Episode 5 – Divine Romance
This week, Brett & Kellie Hurst of Home Encouragement discuss “Divine Romance” on the Marriage to the Max podcast.
Is the idea of romance between a man and a woman a divine idea? Most certainly, it is! And, even more unequivocally, God is the utmost expert on a married couple’s need for romance. As a matter of fact, scripturally speaking, it’s crystal clear that the Lord desires married couples to experience the richness of a romantic lifestyle. There’s a reason why the fullness of healthy sex and enticing romance are beyond human description.
Obviously, the notion of deep, romantic expression between two lovers did not originate in Hollywood. Romance expression has been around since the beginning of time. But divine romance is more than just physical attraction. Don’t get the wrong idea…external sexual attraction to your spouse can be a fantastic thing–good for any marriage! But what if couples also nurtured a deeper internal intimacy within marriage?
What are we saying? We want married couples to not merely passively react to whatever turns them on in a given moment, but also to consistently initiate ongoing romance with one another…day or night. Think outside of the box. Talk and dream together about romance. Find out how to meet each other’s needs. When that occurs, a more mutually satisfying relationship grows. In other words, divine love is more than just getting one’s own needs met. True romance is selfless and limitless…and that’s exactly what can make it totally exciting. We hope that every married couple can carve out time away from ongoing daily stressors to focus more on cultivating deep romance within lifelong marriage. It is so worth it.
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Special gratitude to our engineer Zach Alkire who always brings good vibes and creative incidental tracks. Also, props to Grant Peterson of South Hill Communications for his generous use of time in order to make our communication more effective. Opening and closing theme songs by Loopsound.