Love Is…

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Have you ever noticed how love is usually pictured as a warm feeling that tickles your heart?  We see some couples and wonder what they ever saw in each other. Sometimes we see a couple who look perfect for each other but are miserable. We see public figures who have been in many unsuccessful relationships that ended because the feeling has gone. I even heard a ceremony where the couple were declared, “married as long as they both shall love.” I’m not saying that the thrill is not important, but a relationship that is based on that alone is doomed to fail. Someone said, “Love is blind, but marriage is the eye opener.” Surely, love is more than a one sided gut feeling. Love is a commitment to hard work and the results are well worth the effort.

Relationships need guidelines. I have found the best rules for arguing in the following definition of love:

  • Love is patient
  • Love is kind
  • It does not envy
  • It does not boast
  • It is not proud
  • It is not rude
  • It is not self-seeking
  • It is not easily angered
  • It keeps no record of wrongs
  • Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with truth
  • It always protects
  • always trusts
  • always hopes
  • always perseveres
  • Love never fails

The above definition comes from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Try it you will be surprised at how it works.

Love is a fairy-tale come true that lives in a practical word.

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