Love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire. —
Song of Solomon 8:6 NIV
Love is a powerful force that can churn up a variety of emotions! Love often is described with feelings such as butterflies in the stomach when he comes near, a fluttering heart, becoming tongue tied, feeling gloriously happy etc. But one emotion can cause extreme damage to a marriage - jealousy. Of course we need to be protective of our man and be alert and aware of the dangers that may cause temptation. But we need to guard ourselves again excessive jealousy. When jealousy enters the heart, the beautiful emotions of marriage such as security, trust and honor dim as negative emotions such as distrust, insecurity, fear and bitterness contend for top rank.
May we be encouraged to fight jealousy with action. By loving and freely expressing love to our mate. By building him up and giving ourselves fully to cherish and love him. By making ourselves the wife that is a delight to come home to.
The Love Dare:
Determine to become your spouse’s biggest fan and to reject any thoughts of jealousy. To help you set your heart on your spouse and focus on their achievements, take yesterday’s list of negative attributes and discreetly burn it. Then share with your spouse how glad you are about a success he or she recently enjoyed.