Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgive you. -Ephesians 4:32Last week we talked about being patient, this week we talk about kindness. One way to describe kindness comes from the Love Dare " If patience is how love reacts in order to minimize a negative circumstance, kindness is how love acts to maximize a positive circumstance."
Willingness, helpfulness, initiative, and gentleness are four main ingredients to kindness. Trying to be cautious of how you treat your spouse, being helpful in ways such as doing housework, being willing to do that housework, and taking the first step instead of waiting to be prompted are a few examples of these ingredients.
Whether you have been married 1 month or 50 years, you did not marry your spouse with the intent to become harsh and lose that motivation to demonstrate the love you feel. Right? I have said before that love is a choice. Love is not necessarily based on how you feel. Love is showing kindness even when your spouse may not be. Love IS kindness.