It’s simple: FOLLOW God’s commands like you’re intended to.
- 1. “And this is His commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER, just as he commanded us.” (1 John 3:23 NLT) I’m pretty sure “one another” includes your spouse.
- 2. “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) Don’t just tell your spouse you love them, SHOW them!
- 3. “If someone says, “I love God,” but hates a fellow believer, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see? And he has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their fellow believers.” (1 John 4:20-21 NLT) If you don’t love your spouse then you don’t love God, period!