The Beatles sang, “Eight days a week, I love you.” In leading up to Valentine’s Day, we want to give you eight ways in eight days to love your spouse better.
The heading in my Bible for Romans 12:9-21 says “The marks of a true Christian.” Taking our eight ways from this section of scripture, we might say these eight ways are the marks of a true marriage.
Verse 20 tells us “If your enemy is hungry, feed him”. In the midst of conflict, our spouse can feel like our enemy. In spite of the conflict, our spouse and our relationship still has needs. We often use our hurt or anger as a reason to abandon acts of kindness for our spouse. The mark of a true and complete marriage is when you can “feed” your spouse even when they feel like the enemy. Do not neglect doing acts of kindness because of your hurt or anger. Christ set an example for us in that while we were still sinners (enemies of God), He died for us.