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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691
Reprinted from Radio Program, "WE BELIEVE"
CT 505262, Program 178
"KEEPING THE FIZZ IN YOUR ROMANCE - PART I"
Series on "The Real Woman"
Hebrews 13:4; Song of Solomon 1-8
Have you ever had an Alka Seltzer that was too old? You really needed
one, and you plopped it into the water and it just lay there? Isn't
that disgusting? I have had that experience. When it loses its fizz,
it just doesn't have anything to offer you whatsoever.
Or, have you ever opened a bottle of Coke, and then failed to put the
top back on tight? You come back later to the refrig, really wanting
a Coke - new brand or old brand - and when you drink it, it's just
flat, it's no good - it lost its fizz!
That happens a lot of times to people when they get married. They
just lose the fizz in their romance. They court so ferociously, but
after a few years of marriage, they've lost the fizz in their romance.
You know, I don't beleive that's the way God intended it to be.
This year, I'm talking to Real Women. Last year I talked to Real Men,
so I don't want all you ladies to say, "Well, it's not my
responsibility. He's supposed to court me and be nice to me and all
You're r-iglht, I said that last year. But this year, we'll talk about
your part in keeping the fizz in your romance.
There are two dangers in talking about the physical side of a
relationship. One is that you over-emphasize it. The other is that
you under-emphasize it. There is a middle place, and that's where I'd
like to be today, because I think that's what the Bible does. It
comes across the middle, bringing it-to the proper emphasis, doesn't
neglect it, nor over-emphasize it. It doesn't talk a lot about
feelings in the Bible.
Romantic love, the way we see it portrayed on television and read
about it in People magazine, etc. is not in the Bible. The Bible
approaches love and the physical aspect from a di ...
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