Have you ever known of something your spouse wants you to do, but you don’t really want to? It can be anything, in any category.
Think for a minute. Got it?
Now what if you were to go ahead and agree to do that one thing either for them, or with them, whatever it is. Tell them you want to do this because you love them, and it is your desire to make them happy. Or surprise them by doing it, and let them discover you did it on their own.
If they know this is something you really didn’t want to do, but you did it anyway, imagine the love you’ll be showing them–the laying down my life for yours–kind of love.
This is genuine love when we are willing to lay down our wants/needs for the wants/needs of another. When this happens in marriage, your relationship is well on the road to lasting a lifetime.
Try it. Unselfishness is contagious.
In what ways have you loved your spouse in this way? How did they respond?