1. These are really great principles to carry out. After being married for quite a while now, I can attest that love is work but it’s worthwhile!

  2. Such a good reminder! Daily, I make a choice to focus on his needs. To work at being a loving spouse. To investing in my marriage. I’m especially thankful to have a spouse who does these things for me as well!

    • melissa

      It truly is cyclical. When we put others before ourselves and do it in love and compassion, we receive love in more abundance! Thank you for reading and commenting! God Bless!

  3. Jill

    When I was young I wondered why people were bad at shadowing love to me. Then as I grew older I realized I needed to first give love away. That was where the true fulfillment was.

    • melissa

      That is a lesson that each one of us has to learn on our own time! I’m glad that you have learned that truth and see the benefits! God Bless!

  4. Oh this is just so wise. You nailed it here Melissa! I’ll be sharing this on my page and scheduled a pin as well.

    I have talked about the Five Love Languages to SO many people. It’s a game changer.

    I loved all your insights here- thank you for the reminder and the encouragement.

    • melissa

      Thank you for reading and sharing! God gives us the blueprint for loving others we just have to follow it! God Bless!

  5. This is a great post! So many important truths for marriage. It’s so easy to become so busy and not really ‘try’ anymore! Thanks for the encouragement to be better at it!

    • melissa

      Absolutely. The relationship that is supposed to be our most important can become the one we take the most for granted. Thank you for reading and commenting! God bless!

  6. Great post! Scripture says God IS Love… I absolutely agree that love is not just an emotion. It’s a way of being and a way of showing who God is to others (I am very passionate about this topic and even wrote a book about understanding God’s love through human relationships).

    • melissa

      Our marriage can become contentious if we believe our spouse should be filling all of our needs! Not only is our spouse not equipped for that but then we are turning him/her into an idol above God. Thank you for reading and commenting! God Bless!

  7. Great post! The Tabasco gesture is so sweet!
    I carry a bottle of Purell especially when we go to buffets because my hubby is kinda of a germophobe 🙂

    • melissa

      Ha! I also have a tide stick in my purse for both my husband and my children! Thank you for reading and commenting! God Bless!

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