"Perhaps, after all, romance does not come into ones life with pomp and flair, like a joyful knight riding down. Perhaps it crept to ones side like an old friend through quiet ways. Perhaps it reveals itself in seeming purpose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung outward it's pages, betrayed the rhythm and the music. Perhaps...Perhaps love unfolds naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from it's green sheath." -Anne of Green Gables
"Growing in romance should only take place only when friendship and fellowship are deepening." - Josh Harris
The essence of pure romance is a pursuit - a man revealing through his care, affection and sincere love for a woman and the woman responding in kind.
-While romance is not the first priority in a relationship, it's still important, romantic feelings and the pure non-physical expression of those feelings are an essential part of this time in a relationship. If God is confirming the wisdom and rightness of the relationship, romantic feelings should be viewed as a good thing and a gift from God.
-Our goal during "courtship" is not to stifle our feelings of affection and love, but to submit them to God and grow in and guard them.