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Love Like A Diamond {Building Marriage}

A Mocha For Your Tuesday

Jun 12, 2018

Marriage Tips //Building A Stronger Marriage // Huntsville Wedding Photographers

Our pastor at church has been preaching a series on the book of 1 Corinthians. And what lands right in the middle of 1 Corinthians?

That famous Chapter 13.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. ” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

Beautiful words, aren’t they? But oh, so hard to live sometimes.

It’s a great wedding verse. In the 70+ weddings we’ve been to, it’s been neat to hear so many different pastors speak about these verses.

Like so many other things, we read these words and feel inspired. Inspired to be patient, to be kind. To forgive, to trust. 

Unraveling the Layers

Pastor Thole has spent several Sunday mornings going through this passage, verse by verse. There is so much richness layered into each piece! It’s beautiful to read, challenging to live, and truly an incredible piece of Scripture.

True love is not just a feeling, nor is it an emotionless action. It really takes away any opportunity for selfishness, doesn’t it? Being patient when others wrong you, being humble and forgiving. Seeking the good of others instead of yourself. Always persevering and hoping, even when it seems pointless.

Do you find it intimidating?

Love by these standards is a little bit intimidating to me. I mean, I could stop after the second word and feel like I already don’t measure up. Especially in situations where things are not going my way, I am not always patient. Four words in, and it brings even more conviction. Am I always kind? I’m sure not!

I’m thankful we have a Savior who loved perfectly, because there’s no way we can live out a love like this!

We’re diving in.

Over the next few months, we’re going to dive into some of these amazing descriptions of love. Pastor Thole described love like a diamond – a beautiful stone of many facets. When you hold it up to the light, you see the reflection from all these angles. And what a beautiful thing it is to hold a diamond up to the light!

This famous description of love applies to all of our relationships, but we’re going to look at how we can use this wisdom to build our marriages.

Who here used this verse in some way at your wedding? Did your pastor speak on it, or did you have it incorporated into your decor? Tell us about it in the comments!



{Wondering what to do when the feelings just aren’t there? You’ll want to read this Mocha post called “I’m Pretty Sure I Don’t Even Like You Right Now”.}


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