Cherishing Your Spouse
The best time to love with your whole heart is always now, in this moment, because no breath beyond the current is promised. Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. A successful relationship requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. Being in a loving relationship is a little bit like that nice cup of coffee every morning – I might have it every day, but I still enjoy it.
To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife. To the rest I say (I, not the Lord) that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her. If any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.
Cherishing Spouse: Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. Does not insist on its own way; not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
We are souls who desire to be loved and cherished by someone who will treasure the whole us, not just a particular role we may fulfill.
What is your default mode of relating with your spouse? Jesus created our brains to be trainable! What do you want to “groove” your mind to be like in your relationship?