I’ve been watching HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” One of the tribes that we follow is the Khaleesi, who are very primitive and earthy. Their Khal (leader) is Drogo, a huge, well-muscled man (the actor who plays him will be starring in the new Conan the Barbarian film later this year), and his wife is a petite blond from another tribe. One thing that struck me about their relationship is that they refer to each other with pet names. She calls him “My Sun and Stars,” and he calls her “Moon of My Life.” It’s very sweet, but totally unexpected in that setting.
The Church website has a page on strengthening affection between marriage partners. One of the symptoms they give to look out for is “you use few terms of endearment.”
So how do you measure up? Do you and your honey bunny use terms of endearment, and if so, what are your favorites (come on, suck it up and just absorb the embarrassment of sharing!)? If not, do you see that as a “symptom” to watch out for in your relationship, per the church article?