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Monday, April 7, 2008

Romance Your Spouse

Romance Has a High Impact On The Success of Your Marriage The Romance encompasses much more than just sex.
It invokes the five senses:
Sight, Smell, Sound, Taste, and Touch.
It's the Emotional, Spiritual, and Physical Connection Between a Husband and Wife.
Generally; You might be surprised to hear that many men enjoy romance just as much as women!
Yet, many marriages neglect the Romance;
We're so busy with our children,
and church obligations,
that we forget to reserve time just for our spouse.
After a long day, we collapse into bed, exhausted.
No time—or energy—for romance.
But with a little effort, romance can become second nature. While planning ahead is great, so is a spontaneous romantic evening.
Try the following techniques, and see if you don't find yourself spending an unforgettable evening with the one you love.
The Sight of Romance!
Start by making your bedroom a romantic sanctuary, where you can shut out the world and enter a paradise created for two.
Sight plays a significant part in everyday life, so just imagine how important it is to romance. Many are attracted by the sight of their intended before they actually speak to them.
So make your sanctuary a sight to behold.
You can do this by making just a few minor adjustments to the room.
Next, spruce up the room with flowers and rose petals.
Don't worry about creating a mess; concentrate on creating an oasis.
Be careful not to overdo the flowers, though, since their fragrance can be overpowering. Imagination plays a large part in how appealing your romantic oasis will be.
Smell of Romance!
Scent is an important component in the art of romance.
Smell can be an excellent inlet to passion;
it stimulates areas in the brain that affect the way we feel and react.
Just think of the way you respond when you smell fresh bread baking.
The aroma causes your taste buds to swell, your mouth to water, and your mind to wonder. Scent is a powerful instrument.
Scented candles are excellent for stimulating two senses instead of one: sight and smell.
The Sound of Romance!
Sound can mean music playing softly or the way you whisper your spouse's name.
Speaking in low sexy tones is a definite turn-on for many men.
The soft sound of a woman's voice in its natural God-given state can melt the strongest man's heart.
Music melts away the day's stresses and struggles.
And music can also be the catalyst to another technique, touch.
Music sets the stage for dancing, if your sanctuary is large enough.
If not, just listening with your love can be stimulating.
The Taste of Romance!
My grandmother used to say
Best way to a man's heart was through his stomach.
This is true.
Sometimes nothing inspires a man more than a mouthwatering meal and sweet treats.
The Touch of Romance!
This is the last and definitely the most powerful element in the Romance.
The bond of physical contact is one of God's most enduring senses.
In the beginning of life, the touch of a mother to her newborn begins the human need for touch.
We're created to crave this on a daily basis.
A hug, a caress, or a kiss arouse the tiny blood vessels located just beneath the skin in our bodies.
In a marriage, touch forms a connection between husband and wife.
One way to use touch is through the art of massage.
Try taking a massage class together or get a book on proper massage techniques.
This will teach you about pressure points and areas of concentration for a romantic, relaxing evening.
Communicate honestly with your spouse to learn his or her wants and needs.
Just ask.
Sometimes, too, a little experimentation will reveal what each of you likes or dislikes.
Then let the Romance take your breath away

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