Intentional loving is not waiting for a special occasion like Valentine's Day or a Birthday to show your appreciation for your spouse.
It is intentionally, each day thanking God for your helpmate being here to love and carry the burden of life with you. Pray for their well being.
Be intentional by verbally showing your love and being affectionate toward each and every time you have the opportunity.
Is your spouse sometimes prickly and hard to love. this is the time when they need you even more. Don't take it personal or withdraw. Reach out with prayer for them, with them and small gestures to show you care even when they don't express what is wrong.
It may be that they have stresses that they don't want to upset you with. In these trying times there may be work pressures and economic stresses for many of us. It could also be physical in nature like the general unwell feeling when coming down with a cold.
Try and be patient and supportive and give them time to discuss what is bothering them without adding to the issue by demanding they talk.
Remember the wise words of the Apostle Paul:
Posted on Sat, January 21, 2017
by Central Garden