” The Bible speaks of the heart as the center of a person’s inner life. In the heart, decisions are made and the direction is set as to what spirit we will follow (Jer. 17:10). But God also created us as sensuous beings. To the sensuous belongs everything that we perceive with our senses, including sexual attraction. The scent of a flower, the warmth of the sun, or a baby’s first smile brings us joy. God has given us a great gift in our senses, and if we use them to praise and honor him, they can bring us great happiness.
Yet just as the area of sensuous experience can bring us close to God, it can mislead us and even bring us Into satanic darkness. All too often we tend toward the superficial and miss the might and power of what God could otherwise give us. Too often, in grasping at what we experience with our senses, we forget about God and miss the possibility of experiencing the full depth of his will. “
“Nothing irritates others as quickly as being rude. Rudeness is unnecessary saying or doing things that are unpleasant for another person to be around. To be rude is to act unbecoming, embarrassing, or irritating.
In marriage, this could be a foul mouth, poor table manners, or a habit of making sarcastic quips.
However you look at it, no one enjoy being around a rude person. Rude behavior may seem insignificant to the person doing it, but it’s unpleasant to those on the receiving end.”
“The Scriptures say that God designed and created marriage as a good thing. It is a beautiful, priceless gift. He uses marriage to help us eliminate loneliness, multiply our effectiveness, establish families, raise children, enjoy life, and bless us with relational intimacy.
But beyond this marriage also shows us our need to grow and deal with our own issues and self-centeredness through the help of a lifelong partner. If we are teachable, we will learn to do the one thing that is most importnt in marriage – to love.
This powerful union provides the path for you to learn how to love another imperfect person unconditionally.
“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor.” Romans 12:10
“We live in the world that promotes “self.” The culture around us teacher us to focus on our appearance feelings, and personal desires as the top priority. The goal, it seems, is to chase the highest level of happiness possible. The danger from this kind of thinking, however, becomes painfully apparent once inside a marriage relationship.
If there were ever a word that basically means the opposite of love, it is selfishness.
When a husband puts his interests, desires, and priorities in front of his wife, that is a sign of selfishness.
When a wife constantly complains about the time and energy she spends meetig the needs of her husband, that’s a sign of selfishness.
But love “does not seek to its own.” (Corinthians 13:5)