Today’s journey inspires us to believe in the power of love. As I travel to go see my husband today I’m reminded how powerful and comforting love can be. As my plane took off the elderly couple next to me quickly embraced hands. Her husband squeezing extra hard to validate to his wife that he was with her and there was no need to fear. There’s just something calming when you see an older couple still showing signs of love. How come we can’t achieve that same powerful love embrace in our younger marriages? Are we taking each other for granted and missing out on the mystery behind love?
My husband and I use to joke all the time when we were dating about how we were going to remain best friends and still in love even when we are older and in our 90’s. Though it wasn’t really a joke since we developed a strong friendship early on in our relationship. It’s that friendship that has carried our love through difficult storms, valleys and situations that would pressure most marriages to fail.
Really there is no mystery to love. We just need to be cognizant of what edifies it and then act on building those qualities. Consider your marriage as a friendship rather than a “duty” or “responsibility.” Most of us would do anything for our best friend, but yet, not put any effort into our spouse. Friendships are maintained because:
I challenge you to concentrate on just those five points and apply them to your marriage. How can you show your spouse that you are interested in them? What can you sacrifice to put your spouse first? Have you encouraged or edified your spouse recently? Are you constantly judging every decision and action? Do you take time to have fun together?
Don’t take your spouse for granted and understand that the love you have to give is powerful. Enjoy life with your spouse. Provide moments of calm during a time of fear and uncork the so-called mystery of love. We all can acquire it!
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