26 Sep


Question #1.   How can I protect my marriage from the things that would rob it of romance?

Answer #1.  The bible suggests an appropriate name for romance robbers.  After the bride of King Solomon described him in endearing poetic terms, her brothers said, “Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes”  (Song of Solomon 2:15) .

In those days, a wise gardener would protect his vineyard from foxes.  The nocturnal bandits would sneak in during the dead of the night and eat the most tender parts of the vine, rendering them fruitless and useless.

The vineyard is like your marriage.  The foxes are the things that sneak up on you and snatch the fruit of passion before it can bloom.  And they can be anything: television, cell phone, household chores, hobbies—you name it.  Even children can be foxes!  The terrible thing is that these sly creatures are relentless.  Drop your guard, and they’ll reduce the vineyard of your marriage to a barren, lifeless place where romance shrivels on the vine.

Don’t let it happen to you!  Catch those little foxes and keep them out of your garden.  If you don’t know what they are, then observe carefully.  You’ll spot them if you look for them!

NOTE:  This article is from the book Family Life and Marriage Bible by Dennis and Barbara Rainey.

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