Love is expressed by both child and parent. As the child tells his father, "I love you, Daddy!" the daddy jokes with his child by finding other items within his view to say he loves, too. The child responds, "No, dad. I love you!" The father then responds again, as if the child said he loved candy, "Oh! I love candy, too!" The child loves to play this game not only to hear what his father will say but also to hear at the end, "I love YOU, too!"
I am a Christian husband and father who loves his family as broken as I am and who finds love in them despite that brokenness.