Set the mood by relaxing together and talking by firelight or candlelight.
He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac probably would have flipped out at hearing God’s request as Isaac was her only child, given to her by God at the age of ninety no less!
“Oh hey, where are you off to so early” “Uh, I need to pick up some supplies back in town, stop by the tunic outlet store, and then if I have time, *cough* fulfill God’s request to *cough* sacrifice Isaac” “Great, if you have some extra time can you pick up a few… ” As the head of the household, Abraham did what he knew was right without fighting about it with Sarah, as it would have been God’s will she would have been contending with, not his Without pointing at Abraham and Sarah too much, my favorite example of an uneven relationship is seen in Job: Job 2:7-10 So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the top of his head.
Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes.
His wife said to him, “Are you still holding on to your integrity? ” He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. ” Hmm, if someone we love was struck with some horrible disease I would hope that we would pray for them non-stop, but instead Job’s wife gives him the amazing advice to “curse God and die” Now wouldn’t that would be the best “Get Well” card to send someone, I wonder why Hallmark hasn’t swooped in on that “We heard you were sick, so from all of us at the office: “Curse God and Die!
This is not the only way the early part of a relationship might look.
These are simply suggested applications of biblical principles.
That's where the following practical suggestions come in.
Note the phrase "practical suggestions." These are not sacrosanct biblical principles.
After they are in bed, choose one other idea on this list to enjoy. Go to a local Christian Bookstore and buy a book on marriage and read it together. The once a week date night assignments are enriching and fun. Often local music stores have island music at rock bottom prices. Borrow plants from all your friends and neighbors and turn your patio into a private garden retreat and enjoy a quiet dinner.
Another option is to have your children play waiter and waitress and serve a romantic dinner, then tell them the story of how you fell in love. The movies made in the 30's to 50's are a good place to start. The original can be more wholesome but just as romantic.
If finances permit it, take them to a one hour developing location. Write clues on dime-store Valentines and place them around town, then take your love on a car rally or treasure hunt. Robert and Elizabeth Browning's works are a nice place to begin.