The woman speaks to the man she loves: Kiss me with the kisses of your mouth! Your love is better than wine. Q: Is romance best left to the teenagers? What does the older generation have to teach the younger about romance? . Q: What was your best romantic moment? . Q: What keeps the romance alive? Song of Songs 1:2 – When a woman says his kiss is better than wine, then… well, life really doesn’t get much better. Say it to your man, and he will feel like a million bucks.
(part 4) Angel in Love: Cary Grant is an Angel who can teach us a lot about being a Romantic Man.
Julia to Henry: You haven’t said a thing about it.
Henry: About what?
Julia: My new hat.
My disappointed observation: Henry, ooooh Henry, are you so focused on being threatened by Dudley that you still don’t notice the changes in your wife? In her heart she’s asking, Do you see my creativity, and if you do, does it move you? Will you join in the celebration of my creativity? Women love to create. Women are deeply romanced when their man notices the changes they make. When men don’t pay attention to the slice of heaven they’ve been given, chaos breaks out. A woman feels shame and loneliness when her man is inattentive to her. Gentlemen, do what you need to do to get over yourselves and pay attention to your woman.
Dudley confronting Henry: …anything is possible if you are willing to compromise your principles.
Henry to the Professor: He has caused Julia to despise me.
Professor to Henry: Are you sure he has done that?
My keen observation: Henry has compromised his integrity to get where he is, and will have to keep compromising from now on. This is a spiritual principle: When you compromise to get what you want, you’ll have to keep compromising to hold onto it. Dudley is calling him out – be honest with yourself he’s saying to Henry – to thine own self be true. Your wife will respect you more. The professor challenges Henry’s suspicious-ness, which could become a victim mentality if not checked. No Henry, you have driven Julia away from you, not Dudley. Thank God, Henry has a community of men who will speak the truth to him in his hour of need.
The most romantic compliment a man can pay a woman:
Dudley to Julia: There are a few people who know the secret of making a heaven here on earth. You are one of those people.
My translation: “You, are a classy woman. You’ve found the inner resources to rise above your life situation. You’re not defined by your circumstances. You are defined internally, by an intimate relationship with God.” This is the kind of character I look for in a woman. I lift it up for all men. Look for a woman who can bring Heaven down to Earth. If you’re already married, and she’s not there, be the man and lead the way. Do not demand that she go there first. You lead the way. Get some therapy, grow this kind of strength in yourself, and you will cultivate this in your woman. If you are single, or newly single: Don’t settle for less than a woman that brings Heaven into this Earth.
Henry: My prayer hasn’t been answered. I was praying for a Cathedral (substitute any business goal).
Dudley: No Henry, you were praying for guidance, and this you have received.
My comment: Ka-boom! Dudley nails it! When a man is focused only on the outcome, he loses perspective, and loses his life. What good will it do you to gain the entire Earth, and lose your woman? It is a spiritual principle: Pray for the revelation of wisdom, work hard, and let go of the outcome.
Henry in his Christmas sermon: Let us ask what the Christ child would want and let’s all do our part to give it to him.
My commentary: Excellent! Now he gets it. Sadly, the memory of the Angel has been erased from each of their memories. Henry has received a revelation of wisdom, and it feels like a natural flow of life. Let’s listen to what God wants from us, and contribute our part of the gift. The character arch in this story has occurred, the inattentive man has become the man who values who he has in his life. Happiness has come to Henry’s family, the transformation of his character is complete. Thank God for Romantic Angels.
(part 3) Angel in Love: Lessons on being the Romantic Man. Cary Grant is Dudley the Angel in the movie, The Bishop’s Wife.
Dudley: (is on the floor playing with Debbie, the 8 year old girl. He tells her a story…)
My keen observation: Ladies, any man who can bond with a child is good marriage material. If he can bond with a child, he can bond with the child inside a woman. Notice he gets down on Debbie’s level, takes her correction and he knows how to tell a good story.
Dudley: Angels come down and put ideas into people’s heads and then people feel very proud of themselves because they think it was all their idea.
My thought: I have come to believe what Dudley described is the primary way God speaks to humans. God is speaking to us all the time through intuition, pictures, visions, and revelation. If we tune into the flow of our intuition, we’ll enjoy an intimacy with the Divine we’ve never experienced before.
Dudley: … you can tell the story from here, Henry.
Henry: Some other time.
My outraged reaction: Henry! You big duffer! You missed another golden opportunity. Dudley shows you honor by turning the story over to you, and you still have something more important to do than tell your child a story, win the admiration of your wife, and show Dudley you are big enough to cooperate with him instead of compete with him. Men who practice competition with other men only show how jealous and insecure they are.
Julia: It somehow feels wrong to have so much fun.
My thought: Dudley has bought her the hat she’s been admiring, he’s taking her ice skating, they’ve had lunch at her favorite restaurant – this woman is being shown a good time. This is what her husband should be doing to win her heart every week of their marriage. She is safe with Dudley, so this is a good kind of risk for a woman to take with her man. These shared moments will be remembered for the rest of her life. She wants to have these memories with her husband.
Sylvester (Taxi cab driver): …people don’t know where they’re going and they want to get there too fast. Take you two for example, I’d call you unusual. First place, you know your destination but you’re in no hurry to get there. you want to enjoy some scenery en route, and you’re not reluctant to spend an extra four bits for a detour with Mother Nature.
Dudley: Thank you, you are perceptive.
My observation: You had me at: “I’d call you unusual”. Translation: You’re a romantic couple. Thank you – someone noticed. Do you and your woman have a shared destination? Are you taking time along the way, spending time and money to make some memories and take a few detours into the great outdoors?
Dudley to Sylvester: Put on some skates and you’ll find out just how young you are.
Julia to Henry: He made me believe I could skate!
My comment: Dudley believes the best about people. He encourages them to take healthy risks. People feel young and alive with him. They reach for more than they would have if by themselves. Dudley is being good news to people.
Dudley: Sylvester is a noble soul. His children and his children’s children will rise up and call him blessed.
My thought: Dudley shows he is a leader of men because he is not in competition with men. He has the inner security to show honor to another man in front of Julia. He didn’t say this to impress her, he was thinking out loud and she overheard him. Again, his inner thoughts are not secret from her. He has nothing to be ashamed of.
In part 4, Dudley is going to say, what I consider to be one of the most romantic things a man can tell a woman.
The goodness of God is overwhelming. It is expansive and stretches your heart. My clients have told me: It may sound crazy, but at first, when the goodness of God came on me it was glorious, blissful, happy. I hadn’t felt this good in years. When it didn’t stop, I felt as though my heart were going to burst. I didn’t know if I could contain it… I thought my heart was going to break open. Then I remembered what you had told me, it was like He, or something was cracking me open, filling me with His love, overwhelming me with pure goodness. He was breaking into my heart, opening me up. It was spiritually heavy, I asked Him to stop. I thought I was going to burst, I was so happy.
People everywhere want to experience God. Perhaps they call it love, or a peace of mind. But, humans crave to feel just for a moment that all is well with my world. Many call this a divine encounter.
A “sacred journey” accomplishes this desire. It is the most relaxing, personal experience anyone can embark upon.
The Sacred Journey is a personalized way of relaxing into the experience of listening to God’s heart for them. Most participants are literally overwhelmed with the experience of being loved by God.
Once we have resources to proceed further, we seek specific healing from God for the aspects of personality and relationship that has caused fear and suffering in the past.
The Sacred Journey is a peaceful, relaxing, spiritual experience that brings integrity to the heart and mind.
I have been helping people embark on Sacred Journeys for many years now, and still it takes my breath away what the Lord has to show others.He is gentle, compassionate, and always a kind.What is it that you want to bring to Him?Are there wounds?Do you seek closeness with Him, whatever it is, He will meet you more than half way, I guarantee it.