Posted: February 21
Day 21: Love isn’t a feeling; it’s a decision. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self‑seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” (1 Cor 13:4-8) Instead of reading this scripture as a list of what love should make me feel, read it as if you were loving your spouse with these qualities. My love will be kind. My love will be patient. My love will persevere. Not because I feel it — but because I choose it. Having a good marriage is more about being the right partner than having the right partner. Love is a decision. The grass isn’t greener on the other side. It’s greener where you water and fertilize it.
Posted: February 20
Day 20: "If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal." (1 Cor 13:1) Have you and your spouse ever gotten into an argument and then realized it was the sound of a "clanging cymbal"? Love is the highest form of maturity. It often requires a sacrificial gift. If love doesn't require some sort of sacrifice on our part, we probably don't love the other person at all. Sacrifice means you are not going to have your way all the time. This means both the husband and wife are called to love each other with unconditional love. There has to be sacrifice of selfish desires if a couple is going to enjoy a triumphant marriage. Challenge: Today, choose to have a good marriage. Choose to have your spouse's interests in mind today! True love requires sacrifice.
Posted: February 19