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Breathe: The Stress Less Podcast

with Bonnie Gray

S2 E18: Rekindle Your Romantic Love Relationships

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Bonnie explores eros love – romantic and sensual love in the Bible. What practices help you nurture romantic love to build affection in a loving marriage and while dating -- to protect it against stress? Bonnie discusses what are the practices of healthy marriages to weather conflicts and helps you invest in the “emotional bank account” of your spouse.

Learn three simple, powerful ways to help lower the stress in love relationships and rekindle affection to create an atmosphere of emotional and physical intimacy.

Scripture: "I am my beloved and my beloved belongs to me.” Song of Solomon 6:3

Soul Care Tip: Write a love letter to your beloved, give a hug for 20 seconds, hold hands, schedule a date trying something new experience together.

Scientific Research: Brain science shows that romantic love can be rekindled. Research shows how writing love letters, giving hugs, and creating new experiences (novelty) nurtures mental health wellness in both the giver and receiver, while sending the “falling in love” hormone dopamine into your bodies.

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February 14, 2022
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Bonnie Gray is the author of Finding Spiritual Whitespace and Whispers of Rest. An inspirational speaker and retreat leader, she has touched thousands of lives through storytelling, visual arts, nature, prayer and meditation. Bonnie’s writing is featured at Relevant Magazine, (in)courage, and Christianity Today. She lives in California with her husband and their two sons.
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