June 8, 2011

Romance novels can be as addictive as pornography - ksl.com

In the last week I have listed somewhere around 1,000 paperbacks for sale. Now the majority of these are romance novels. Many people turn their nose up at them, but I enjoy reading them as a well as other books.  Imagine my surprise when I ran across an article by Kimberly Sayer-Gile.

Romance novels can be as addictive as pornography - ksl.com

Now I never heard of a book destroying a marriage, I have even encouraged couples to read passages together. I am not a psychologist. I am a wife who has been married 30 years. I know these books are fantasy and would not expect my husband to brandish swords, swing from vines or other out of the ordinary activities. I do expect him to kiss me good morning and good night, join me for dinner, hold my hand and smile at my bad jokes.

My husband has a wonderful sense of humor, will hug me when I am in the kitchen, has brought me flowers from our garden.

He rubs my head when I get a headache, has been the should I cry on, and still does the little things for me.

Perhaps the greatest lesson we can get from a romance novel is:

  • Our romances never end they just change.
  • When you stop doing the little things for each other you are giving up on the greatest loving relationship you will ever have.
  • So read a romance together, you just might enjoy a fun evening.

What is the most romantic thing you can think of?