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Love Makes the World Go Around

Have you ever wondered where the spark went? Did things seem to change after you said, "I do."? The exciting news is that this is very normal and you can get that flame right back, even stronger and better than before.
We try to keep the love "feeling" in our marriage by planning special times together. Not only does this help our children to feel secure, but it keeps the love and romance kindled between the two of us.

So many marriages end after the children leave, or sooner in our modern day society. This is not God's plan for us and for our marriages.

We have a weekly date night. We do not "go out", per say, but we date each other weekly. We take turns planning dates that can be done at home after the children go to bed. This could be as simple as checking out a video from the library or as complex as your imagination allows you to go. Think of things that your spouse would enjoy. Surprise him or her!

We sometimes have romantic dinners or play games. It is always a very nice treat if you surprise your spouse. You could make babysitting arrangements, and take your spouse on a "surprise" date. Show that wonderful person that you married that he or she is very loved.

Sometimes, even the spouse that may have become "unlovable", can become lovable again when that person feels your love.

We highly recommend the book The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman. He discusses in his book five languages of love that you and your spouse can use to show each other love. These languages are: 1)Gift giving, 2)Quality Time, 3)Physical Touch and Closeness, 4)Words of Encouragement, and 5)Acts of Service.

Why don't you try discovering your spouse's love language and show them that you love them by speaking in that language?


"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13

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