Whenever a man or woman tells you, I love you. Politely ask them to explain what they mean. What are the constituents of their “love”?
It is becoming convenient to say, “I love you”, and “I want to marry you;” yet those words have no foundation whatsoever, and the house is taken down with the first strong wind that blows.
Speaking of the virtuous woman, the Bible says,
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
Proverbs 31:10-11 KJV
Bible here teaches us one more constituent of love and marriage: trust! As a man, you should be able to trust your wife with your heart and life, and even your money. As a woman, you should be able to trust the leadership of your husband. No buts. If you don’t trust them, why marry them?
“love believes all things…” 1 Cor. 13:7
I googled the word, “trust,” and see what it got me: “firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.”
When you truly love someone, you’ll believe in them. You’ll believe in their ability to succeed and take care of you.
I think men should no longer ask, Do you love me? They should rather ask, Do you believe in me? A woman who superficially loves you will leave at every negative turn of events, but one who believes in you will stand with you forever, despite and inspite of every and any unforeseen circumstance.
Go out there and tell those you love, I believe in you!