We have so much on our plates and truth be told, we can not afford to add another thing. We have our full time jobs, children and their school work, our own school work, chores, church ministry, recreation, just to name a few. By the end of the day, where does your spouse fit in? We are bogged down with other stuff that we become physically and mentally drained. We have to understand our bodies and know when enough is enough or if something is too much for us. We have to balance our life and make sure our spouse is our first priority. A happy and healthy marriage produces a happy and healthy family.
You have to make time for your spouse, no excuses allowed. When it's time to give him/her their attention, we are too tired. We have done everything that was needed to be done in the day except attend to our husband/wife. You promised to love them and neglect does not show love. When you say, "Honey I love you," this is what you are really saying: (Use your spouse name) Andre, I will be patient with you. I will be kind to you and I will not be rude. I will not give up on you but I will continue to believe in you. I will remain hopeful for our marriage and will endure whatever trouble we may encounter.
The Bible tells us clearly what love is. Do you love your spouse according to God's definition of love?
Take the love challenge. Love on your spouse today.
Love is patient and kind. Love is not 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. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7