You’ve probably already figured this one out, but I’m a writer. I write Christian romance, which means my novels have one thing in common: a guy and a girl fall in love (after lots of tension-filled roadblocks) as they discover or grow closer to God.
I tried to write women’s fiction for a while, but the stories always came back to romance, which shouldn’t have surprised me, since I’m obsessed with romantic books and movies (yes, I like Twilight). This obsession used to disturb me, until I did some reflecting and figured out why it exists.
I think there is something inside most women.
This deep-seeded longing to be loved and cherished.
Not half-heartedly, but passionately. For somebody to pursue us. To really fight for us. To call us beloved and beautiful. I think that’s why there will always be a market for romance.
We want that guy who’s going to chase after us, no matter the cost. That guy who desires us more than anything else. We want our knight in shining armor to ride up on his white horse and rescue us from a confusing world. From our own brokenness.
But you know what?
That guy already exists. And for you married gals out there, it’s not your husband.
It’s our bridegroom. It’s Jesus.
No matter who you are. No matter what you’ve done. No matter what you look like. He desires you more than you could ever imagine. More than any man ever could. He’s jealous for you. He fights for you. He’s intensely passionate about you. He calls you beloved.
And that, my friend, is the greatest love story of all time.
Here is another song I am obsessed with. It paints a beautiful, beautiful picture of when we walk down the aisle toward our groom – Jesus. The words come toward the end of the song. Don’t miss them. They give me goosebumps every time.
That is why I write romance. To bring to light, however subtly, the desire we feel for love, and the one true answer to that desire. Making reader’s hearts flutter with giddiness is just a fun little side effect.
Let’s Talk: Why do you think romance is so popular?
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