If you have ever spent time in a garden you know that planting a seed is only one step to achieving success in growing flowers or vegetables. It's what done after that is so important to the success or failure of a garden. Well the same could be said about marriage. Once the wedding vows are stated, a marriage seed is planted.
The marriage seed will either do one of two things. It will either grow and blossom into something beautiful or it will wither and die. One way to help with the continuous growth of your marriage is to always take advantage of any opportunities to create and set the mood for romance.
Previously, I've stated that r.o.m.a.n.c.e. is recognizing opportunities and maintaining affection necessary for creating everlasting love and after 15 years of marriage, I keep this thought process in the forefront of my marriage. Below I have put together some ideas that help encourage romantic mood setting to encourage love and romance in marriage. And as always, Keep It Hot!
Get Rid Of The Clutter In Your Home
Having an organized and clean home is important when setting a romantic mood. A survey of a 1,000 women ages 18 and over done earlier this year by the cleaning brand Liquid-Plumr shows that a clean house has positive romantic results and has a great impact on your desire to be intimate with your significant other. In fact it stated that 49 percent of women who took the survey said that they were more likely to be more intimate after cleaning was done and 38 percent ranked that having their house in order is just as important as buying a new outfit or being somewhere familiar when it comes to relaxing on a date.
Play Soft Music
Love music helps encourage the excitement and intimacy in relationships. So of course playing this type of music is a great way to get you and your spouse in the mood for a little romantic rendezvous.
Write A Love Note
Writing a love note to your spouse is a great way to make your spouse feel special. Making your spouse feel special is one the most important aspects to creating a romantic mood. You can get creative with love notes by leaving them in spots where they would least expect it. For example, under the windshield wipers of your spouse's car, inside laptop, by the coffee maker, bathroom mirror, or front door.
Change The Lighting
You can easily change the feel of a room with different lighting. When looking to give a room a more sensual feel it's important to think about the placement and the colors that you want to use. Colored lighting is great for romantic mood setters. Light in the form of color is great for increasing the mental, emotional and spiritual energy balances for you and your spouse. Common colors for sensual mood creators are Red, Orange, Green and Blue. Other Light Ideas listed below:
Color Shower Heads
Moroccan Candle Lanterns
Give Each Other A Massage
Massages have a great way of releasing tension and relaxing your body. What better way to create a romantic mood! And the beauty of giving each other massages is that the end result can lead to a happy ending for you and your spouse.
Free Your Mind
There is no sure way of killing romance than by being preoccupied in the brain. Thinking of your job, thinking about talking to your kids teachers next week, thinking about what your are going to cook for the in-laws tomorrow, thinking about your cousin's nasty remark to a comment you made,is no way to get yourself in the mood for love and romance.
Wear Clothes That Make You Feel Sexy
It's simple, if you feel sexy then you are sexy, then you do sexy things with your spouse.
Do Something Unexpected
Health experts say that it's good to keep the body guessing when it comes to exercise. That same thought process can also be applied to being romantic with your spouse. Romantic planning doesn't always have to be the same. You can switch it up and surprise your spouse with something different and special. Never exhaust the possibilities of romance!
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