"God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
The Book "Love Dare" says this, "If your reasons for loving your spouse all have something to do with his or her qualities-and then those same qualities suddenly or gradually disappear-your basis for love is over...
The only way love can last a lifetime is if it's unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love...
Agape love is "in sickness and health" love, "for richer or poorer" love, "for better or worse" love. It is the only kind of love that is true love. That's because this is God's kind of love. He doesn't love us because we are lovable but because He is so loving!
If a man says to his wife, "I have fallen out of love with you," he is actually saying, "I never loved you unconditionally to begin with." His love was based on feelings or circumstances rather than commitment...
When your enjoyment of each other as best friends and lovers is based on unwavering commitment, you will experience an intimacy that cannot be achieved any other way...
You will no longer say, "I love you because..." You will now say, "I love you, PERIOD."
That is the kind of love that I want to have for my husband. This is not human love, but love that can only come from God!
I'm going to be extremely honest with you. Several years ago, there was a time when I found out that my husband didn't meet my needs. I seriously did not feel an ounce of love for him. It scared me so bad. I think we probably have all been there. Praise the Lord, I was committed or I would have surely given up. We had hit a wall, a total roadblock that we just couldn't seem to get over. Every time I would mention counseling, he refused to go. I was in so much pain that I finally decided that I would would go to counseling myself and asked the church to help me pay for part of the counseling so that I would know how to live in the mess that we had for a marriage. I had many people praying and God did a miracle. Steve not only came to counseling, he embraced it and we started a new chapter in our marriage. He now recommends counseling to any couple that he sees struggling.
Slowly, as God showed me His great love for me, he showed me how to love someone who is imperfect and sometimes unlovable. My new goal is to LOVE Steve, PERIOD, and to remember that he not just my husband, but my Brother in Christ and I should be treating him accordingly.
God help us all, as we continually strive to learn how to love our husbands better.
"Show me your way , oh Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." -Psalm 25:4-5 My Mission for this BLOG is to bring glory to God as I share what He is teaching me as I raise my children for Him. I want to encourage mothers all around the world to hang in there! Motherhood is tough, challenging and gritty. But through Christ's strength and the support of other moms who are in the trenches, I will keep pressing towards the goal to raise Godly children. Please feel free to leave comments. It blesses me so much! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball