FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Just as time wears on romantic feelings in marriage or dating relationships, even so it can erode a Christian’s “spiritual high.” So how should Christians react when the “sizzle has fizzled” and they no longer feel “in love” with God?

Diane Montgomery, a recent graduate from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, addressed this question in a first-person essay on Baptist Press. Her essay first appeared on, a website started by three Southwesterners trying “to set the truth of Christ before women and girls in ways that connect with the female heart.”

To read Montgomery’s essay, visit the Baptist Press website at