Love and Marriage

Dennis and Sue, October 2016

I am blessed by God to have a teddy bear kind of man for my husband. When he holds me, I feel swallowed up by his love.

I remember how I felt the first time he held me in his arms. I thought it was like resting in the shelter of God’s presence; safe, away from the cares of the world. I thought of nothing else. Just Dennis.

Maybe for the first time I really understood why God calls the church His bride and Christ the Bridegroom. Jesus said, “”So they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate” (Matthew 19:6).

Jesus also said, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love” (John 15:9). This is an intimate love. God loves us and wants us to abide in His amazing love.


Barbara Streisand sang a song in the 80s titled “People Who Need People are the Luckiest People in the World.” We all need each other. That’s how we know what love is. “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another” (1 John 4:11). Make that your goal–to share the love God gave you. It means more when you give it away. Who will benefit from your love today?


Thank you, Heavenly Father, for your amazing love. Thank you for Jesus, our Bridegroom. Help us to live in light of His love every day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Sue Loeffler

Author of more than two hundred articles, devotions and stories, my book, A CLOSER WALK WITH GOD, is a compilation of devotions from my visit to Israel. The Bible came alive to me, and I discovered I was not only walking where Jesus and the prophets walked; I was walking closer with God. I have taught Sunday school more than twenty years, mentored young women and volunteered as a hospital chaplain. Today I lead Women's Bible studies in my home, and I write a blog at A Closer Walk With God-Devotions from a Journey Through the Holy Lands. Visit often and/or subscribe/follow.

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