Friday, February 12, 2016

Some Romance for this Weekend

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. 
~Elinor Glyn

I love romantic love. I've always been an idealist and I see romance as sort of a combination of charity and... magic. There is real love and regard, a selfless thoughtfulness that initiates some of the most beautiful parts of life --combining music, prose, nature, and imagination with true affection, attraction, and chaste desire. It can be whimsical or serious; it can be passionate or sweet.

I'm realistic, though. Sometimes life can be over-romanticized and that can lead to damaged relationships (i.e. unrealistic expectations unmet) or not being responsible in one's life. But as long as reality is grounded, I think romance is a wonderful plus!

In fact, I have an entire Pinterest page called "I Heart Romance" that is dedicated to romantic love, and it sits alongside my "Marriage" page. It's just a page where I save beautiful words and photos of what feels romantic to me. It is the antithesis to pornography because there is nothing that victimizes, exploits, embarrasses, humiliates, or takes advantage of a person --there is nothing that couldn't be seen in the presence of God. True romance, to me, means true charity!

In honor of Valentine's Day, here are a few of the things I've saved that, to me, exemplify the beauty of romantic love. I hope your Valentine's Day this weekend can be filled with love --and maybe a little romance. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Oh, I loved all of those.

Kat Mac said...

I wish I was as in love with my husband as you are with yours. God must really be looking over your family. I will keep you and your family in my prayers! Love reading it with my family and is inspiring me, to create one myself! Best wishes and good luck with the move, we are moving from Chicago to Wyoming! We understand all the struggles and hardships you are facing!!