We’re all guilty of uttering the words “I Love You” or “I Love That (fill in the blank)” but do we really know what love means. Back several years ago, when I was a teenager there was a song that was popular by Christian rap group dc Talk called “Luv Is a Verb”.
This song talks about how love is not an emotion but a verb. Just a refresher from English class, a verb is a word that shows an action.
A verb is something you have to work at, something that requires action. Marriage would be so much easier if we could just float around all the time all lovey dovey saying “I Love You” and all our problems would be solved. But the truth is that sometimes you have to work at love.
I’ll be honest, there are times I have to really work to show my husband that I love him, when what I’d really like to do is kick him in pants!
How do you show your husband or wife that you love them?
Right now my husband is the sole bread winner in our family. He works long, hard hours and comes home exhausted. One of the ways I show him that I love him is by taking care of things around the house so that he doesn’t have to worry about them when he comes home. Preparing dinner and making sure he has “lunch” foods that he can grab and stash in his lunch box in the mornings is another way I show him that I love him.
We also leave each other “love notes” around the house. I may stick a Post-It in his lunch box or inside his wallet just letting him know that I love him and wishing him a good day.
So how do you show love to your significant other, even when you don’t “feel” like it?