Keep the Fire Burning

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. Hebrews 13:4

Is fire in a house a good thing or a bad thing? That depends on where the fire is.

If the fire is burning in the fireplace, it can bring warmth and comfort and light to the house.

If the fire is burning outside of the fireplace, it can burn the house down.

Intimacy within marriage is like fire in the fireplace – it will bring warmth and comfort and light to the husband and the wife.

Intimacy outside of marriage is wildfire. It will burn the house down - destructive to men and women and boys and girls.

I heard about one woman who said, "My husband and I, we've got a good marriage. There's nothing I wouldn't do for him. There's nothing he wouldn't do for me.  And that's how we go through life, doing nothing for one another." 

If your marriage is not doing anything for you, let me suggest some ways to rekindle your marriage.

1.     Dialogue daily. Find some time and listen, intimacy is not just physical.  Intimacy is emotional and spiritual and intellectual.  Find time to talk with your spouse daily. Michele and I talk a walk together every day. That's our time just to talk to one another. You need that every day. 

2.     Date weekly. Every married couple needs to date each other. Date weekly. 

3.     Disappear occasionally.  Find a time when you can get away, as a husband and wife, to rekindle the pleasure of your marriage. 

Keep the fire in the fireplace! And, then, keep the fire burning.

Have a great day and keep moving forward!