Relationship Series Part 4: Love Is Key

Key – (Adjective) of utmost importance or crucial

Love opens the heart. It is the key to intimacy. There is a difference between love and falling in love. Infatuation is defined in the Oxford dictionary as “an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone or something.” Love gives at the expense of itself to the beloved. He is not selfish but disinterested. God is love and gave what was precious to Him, his only begotten son to show us that he loves us and how to express love. Loving someone is a choice, whether romantic or not. There are 100% on both sides, two complete people who are not perfect for love to function properly and in balance. We need to be complete emotionally, spiritually, and in our soul (mind, will, and emotions). Full meaning of everything; whole, in an intact or undamaged condition; Healthy, as defined in the Oxford dictionary.

There are four different types of love. The highest form of is Agape; This is the way God loves us.

* Agape is unconditional love
* Storge – empathy bond; pleasing someone through the affection of familiarity, family members or people who are related in a family way
* Phileo – bond of friendship; the love between friends as close as brothers in strength and duration
* Eros – erotic bond; a feeling of ‘being in love’ or ‘loving’ someone, romantic love as opposed to raw sexuality

Maturity is required to love someone, as well as the ability to forgive. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 is the love chapter of the Bible that defines what mature love does. It’s how I measure if someone loves me and when I say I love someone.

1Corinthians 13: 4-8 (Amplified Bible) 4 Love is patient and calm, kind and considerate, and not jealous or envious; love does not boast and is not proud or arrogant. 5 It is not rude; he is not selfish, he is not provoked [nor too sensitive and easily angered]; does onlyfans free trialĀ 
not take into account a badly supported. 6 He does not rejoice in injustice, but rejoices in the truth [when right and truth prevail].
7 Love supports everything [no matter what comes], it believes everything [seeking the best in each one], it awaits everything [standing firm in difficult moments], it supports everything [without fainting].
8 Love never fails [never fades or ends].

Mature love expresses itself in giving and receiving. Without fear of being vulnerable. You must be willing to risk being hurt to know the bliss of true, genuine and balanced love. I am willing and have done the work to heal my soul. I will not make someone else pay for what someone else has done. I want to start from scratch. Songs 8: 4 also instructs us on mature love “Heed my warning: I command you not to excite your love until it is ready. Do not fan a fire in your heart too soon, until it is ready to be satisfied.” . “