Contract Love vs. Covenant Love

“The best love we can have for our spouse is the same love Jesus has for them—not a love that seeks its own but a love that says, ‘I’ll love you first, regardless of the cost to me.’”

David & Jamie Ake, Marriage Ministries

In your marriage, does love look like a covenant or a contract? Watch this message from David and Jamie Ake to discover the difference and hear how you can love your spouse the way God does! For more resources and encouragement for your marriage, visit our webpage: The Rooted Marriage.


  • David Ake

    David Ake is Associate Pastor of Marriage Ministries at Stonebriar Community Church. David and his wife, Jamie, have been married for sixteen years, and David is still trying to figure out how Jamie fell in love with him. They have two daughters who have to hear all the time about how much Mom and Dad are in love. (They roll their eyes a lot.) Jamie and David fight, hug, laugh, and kiss a lot in front of their kids, and they love how their kids ask them to leave on dates so that they can have their own “me time.” They pray a lot for the men who will show up at their door someday to take their own girls out on a date.