~ By Dixie Andelin Forsyth
I recently read an article about a celebrity couple who were getting a divorce. The person who announced it casually remarked “The marriage must have just run its course”. What? Marriages aren’t supposed to have a beginning, middle and end, like a movie, unless you are talking about “Till death do us part” most of us agreed to when we got married. Sure, it has an official beginning—that’s the wedding day, right? But marriages don’t run courses. The only reason something this important might seem to run its course, is because we don’t nourish it.
Most of the time, we don’t neglect our marriages on purpose—we simply don’t know how to take care of them and haven’t learned the principles that make relationships endure. Certainly, most of us don’t ever plan to divorce when we marry. We want it to last our whole lives.
Fascinating Womanhood doesn’t believe in marriages “running their course”. We believe that marriage can, and should, last a lifetime and beyond with your relationship growing deeper each day. But it must be taken care of continuously. We have an amazing ability to take things for granted including the men in our lives.
I like to grow a few herbs and flowers on our deck each summer. They need some basic things to thrive, like sunshine, water and good soil as well as regular care. If we go away on vacation and leave them for even a few days, I usually come home to dead plants.
Relationships need a few basic things too. The timeless principles in Fascinating Womanhood will help you do your part to reclaim femininity, inspire masculinity and build on those two concepts to create your lifelong love affair with the man you love.