Through experience, I am learning that love grows when it is expressed and put into action.
I’ve been doing a lot of research about love. And I am able to take something valuable from everything I read on this beautiful and fascinating subject. There are all sorts of opinions, theories, and point-of-views out there about love. As it turns out, people have been trying to define what it is for centuries.
Sometimes we should just go back to basic simplicity:
“Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.” (1 John 3:18 NLT)
Honestly, I was having a difficult time finding my role. Being the wife to a man in prison, I am unable to show my love in conventional ways like: cooking him meals, washing his clothes, rubbing his shoulders after a long day at work, calling him on the phone, maintaining a clean home, etc. I am still getting used to our un-traditional relationship.
I’ve been having to find more realistic ways of showing my love & devotion to my husband. And once I accepted this and started to actually make this adjustment, the harmony between us has strengthened tremendously.
Love is unique to everyone and their situation. Only we can define how to best show it. For my husband and I, it all started with open & honest communication of our wants and needs.
Having true love makes discovering & applying these learnings fun and rewarding for us both 🙂
“Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.” –Nicholas Sparks
Reading different quotes & advice about love is great, but putting what I’ve learned into action is even better. I feel it in return. And it feels…good, natural, and it makes me happy. It also makes my husband happy, too. It’s a win-win!
I feel the love between us growing & strengthening as we continue on our journey in life together as husband & wife.
To me, experience is giving me a deeper meaning of what love truly is.