What is Love?

A few days ago, someone wrote to Dear Abby about love. It is worth repeating.

“Love is more than an emotion. Love is a choice and a commitment.”

Love is a great investment.

From Marriage: Sink or Swim

house by leah small“Guard against narrowness and jealousy which confine a wife or husband to restricted behavior. Home is not a boundary of the affections, but is a framework from which to grow spiritually. It is beneficial never to want all the attention and time of your partner. Circulate happiness and compassion in the community to promote the sweet interchange of confidence and love, but be sure not to generate a wandering desire for incessant amusement outside the home circle.”


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5 thoughts on “What is Love?

  1. raraujo3353 January 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm Reply

    I’m glad you said something about love not being an emotion. But I would go further and say that love is a verb. Love is action. There are times I don’t like my wife very much, like when I just got home and she asks me to take the dogs out, but I ALWAYS love her! In John 13:34-35, Jesus describes how His disciples are to love. This kind of love is much more than just a feeling of being generous or happy. It is being committed to make sacrifices for others. That is true love. In the context of marriage, it is being there through thick and thin. For better or worst and til death do us part. It is unconditional love.

    • Cheryl Petersen January 13, 2013 at 1:26 pm Reply

      Thank you for your input, love has a wonderful way of deepening our experience.

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