Marriage is not a place to “stand up for your rights.” Marriage is a decision to serve the other, whether in bed or out (1 Corinthians 7:4 MSG). Your marriage is only going to grow as long as you’re depositing more into it than you are withdrawing from it.
You can love your marriage through practical acts of love by:
- Making the marriage—and your spouse—more important than yourself and your perceived needs.
- Ask yourself today, “What more can I put into my marriage to show my spouse that I am truly committed to this relationship?” Then do that one thing.
- Remember that your reality isn’t always your spouse’s reality.
- Use words that matter, a touch that connects, and communication that she really hears.
- Get behind the eyes of your husband or wife. See life like they do.
- Ask your spouse, “What are some things you need from me that I am currently not providing for you?” Choose one of their responses and begin to do it.
Continue to do those simple, practical acts of love that really make a difference in the eyes and heart of your spouse. It’s the little things that make up in the texture and fabric of a relationship.
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