There is no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end (Scott Adams)

Two thousand years ago the Bible outlined a plan for happy marriages that has never failed when practiced. The Amplified Bible says in Ephesians 5:33, "Let each man of you (without exception) love his wife as [being in a sense] his very own self; and let the wife see that she respects and reverences her husband-that she notices him, regards him, honors him, prefers him. " Simple? Absolutely not! Exemplifying love and respect consistently is not always an easy practice!

How can couples successfully practice the law of love? It's simple but it does at times require work. How? Just be kind! Be What? Be kind to one another. Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything we do that lifts another person (C. Neil Strait).  Working diligently at being thoughtful-one towards the other-is the real key to intimacy in marriage. Mother Teresa said, "Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless." Wives need not cry themselves to sleep because their husbands are insensitive, and husbands need not feel alone or misunderstood because their wives are not in tune with their needs.  The marriage relationship is like a bank in which we make deposits and receive dividends. We receive a return on that which we invest. One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness; it usually comes back to you (Anonymous).

Charles Galloway said, "The need to love and be loved is the simplest of all human wants. People need love like they need the sun and the rain. They perish without it. Humanities basic longing is to be the object of love and to be able to give love. No other need is quite so significant to the human nature".  Successful marriage is not a business of perfect people living perfectly by perfect principles. Rather, marriage is a state in which very imperfect people often hurt and humiliate one another, yet find the grace to extend forgiveness to one another, and so allow the redemptive power of God to transform their marriage (Spirit Filled Life Bible). "No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted," Aesop.





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