Love is a Verb – Stephen R Covey

“My wife and I just don’t have the same feelings for each other we used to have. I guess I just don’t love her anymore and she doesn’t love me. What can i do?”
“The feeling isn’t there anymore?” I asked.
“That’s right,” he reaffirmed. “And we have three children we’re really concerned about. What do you suggest?”
“Love her,” I replied.
“I told you, the feeling just isn’t there anymore.”
“Love her.”
“You don’t understand. the feeling of love just isn’t there.”
“Then love her. If the feeling isn’t there, that’s a good reason to love her.”
“But how do you love when you don’t love?”
“My friend, love is a verb. Love – the feeling – is a fruit of love, the verb.
So love her.
Serve her.
Sacrifice.
Listen to her.
Empathize.
Appreciate.
Affirm her.
Are you willing to do that?”

― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

photo from:http://sweethomenashville.blogspot.com/2012/05/love-is-verb5-love-languages.html (Thank you!!)

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