This blog records my transition from the Churches of Christ to Eastern Orthodoxy.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Love and Marriage (3)

Love is staying faithful to your commitment to treat your spouse with appreciation, respect, and grace, even in moments when he or she doesn’t seem to deserve it or is unwilling to reciprocate.
Love is the willingness to make regular and costly sacrifices for the sake of your marriage without asking anything in return or using your sacrifices to place your spouse in your debt.

Love is being unwilling to make any personal decision or choice that would harm your marriage, hurt your husband or wife, or weaken the bond of trust between you.

--Paul David Tripp (What Did You Expect?)

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