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The Foot Pop
By Lisa Lakey

It’s one of my favorite moments from one of my favorite movies.

Mia Thermopolis (played by Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries) finally gets the kiss she’s always dreamed of: the foot popper. In Mia’s words, “In the old movies, whenever a girl would get seriously kissed, her foot would just kind of … pop.”

Remember the last time you experienced the foot pop?

Me neither.

In this real-life thing called marriage, romance isn’t always magical. The last time I was seriously kissed, our 6-year-old started banging on the bedroom door. The struggle is real.

But real romance in marriage isn’t about creating a “moment.” Proverbs 5:19 says, “Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love.”

That’s a bit steamier than a foot pop, right?

Notice two very important parts of that verse: at all times … always. Solomon wasn’t talking about one great, chick-flick-worthy moment. Always. Even when those kisses are pecks on the cheek when running out the door.

Foot pops? They’re just moments. Real romance is in it for the long haul.

Listen to J.P. Pokluda talk about why looking for happily ever after can make your marriage fall flat.

The Good Stuff: Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well. (Proverbs 5:15)

Action Points: Make-out sessions were made for married couples too. When was the last time you seriously kissed? Lay one on your spouse ... soon. Let ‘em know they still got it.

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