All of us would like to think that someone loves us unconditionally. The child longs for this kind of love from his parents, but husbands and wives also desire unconditional love from each other. The wedding vow was to love “in sickness and in health, in poverty and in wealth, so long as we both shall live.” This is a commitment to unconditional love. In a healthy marriage, we will actually experience it. Far too many are waiting for their spouse to make the first move. We sit back and say: “When they decide to become affectionate, when they decide to think about my needs, when they decide to be more responsive to me, then I’ll start loving them.” This is conditional love. Someone has to take the lead in unconditional love. Why not you? Most spouses will respond positively to unconditional love.