This is a debatable topic but the divorce statistics of how most love stories began and ended can help us answer this question.
Welcome to our generation of love based on conditions with unrealistic expectations.
Welcome to our generation of love is sex and sex is love.
Welcome to our generation of cohabitation with children born out of wedlock.
Welcome to our generation of disrespecting some principles of our elders that build beautiful homes.
Welcome to our generation of love in fantasy and infatuation and fairy tales history cannot even begin to describe…Let me just stop here.
My question is when we say “I love you”, do we really understand?
The display of love was demonstrated by God when he sent his only begotten
son to come and die for our sins (John 3:16). Can you die for someone? Will your love still stand as an anchor when the storms of life hit?
All the butterfly words you speak to your partner, can you truly and sincerely live it out?
We have made society dictate to us what love is when the foundations have been laid already.
I Corinthians 13:4-8 expresses the language of love and what it is supposed to be.
Do a little exercise and fix your name in place of love to see if you really qualify to love someone. You need to be everything you wish for in someone to able to transfer that love and actually build it together. Majority of the people marry the person they claim to love for whatever reasons they might have and when the scales start falling off their eyes, the union starts hitting the rocks. Some don’t even last for a week. Why?
We need to understand that You have to first be the “I” before you love the “You”. When the concentration is not on the euphoria of love between the two of you but the personality and character of the individual, your bond of friendship is stronger when you love the person you marry.
Let’s see what 1Peter 3:1-6(MSG) says:
1-4 The same goes for you wives: Be good wives to your husbands, responsive to their needs. There are husbands who, indifferent as they are to any words about God, will be captivated by your life of holy beauty. What matters is not your outer appearance—the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes—but your inner disposition.
4-6 Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in. The holy women of old were beautiful before God that way, and were good, loyal wives to their husbands. Sarah, for instance, taking care of Abraham, would address him as “my dear husband.” You’ll be true daughters of Sarah if you do the same, unanxious and unintimidated.
To be continued…