Marriage a "holy union." A precious relationship that needs tender, self-sacrificing care. SELF-SACRIFICING CARE, men that's what a lot of us, WOMEN, want to see more of.
- PROVIDING & WORKING is only part of it ...it's a good part, but not the only part.
We want you to show ...
Love: compassion, devotion. In the NT, usually the Gr word agape', which focuses on benevolent (marked or disposed to doing good) actions toward another person, rather than on feelings for the person. Often described as an unconditional, sacrificial love which does what is in the best interest of another, without expecting anything in return.
First John 3:16 says, "For God so LOVED the world that He GAVE..."
Love is demonstrative. It's an action. It's a self-sacrificing act. We see that in God giving His Son that His act is not self-centered. God didn't think about what was best for Himself or Jesus. No He thought about what was best for YOU and ME.
Men sometimes you have to reach out or low and draw your wife in or up. This is true love and the basis for all "true love" relationships.
When you truly love someone you are willing to give to that person (s) freely...to the point of self-sacrifice.
Our love toward one another (and your love to us men) must be like Jesus--willingly giving up your own comfort and security for your woman: your wife.
... a repost from the archives