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Bob Lepine: Love Like You Mean It

Our children are watching our marriage. They have a front row seat. So it’s scary to ask, “Does my marriage commend the Gospel?

Marriage can be a glorious relationship. But it can also be one of the most difficult ones to navigate. Sometimes it can bring out the worst in us. And to top it all off, our children are right there to watch our actions, our reactions, and to hear our words. When our children look at our marriage, do they see a Christian marriage? Do they see us living out the Gospel in our home?

How do we actually love our spouse in a way that honors the Lord? And the more we think about it, what is love? The culture is certainly sending us mixed messages. What does godly love look like?

In today’s podcast we’re going to talk with Bob Lepine about his book Love Like You Mean It: The Heart of a Marriage That Honors God. In that resource, Bob walks us through the most well-known passage on love in the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.

I think you’re going to love this interview. Bob has so much wisdom. I think you’ll also be encouraged to press on in loving your spouse with the love of Christ. You’re going to walk away seeing this passage- and your marriage- in a new light.

Bob has been the co-host of Family Life Today for the past 28 years, and it’s heard around the world by millions of people. Bob and his wife Mary Ann are the parents of five adult children, and live in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is the teaching pastor at Redeemer Community Church.

Join us as we learn about having biblical love for our spouse.

Listen below or on iTunes here.

Resources From This Podcast

Love Like You Mean It, by Bob Lepine

Love Like You Mean It video study

FamilyLife Today

A Weekend To Remember Marriage Retreat

Parenting with Patience study

Parenting with Confidence study

Topics Covered in This Week’s Podcast

00:15 Introduction

03:34 The state of marriage in America today

07:37 Why write Love Like You Mean It?

12:56 What if my spouse is unresponsive?

18:34 Highlights from 1 Corinthians 13

24:54 Tenacity in love

27:39 Kindness in marriage

30:32 Humility in marriage

33:47 Being easily provoked, and forgiveness in marriage