HOW TO KNOW IF YOU ARE LOVING
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives,
submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the
head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body,
of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ,
so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and
gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the
washing with water through the word, and to present her to
himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any
other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way,
husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who
loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his
own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the
church--for we are members of his body. "For this reason a man
will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and
the two will become one flesh." This is a profound mystery--but
I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of
you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife
must respect her husband.
Did you ever take a flower and with it's petals take one after
the other and ask yourself, often out loud, "He loves me" - "He
loves me not",... Who knows how many thousands of flowers have
been destroyed and have given up their life to decipher whether
or not someone is in love. Do you remember what it felt like to
be "in love". Do you remember those butterfly, goosebump-kind
of fireworks that go off in ...
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