"Render service with a good attitude, as to the Lord and not to men" (Ephesians 6:7).
Love motivated by mere duty cannot hold out for very long.
Love that is only motivated by favorable conditions can never be assured of sufficient oxygen to keep it breathing.
Definitely, moods and emotions can create all kinds of moving motivational targets.
But love comes from God.
Therefore, when God is my reason for loving, my ability to love is guaranteed.
The love that is demanded from me in marriage should not be dependent on my wife's sweetness or sustainability.
The love between my wife and I should have one chief objective, honoring the Lord with devotion and sincerity.
The blessing that that kind if love brings to my beloved in the process is simply a wonderful, additional benefit.
Only love that is lifted up as an offering to God is able to to sustain itself when all other reasons have lost their ability to energize me.
Love that has God as its primary focus is unlimited in the heights it can attain!