Will you marry me? ’Til death do us part. I do. For better or for worse. In sickness and in health.'
What do these phrases all have in common? Well, we tend to associate all of them with commitment. While what they signify is important, at the end of the day, they’re just words. Commitment can be present even without a formal ceremony or vows, and it can be absent even with those things. The game-changer is how you live out your commitment to each other – the actions and attitudes that reinforce the verbal expression. Without further “I do”, here are five ways to show commitment.
This seems like a no-brainer. If it’s something you do without even thinking about it, that’s great! However, it’s not uncommon to need a reminder every now and then. In those times, we make a choice to treat our spouse with love and respect even when we aren’t necessarily feeling so loving toward each other. Intentionally loving each other, when you or your spouse are not at your best or when you’re going through a tough season demonstrates the unconditional commitment that you expressed in your vows.
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