Do you ever think that there are days when it is just a little bit hard to love your spouse? There are days those days when they are in a bad mood or they do things that just tick you off a little? If you have been married for a very long time, your answer to both of these questions is probably “yes”. Those days happen and far too many people base their love for their spouse on the feelings of the day. That just does not work very well because marriage is a commitment. It is being in for the long haul. It is a one day at a time deal year after year.
Love is a place we all want to be. We want the love of our life. We want a love for a lifetime. This is all well and good but over the course of marriage the word “love” needs to change from a noun to a verb. It has to be an action word. I am to love Nancy every day. To me that means putting her before me. It means being totally unselfish. It means serving her like Jesus served us. Love over the course of marriage is a verb. I have to make it an action word in my marriage. That’s my job.
How do you make “love” an action word in your relationship?