Yes, I said it, both love & commitment. And I am the first to admit, sometimes in my marriage I have had one. the other, or both. The best of times is when I have had both. The marriage is even the better when we have both had both at the same time, but regrettably this is not always the case. Shucks life gets in the way. The challenge is to push aside the moments when you want to run screaming through the streets and remember why you signed up for marriage in the first place. The challenge is to love and commit to yourself the notion that what GOD HAS JOINED TOGETHER LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER.
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV /
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful.