Be careful and intentional with how you use the word Love.
If you know Sarah and I, you hopefully noticed we avoid sarcasm. Maybe it works for you, but we've found it to be an energy thief in our relationship. When I say something, I want Sarah to know "Matt means it." When I tell Sarah "I love you", I want her to know that's an intimate word. I don't want her to doubt my intentions.
You can have fun without being funny - Coach John Wooden
If a child grows up believing that love is not special, what will be different? Simply put, they won't believe that love is unconditional. They'll believe love is an emotion, changed by the weather. They'll believe love can be bought and sold. They'll believe love is useful for making sales and persuading people to do your bidding. They'll believe Jesus loves them just as much as daddy loves Coca-Cola. I think that's a sad, dangerous thing.
We believe love is a decision. We aren't perfect, but every day is another day we can try to live out our beliefs.