When Romance Goes Beyond the Flowers

Do you have a romantic evening planned with your sweetie? It took me a few years of disappointment before I learned that my husband’s love for me can’t be measured in candy boxes and cards. LeRoy and I won’t be spending an exotic “romantic” evening together, but our love is deeper today than it’s ever been.

We’re not able to take off to a remote location and spend mushy moments together, but that doesn’t mean our love has grown cold.

We’re in a season of waiting, and although our days are spent in pretty much the same way, we have an abiding and unwavering love that is proven. I’m thankful that God brought us through a long battle, to reach this place of settled love.

Recently, I spoke with Trillia Newbell about thriving through marriage struggles. Perhaps you know someone who is in the thick of marriage misery or is battling to save a fractured relationship. You might consider sending them the link to this podcast.

You can listen to that ERLC interview by clicking here.

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  • kluvspring

    40 years of the same thing here. Disappointments all the time. I take what ever comes and cry to God in wondering why. Iv’e listened and read so many things and non work for us, cause I’m the one trying to keep it going.

  • Shannon M Popkin

    Thanks, Kimberly. Praying for you! I love the new Bethel Music song called “Courage”.

    “Do not forget his great faithfulness,
    He’ll finish all he’s begun.

    Take courage my heart, stay steadfast my heart
    He’s in the waiting, He’s in the waiting

    Hold onto your hope, as your triumph unfolds
    He’s never failing, He’s never failing.”

    Much love to you.

  • Sheila Gosney

    Dear Kimberly, you and I met at a bloggers meal and meeting several years ago. I’ve been reading your updates on your husband’s health and wanted to drop you a line. Thank you for posting with breathtaking honesty and for continually guiding women to glorify God in the rough and unforeseen crises of life. God bless you both. God bless your husband’s treatments. You are precious in His sight. Happy Valentines Day, Sheila Gosney

  • kluvspring

    Kimberly, I am apologizing for the post that I previously posted. I had not read your posts on Leroy. I am sorry to hear of the difficulty that this will cause you. I know what a disease can do to you. I have one. God is always faithful and merciful. He gives us strength for each day, always rely on Him