Tuesday, January 29, 2013

My Love Dare: Day 10

God deomonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8



Day 10: Love is unconditional
Why do you love your spouse? Could you make a list of reasons? I could. I’ve even written a blog post about it.  41 Reasons

What if one day your spouse stopped being every one of those things? Would you still love him?

Love isn’t (and shouldn’t be) determined by the one being loved, but by the one choosing to do the loving.

This kind of love is “Agape”. Unconditional love. Selfless love. Agape love is the kind we speak of in marriage vows: “for better or for worse”. This is “True Love”

This is the type of love God has for us. He doesn’t love us because we are loveable, but because He is loving. We don’t have to earn His love. He has made the choice to love us all on His own..

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 8:38-39

This is the type of love that makes a marriage strong and lasting. Not love that gives up when it doesn’t like something, but love that loves even when everything isn’t perfect.


TODAY’S DARE: DO SOMETHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY TODAY FOR YOUR SPOUSE – SOMETHING THAT PROVES (TO YOU AND TO THEM) THAT YOUR LOVE IS BASED ON YOUR CHOICE AND NOTHING ELSE. WASH HER CAR. CLEAN THE KITCHEN. BUY HIS FAVORITE DESSERT. FOLD THE LAUNDRY. DEMONSTRATE LOVE TO THEM FOR THE SHEER JOY OF BEING THEIR PARTNER IN MARRIAGE.

I had great plans percolating in my head.  I was going to make a banana pudding for The Man of the House.  Unfortunately, I didn't seriously think about it until too late in the day and I had neither pudding, nor vanilla wafers, nor whipped cream. Oops!  Ok... quick plan change. I decided to give him a nice, relaxing foot rub while we watched a little evening television. Which I did. 

2 comments:

  1. Good insight and suggestions Beckey. I will have to try to think up something good for Stevie Wonder. Besides the poison in his coffee I would like to add right now. :D (We are having an off day, that happens once in a while during almost 43 years of marriage.)

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  2. I am behind on my days. I went out of town and need to catch up! Thanks for all of these posts. This dare really does cause me to love my husband more unconditionally. I am focusing on him rather than me. :)

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