Love always perseveres


love always perseveres

Shakespeare warned us: The face may grow wrinkly, but IF love grows wrinkly, it never was love.

But many today take no heed of Mr. Wobbly Lance. Nor do they take heed — at far greater peril — of the Bible. God loves us with an everlasting love, a model for marriage.

I’m 47. I remember hearing my elders waxing poetic about growing older together, just as much as in love as the day they married. The next generation has dropped the grow-old-together baton.

Today, people are youth and beauty obsessed. People want the upgrade. Well, I have information for ya: spouses are not like iPhones. The older model is the better one! The newer one is no better, just different problems (yeah, no one is free of problems).

1 Cor. 13:6 says: Love always perseveres.

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16 responses to “Love always perseveres

  1. I’d make one correction. After 45 years, I’d say we are definitely MORE in love, not “just as much.” When you work at it, the love only deepens and gets richer. Thankfully, even before I got married I knew that marriage would be the biggest job of my life, but that it would carry the greatest rewards as well. That has certainly proved to be true!

  2. It is so sad that we have become like this–wanting the newer, fancier, sexier model–phones of course 😉 . Too many of us are not willing to go the long haul–through thick and thin (and sometimes thinner). I hear so many guys remark about how it’s the woman and I just want to say, “Have you looked in the mirror lately?”

    I’ve really enjoyed your posts on love and marriage. I’m in the middle of a divorce–a very painful divorce because he went for the newer model, tried it out and got rid of that one too and few others along the way. When we sign up for marriage we need to understand that there is a lot of compromise, a lot of change, but in the end it is so worth it. Until we learn that it isn’t all about self and love is about giving, we will keep having more and more divorces I’m afraid. Sorry for the length. Take care! 🙂

  3. “spouses are not like iPhones. The older model is the better one! ” – love this!

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