Have you ever heard the saying, "Love is a verb"? Well, it's true. Love requires action, and true love is clearly evident through simple actions. How have you shown your spouse that you love them, today?
Love is also a gift.
You see, true love can't be bought, sold, traded for, bartered over, or even stolen - it must be given. And the unique and incredibly special thing about love, is that the more we give of it, the more we receive in return. The more we share our love, the more abundance we find for ourselves.
Try out these three tips to ensure that your spouse is "feeling the love" today, and always.
1) Say it
It's far too easy to assume your spouse knows you love them. But, don't assume. Rather, tell them... often! It's impossible to express too frequently your love for your spouse. Hearing that simple phrase, "I love you," is certainly one of the three things your spouse needs to hear every day - and probably the most important!
Never pass up an opportunity to say "I love you."
2) Show it
It's no secret that actions speak louder than words. No where is that more true than when it comes to letting your spouse know that you love them. Your verbal professions of love will mean little, if anything, without the constant reinforcement of action.
True love is motivating. It encourages us to do a little more, be a little kinder, reach a little higher, and serve a little longer. It plants in us a desire to become better and to strive to be worthy of the love given to us by that special someone.
Let love change you. And let that change be evident in your actions and expressions of love. Remember what love looks like, and always show it.
3) Mean it
True love is impossible to counterfeit. If you aren't sincere, your spouse will feel the difference. On the other hand, genuine and sincere expressions of love will strengthen your relationship and bind you to each other. This is one reason why married love is way better than new love.
So what do you do if you aren't "feeling the love," yourself? Every couple has their "moments" where they don't see eye-to-eye, and where expressing sincere love is challenging. We recently read an inspiring article on how one man saved his marriage by asking his wife each morning what he could do to make her day better. It was a commitment he'd made to himself, and it worked!
How will your spouse know when you're expressing genuine love? How will you know when you're giving genuine love? Try this for a benchmark - you'll know your love is genuine when you aren't expecting anything in return.
Our capacity to love is limitless - and there's no greater place to exercise and strengthen love than in marriage. True love is lasting. It endures beyond heartache, trial, sickness, and even death. Love, true love, is all that is needed to keep a marriage strong and healthy.
So keep loving your spouse, and keep nurturing your marriage!
"You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly."
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