A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. John 13:34 (KJV)
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it~ Ephesians 5: 25 (KJV)
It is often said that love is not all we need in marriage. That’s partly true with a skewed view on love. When we love like Jesus, love is all we need in marriage.
1 Corinthians 13:4-6 (NLT) says: Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
When I am impatient, unkind, rude, demanding my way, irritable, unforgiving, etc., I am not showing true love. Love is intentional about being patient, kind, forgiving, and not demanding one’s own ways in marriage.
Reflection: Do I say “I love you.” to my spouse daily? Do I love my spouse like Jesus loves me?
Would you like to become a member of God’s family? Please say the prayer below and let me know about it here.
Say this: Heavenly Father,
I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I believe you exist and you sent Jesus to die for me. I receive your love and forgiveness. Reveal yourself to me. I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Amen
Welcome to God’s family!
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Temitope Michael-Olaniran (Fafore) is a wife and #boymom. She is the author of A Christian Mother’s Creed. She created this space to share spiritual experiences of motherhood, provide emotional support to families and develop a virtual community where Christian mothers can share Biblical viewpoints on parenting and other aspects of life.
As a lifelong learner with a passion for mental health, Temi is a PhD student (Infant and Early Childhood Development specializing in Mental Health and Developmental Disorders). She is a Perinatal, Infant, and Early Childhood Mental Health consultant, Certified New Parent Educator, trained Postpartum Doula, and U.S. Army veteran.
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