You can’t have a Heavenly Romance with a Worldly mindset. Romance was God’s idea. Not Hollywood’s. Desire for God & for one another is in our DNA. Because our core need involves loving & being loved. Without love, we die. Literally. So God created Eve for Adam. Romantic. But He revealed Heavenly Romance by sending The Knight in Shining Armor to die for us. Perfect Love!
When things go wrong in relationships, we try to fix them by changing ourselves or – perhaps more often – the other person. And that’s just plain crazy. But it’s what we do.
You can’t have a Heavenly Romance with a Worldly mindset.
That’s why I included a chapter on “Husband Improvement” (or How to Change a Man) in my book, Ephesians 5 Romance. If you’ve read it, you know my “technique” is to show kindness. Bestow affirmation on the good that he does. Forgive him for his failures. In fact, don’t even mention them.
After all, isn’t that what God does for us?
“I, even I, am He who blots out
your transgressions, for My own sake,
and remembers your sins no more.” (Isaiah 43:25)