The Reason for Romance in Your Marriage with Rosemary Barnes | Part 1

The Example of Your Marriage to Your Children

One of the reasons that we discuss marriage here on Parenting On Purpose is because the state of your marriage directly impacts your children.  It impacts them presently as well as directly influencing their future marriage.

Romance is a very important element to a marriage. Unfortunately, maintaining romance is hard work so many of us don’t put forth the effort, much past the dating relationship.  Because of romantic movies and other things in society there are very high expectations placed on romance.  What it is at base level, is learning to express love.  Learning to express love in a way that is meaningful to your spouse takes a tremendous amount of study.  Because of gender and personality, different ways to express love will be more meaningful to each individual.  In the great marriage passage in Ephesians 5, there is a closing statement that hints at the gender differences, as well as, gives the answers to those differences.  Ephesians 5:33, “So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” We will spend the rest of this week breaking down what this looks like, be sure to check back.

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