Is Love Enough?
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Is love enough to consent to marriage? Is love enough to sustain a marriage or any other relationship? Do we need something more than love? Is there anything more than love? These questions need real and true answers.

First, I would like to look at what love is from the best perspective there is in the whole universe; the word of God. God is the author of life, it is He who created the world and all there is in it. And he has told us what love is:
Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it pays no attention to a suffered wrong. It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything without weakening.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (AMP)

I believe love encompasses everything we need to sustain marriage or any relationship or even to succeed in any area of life. It is love that makes anything work, if love is taken out of any marriage, the marriage crumbles like a sand castle when faced with rain. Wisdom, knowledge, riches, understanding, health and even faith can only work effectively when love is in place. Love is the engine that makes a marriage go in the right direction.

When love, true love, is at the foundation, any marriage is bound to succeed. If every couple decide to walk in love: the God kind of love, Agape, not sensual love, conditional love or infatuation. Then I can say with certainty that such a marriage can stand any storm that the enemy throws at it.

Why am I surely sure of what I am saying?
I will show you:
1 John 4:8 (AMP) says:
…God is love.

And the word of God says in Hebrews 13:5 (AMP):
Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions and be satisfied with your present circumstances and with what you have; for He God Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. I will not, I will not, I will not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let you down (relax My hold on you)! Assuredly not!

But He said, What is impossible with men is possible with God. Luke 18:27 (AMP) Click To Tweet

Now if God is love and it is written that God cannot fail and nothing is impossible with Him, saying that Love is not enough to keep a marriage is saying that God is not enough. It is saying that God does not have the wisdom and ability to keep our marriages from going under. And I find that absolutely untrue.

Another Look At Love.
There is encouragement for every couple that is going through (every couple has and does) in their marriage. If you would decide to walk in love in its original form, the God kind of love, the love that you discover when you get to know Him. The kind of love that:
– Endures long
– Is patient and kind
– Is never envious nor boils over with jealousy,
– Is not boastful or vainglorious,
– Does not display itself haughtily.
– Is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride)
– Is not rude (unmannerly)
– Does not act unbecomingly.
– Does not insist on its own rights or its own way
– Is not self-seeking
– Is not touchy or fretful or resentful
– Takes no account of the evil done to it, pays no attention to a suffered wrong.
– Does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
– Is ready to bear up under anything and everything that comes
– Is ever ready to believe the best of every person…
Then your marriage will stand, your marriage will succeed, your marriage will bloom and blossom, because the Bible has said it, and I believe it, that LOVE NEVER FAILS!
1 Corinthians 13:8 
Do you think that love can sustain a marriage?

Copyright© Ugochi Oritsejolomisan 2013

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a mentor, encourager and influencer. She writes to inspire you to live a full life. Ugochi lives in Canada with her husband Benson and their children; Joshua, Joseph and Josiah.

  • Rowlanda
    Posted at 17:57h, 24 September

    That scripture being my second best scripture in the bible, I still never felt love is enough in a marriage, but this just opened me up to a new life nd I’m glad I stopped by today. Thank you sooooo much mum.

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 22:20h, 24 September

      And I am excited to see you here Rolly! And I am glad you got a clearer understanding of Love and Marriage. Hope to see you again soon and have a super blessed week!

  • Becca
    Posted at 15:48h, 20 April

    I agree! God’s love in us can sustain our relationships, including that of marriage. I like how you said, “I believe love encompasses everything we need to sustain marriage or any relationship or even to succeed in any area of life.” Amazing that our God is a God of love. And amazing thought that God is love He never fails, hence why love never fails. Thanks for sharing truth! 🙂

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 16:35h, 20 April

      Thanks for coming by Becca! God is love indeed and God never fails. So truly all we need is love!
      Have a super blessed weekend!

  • JDaniel4's Mom
    Posted at 11:46h, 14 March

    Love put into action can weather difficult storms in marriage.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 12:21h, 14 March

      That is it! “Love put into action”!

  • Eve Collins
    Posted at 10:21h, 13 March

    I believe love is enough. If you truly love someone you will give everything they want even its so hard. Love is the fact that makes people rich in everything.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 07:51h, 14 March

      Truth sister! Thanks a lot for coming by and sharing your thoughts. I hope you will come by again soon. Do have a super blessed day!

  • Annmarie Pipa
    Posted at 23:05h, 12 March

    yes! Love is enough…and it is all that endures…even faith and hope are no longer needed in heaven…only love.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 07:49h, 14 March

      Absolutely Annmarie, absolutely!

  • faithlovejoyhope
    Posted at 19:26h, 11 March

    Love is indeed the most important aspect of marriage, and Jesus models that kind of love because HE loves His bride (us) with a pure and everlasting love. The second most important thing is friendship. Without a basis of friendship, it is difficult to get through the rough patches — and as you said, we ALL have those!

    Thanks for another great post, Ugochi!

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 19:51h, 11 March

      Thanks Anna! I always appreciate your coming by and leaving these encouragements.
      Have a super blessed day!

  • Myne Whitman
    Posted at 15:16h, 11 March

    So many have not understood the fullness of love and so it affects relationships. But I agree with you in principle. The practical is more difficult though.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 19:49h, 11 March

      Yes Myne, encountering and understanding Love does make the whole difference.
      And I agree that practicing love is difficult but the empowerment of the Holy Ghost it is easier to love.