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ROMANCE IN
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2/19/2014
Introduction
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We all want to learn new things. Last week I
spoke to a couples seminar on the topic of
romance...
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Why should we then have a marriage
seminar?
There are four basic reasons why:
a. Most of us want to make ...
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c. Many marriages don’t WORK. They
start out never answering the question,
“Will you take this woman to be your
wedd...
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d. Many of us don’t know how to WORK on
our
marriages.
Too many of us had poor role models and
consequently we...
LETS DISCUSS ROMANCE
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Scripture text: Matthew 6:21
It's obvious, isn't it? The place where your
treasure i...
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4. What is Romance? Is it:
a. A person smitten by love for another
person.
b. Love letters/sms/emails.
c. ...
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e. Phone calls any time without
complains.
f. Ridiculous attempts at poetry.
h. All those activities that lead ...
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i) Anticipation
ii) Advices that we received
iii) Problem with the flowers arriving on
time
and in the right ...
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v) Endless picture taking.
vi) Eternal receptions.

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5. It is those highly charged romantic
feelings that keeps things moving.
a. Remember at Jacob’s commitment t...
I. What is Romance?
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It is difficult to define what it is because it
is not a science or an art form.
A. ROMANCE ...
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B. Romance often Includes:
1. The element of the unexpected.
Most
wives love this.
a. The routine of lif...
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d. Find a new restaurant.
e. Put a note in the kitchen cabinet that
says, “I Love You.”
f. Doing the sam...
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2. Keep dating.
a. Just the two of you.
b. Dating means selecting a specific
time
to be together and making
...
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d. Make it a fun time.
e. Laugh and enjoy each other even if
you
are a little crazy.
h. This is key to success...
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3. Since romance is often emotional and
nonrational it sometimes includes the
impractical.
a. Buy a g...
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4. It has within it the element of creativity.
a. Discover what delights your spouse
and then make those delig...
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5. It includes the element that involves
daily acts of care, concern, love, speaking
your partner’s love lang...
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6. Romance involves commitment.
a. There are many highs and lows, joys
and
disappointments in our lives.
...
FINALLY
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Learn again to treasure your
wife/husbands!!
Our spouses are the greatest gifts God
has
brought in...
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  1. 1. 1 ROMANCE IN MARRIAGE 2/19/2014
  2. 2. Introduction 2     We all want to learn new things. Last week I spoke to a couples seminar on the topic of romance and there were many lessons I learnt from them. We all agreed that: 1 —We love our companion and family very much; 2 — We love marriage and we want to make it even better. 2/19/2014
  3. 3. 3      Why should we then have a marriage seminar? There are four basic reasons why: a. Most of us want to make our marriages WORK. Nobody enters marriage expecting it to fail, but they do. b. All of us have to WORK on our marriages. Even if you have been married for a short while. 2/19/2014
  4. 4. 4  c. Many marriages don’t WORK. They start out never answering the question, “Will you take this woman to be your wedded wife with, I don’t know, will I?” They are excited and say yes. * The first phase of marriage is the IDEAL. * The second phase of the marriage moves into the ORDEAL. * The third phase of too many 2/19/2014 marriages moves into looking for a
  5. 5. 5    d. Many of us don’t know how to WORK on our marriages. Too many of us had poor role models and consequently we have not learned what would make our marriages great. THE KEY WORD IS WORK. We have to ensure our marriages work. You and I have great part to play. 2/19/2014
  6. 6. LETS DISCUSS ROMANCE 6      Scripture text: Matthew 6:21 It's obvious, isn't it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being. (MSG) 1. Can we remember what we first said to the person we are now married to? 2. The beginning for most of us took place at a very romantic moment. 3. For most of us romance dominated the first part of our relationship. 2/19/2014
  7. 7. 7      4. What is Romance? Is it: a. A person smitten by love for another person. b. Love letters/sms/emails. c. Walks in the parks, night, in the cold or even rains. d. Kisses. Remember those? Think. 2/19/2014
  8. 8. 8    e. Phone calls any time without complains. f. Ridiculous attempts at poetry. h. All those activities that lead up to the wedding such as: 2/19/2014
  9. 9. 9     i) Anticipation ii) Advices that we received iii) Problem with the flowers arriving on time and in the right condition. iv) The friend of the bride that sung the wedding song. 2/19/2014
  10. 10. 10   v) Endless picture taking. vi) Eternal receptions.  2/19/2014
  11. 11. 11    5. It is those highly charged romantic feelings that keeps things moving. a. Remember at Jacob’s commitment to Laban to work 7 years for Rachel’s hand. i) But then he ends up with her sister. ii) That was one disappointed patriarch. b. It is romantic love that gets us to walk down the aisle, to light the candle and then to kiss/hug the bride. 2/19/2014
  12. 12. I. What is Romance? 12   It is difficult to define what it is because it is not a science or an art form. A. ROMANCE IS COMPOSED OF FANTASY, EMOTION, NON-RATIONAL DELIGHTS ; SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM THE ORDINARY. IT IS A SPECIAL TIME OR EVENT FOR TWO INDIVIDUALS. 2/19/2014
  13. 13. 13      B. Romance often Includes: 1. The element of the unexpected. Most wives love this. a. The routine of life takes up most of our time and energy but a romantic surprise breaks up the monotony. b. It says, “I’m thinking about you. You’re on my mind. I want your day to be different." c. Bring home flowers for no special occasion. 2/19/2014
  14. 14. 14      d. Find a new restaurant. e. Put a note in the kitchen cabinet that says, “I Love You.” f. Doing the same thing for 20 years may not be romantic. g. Creating a new atmosphere in the home. h. Creativity is key- Do something differently 2/19/2014
  15. 15. 15     2. Keep dating. a. Just the two of you. b. Dating means selecting a specific time to be together and making plans for the event. c. Don’t talk about work or children. Rather talk about yourself. 2/19/2014
  16. 16. 16    d. Make it a fun time. e. Laugh and enjoy each other even if you are a little crazy. h. This is key to successful dating. Dating should center on an activity where you can interact together. 2/19/2014
  17. 17. 17       3. Since romance is often emotional and nonrational it sometimes includes the impractical. a. Buy a gift that you feel that you may not afford. b. An out of the ordinary event or restaurant. c. This element will build great memories. d. Go to a new place and be innovative e. These times will take 2/19/2014through you the difficult times.
  18. 18. 18    4. It has within it the element of creativity. a. Discover what delights your spouse and then make those delights happen in many different and creative ways. b. Do not let your spouse predict what you will say when you kiss her goodbye or how you will respond. 2/19/2014
  19. 19. 19    5. It includes the element that involves daily acts of care, concern, love, speaking your partner’s love language, listening, and giving each other your personal attention. a. This will convey a message of acceptance and thoughtfulness to your spouse. b. You see romance begins in the mind and not in your glands. 2/19/2014
  20. 20. 20      6. Romance involves commitment. a. There are many highs and lows, joys and disappointments in our lives. b. Romance rises and falls. c. But if there is commitment in marriage then the romance will thrive. d. Commitment is based upon the attitude of the heart which affects our daily activities. 2/19/2014
  21. 21. FINALLY 21     Learn again to treasure your wife/husbands!! Our spouses are the greatest gifts God has brought into our lives. We have to ensure that there is life in our marriages . Don’t hesitate to learn new things that will change your marriage . 2/19/2014
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