God Defines How Our Love Should Be, Not Us.
This is one of our favorite quotes that we wanted to pull from scripture that can be translated in many different ways and this is our interpretation from the standpoint of our relationship:
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
How God Helps Us To Define
Our Love In Our Relationship
In our relationship we practice patience because no matter how much you think you know a person, there is always much more to learn about them. Being able to adapt to the person that you are with as they evolve into whom God has called them to be. Being able to understand the change, it requires intervention of prayer and God.
Watching Our Tongue and Forgiving
We do our best not to envy, nor boast but celebrate in each others victories, no matter how big or how small. When we get angry, we can all go too far sometimes, but we believe that it’s about what you do after an argument. Your love can only transcend with God’s intervention. Without it, the love that you share could become permanently damaged. You have the ability to speak life or death into the relationship.
Psalm 130:4 NIV— 4 But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
Communicating and Understanding
Our love has definitely persevered over the years because we keep our focus on God. He helps to sustain our relationship even when we are having personal or financial troubles. Communication is very important, but it’s not always about what you say but rather understanding your partner after the communication has occurred.
Philippians 2:5 NIV—5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
We try not to focus too much upon each other and always remember that we are responsible for our own salvation— our own individual relationships with God. Our love never fails because our focus is on the everlasting.