Here are some wise words from Paul Tripp’s book What Did You Expect?? This is Tripp’s description of marital love from chapter 12, “Ready, Willing, and Waiting.”
1. Love is being willing to have your life complicated by the needs and struggles of your husband or wife without impatience or anger.
2. Love is actively fighting the temptation to be critical and judgmental toward your spouse, while looking for ways to encourage and praise.
3. Love is the daily commitment to resist the needless moments of conflict that come from pointing out and responding to minor offenses.