Love is Tough

Our ultimate example of love is the cross. Jesus, God incarnate, had great passion for His Bride which eventually lead Him to lay down His life and endure great suffering. Yes, Christ-like love is passionate, affectionate, but is also committed and tough. There is a place romantic sentimentality, but as Christ shows us, this is not the greatest form love. Christians (and husbands in particular) are called to exemplify this love.