There are four basic ingredients in the recipe for romance. – Tim and Darcy Kimmel
Behold, you are fair, my love! Behold, you are fair! You have dove’s eyes. (Song 1:15)
What ingredients are necessary for intimacy in marriage?
This morning, my spirit is jumping for joy. I am overwhelmed by the goodness of God. He has used the daily e-prayer messages of my web clients to sow life into me, my family, and my ministry, as well as many others. Through the daily efforts and seed casting of other people, God has multiplied my efforts to bless thousands of families now on a daily basis. I am so thankful.
On March 24, Jerry Graham sent a Daily Gram titled “The Big Mo” talking about momentum. Because that so inspired me, I did a devotional on April 3 titled, “Momentum – a Leader’s Best Friend.” While visiting GodTube for that Link of the Day, I came across an outstanding video message by Darcy & Tim Kimmel titled “Godly Advice to Get the Romance Back in Your Marriage.” Tim is President of Family Matters [www.familymatters.net].
Here are some notes from the GodTube video with Darcy and Tim:
Love is like anything. It has to maintained. It will deteriorate if you don’t pay attention to it.
Here are four basic ingredients in the recipe for romance:
1) Time: Spend quality time with one another. Heart connection takes time. Make sure you are spending quality time with one another – talking, doing things you enjoy, investing in one another.
2) Tenderness: This is the way to say “I Love You” dozens of times each day without even saying a word. Be kind to one another. Respect one another. Compliment one another. Show appreciation to another.
3) Tenacity: Married life is not always fun. You’ve got to hang in there through tough times. This is about resolving conflict, setting united goals for the future, being on the same page with the kids and grand-kids. This has to be a priority of your married life. Sex and intimacy is why people get married.
4) Temperature: You have to have a way of turning up the heat in your relationship. Reclaim your bedroom for sex. Keep dating each other. Get rid of distractions (e.g. TV, computer). Plan better – passion takes planning. You might have to plan to get away with one another.
Heavenly Father, thank You for all the people You use as vessels to sow into our lives. Thank You for Darcy and Tim Kimmel and their powerful message about romance. Bless them and Family Matters. Help those of us who are married to use the four ingredients necessary in the recipe for romance. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.
Link of the Day
Godly Advice to Get the Romance Back in Your Marriage [see GodTube video below]
Blessings to grow in intimacy in your marriage!
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