In this sermon I tried to establish a baseline definition of the Biblical notion of love. I wanted to clearly distinguish what Paul understands as love (agape) from what the world largely uses to mean love (romantic feelings).
In conclusion, and in order to make application, we see how one’s definition of love impacts their model of marriage. If you view love as agape (behaving like Jesus) then your view of marriage is rooted in behaving like Jesus towards your spouse. If your view of love is defined as romantic feelings, then your view of marriage will be based on your ever changing romantic feelings towards your spouse. when those feelings go away, your marriage goes away.