"Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." This is what the Bible says in Colossians 4:6. Salt is more than a seasoning, it is a preservative too. Additionally, in Matthew 5:13-15, we see the Bible calls us to be the "salt of the earth" and the "light of the earth". These are the kinds of notions that stir my little romantic heart. The Bible and romance? Can it be? Why not? It makes perfect sense to me.
Communication, is the cornerstone of a relationship, at least for me and I am attracted to conversationalists. Humility, as I mentioned before, is the most attractive trait, but following a close second is a sense of humor. This is how I break it down and why the verses in the Bible solidify my thoughts on romance. Humility can engage in conversation. Arrogance cannot. Wit is endearing. Insults are not. Humility is the light. Wit may be the salt. If the communication isn't happening and I am not sincerely laughing, what would be the point of a relationship? I am to be salt and light to the world...How could I possibly be in a relationship, especially a romance, when the other person isn't already salt and light too?
This view of the world affects how I watch movies, especially the chick flicks. The leading man cannot be over-the-top rude or arrogant, because that is not the least bit interesting no matter how cute he thinks he is. There is no substance. Nothing inspiring nor endearing. The leading man must be humble and witty for a movie to be remotely plausible to me. Those traits inspire and create a foundation to build upon. Humility and wit (salt and light) is the fresh air in which a relationship can breathe and flourish.