Affection is expressed in simple words “I love you” and with simple actions to show it too. It gives great assurance to your spouse to know that he/she is loved. The measure of real love is when it is expressed to those whom we think do not deserve it. You know you truly love your spouse if you love him/her even when they have done wrong.
Love is not a feeling, it is a decision.
God SO loved…John 3:16 So in this verse connotes a compelling of love.
…love covers all transgressions. Proverbs 10:12 AMP. Someone who loves does not see error but the need of his/her spouse to be loved.
Every kind gesture must attract appreciation.…In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18. The cheapest way to destroy a relationship is the failure to appreciate your spouse. To express appreciation is to always use the words “thank you”. It changes the look on your spouse’s face. It encourages and cheers up your spouse.
Every human being has faults, no one is perfect. The word ‘I am sorry” is scarce on many lips these days. And it is all due to carelessness and pride which can destroy any marriage.
The words “I am sorry” can bring untold peace in the midst of a heavy crises in marriage.
Peace is gainful, crises is painful. Choose gain!
A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger. Proverbs 15:1 AMP
Always acknowledge the importance of your spouse to you. Don’t make your spouse feel unnecessary or unneeded. No matter how strong one is, someday, the person will need help. Always voice your spouse’s importance to you with the words “I need you”
Two are better than one… Ecclesiastes 4:9
Everyone including you need attention. The simple words, “I care” are very important. Especially when actions always show same. The greatest care anyone can receive is from their spouse. Your spouse knows you better than any other human on earth and so is in the best position to give you adequate care. Couples must learn to give attention to each other.
Care is a great cure for loneliness and frustration.
And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave. Ephesians 4:32 AMP