Of the three different types of love, agape, phileo, and eros, only agape is unconditional, not based on feelings. It does not change from year to year. It does not fluctuate depending on the other person. It is the only type of love that lasts forever because it has God as its foundation. With agape love, we choose to love our spouse regardless of their ever changing moods, job, attitude, or looks. Agape love stands the test of time. And the reason for this is that it come from God. This is the type of love He has for us.
1 John 4:10 “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His son to be the propitiation for our sins”.
1 John 4:19 “We love, because He first loved us”.
1 Corinthians 13:7 “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things”.
Romans 8:38-39 “neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”.
CHALLENGE: Do something out of the ordinary today for your spouse. Something that proves that your love is based on your choice and nothing else. Demonstrate love to them for the sheer joy of being their partner in marriage.