Whether you read the Bible or not, we all know the verse...but do we really take it all in?
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
~1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
Do you practice these with your significant other? During our wedding ceremony, our pastor gave us two small towels and told us to always remember to "wash each others feet". Dave and I immediately took this to heart and strive to do this daily...
Back in the day when actual foot washing was necessary, people usually washed their own feet or had a servant do it for them. If someone, who wasn't a servant or slave, did this for another person it was an incredibly rare and humbling experience. Today we can practice this by doing little acts of service for each other.
If you ask me, in a relationship it's the little things that matter the most. Dave and I try to "wash each others feet" in the simplest of acts: making tea for the other when we make some for ourselves (and remembering just how they like it), letting them have the last piece of pizza (when you really really want it), giving a backrub (even when you're extremely tired), etc.
Obviously there are bigger things you can do for your significant other, but it's the smaller things that make up day to day life. If we just remember to do this...
...it can encompass so many of the things mentioned in 1 Corinthians 13. If we go about our days thinking how we can wash their feet it makes us a little more patient, a little more kind, and much less self seeking.