Who Wrote the Book of Love?

Who Wrote the Book of Love?

“I wonder, wonder who, who-oo-ooh, who, who wrote the book of love? Tell me, tell me, tell me, Oh, who wrote the Book Of Love? I’ve got to know the answer. Was it someone from above?” This song was written and performed by the Monotones in 1957. I don’t really remember it back then, because I was more into “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” at the time. But to answer their question: Yes, God wrote the Book of Love, and it’s called the Bible.

Men and women, husbands and wives today can find answers to their every question about marriage and family in God’s Word. What was true about marriage in the first century is still true today. In my book, “Marriage in Every Book of the Bible,” I probe deep into each of its sixty-six books and hoist to the surface God’s guidelines for a healthy, holy, and fulfilling marriage and home. For example, here are a couple excerpts from the chapter on Colossians:

The Marriage Dance

“Gene and I enjoy slow-dancing across our living room floor while listening to the golden-oldies. It didn’t start out that way. I had to learn to let him lead. When we both tried to lead, it was anything but smooth. We pulled each other; we stepped on toes; it was not romantic. I remember the day he said to me lovingly, “Let me lead.” Of course! Why hadn’t I thought of that? I relaxed in his arms, trusting him to lead. It was comfortable; we flowed together. He’s a wonderful leader on our living room floor and in our marriage. Learning to let him lead and trusting his leadership took the pressure off me.

“And so it is when we allow Jesus Christ to lead our marriage and home. “And he is the head of the body, the church” (1:18). “For the sake of his body, which is the church” (1:24). As Christians, we are His body, His church, His bride; and we can unquestionably trust Him to lead us in life and marriage. Anything with two heads is a monster. However, when we let go of control and invite Jesus to lead and direct our steps, our marriage dance will flow more smoothly, for He can be trusted to always do the right thing.

“In life and marriage, we must put off, take off, and rid ourselves of certain things that hinder our growth in order to put on or clothe ourselves with Christlike character… “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity” (3:14). To put on love is scriptural; to fall in love is not. Think about it.

“Paul also gives specific instructions for Christian households in 3:18-21. “Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.” This warrants discussion between husband and wife.

“Your marriage is a slow dance across your living room floor. Your marriage is also a ministry. “See to it that you complete the ministry you have received in the Lord” (4:17).

Consider This

What do you need to take off, and what do you need to put on? What’s stopping you? Pray and ask Jesus to help you be more like Him.

Do you and your spouse compete for leadership in your marriage? Do you compete with God in leading your life? Who has the final say?

What are we trying to communicate when we say that we have fallen in love?

Slow dance across your living room floor tonight. He leads; she follows. Let it take you where it will!”

Happy Wife, Happy Life. Happy Spouse, Happy House

Isn’t this what we all want for our marriage and family? It all starts with God’s Book of Love, the Bible. Explore what God has to say about your “Marriage in Every Book of the Bible.” Order your copy today.