Fueling Love – The Romance Dinner

Just the two of you

Just the two of you

It has been a little while since I have touched upon love and relationships.  So today I want to share an experience with you that is close to my heart.  Yes!  You guessed it: we just did another one of those Romance Dinners!

In case you are new to MeUnfinished, you are not too sure about what this means, right?  One of the things I am very involved in, is a marriage ministry; and my husband and I have been meeting with our group for the past four years.  You can see why I consider this group family.  We promote marriage and love by serving others and each other.  The Romance Dinner is one way to pass along the love.

We get together and transform one of the homes in which we meet, and create an atmosphere of pure romance.  Oh, yes!  We go all the way from soft music and candles, to rose petals at the entrance.  The most important part of all is that we help couples focus on themselves and their love by promoting conversation.  Very quickly, our couples become oblivious to the rest of the world and appear to be slowly embodying the phrase: “and the two shall become one flesh.”

Now, I don’t want to spoil it for anybody who would be attending one of those dinners, so I have to hold my cards close to the chest (so to speak); but the message is clear: it takes work to stay in LOVE.  No illusions!

Truth.  Remember it in hard times.

Truth. Remember it in hard times.

With divorce rates so high, one must wonder about some of the reasons why this happens.  I submit to you that the lack of spending time to nurture the relationship is one of the biggest culprits.  Yes, we hear about money and adultery more than other causes, but I am not sure that those would be such heavy issues if couples spent time together enough to work on the relationship on an ongoing basis.  Just sayin’…..

During the dinner, with the light of the flickering candles gently caressing their faces, I can see them glow as they look into each other’s eyes.  We manage to take a couple of pictures to help them remember this moment, but most of the time, they are so intensely pouring into one another that they barely notice our presence.  That’s the kind of attention we are to give each other from time to time to keep the flame burning.  Forget burning, we need this thing ROARING!!!

Nothing sweeter than the touch of a loved one!

Nothing sweeter than the touch of a loved one!

When they touch, it’s almost like an electric current goes from one to the other and the whole room becomes charged with this presence: Love.  I tell you, it’s almost palpable…  After talking for a while, and completing their dinner, they do what I call the “polite talk” where they hang around for a few minutes and express their gratitude.  Oh!  Don’t get me wrong, they want to, it’s just that we see in their eyes and demeanor that they cannot wait to get out of there to continue the evening!  LOL!  They do some type of “gotta-go dance” like, “Oh!  We are really happy, and thank you, but we really have to go home!” as they inch their way to the door.

Romance Dinner 4-27-15 5You know, from it all, I believe that our team is most happy to be servers because of what comes out of it: couples reconnect and are reminded of what had started the sparks.  This in turn puts fuel into our own relationships too!  We can totally vouch for the saying that giving is a gift in itself.  When it is all done and we are half dead from the event and cleaning up, each of us finds our own spouse to cuddle with as we gradually decompress.  We soon start doing the “going home now” dance ourselves because we feel renewed too.  By the time we get home, I look into my honey’s eyes and I see the most amazing being God blessed me with; and I think: “Indeed, God knew what He was doing when He blessed me with my husband!”   The magic spills onto us too!

Romance Dinner post 4-27-15 3Falling in love is an action.  It needs to be continuous and requires effort.  The misconception is that in happens once when in fact it is a choice you make each and every day.  I understand that life can sometimes bring some nasty bumps in the road, and that not everybody is in a relationship at this time, however, when and if you get there, remember to celebrate your love often.  How often?  Well, one way I like to think of it is that we need to put gas in our cars for them to run and be of use in our lives; it’s the same for love: we have to continue to fill up our Love Tank for it not to run dry.  The price is not as high as some of those pumping stations out there!

Be each other's light

Be each other’s light

Yeah, I can already feel you doing the “gotta go dance” from your seat (wink!)…  Run!

I am thankful for my marriage group (you know who your are) and my hubby for being Faithful to this call with me.

Keep your Faith in Love, people!

M

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52 Responses to “Fueling Love – The Romance Dinner”

  1. I love this piece. Couples have become too busy to connect even over a simple dinner. My husband and I schedule the time to spend together.

  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) Reply April 29, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    I think it is so important to spend some quality time with the ones you love. What a great reminder.

  3. This looks like a great, romantic date night! I’m for sure going to do this when I get home from school with my boyfriend! That’ll be so fun!

  4. There’s nothing like a nice dinner and candle light to spark the romance. It’s a lovely thing.

  5. I love that your marriage ministry takes the time to do dinners like this. It is a great reminder of everything it takes to keep a marriage actually running, not just idling.

  6. That’s really nice what you do to help other couples! Sounds very sweet.

  7. What a beautiful ministry! Marriage IS work, but it’s so worth the effort. My husband and I try to have a date each week. Sometimes we go out and other times we have a romantic dinner at home.

  8. Lovely. We do this often. We can’t go out on date nights so this is what we do at home for ourselves! So very nice!

  9. This is a great way to stay connected with your spouse especially if you both have busy schedules.

  10. Wow! This is very romantic! It’s a great reminder that I need to do this more often with my hubby!

  11. This is beautiful. I love connecting with mu hubs in the middle of the crazy times- just brushing his cheek, or kissing him for an extra moment. We make the effort to stay in love- and that makes me fall even harder.

  12. This all looks remarkable. I love how romantic it all looks. Who needs to go out when you can create the perfect atmosphere at home. Ironically, I shared a similar idea on my blog today too. 🙂

  13. These ideas are really sweet. It more special every time you do it yourself.

  14. Aww. I love the idea of couples reconnecting or just connecting over a romantic dinner. Hubby and I are way overdue for some real romance. 🙂

  15. Aww. I love the idea of couples reconnecting or just connecting over a romantic dinner. Hubby and I are way overdue for some real romance. 🙂

  16. It’s always nice to be reminded of how important this is to do. I’ve been married for 39 years and we tend to forget how lovely it is doing stuff like this. Thanks for sharing.

    • You are welcome Carolann! 39 years are not small potatoes! Congratulations and please feel free to share with us some of your own tips. I love to hear from people who have found ways to make their marriage last long 🙂
      Wishing you many more wonderful years in marriage!

  17. How sweet, this suoer romantic! I love the lit up frame, I have one but about the family. Need to this kind of dinner with my husband.

  18. My husband and I try to have a night out every couple weeks just the two of us to reconnect and be us again. I love the candlelight!

    • Thank you Lisa! It is very important to keep this tradition. I am glad to hear you are diligently working time for each other into your schedule 🙂

  19. It is very true that relationships require constant work and maintenance. People don’t like to think of love that way but it’s the truth. Doing things such as these dinners seems like a great way to rekindle and reconnect.

  20. What sweet pictures. It’s so important to have date nights on a regular basis. I love candle light dinners.

  21. This is so sweet!! We really need to do this more often. I feel like we let the hustle of life take away from the romance life sometimes.

  22. This is very sweet. I love to have a lunch date with my hubby but not as romantic like this. Couples need a date where they can have fun and spend intimate date together without the kids.

  23. This sounds so incredibly sweet and romantic. We haven’t done anything like this in a long while so we are quite overdue. It’s easy to forget each other with our fast pace lives, we need more time for love.

  24. Bonnie @ wemake7 Reply April 30, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    What a great post, I really enjoyed it. 😉 My hubby and I don’t get much time to spend alone together but try to make it a point to make date nights at home when we can.

  25. This is such a nice idea. It is important to keep the passion alive in your relationship.

  26. What a nice post, so heartwarming. And I just realized, it has been a while since hubby and I had a date night. Thanks for the idea. 😉

  27. Always make time for romance! I love this.

  28. How thoughtful and romantic! This is definitely a surefire way or couples to reconnect.

  29. What a heartwarming display of affection! My hubby’s birthday is coming up so I am thinking of cooking up a romantic dinner. I love the inspiration given by the photos you posted! Thanks!

  30. This is a beautiful way to get everyone together. Gotta love the romance and photos!

  31. I could use this for my wife. Sometimes couples needs this kind of bonding. Thank you for sharing.

  32. Awwwwww this is beyond cute!!! It’s been awhile since hubby and I have reconnected like this!!! I want a Cute and romantic date night lol

  33. This si very sweet. There is nothing like a nice dinner together to feel reconnected.

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