Present day culture presents love as a feeling, an uncontrollable force that just “happens” beyond a person’s ability to choose or control.
Yet Jerry and Kirsti Newcombe believe that perhaps one of the biggest myths about marriage is that it’s all about how couples “feel.” After 37 years of marriage they know it’s not about feelings, because feelings come and go.
As well a recent marriage project that interviewed more than 700 Americans, many who are happily married for over 40 years and longer, found that the most common ingredient in lasting marriages was a day-by-day commitment to making their marriage last a lifetime.
1 Corinthians 13:7 states that “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
As demonstrated in how “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son” (John 3:16), a commitment to love is intentional and comes with sacrifice.
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Lynette Kittle is married with four daughters. She enjoys writing about faith, marriage, parenting, relationships, and life. Her writing has been published by Focus on the Family, Decision, Today’s Christian Woman, kirkcameron.com, Ungrind.org, and more. She has a M.A. in Communication from Regent University and serves as associate producer for Soul Check TV.