That one word, in any language, has vastly different meaning to vastly different individuals. Of course, it starts with two people passionately in love. But where does romance start for an artist trying to capture a romantic moment?
Romantic love is emotion above libido. A love that lasts goes way beyond the physical. Romance is attached to the heart, which needs massaging more than any other. That is where deep romantic love is found. The public sees the way a man treats his beloved. Maybe it’s in the way a man honors her by opening a door for her. Maybe it’s the way a woman shows gratitude for the way she is treated.
During a courtship, couples woo each other, trying to win the heart. Once married, the heart still needs wooing. We go to jobs every day to supply the need of income. We go the grocers to buy food for nutrition. We take vacations to find an escape and relax. We go to church to get some spiritual insights and direction. Sometimes we neglect to go to the heart and work our maintenance there. Our spouse’s heart is every bit as important as the tangible things in life.
Lasting marriages can and should involve the “Five Love Languages”. They are:
- Words of Affirmation
- Quality Time
- Receiving Gifts
- Acts of Service
- Physical Touch
Knowing your partner well can help romantic love escalate to a level where nothing can come between you….EVER!
Take a minute to take the Love Language Test. It will clearly help to explain both his and her needs. What an awesome little thing to understand about romantic love on the wedding day and through a marriage that will last until “death do us part”.