I posted this love survey January of 2010 and below are the results. Let’s have some more input. You love your spouse or significant other? Define that love. Shout it out. Proclaim it. Teach the world to sing a love song to the tune of your heartbeat. People declare love but do they live it? Love is a choice. Love is an action. Love is a sacrifice…some say love is only a fairytale. What do you think?
I’m still in class….
If you love your spouse you won’t go to bed angry even if it means staying up late. You have to talk it over and then the next morning generally comes easier WITHOUT regrets. Grandma’s wisdom. Its worked for us for 20 years. (High School Sweethearts) – Jerry
Love bears all things, believes all things, endures all things, God is Love. Paraphrased of course
It hurts and it’s not easy. Hurt people……hurt people. Communication and forgiveness are key. When it comes to this topic, I’m still at the elementary level. Good luck with your survey and good to see you on here
Mortal love and God’s love are not comparable if you are talking about the word love. If you are talkiing about human relationships with each other I would say do not take it for granted.
We will be Hurt by worldly Love, But you can’t stop or give up on it,,,,you must move on to other relationships,,,,,hopefully we learn as we go! God is Love, we were created in his image, so me must Love!
LOVE IS PATIENT AND KIND.LOVE IS NOT JEALOUS OR BOASTFUL OR PROUD OR RUDE.LOVE DOES NOT DEMAND ITS OWN WAY.LOVE IS NOT IRRITABLE,AND IT KEEPS NO RECORD OF WHEN IT HAS BEEN WRONGED.IT IS NEVER GLAD ABOUT INJUSTICE BUT REJOICES WHENEVER THE TRUTH WINS OUT.LOVE NEVER GIVES UP,NEVER LOSES FAITH,IS ALWAYS HOPEFUL,AND ENDURES THROUGH EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE. 1 CORINTHIANS 13;4-7
Love is… letting someone sleep in, calling to say i’m thinking about you, hallmark cards, not unfolding the towels that have been folded wrong because at least they were folded, not putting meat in spaghetti because he doesn’t like it that way, snuggling in the morning even though it’s really hot, watching tv on a date night just to be sitting …
Love is doing things with your spouse even though they hate doing. AND Snugglin before going to sleep! Kim you have had lots of great wisdom. It is great to see so many couples married 20 yrs or more. We will be married 22 years in May.
That it’s unconditional. Also that it’s a decision, & a commitment; an action verb, not a noun-not a feeling or an emotion. The feelings come along with it & are a byproduct of it, but not the meaning of it. Feelings & emotions ebb & flow, was & wane, but true, genuine love is forever & conquers all things & is above all things! Faith, hope, love-but the greatest of these is love!
We love because God first loved us. Amazing love!!!
Love is a decision, a choice. Love goes hand in hand with forgiveness. Love is an action not a feeling. God commands it!
It is easier to find love and give love when I seek, study, read, meditate, and pray God’s Word daily and/or continually.
I am in agreement with the two other comments wherein love is an act of the will and not based on feelings. A simple definition would be; love is doing what is absolutely best for the one you love…no matter what it costs you. The best example is God’s love for us which cost Him a son. Love, true love, cannot be selfish or self serving. Love is based on faith and not on flesh.
Thanks to all who participated! There is great wisdom in these responses (and great advice). So, we should take this wisdom and apply it to our relationships. Great assignment since Valentine’s Day is around the corner.
I think my two cents to add to all of this is..
Love is eternal. The love of God never ceases.
Thank you, for your awesome love, God.