If it takes jewelry for a kiss, candy for a smile, or flowers for a hug, your marriage needs fixing. Love doesn’t come down to one day a year. Love is a commitment, for love “does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil” (1 Corinthians 13:5 NKJV). This applies to both husbands and wives! It is not just up to the man to put life into the marriage. Love is not a burden or a pain, but a consideration, for “love does no harm to a neighbor” (Romans 13:10 NKJV). Marriage seems to be unpopular, because it is based on love, and love requires commitment and consideration. “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome” (1 John 5:3 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.
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I love the smell of Star Jasmine and would love to have some vines outside my window, so that the scent can drift in. I also enjoy roses very much and would like to add some more to our yard. We can buy rose bushes very cheaply here. I am reminded of “Jesus, Rose of Sharon” – I like that song. 🙂
What’s your favorite flower? I don’t think we’ve asked this before, and flowers are a big item on important days (and regular days, too). It’s a detail husbands should know, should have known, at least, after the first date.
Tell why the flower is your favorite. The whys show a window into your heart.
Yes, I realize that one or two may have mentioned a flower when we asked about plants. Don’t let that keep you from answering again.
Each new day is a possibility and a dream of what can be. Do we make the best of them? I hope you will read my article, Each Day is a Flower. Some articles you are more proud of than others, if you know what I mean.