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As we get older, passions may wane and marriage can become routine. But it’s worth it to keep the romantic flame kindled.
- Don’t give up on romance.
- Recalibrate from a kid-centered marriage.
- Keep your communication great.
- Be intentional about creating opportunities.
1 Corinthians 7:5 Do not deprive each other of sexual relations, unless you both agree to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time so you can give yourselves more completely to prayer. Afterward, you should come together again so that Satan won’t be able to tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
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Talk About It
- What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
- What is one of your favorite romantic memories with your spouse? What is a simple act of love your spouse does on a regular basis that you find romantic?
- Did you grow up with parents who made their marriage a high priority? What habits and traditions of your parents have you tried to maintain in your marriage? What have you tried to do differently?
- Read 1 Corinthians 7:5. Why do you think Paul makes a point about not depriving the marriage of sex? What do you notice about your relationship when your sex life is strong? How about when it’s weak?
- How have you transitioned to being empty nesters? Would you say at this time in your life it is easier to keep the romance alive? Why or why not?
- What are some practical changes you can make in your daily life to focus on the marriage more?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.