Learning to love like God loves

May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ (2Tessalonians 3 vs 5)

One husband said to his wife, “You know I love you. Why do I have to keep saying it?” another said, “I gave you a gift for your birthday. That was only two months ago. What do you mean I don’t ever give you anything?” Both of these husbands failed to realize that expression of love must become a normal way of life, not occasional acts.

Emotional love must be nurtured. Speaking the primary love language of your spouse is the best way to keep love alive. So, if acts of service is your spouse’s love language, then cook a meal, clean the house, or mow the grass and watch his/her love tank fill. If it’s words of affirmation, give her a compliment, and she will feel loved. If it’s quality time, sit on the couch and give him your undivided attention. If it’s physical touch, put your hand on her shoulder, (women love non-sexual touch).

If it’s gifts, give him a book, card or special treat. Love is a choice you make daily. As you make the choice, as the passage above says, the Lord will lead you into a greater understanding and expression of his love. He will teach you to love like he does.


Father, I want to love like you do. Please teach me how. Help me to begin by nurturing the love between me and my spouse, and by communicating through his or her love language.