Don Carson, Tim Keller, and John Piper offer insight on falling in love again and again and the ground of covenant in which the flower of love grows. In marriage, man and woman change, but their promise does not, sustained by the God who enacted his covenant between Christ and the church.
As Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote to a young married couple, "It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love."
For further reading, check out the Lewis Smedes article Keller cites from Christianity Today and read the full Stanley Hauerwas quote in context. Then consider picking up these two powerful books on loving, lasting marriages:
- Paul David Tripp, What Did You Expect: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage
- Dave Harvey, When Sinners Say "I Do": Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage