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Love is an Action Verb: Living 1 Corinthians 13:4 Part 1

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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4

The word “love” is often use as a noun: a way to label an emotion or state of being, used as a passive verb: more of an abstract emotion or a focus on a physical draw that we feel intently. Take a look at the way the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word:

“Love: n. a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person. v. to feel great affection for (someone): to feel love for (someone)”

The Bible, however, tells us something entirely different – that “love” is an action verb.

Love is Patient:

Do you know that bad habit your spouse has? That one that just got on your last raw nerve merely thinking about it? That one. Ask yourself this: is it worth your frustration? Love is patient. Take a deep breath and focus on the big picture. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Love is Kind:

Whether it’s confusing sarcasm and teasing for quick wit or going for the easy verbal jab when angry, we can all push “kind” to the wayside. We need to bring it back. Love is kind. Love doesn’t engage in name-calling or put-downs. Remain respectful.

After many years of successful relationships in my own life, my mission is to pass on the blessings I’ve received to the many people seeking help in their own lives. I not only help to restore broken marriages, but also friendships, relationships, families etc. I am a faith-based marriage and relationship coach with a mission: To build stronger marriages through faith; to deepen the spirituality of the individual and the couple by accepting an open minded cornerstone of the marriage; to strengthen the communication, commitment, and respect within a marriage through a focus on gratitude, and love.