Recommended Movies to Watch.
Movies can often have a great impact on
relationships that are starving for romance or
dealing with other problems. The following movies,
I believe, speak directly to two of the most common
problems in marriage: lack of romance or putting the
job above the marriage and sexual infidelity.
starring Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston.
“A Vow to Cherish,”
available at any local Christian book store in
VHS or DVD format.
3. Permanent Features in Your Marriage.
Based on research and my experience working with
hundreds of couples, the following features are most
important in keeping the fires burning in romantic
Have a date night once a
week. Every week there should be at
least one night the couple spends time together with
no one else involved--not even the children.
Kiss for at least 5 to 20
seconds each day. This can really work
Make one compliment about your spouse every day.
Show appreciation to your spouse at least once every
Hug each other at least
twice a day. Make sure it is intentional
and warm. Please hug a lot without sex on the
agenda. This is very important.
Dance together privately in
your home. This can really demonstrate
the warmth and passion you feel for each other.
Dancing publicly often means nothing to a romantic
relationship. However, dancing privately while
holding your partner close to you when no one is
watching requires an intense closeness and desire
for each other.
Have daily family/couple
devotion. This creates a solid spiritual
Sit together in church
regularly or as often as you can. Do not
have the children sitting between you. Sit them on
Spend time having fun
together at least once a week. This
strengthens the friendship in the relationship. Go
to watch a game together. Play a game at home
together. Watch a funny movie together. Have a pop
corn fight. Whatever it is, have fun. Lots of it.
4. The Eight Basic Ingredients for a Healthy
The following ingredients are crucial to making a
marriage loving and meaningful:
is the willingness and freedom to admit wrong,
say "I am sorry," lead together, adjust,
change, forgive and receive forgiveness.