Rejoice in the wife of your youth. Proverbs 5:18
I love the way an 11-year-old boy captured this sentiment in an essay entitled “WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT MY HOME”:
“My mother loves to cook for us delicious meal and serves us during mealtime. When my dad comes home from the office, he helps himself with some. Then he always slaps my mother on the behind and brags about how great she is and how good she can cook”.
“Then she turns around and they hug. The way they do it, you’d think they just got married or something. I love the way my dad makes my mum to smile and chases her around the house. It makes me feel so good. This is what I like best about my home”.
We often forget that romance is far more than an after-hours activity we share in the bedroom. Simple, everyday expressions of affection are just as much a part of marital romance as sexual intimacy is—and they give our children a very real sense that all is right in their world.
I think our children liked seeing us being affectionate. I’d come home after work and lock lips with my spouse in a kiss that was just a little bit more than a quick smacker, and our children would clap and comment, “Waoo!”. But they always said it with a sheepish grin.
Couples, Hold hands. Open the car door for her. Kiss her on the neck. Come up from behind him and put your arms around him. Snuggle on the couch while you watch a movie. STOP BEING TOO STIFF. It’s time to flex.
Let your children catch you in kiss that is not a handshake! And don’t forget to say “I love you” Out loud. Right there in the kitchen. This is the best kind of “homeland security.”
CONFESSION OF THE DAY: The favour of God is upon me to distinguish me. My set time is here. Amen
DISCUSSION OF THE DAY: I will hold a special online valentine conference for singles and married. It will hold on Facebook and I will be teaching on the 14 colours of true Love. Love has 14 colours. Know them and learn how to express them fully. Click HERE to join the Facebook group now.
PRAYER OF THE DAY: Give thanks to God for the opportunity you have to give your children a healthy picture of what real love and romance look like.