True Love desires to give at the expense of self so that others can benefit from it. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). God's unconditional love is an action word, not a feeling. Many people want something of value without putting in time and effort.
When building a successful marriage, the willingness to work at it will create a beautiful masterpiece that will portray two lives joined together as one.