It has become second nature for women to defend themselves. For untold generations, women have been hurt, taken advantage of, and diminished in their value. With the advent of the Women’s Liberation Movement, women came out swinging against the injustices they’d endured and, in the process, they lost something of great value—their vulnerability.
There is something so inviting about vulnerability.
Vulnerability is armorless.
Vulnerability draws others in.
It invites others to look deep inside.
This invitation to look inside is exactly why so many avoid vulnerability at all cost.
If you offer vulnerability to your husband, what will he do with it?
Take advantage of you?
Think less of you?
These risks overshadow vulnerability’s beauty until you consider the consequences of a life lived defensively.
Living defensively is like living in a fortress—walls built up and weapons ready. The face behind the wall is tense, scanning for threat.
A life lived on the defense is a life spent without rest, joy, or freedom.
Many women dwell behind walls that inadvertently keep their husbands out, and they wonder why they do not feel known.
Since true romance involves being known and desired, to invite your husband to romance you must take the risk of being vulnerable, tearing down your defensive walls.
For instance, when you get hurt, do you retaliate in anger, or are you vulnerable with your husband and admit your feelings?
**Vulnerability Invites Romance is courtesy of Amy Lathrop and LitFuse Publicity Group