Most romances begin with the delightful sense of “falling in love,” which can be intoxicating.
The act of “falling in love” produces a chemical deluge in the brain similar to that experienced with drug use.
The Song of Solomon is a book filled with romantic demonstrations of love between a bride and groom.
We can have romance without real love, and we can love without feeling romantic.
While passages such as Zephaniah describe God’s emotional love for His own, other passages such as 1 Corinthians 13:4–8 detail qualities of love that have nothing to do with the emotions of romance.
He was willing to work for her father for seven years in order to marry her.
Verse 20 says that those seven years were “like a few days to him because of his great love for her.” Although Jacob’s story continued with deception, heartache, and frustration for everyone, his romance with Rachel is not condemned in Scripture.
There are frequent gatherings in restaurants, bars, churches, museums or country walks.