Courage. It takes courage!
To have a healthy love relationship you must take a leap of faith. The faith is in the leap; the leap into the unknown. Being in a relationship means taking a risk – a leap of faith.
In that moment you decide. With all the love you possess as your support, you make the decision for change in the presence of fear. You must erase the fearfulness of uncertainty. In doing so, fear goes away. Gradually sometimes – and it may not feel like it – but with time it will fade.
Some couples prefer to test the waters, building their relationship gradually through incremental steps of commitment. That works too, however, the miracle of the romantic adventure lies in living life in the leap! Not knowing. And. . . being commited to open communication and compromise. This will help you take the plunge with confidence.
Relationships never travel in a straight line. Every relationhship has it’s ups and downs. The goal is not to be rattled by them. Stay on track. Stick together. Do something everyday to let your partner know that you love them. Always look forward.
The only reason you should ever look back is to see how far you’ve come and to learn from the experience.
When all the ingredients of a healthy relationship are in place you will surely be impelled to take that leap of faith together, embrace your differences, and work together to make it a glorious union. The goal is to build momentum toward a secure, cohesive bond that is built on the foundation of trust and love. Faith in your ability to build a healthy, long-lasting relationship is a prerequisite to actually achieving this goal. Great relationships do not lose value – they become richer the longer they last. Work to go the distance.
Be each other’s best friend. Lot of kisses and snuggling help. Exhibit loyalty, respect and kindness to one another. Place a high value on your commitment. Never waver from your commitment. When you begin your relationship with a clear destination in mind, you are much more likely to reach your final goal of lasting love.
Two hearts – committed to be true to the other – will carry one another safely to the other side.
Copyright © 2011 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” Larry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and a nondenominational minister. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere.
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