Though most of us truly love our spouse and family, sometimes it’s hard to get along with others in the home. Yet if we love, nothing should slow love down, even when our efforts are ignored or rejected. You see, unconditional love never stops loving. Here are 4 Love Practices that Strengthen Marriage and
L. Liberate Your Loved Ones. Enjoying freedom in our home life happens by understanding the nature of liberty. Freedom isn’t the right to do what we want, but the power to do what we ought. So true liberty involves living with responsibility. Set your loved ones free by living responsibly, caring for them, and loving them regardless of their responses.
O. Overcome All Things with Overflowing Joy. If you want help your loved ones to delight in life together more, then live with overflowing joy. Even bad and sad times can be treated with inner joy, if we know that “God causes all things to work together for good” (Romans 8:28). You can guide those in your home to embrace this, when you know God and live according to His purposes.
V. Value Your Marriage and Family. No greater influence can be provided than assuring your loved ones you value them. Also, you can serve family members, when you are valuing the best values. As they see this in your life, you provide a very important model for them.
E. Be an Encourager to Your Spouse and Family. Many things in life come that might discourage loved ones. By reflecting a spirit of encouragement, you have the opportunity to minister life to them. Author Katherine Hathaway understood this, when she wrote, “There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.”
In your marriage and family, be that good friend to every loved one.