Five Reasons to Love Romance

1. Happy ending.

2. Dreams come true.

3. Hopefulness.

4. Bright future.

5. Love wins.

Okay, I admit it. All five reasons sound suspiciously alike. But I love romance and August is Romance Awareness Month. Did you even know there was such a thing?

It’s also National Catfish Month and Inventor’s Month, but I’m not much of a fisherman or inventor, so I’m sticking with romance.

In the literary world, romances differ from love stories because a happy ending is guaranteed regardless of the struggles and obstacles along the way.

To me that sounds a lot like God’s story. It’s definitely a romance because it’s all about how much He loves us and how He will love us forever. I’d call that a happy ending – or beginning, whichever way you want to look at it.

Life is full of enough unhappy circumstances, so I choose to read (and write) stories that leave me and others feeling good.

Do you have a favorite romance? Is it a book, a movie, your own marriage?

I’d love to hear which romance got your attention and made you smile. But remember, you can’t pick Romeo and Juliet, or the 1970 movie, Love Story. No happy endings there!



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