Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).
Jesus was always motivated by love. If our motives are not rooted in love, then our motives are wrong. These verses are the essence of why I fought for my husband and for my marriage. He was worth the fight; marriage is worth the fight. Only what is done in love will remain.