Welcome to the One Word At A Time Blog Carnival – this week’s word is: Romance.
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The idea of the carnival is simple. We pick one word every two weeks and all write a blog post inspired by that word, this week being the word romance. It’s fascinating to see the range of different trains of thought that can come from just one word.
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Renewing Your Romance
*This post is adapted from a post on my romance site: Renewing Romance*
Relationships are always fragile. They require commitment and dedication from both parties.
If your marriage is suffering, you could be guilty of one of the following:
- not giving your spouse enough of your time
- not paying attention to your spouse
- being stubborn about something in your relationship and not being prepared to compromise to make your spouse happy
- becoming complacent about your relationship and losing focus on it
Think of your relationship like a flowerbed. When you plant it, you spend time tending it and watering it until it grows and blooms. Once it is in full bloom though, you still need to keep watering and weeding it or it will get dry and choked by the weeds and will start to wither. Get your watering can out and your gardening gloves on and start tending that flower. It may be hard, messy work at first but a little dedication will result in a thing of beauty growing again.
Then…. keep tending it. It only takes a little work to keep that flowerbed healthy!
The same is true of your relationship with God.
God is always putting in the work and effort, but very often, we don’t. We let the weeds grow up and we stop watering it and all of a sudden we find that our relationship with him is dry and almost impossible to see for all the weeds.
As we head toward Valentine’s day, why not take a new look at your relationship with God as well as your relationship with your spouse and see what you can do to improve both!