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What Romance Means To Me — 19 Comments

  1. What Romance means to Me. That was an awesome piece there, we should Love endlessly and without selfishness, that's Love. May we grow to Love one another with affection and sincerely just like Jesus Christ did to Us on the cross.

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  2. Romance is thoughtfulness, anticipating your spouse's needs, and special touches that mean something to him or her because you know what they like or prefer. It usually doesn't mean gifts; something way more personal than that is time and affection.

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  3. Thank you for your testimony, brother. I've lived more than three score and ten years as a single woman, and I know that God loves me with an everlasting love. One of my "hobbies" is admiring happily married people, and from what I have learned, only God could have invented marriage.

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  4. Dear William,

    A heartfelt and deep perspective of romance and love. Given that the Creator is the origin of Love, the two greatest love stories I personally feel in God's Word are found in Genesis 1 and John 3:16. The Spirit of God "hovering" over the face of the waters in loving anticipation of creating a perfect world, a perfect environment, a perfect situation and a perfect image of Himself in creating man and woman is the ultimate example of God's Love. John 3:16, the other great example of His selfless love for us, His children, His unconditional love and sacrifice, giving of His Son to die for our sins, and thus making it possible for our eternal Salvation. When I think about the depth of God's Love in these two cornerstone events in our history, on a very clear day in my mind, I strongly relate to this "romance and love" feeling when I think about my wife and children and close family. When I am in this state of mind, (and it is often!), I do feel God's warm presence and a closeness with Him where I openly proclaim to Him, my love for what he has done, is doing and will continue to do for me and mine, until He comes to claim us, His children. It is a feeling that is at certain moments, indescribable, but I know it is God given. Thank you God for your Eternal love!

    God Blessings.

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  5. "Even when he was well he was not the most faithful. Still she cares for him night and day year after year. Why? Because she made a vow 35 years ago... She still makes good on that vow every day. Wow! That’s love. That’s romance."

    Well well bravo! 35 years! "Chained or Married? What's the attitude here? I am awfully perplexed. Should one sustain her. Actually nothing is wrong with helping this "canker of marriage oxygen", FOR LOVE IS A PRINCIPLE.
    On the other hand where is the romance in unfaithfulness? Marriage is
    "kiddushin" the rest falls under adultry or fornication.
    Why do some love hoping to be loved? Why play the martyr to a husband who has been a culprit and call it love? Aren't a lot of errors made in the name of love... ?

    "In her eyes, his lack of integrity on his vow did not loosen her from her vow."
    Can one be more Caesar than Caesar!
    Indeed! Perhaps she had all her fingers in her eyes! Whoever Christ sets free is free indeed!
    Make it clear, what this woman did was her choice. I do not praise her.
    She had no obligation.
    We can learn a lot from the "Proverbs 31 woman". The door swings on both sides!

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      • I appreciate your response. The story was more about her love than their love. Forgiveness and love can do so much more than a sense of duty. Her actions may well have wooed her husband to love Jesus, thus leading him to saving grace. This life is so fleeting! Bitterness will get you nowhere; "love never fails!"

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        • Patti, I know that it has been Jesus' faithfulness to me, even when I was not faithful to Him that has caused me to fall in love with Him and serve Him with all my heart, mind and soul. The kind of love you are talking about changes lives!

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  6. Thank you for such a beautiful piece. The ultimate love story is Jesus loves us so much that he was willing to die for us so that we may have an opportunity to have eternal life. I am overjoyed because eternal life and a beautiful home is offered to each one of us (not just to Adam and Eve). Everyone will not have the opportunity to experience the perfect romantic relationship with a fellow human being, but each one of us can experience a love relationship with Christ.

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  7. What a wonderful lesson about love. Not all has been fortunate to get love from fellow human beings. What a comfort we get from the Lord. God is so good. Happy Sabbath to all!

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  8. Hi William may I change your name to Daniel. And keep on ministering for the Lord He will find you a help meet.

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  9. Amen.
    Being a single young person is no easy thing but with God I have been able to remain strong. I have realized that no one will love me like God, no one. And to me that is so comforting.
    What a lovely article.

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  10. William, I admit that part of what Ginger had to say had also crossed my mind as I read your piece. I liked very much what you had to say. I agreed with Ginger's comment (at least as I understood it) that the actions of the wife seem to me as more of an Agape/love is a decision not based on emotions, without any "romance". As I look at my life, and as I look at God's total unfairness to me in lavishing me with mercy and grace and His empowering love, I realize that only as I keep looking to Him will my life and love begin to reflect His amazing love and goodness. This holds true in every aspect of love and romance I believe. God is good, all the time.

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  11. I think I understand Ginger's perspective. Twenty three years ago when I got married, I loved my husband and pledged to remain his wife until death. Although, I knew he had a challenging illness I was not deterred from loving him. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances has become physically and verbally abusive. He still becomes ill and needs my assistance when he becomes incapacitated. The truth is despite of his cruelty, I assist him NOT because of romantic love, but because of agape love. I now see him as a 'child of God' and pray earnestly for his spiritual and physically healing. If I am wrong for having this attitude I pray that God forgives me.

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  12. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and comments. yes love is a principle but it is also an emotion. They don't call Christ's last week the passion week for nothing. He is passionate about us!

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