27 Sep


LOOK AT HOW THE WOMAN describes her husband,  “Behold, he comes leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.  My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag”  (Song of Solomon 2:9).  Can you sense the power of this love, the anticipation she feels as she scans the horizon?  Her soul is longing to catch a glimpse of him.

And in verses 10-14 you begin to see how Solomon has cultivated this power of anticipation.  He woos her with descriptions of flowers and springtime and secret places where they will go.

The wise husband will take a page out of Solomon’s songbook and court his wife.  He will realize she wants special time away with him—away from newspapers, televisions, radio, telephone, kids.  She wants him to sweep her off her feet.

As I look back on the times of passion and romance and love that Barbara and I have most enjoyed, they have happened when we plan something special and build in the element of surprise.  It might be a special date, a surprise picnic, a weekend away at a cabin in the wood…anything that sparks the imagination and builds a sense of anticipation.  It’s one of the greatest secrets to keeping the romantic fires burning in your marriage.

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

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