Do you know the essential elements in an ideal Christian marriage? It’s love that comes without conditions. It is the form of love that you have for your spouse when the romantic, hollywood-style love is gone. When the romantic love is gone you move to “real” unconditional love. Real love is love you might have for your spouse despite he or she is not perfect.
1 Corinthians 13:7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
You understand by now your husband or wife has faults. You already know your better half is not perfect. You know your partner makes mistakes occasionally, but that’s alright. You still love them. You still love your mate because of those imperfections rather than in spite of them.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
The same principle applies to you in thinking about your partner’s faults. You should not fear your partner’s imperfections. Admit that you are exactly the same. You’re not perfect. And there is no point for arguments. That’s called self-acceptance and self-control, and as Christian we expect unconditional love to triumph over the faults and imperfections that people have.
So what do you get from this then? Amy Waterman from Save My Marriage Today suggests that “we all clutter our lives with thoughts and emotions, trials and tribulations, and there is the temptation to let our issues become bigger than they really are and rule our lives.
If you are serious about saving your marriage the key is in finding ways to place the emotional clutter to one side and let your unconditional love come through. It is okay to have faults and make mistakes. It’s okay to have thoughts and feelings. But above all of this is the love you have for your spouse, the love you have for one another. And love will conquer them all.
It is possible to not like your spouse or not like what they are doing and still love them. It’s possible to not like where your life or your marriage is at but still love your spouse. The love you have for your spouse and your marriage can remain constant.
It’s time to learn how to reconnect with your life purpose and learn to love unconditionally. ”
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
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