel truly honored.
2. Learning the art of touching—tenderly.
3. Keeping courtship alive in your marriage.
4. Re-opening a heart closed by anger.
5. Building, or rebuilding, trust in a relationship.
6. Becoming best friends with your family.
These six elements are the keys to Love. Love is not an emotion, love is not a feeling, love is not happenstance. Love is a decision. Love is waking up every day committed to honoring your mate by implementing the above six elements. If you want to have a great relationship, guess what, it’s up to you.
LOVE IN THE HOME
If you live in a house of spotless beauty with everything in its place, but have not Love, you are a housekeeper—not a homemaker.
If you have time for waxing, polishing, and decorative arrangements, but have not Love, your children learn cleanli-ness—not godliness.
Love leaves the dust in search of a child’s laugh.
Love smiles at the tiny fingerprints on a newly cleaned window.
Love wipes away the tears before it wipes up the spilled milk.
Love picks up the child before it picks up the toys.
Love is present through the trials.
Love reprimands, reproves, and is responsive.
Love crawls with the baby, walks with the toddler, runs with the child, then stands aside to let the youth walk into adult-hood.
Love is the key that opens salvation’s message to a child’s heart.
As a parent, there is much we must teach our children, but the greatest of all is Love.