"We cannot claim that we love our spouses, and then treat them in an unkind or disrespectful manner. This type of behavior is not a sign of love."
In other words, we show with our actions what we really mean with our words. When words and actions do not co-relate, we tend to believe actions over words. Our lips may be saying something, but if our actions do not support what we say, then we're merely paying lip service...they are empty words.
We also discussed the pattern of hurtful behavior towards our spouses, and the dangers it brings to a marriage.
"We cannot claim that we love another human being and then consciously continue to repeat disrespectful or hurtful behavior towards them. If we claim to truly love our spouse, then we must make the commitment to do our best to honor and respect them at all times; there should simply be no room for intentional harmful behavior, much less for repeated offenses."
And we stated that:
"It is imperative for both spouses to place the other's needs ahead of their own. If each of them does this, how can either of them suffer or feel left out or unappreciated?"
We concluded by stating that true love in a marriage doesn't just happen, but that it is something that needs to be cultivated, and can only be attained through effort, dedication, and commitment on the part of the spouses.
We sincerely hope that this article was beneficial to you, insha-Allah. May Allah (SWT) guide you both towards taking the steps necessary to nurture true love in your marriage.
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