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Marriage Monday - Why Romance Matters

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Proverbs 30:18-19 (New Living Translation)

18 There are three things that amaze me—
no, four things that I don’t understand:
19 how an eagle glides through the sky,
how a snake slithers on a rock,
how a ship navigates the ocean,

how a man loves a woman.

This scripture verse gives me chill bumps. No, not because of the snake. Eeeek! I am not shivering over the majestic eagle soaring in a brilliant azure sky. No, I get goose bumps when I realize my husband really, really loves me.

He loves deeply, with a passion so intense he would walk through fire that I might live. His commitment to “us” is fierce, constant, and unrelenting.

I shudder when I try to wrap my feeble mind around this truth. This is what it means for a man to love a woman as Christ loves the Church. Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. (Jesus is rubbing off on my unbeliever in small bits. It’s only a matter of time.)

Knowing my man will be there for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer. In sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, as long as we both shall live is romance at its pinnacle.

My husband may not remember to send me a card as often as I would like. He sometimes can be a blockhead when it comes to romancing but, he loves me. Really, really loves me and that covers me in waves of romantic chill bumps.

Be Blessed, Lynn

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

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