Faith Conversations: Love on Purpose

By Jolene Ceravalo
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Since love is shown through purposeful action, so we need to find ways each day to make the expression of our love a priority. We must study our spouse to know what makes him or her feel loved.

As a couple, discuss the book of 1 John. Read each chapter together or individually, then focus your conversation on the following passage and discussion questions. “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7

  • What actions or words make you feel loved?
  • What day-to-day events can cause us not to act loving toward each other?
  • What steps can we take to consistently show love to each other?

The distractions of life often make it difficult to show love to our spouse. Since love is shown through purposeful and consistent action, we need to find ways each day to make the expression of our love a priority. Just as we study God’s Word to know Him better, we must also study our spouse to know what makes him or her feel loved. Ultimately, love is from God, so we can ask Him to help us love our husband or wife better each day.

 

For devotions to help make your faith — and your marriage — stronger each week of the year, see Jim and Jean Daly’s book  The Best Year of Your Marriage: 52 devotions to bring you closer.

 

Copyright © 2014 Focus on the Family. From the Focus on the Family website at FocusOnTheFamily.com.

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