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Like But Don't Love Husband

My husband has been great to me! But with time and I do mean a LONG time, I have come to realize and accept the fact that I do not love him as a spouse or as a lover but only as a friend and as a person. Will I be forgiven?

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You don't mention anything about either one of you being Christians. Are you?

If you are unequally yoked, this kind of problem would occur in a marriage of one believer and an unbeliever.
---Elder on 7/1/08

Yes if you ask for forgiveness you will be forgiven because blashpemy of the Holy Spirit is the only sin that can't be forgiven by the blood of Jesus.
---wes on 6/30/08

I believe you do love him. Love is not a feeling. It's something you do. For all these years you have given your life and sacrificed yourself to him and your family. You do love him. Your just not excited about it. Ask God to give you the feeling and to be thankful. Be blessed, you have done so much. Your reward is great.
---john on 11/1/07

AT the time the Bible was written, marriages were not for love of the spouse but because it was one's duty to marry.

The Apostle's commandment, "Husbands, love your wives," which sounds obvious to us today, was revolutionary 2000 years ago.

Oddly enough, nowhere are wives commanded to love their husbands, but to merely submit to them.

YOu have no control over your feelings, only your actions. Do you intend to be loyal and faithful to your husband?
---Jack on 5/8/06

Not without repentance or change. The Command is to love, honor and obey for each one. As long as you continue in your nonlove and distancing, then you will never be forgiven or reunited in a right relationship. Some marriage partners occasionally have a Marriage Vowel Renewal at church. This is a good idea for married couples. First pray to the Lord for forgiveness and his help in loving your husband properly, then take steps to love your husband, and perhaps suggest to him a renewing of vowels.
---Eloy on 4/8/06

Try going for councelling if he has been great towards you and you have fallen out of love with him, maybe there are underling issues that still remain which means you both need to face up to what maybe happening before things get too far out of hand.
---Carla on 4/8/06

I would encourage you to try to be a bit more assertive in your approch towards your husband and read what God has to say about who you are in him, the forgiveness that he bestowed upon you when you sinned and how many times you let God down yet he loved you and forgave you. Then ask God to help you to apply this same love towards your husband.
---Carla on 4/8/06

Are you interested in someone else? Anyway, the bible says Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church I dont see where it mentions that wives love your hubbies, but I see wives submit to your husbands....Say, what was the question?
---glrs on 4/8/06

Every marriage falls into a rut. Mine has been that way for a while. I just look back on the good times we have had. Whenever I am tempted with wrong thoughts about our marriage, I start thinking about the blessings about it. Please try that, it will help you appreciate him more.
---Lissa on 4/6/06

Part II,
God, I pray you breathe life into this marriage through your Holy Spirit that what you have joined together let nothing separate. Rekindle the love in their marriage to a height so great that they have never felt before in Jesus name. Amen.
---wes on 4/5/06

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