Career.  Children.  Church.  Candlelight.

Which “C” do you think usually gets the short end of the stick? 

Yup, the candlestick!

In Day 25, I write about “Making Time for Love.”  Romance can seem like a luxury but it’s really a necessity in any marriage.  It doesn’t matter if you’re newlyweds or if you’ve been married for 38 years, you’ve got to make time for love. 

But what if you’re not in the mood?  Or he’s not in the mood?

You’ll find some intimacy stokers in my chapter to help you get into the mood.  Hollywood movies make it seem like romance comes naturally and passionately always.  The trouble is that you don’t always feel romantic.  It’s hard to feel lovey-dovey when you’ve had a busy day at work, dinner was a disaster, bills are stacked up, and you have 10 emails to answer before morning. 

My husband James and I have made a renewed commitment to romance as a result of teaching a young marrieds class at church.  We realized – as we watched the newlyweds sit practically glued together – that we needed to go back and do some of those first things. 

Hold hands.  Kiss.  Write love notes.  Give hand massages. 

The candle above is from our recent 12 year anniversary creme brulee.  It’s good to make time for love!

Arlene Pellicane

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