Have you and your spouse ever thought about what you wanted for your marriage? More specifically, what love should look like and feel like in your relationship? Sometimes couples don’t really take the time to break down love and the actions involved that demonstrates it best. It is sometimes forgotten that love is a verb and is displayed through actions and not simply words. And there is a scripture for your marriage that teaches you how to love. This article will explore love from a spiritual perspective and explore why you and your spouse should desire a 1st Corinthians type of marriage.
Why You and Your Spouse Should Desire a 1st Corinthians Type of Marriage
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The biblical scripture, 1st Corinthians 13, provides clear guidance on how love should be demonstrated in all aspects of our lives but is especially important for a marriage. Let’s explore the scripture a bit further to see how it speaks to our marriages.
This scripture for your marriage says, “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.” For marriage, this portion of the scripture reminds us that we can say all the right things, but if we do not have or show love it won’t matter. Think about how you and your spouse demonstrate love to one another. If either of you never says the words “I love you” again, would you both still feel and experience love? Is love within you and coming through you? If it isn’t, work towards being more loving to yourself and then to your spouse. Be the love you want to experience.
What Love Is And What it Isn’t
Another key part of this scripture for your marriage reminds us that “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” For marriage, this piece of the scripture sets clear expectations on what love is and what love isn’t and reminds couples of the actual actions that help us to show love in a variety of ways. This is especially important when there are challenges present within your marriage. Simply remembering to be patient, kind, gentle, forgiving, and fair where it concerns your spouse can lead your relationship toward the healing it may need. Here, we see that love really is about serving your partner and making sacrifices where needed. With real love, your spouse should always be the priority.
A Mature Kind of Love
Finally, 1st Corinthians 13 also says “Love never fails. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now, we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” For marriage, this section of the scripture highlights a level of maturity that should come with love. Love is truly grown folks’ business. It requires that we take an inner look at who we are as an individual and as a spouse. Are you mature in the way you love, do you own your stuff? Though it isn’t always easy to show up this way in love, it’s great for your marriage when you can. Love wins when you invest completely into it by making sure your spouse gets the very best from you and can experience love through your actions.
1st Corinthians 13 is a powerful reminder of love and scripture for your marriage that all couples can quickly apply to their lives and more importantly within their relationships as well.
BMWK, which scripture has spoken most to your marriage?