It sounds like the opening line of a classic Dr. Seuss kid’s book, doesn’t it?
Who is wooing you?
When it comes to romantic relationships, I think there’s a tendency to see “wooing” as primarily a component of courtship prior to marriage. It’s a familiar scene, isn’t it? There is the boyfriend, flowers and chocolates in hand, maybe even leaving a little love note under his girlfriend’s windshield wiper at work. A colleague of mine, while dating his then girlfriend, now wife, would bring groceries to her apartment in between paychecks.
If not entirely a romantic gesture, it was practical and appreciated!
Wooing comes in all forms, but have you ever considered it to be a critical element of a healthy and long lasting marriage?
I hope you’ll tune in to yesterday’s and today’s broadcast to hear our guests, Kirk and Chelsea Cameron, discuss this idea of pursuing your spouse long after the vows have been exchanged and honeymoon pictures framed for the wall. You’ll also hear them talk about the importance of making your family a top priority.
You might remember Kirk Cameron from the 1980s hit television comedy, Growing Pains. At the time, Kirk became a teen heartthrob and was reportedly pulling down $50,000 a week while still a student in high school. His image was everywhere, in movies, television and even commercials.
It was on the set of Growing Pains that Kirk met Chelsea. They married in 1991 and now have six children, four of whom are adopted: Jack, Isabella, Anna, Luke, Olivia Rose and James Thomas.
Kirk might have grown up in Hollywood, but his life didn’t always follow the best of scripts. At the time of his greatest popularity, he was an atheist, thinking it was the “cool” or “intellectual” thing to believe, despite the fact he had never even read the Bible.
He committed his life to the Lord at the age of 18 and in doing so, deliberately and voluntarily limited his acting career to projects he deemed appropriate for a man of Christian faith. Still, 15 years into marriage, Kirk found himself attracted to a marriage-destroying affair.
I don’t want to give away the whole program!
To learn more, I hope you’ll tune in to hear from the Camerons.