In this week’s devotional from J. Parker’s book, Intimacy Revealed: 52 Devotions to Enhance Sex in Marriage, it is about loving deeply. She explains how happy couples love deeply.
“Couples who love each other deeply spend time together. They prioritize marriage. They nurture mutual friendship and shared faith. They attend to the small courtesies and the big gestures. They speak words of grace and encouragement. They invest in sexual connection and one another’s pleasure” (Parker, 28).
I sometimes struggle to love my husband deeply when I unintentionally misunderstand him and react to him in unloving way. I need to be more supportive and respectful of my husband. See more of where he is coming from.
Deep love for my husband and the actions that I can use to share towards him can be stuff like sex, respectful attitude, patience, kindness, offer to do more things for him without asking and do more surprises.
In the bible, there is one fantastic scripture to remember by when it comes to loving deeply. 1 Peter 4:8 says Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
God has always loved us and will continue to do so no matter how much we have sinned. He has that unconditional love for us, and we need to do the same for our spouses. Love them deeply in marriage, friendship and relationship. That they are very important to us just as much as God. Always focus on the positives with and about your spouse, and don’t keep track of any negativity at all.