Thursday, March 31, 2016

SPICE IT UP - THE SPICE THAT COVERS UP DEFICIENCIES

5. The spice that covers up deficiencies in marriage is UNCONDITIONAL LOVE/AFFECTION.


According to 1 Peter 4:88 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Love covers a multitude of sins. Since we are two imperfect people in a perfect institution called marriage, our weaknesses and mistakes will show up from time to time. Walking in God's unconditional agape love is what helps us to not just tolerate our spouse, but also be gracious towards their weaknesses. And so instead of harping on their errors all the time, the love of God motivates us to bear with them.

Loving unconditionally means that we refuse to act based on what the other person does or does not do; but rather choose to act based on what we know is right. No matter how tough. All the time. Agape love focuses on the other person, not on self. When someone feels truly loved unconditionally, they will not want to misbehave or hurt you deliberately! So you get rewarded for loving unconditionally by reaping a harvest of reciprocated loving gestures. 

Affection is all about physical expressions of your love: holding hands, talking/sharing, hugs, kisses, texts, words, touch etc. These should be in free-flowing abundance in your marriage in order to keep it fresh and exciting.

...to be continued tomorrow

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