The King's ingredient for a successful marriage and relationship must be adhered to. There are many "believers" who believe in God's Word, but only like to read or hear First Corinthians thirteen. It is called by many "the love chapter". They like hearing "love never fails" and "love is" this or that. Here is what you must know: the greatest sinner in this world loves to hear that chapter read.
Now the word for love in that chapter is the same word used in the list of the fruits of the Spirit. Read what God's Constitution states in Galatians: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. That word is the Greek word agape. Have you noticed the other fruits of the Spirit? These are sure signs of citizens who are filled with the Spirit of God. By the way, the word "agape" means divine love, God's kind of love.
Most men want what love says it can give, but they do not want the Spirit who brings it. They are trying to get a finished product without the right ingredients. Remember, if you want God's love, you must have His Holy Spirit, and if you want God's Spirit, you must receive God's Son in full; the Lord Jesus the Christ.
Here is something else that I will share with you. Unbelievers or sinners are not joined together by God. God's ingredient that ensures a happy marriage, doesn't come without first accepting God's Son, Jesus the Christ as their Lord and Savior. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. If you have noticed, it doesn't say that the love of God was shed abroad in our hearts by watching television or movies or by reading magazines. That verse doesn't even say "The love of God comes into our hearts by reading or hearing the Word". Faith comes by hearing the Word. Remember God's love is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.
Galatians 5:22-23 Romans 5:5