Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lovelessness In Marriage

On our way up to visit Alyssa, Cassi and I were listening to a preacher on the radio.  He said some incredible things ~

"Lovelessness between a husband and a wife must be repented of because it is a serious sin...It is the same as lovelessness between Christ and the church which must be repented of.  A marriage reflects the image of Christ and His church and we must not mar that image.  We must keep the covenant we made before God to love our spouse no matter what."

He encouraged his listeners to pursue their partners with passion and  win their heart every single day.

Wow!  This was amazing to me.  We tend to think of marriage as something to be tolerated and if it doesn't work out, oh well.  But think about it; the greatest command given by God is to love God and to love others.  If we don't love our husbands, we are definitely disobeying God!

Most of us who are believers want to obey God, but for some reason we forgot to or just don't want to love our husbands. A loveless marriage makes you unhappy every single day. A loving marriage makes it much easier to be happy and enjoy life.

I have experienced a loveless marriage turn into a loving marriage. God's power working through me accomplished this. I can tell you, by experience, a loving marriage is SO much better; a comparison between night and day. It is what God commands and like I have said a million times. God knows what He is talking about!

Sooooo...go love your husbands, please!

Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  'This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.  
Matthew 22:37,38