There is an old adage that says “You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving”. Basically, one of the outward expressions of love is giving, more reasons, God has to give not just his best but his all as a show of love.
Many people are in a marital relationship for what they can receive rather than what they can give. When you love a person truly, giving comes naturally; interestingly, giving is not limited to just money or meeting the material needs of your spouse alone. It also involves the following:
✓ Giving of time, that is, being present with your spouse both physically and emotionally.
✓ Giving of your intellectual property, which involves, having meaningful conversations with your spouse that can motivate him or her to set goals and achieve them.
✓ Being supportive morally, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and more
What are you giving to your spouse? How consistent is it?