Having coffee on the patio with my wife this morning, it dawned on me that I was loving her at that moment. She was full of life as we sat outside and talked about the day, talked about the kids, talked about our summer plans. She needs those times, and too often I overlook that need in her life - usually because I don't need it as much as she does. The more we talked, the more I saw her contentment increase and it was clear that she felt loved by me. If you were to ask me if I "love my wife", you might be talking about a feeling I have inside (which I do). But to truly "love my wife" requires specific action - connecting with her on a deeper level, striving to understand how she thinks and sharing with her the burdens that she may feel. What is your wife's (or significant other's) love language? Do you know how she feels loved by you? Do you love her?
Author: Mark Dwyer
Brett Lilly - Campus Pastor at Compass Church (95th campus), husband, father