True love isn't roses and chocolate.
True love isn't moonlit walks.
True love isn't late night conversations.
True love isn't extravagant gifts.
True love isn't Valentine's Day.
True love is what happened on the cross thousands of years ago.
True love comes when we learn that "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16) When we understand and accept that love, then we can begin to love our spouse in a way we never dreamed possible.
This past weekend our church hosted a marriage retreat. Our speaker, a good family friend and fellow pastor, shared the number 1 key to making a marriage work. It's so simple, yet so vital. Walk toward God. That's it! Walk toward God. If you and your spouse are both striving to get closer to God, you will automatically be getting closer to each other. What if your spouse isn't striving to get closer to God? You still walk toward God and let your life be a living testimony for your husband to see.
Begin to focus on true love from the Father and let true love with your husband fall into place.