Monday, September 14, 2009
You've Lost That "Lovin" Feeling
Have you gotten so comfortable with your husband that the spark is gone?
I'm going to be honest with you, I have been there. I want you to know that I am madly and deeply in love with my husband. I always have been. But in 12 years of marriage, there have been times where the spark has seemed to fade. I noticed the "spark" was missing one night while at a movie with Paul.
We were in the theatre watching "The Notebook". There is a "scene" in the movie (c'mon, you know which one I'm talking about:) where they get hot and heavy. When Paul reached over and grabbed my hand during that scene, I felt something. Something I hadn't felt in a while. I got tingly and giddy inside. I was ready for the movie to be over, if you catch my drift! I didn't realize what had happened at that moment, but over the next few months, God revealed to me that I was relying on a good romantic movie to get me excited about my husband.
Now, I'm not in ANY WAY saying that a good romantic movie is a bad motivator for getting "in the mood", but I had gotten to a stale place where it took that to make me gush over my husband.
I heard Beth Moore talking about this very same thing at a conference. She said she would pray "Dear God, help me to tremble at my husband's touch". So, I started to pray for that very same thing. And, I added a few more things to it. Like, "Dear God, help me to melt when he walks in the door, help me to fall in love with him in new ways, help me to really WANT him."
You know what? It works. As I have prayed for him, God has given me a new passion for my husband. Try it! Begin to pray for God to bring back the spark in your marriage right now!