Eblast Test Post
Subject: Have not love?
If you’ve been reading some of the various news sources lately, you’ve probably noticed there is speculation that another royal couple may be heading for divorce: Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. And after only four years of marriage and two lovely children.
I pray it isn’t true. We should all pray for them, that they would persevere through these early years as a young married couple and young parents. Can any of us look back on that stage of life and say it was “a piece of cake”? Hardly.
The main difference between couples who make it and those who don’t isn’t a mystery. The difference is in how we handled it when we, too, woke up one morning and felt like we had not love.
Don’t feel loving? No problem! You can still act loving. Love is a verb, more than it is a feeling. And when you do it enough, soon the feeling starts to follow.
Not sure how to act loving? Here are several ideas from a familiar and practical passage in Scripture, 1 Corinthians 13, to get you started:
• Love is patient.
• Love is kind.
• Love does not envy.
• Love does not boast.
• Love is not proud.
• Love is not rude.
• Love is not self-seeking.
• Love is not easily angered.
• Love keeps no record of wrongs.
• Love does not delight in evil.
• Love rejoices with the truth.
• Love always protects.
• Love always trusts.
• Love always hopes.
• Love always perseveres.
Practice these 15 acts for 15 days. We promise you’ll feel love again.
For healthier marriages,
Kent and Beth Olney, Executive directors