Flowers? For Me?

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What step could you take today to rekindle the romance in your relationship?

Let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is
sweet, and your face is lovely.
Song of Solomon 2:14

Remember how you and your spouse treated one another when you were dating? Remember those actions—small and large—that told you how spe­cial you were to each other? Courtship is a wonderful stage in a relationship, and it leaves a couple with wonderful memories.

Too many couples believe that those days of romance end after a certain amount of time in a marriage. But I (David) want you to know that you can still court, even though you're married.

Regrettably, it was several years after we were married that I started writing love notes to Teresa again. In my first letter to her, I wrote this simple sentence: "When I realize how many ways I've let you down, I'm sure glad God has given you a for­giving heart. I love you."

I put postage on the card, mailed it, and waited anxiously over the next several days for Teresa to receive it at home. Day after day, the card didn't arrive, but finally she met me at the door with such a welcome that I knew it had come. We both reaped great rewards from that step of send­ing that letter. God had begun a fresh work in me as romance had been rekindled in our relationship.

An additional dimension of romance came a few weeks later when I made a simple phone call to Teresa: "I just called to see how your day is going and to let you know I love you and look forward to seeing you tonight." I could hear in her voice the touch upon her heart.

How long has it been since you sent a card to your spouse or called to say "I love you"? Do it today. The result will be worth it.

What step could you take today to rekindle the romance in your relationship?

God, help us to continually court each other in ways that show just how special our marriage is.

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