As with all things... Jesus The WONDERFUL ONE.... gives THE MOST excellent marital advice in the Book of Revelation to the church in Ephesus. Revelation???? Marriage advice??? HUH? Yup... Sure, it's an end time prophecy. Sure, He didn't mean it as marriage advice. But it's advice about keeping LOVE in a relationship. Our relationship with Him... and our relationship with our earthly "groom."
In Rev. 2:1-6 (You can read it for yourself if you choose to) He is talking to a group of His followers who:
- work hard and persevere
- do not embrace or tolerate wicked people
- have a degree of spiritual discernment and maturity to spot false followers
- have endured hardship because of being His follower
- have not grown weary.
"DO THE THINGS YOU DID AT FIRST"
I find it so very interesting that He didn't say, "Feel the things you FELT at first"
The key seems to be... DOING the things you DID at first will help you FEEL the things YOU FELT at first.
You know.. there are ten million reasons why married people let their marriages get stale.
Nobody wants that.
It just happens.
AT first, you didn't have a mortgage... careers.. kids... aching bones... etc.
Tonight... today... tomorrow.... and the next day...
Put a sheet of paper out on the kitchen counter... and try to remember what YOU did at first. This is not a gripe sheet to show your husband the stuff HE NO LONGER DOES.. but a reminder sheet of the woman you were when you first married.
And what's the harm in simply remembering?
And this is not a "YOU ARE REALLY FAILING NOW" endeavor I am suggesting.
Nope... Just a simple way to remember the simple and profound ways you fell in love.
Don't protest. Just write the list. O.K.?
(I am trying to write shorter blogs... trying)
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