Today is Valentine’s Day, because of that, I’m featuring quite a long list of blogs on dating, romance, love, and relationships.
The first blog is from my friend Lynn and her sister Cez, The Love Knot. The Love Knot is all about Lynn and Cez’s take on love, romance and dating. Relationship advice and strong opinions towards issues regarding relationships abound, and if you want a cerebral, logical view of love, then this is a good place to look for sobriety in the midst of romance.
The rest of the blogs after the jump. 😉
The next blog was in the submissions queue for Blog Search Engine, and though I was about to toss it to a future post I’m making about “blogs I didn’t want to post for fear of compromising my values,” when I saw the following excerpt, I decided to post it, after all:
It is people who make love seem to go bad, or make it bad. When people become settled, besides fear, they get bored. Not a good thing, especially if you have found love. If you love someone and you are friends with this person as well, how could you be bored? Now, the worst part about a partner becoming bored, is that they often don’t share that feeling, and, they believe that the other person is responsible for their happiness… Grow up.! No one in the world is responsible for your happiness besides yourself! If you expect your partner to make sure you are always happy and never bored, you need to really do some soul searching, for we are each responsible for our own condition of life…
Blame, guilt, fear, boredom, shame, and, a few other negatives are the reason relationships fail. These create need for outside stimuli, which is against the very nature of love. Love is a pact between two and should be honored, respected, nurtured, and revered as the perfect creation it is. When you begin to feel negativity, communication is the fastest alternative, you must be mature enough to discuss anything and everything. It is the fair, and the right thing to do. That way, both partners know what they are up against. There is nothing worse than being the partner in a relationship who is not aware of what is going on, what is wrong, or what could potentially tear the relationship apart. Again, I say, it is not fair, which is why communication in all forms is imperative to keeping love flourishing…
Sensible, right? Who would have thought that came from The Lingerie Blog?!
And here’s a great find for Valentine’s Day: Awkward Things I Say to Girls.
I found it on a post on The Love Knot, a short note pointing to the post, “Why Geeks Make Good Lovers.”
If you’re a Christian and you wonder if there is an alternative to romance novels for you, these blogs are great places for you to find your romance novel fix, sans the crazy, erm, physical displays of affection. :p
And if your nose turns up at these seemingly puritanistic take on romance, try the good ol’ generic romance novel hub:
Avon Romance Books’ Blog
Have a love-filled Valentine’s Day, everyone. 🙂