4 Love is patient, love is kind.
Are you patient with your spouse? Do you use kind words when you speak to him/her?
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
Do you think you are right? Do you beat your chest?
5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
When I first got married, we would get into arguments and I would always tell my wife that we were on the same TEAM. Don't dishonor your wife in your anger. Seek her best not yours. Don't bring up things from the past.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
Do not delight in the fight. Some people just like to fight. Don't be one of them. Rejoice with the truth.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Read verse 7 again....'It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres'...and most of all...
8 Love never fails.
I guarantee if you are in an argument and you take sometime off to read this piece of scripture over and over again, God will soften your heart so you can go back to your spouse and work things out.
Love never fails.