"My wife and I just don't have the same feelings for each other we used to have. I guess I just don't love her anymore and she doesn't love me. What can I do?"
"The feeling isn't there anymore?" I asked.
"That's right," he reaffirmed. "And we have three children we're really concerned about. What do you suggest?"
"Love her," I replied.
"I told you, the feeling just isn't there anymore."
"You don't understand. The feeling of love just isn't there."
"Then love her. If the feeling isn't there, that's a good reason to love her."
"But how do you love when you don't love?"
"My friend, love is a verb. Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb. So love her. Serve her. Sacrifice. Listen to her. Empathize. Appreciate. Affirm her. Are you willing to do that?"
This is one of my favorite passages in Stephen R. Covey's book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change." His take on love is what I believe true love really is and how it is most effectively expressed.
A group of adorable children were asked, "What is love?" They gave some of the most insightful answers. The inspiring words they share remind us what love should look like.
After watching the video, ask yourself, "How do I serve my spouse, children or others whom I love?"
Tana is a student with a passion for words. She believes that written words can touch people in ways unimaginable. In her spare time she enjoys singing, hiking, cuddling in a fuzzy blanket, and spending time with her friends and family.
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