True love goes way beyond lust or pleasant feelings
Pleasant feelings and physical attraction may initiate a relationship between a man and a woman but true love is much more than this. Selfless caring for one another, spiritual growth as a couple and a commitment to limit sexual activity exclusively to each other. From initial infatuation to a deep understanding of one another is accomplished through keeping the stated promise to be true and loyal to one another.
You ask , “The Bible teaches that no one is without sin; what happens when one or both fall short?”
The Bible also explains this:
1 Peter 4:8
English Standard Version
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
To me . . . “love covers a multitude of sins.” means love overrides our own personal (often selfish) preferences and agendas. Imperfections exist in every one; I have not seen proof of any kind that there exists (or has exited) a perfect human being. No me, not you not your spouse . . . or even your parents or children. Love gives us the ability to accept imperfection for what it is. Of course manifestations of evil or behaviors intended to do harm must be considered more than imperfection if it becomes a threat to life and limb. This includes deliberate metal cruelty beyond an occasional loss of temper or action done in ignorance. Love therefore can be a life changing influence also. The family unit is the building block of nations and love insures a positive outcome.
But where does love come from?
1 John 4:19 ESV
We love because he first loved us.
John 3:16 ESV
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
GOD taught us how to love and when we build family units with this spirit of love we build strong nations and demonstrate the good GOD wants for all people.
Love between husbands and wives is the glue that holds the family unit together and helps chart a course through life.
Marriage described in the Bible is an ancient covenant between a Man and a Woman for the purpose of having and raising children thus sustaining human life. The quality of life and the result of people procreated and nurtured in this way promotes health mentally well-balanced contributing citizens of Earth. The “good” we see in the world is sustained in this way when humans are diligent to follow the instruction revealed by GOD within The Holy Bible. The formula is easy to understand and the goals are not difficult to achieve. However, since the introduction of sin into the World we must work hard not to fall into temptation and yield to evil of any sort subverting the benefits of marriage . Christians can rely on GOD helping to deliver the positive result from Christian marriage and procreation by, studying GOD’s Word and applying it to their life and the fabric of the family.
Ephesians 5:25 ESV
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, . . .
Titus 2:4-5 ESV
And so train the young women to love their husbands and children, . . .
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