Category Archives: Love is

Everyday Romance – Life Giving Words

Today’s idea was founded centuries ago when men of old were writing letters of encouragement to other brothers and sisters in Christ. What they didn’t know was how the Holy Spirit was infusing every Word with the life-giving power of … Continue reading

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Love Never Fails

Today marks the final entry in our Love is series.  Paul sums it all up by declaring, “love never fails!” Wow!  How many marriages would endure if both the husband and wife had this conviction of heart.  If something isn’t … Continue reading

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Love Endures All Things

Date night – 1982.  Tom took me to the theater to see a new movie that was receiving rave reviews.  It was Monday; we had both worked all day; I was 7 months pregnant with our first child, but we … Continue reading

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Love Hopes All Things

We recently watched a movie we don’t necessarily recommend, but there was one quote that jumped out at us and was worth remembering: “Beginnings are scary.  Endings are usually sad, but it’s what’s in the middle that counts. So when … Continue reading

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Love Believes All Things

We’ve heard comedians and mothers say it: What part of ALL don’t you understand? If God’s Word tells us Love Believes All Things, who are we to insert a BUT where it doesn’t belong.  Certainly we’re not talking about situations … Continue reading

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Love Bears All Things

To bear means: to sustain the burden of; take on; take care of. When Debi said she would be my wife for better or worse, in sickness and in health; she didn’t know this would include helping me recover from … Continue reading

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Love Does Not Rejoice in Wrong Doing…

…but rejoices in the Truth! And it’s the “Truth that sets you free!” We have learned much about what true love is and what it isn’t over the past few days.  We can easily look at this portion of 1 … Continue reading

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Love is….not resentful

Resentful means easily provoked to anger or irritable; this is the word mentioned right before in this scripture passage (1 Corinthians 13:4-7), and the word we discussed on Friday.  So why is it mentioned twice?  Most likely because we might … Continue reading

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Love is…not irritable

The following was originally posted in June of 2010, but the Truth I needed then can certainly be applied to me today. I am in constant need of God’s mercy and grace. And the best news is that His mercies … Continue reading

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Love Does Not Insist On Its Own Way!

As we continue our discussion of what Love is and isn’t as defined in the Bible, we are learning simple adjustments to make in how we relate to one another.  So far we’ve discussed these points: Love is patient and kind. … Continue reading

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Love is Not Rude

Rude Just saying the word sounds rude – like you’re interrupting someone without saying “excuse me”. Rude behavior can be as simple as belting out a loud burp or forgetting to open the door, as demeaning as speaking harshly, or … Continue reading

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Love is Not Arrogant

We are continuing our Love Is series… Arrogance is easily detected by those who are observing it in others, yet it is hardly noticed by those who are themselves arrogant. I should know because I lived completely unaware of my … Continue reading

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Love Does Not Boast

Today our focus is on one thing love is not – boastful.  Boasting is a manifestation of pride, and pride concerns itself with self – not others.  We can’t truly love our spouse if we are boasting in our selves … Continue reading

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Love Does Not Envy

Today we continue our look at 1 Corinthians 13 to understand more clearly what love is.  This post is a bit more weighty than usual, but it is important in marriage to look deeper into the soil of our hearts … Continue reading

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Love is…Kind

To accurately define love we must go to the source – God’s Word.  Here is where we’ll find the definition we NEED to hear, not just WANT to hear. 1 Corinthians 13:4 says, “Love is patient and kind…” What motivates … Continue reading

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Love is…Patient

We are re-posting the “Love-Is” posts we did back in the Spring of 2010. It is still one of our most popular series, and well worth revisiting. With Valentines Day only two weeks away, these posts will help us remember … Continue reading

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Fruit of the Spirit: Love

Can you imagine owning a vineyard where the fruit is always ripe and fresh, no matter the season?  There would be no need, no worries, no fear of the future.  This is what the Fruit of the Spirit produces in … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: A Helpful Tool

Our Freebie Friday comes in the form of a tool to help encourage you to continue pursuing love in your relationship – true, unselfish love the way God intended. A friend forwarded the following to us to help us make … Continue reading

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Bonus: More on Envy

We don’t normally post on Saturday, but after discovering that our friends at the Girltalk blog were doing a series to match ours on Envy, we had to share it with you.  Although it is written by women for women … Continue reading

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