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20 Words That Say Love

Who says guys don't care about the L Word? Well, we're here to prove them wrong! At "The Joy of Marriage," we believe in the power of love, and we're not afraid to talk about it. In fact, we've discovered a fun and simple way to get guys to open up about their feelings. We asked husbands to give us just one word to describe love, and boy, were we blown away by the response! After gathering all the incredible words, we've compiled a list of the top 20 words that truly capture the essence of love from a guy's perspective. From "Godliness" to "Unyielding," "Sacrificial" to "Selfless," these words speak volumes about the depth and strength of love in a healthy faith-based marriage. As you reflect on these words, you'll see the beautiful connection between how husbands love their wives and how we love God.

Top 20 Words That Say Love - A guy's perspective

  1. Godliness
  2. A Decision
  3. Giving
  4. Unconditional
  5. Trust
  6. Eternal
  7. Strength
  8. Friends 1st!
  9. Unyielding
  10. Indescribable
  11. Sacrificial
  12. Unselfish
  13. Patient
  14. Forgiving
  15. Unchanging
  16. Abiding
  17. Passion
  18. Adoration
  19. Selfless

In his thought-provoking book, "Sacred Marriage," Gary Thomas asks us to consider if marriage is designed to make us holy rather than just happy. It's a powerful question that resonates with the wisdom shared by these husbands through their one-word descriptions of love. These words also demonstrate the correlation between loving God and loving our spouse. While these guys provided some great words, we find that the Apostle Paul wrote a beautiful definition of love with multiple words herein 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 "Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends."

But wait, you might have noticed that there were only 19 words on the list. Well, that's because the 20th word that says love is my personal favorite - Joy! At "The Joy of Marriage," we believe that love should bring immense joy to your life, and we're here to help you experience that joy every step of the way. Let's create a marriage that helps us grow into the best versions of ourselves.

Love is a beautiful adventure, and we can't wait to be a part of yours. The Joy of Marriage is the place where love and joy go hand in hand!