LET US DEFINE LOVE
According to Oxford dictionary, love is a tender passionate affection for another person. A feeling of warm personal attachment.
According to the Median Webster dictionary, love is a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person–attraction that includes sexual desires–the strong affection felt by people who have a romantic relationship.
The Collins dictionary defines love as a strong feeling of affection towards someone who you are romantically or sexually attracted to.
The Urban dictionary got to me with it’s own definition of love as a feeling for another so pure and sacred that nobody can define it to its true extent.
Could These Definitions Be Wrong?🤔
The word is mostly used in line with the first definition given in the dictionary: an intense feeling of deep affection In other words, love is what one feels but permit me to say that there is a partiality in the definition. Love should not be seen as a feeling but as an enacted emotion. TO LOVE IS TO FEEL AND ACT LOVINGLY.
Most women who get beaten by their husbands will tell you with swollen eyes and bruises on their faces that their husbands love them! If we are to judge this based on the dictionary’s definition of love as a feeling, are we to say that these women lied?😦 Afterall, you do not love someone whom you repeatedly beat and abuse. That means it is possible to have very strong feelings about someone, you may even believe you cannot live without them, but you do not love them!!!
The love mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 22 is not romantic love, but parental love. When a child is born, the parent’s reaction to this person, who so recently did not exist, is to feel that “I would do anything for her/him.” In the doing is the love—the feeling is enacted. That is why we often hear the phrase “you don’t act like you love me.”
You can love things that do not love you back; the sky or a mountain or a painting or a game. But the love of other people is directional. There is a lover and a beloved. You don’t just love, but you love at someone. And real love is not only about the feelings of the lover. It is when one person believes in another person and shows it.
As partners in a relationship, it is possible to perform all sorts of duties for someone and feel little or nothing for them. Love should not be an obligation done with a cold soul but the feeling must be wedded to the deed.
Is It Love Or Lust?
In the early stages of a relationship, it can be difficult to tell the difference between love and lust. But only one of them is long-lasting.
Love is cultivated between two people and it grows over time, through getting to know him or her better and experiencing life’s many ups and downs together. Lust, on the other hand, at the initial stage has to do with the sex-driven sensations that draw people toward one another. It may or may not lead to long-term relationship. Some might say that the ideal intimate relationship scenario involves a balanced combination of love and lust. After all, lusting after someone is typically an important early phase of a long-term partnership, and reigniting that initial spark is a practice worth cultivating for committed couples.
Other People’s Definition
One of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. A visible attribute of a true Christian life as found in Galatians 5:22-23.LoveLight
One very funny definition is:
Nature’s way of tricking people into reproducing.Anonymous
Militant Liberal tips on with this👇
Lust is the desire for their body.
Love is the desire for their soulMilitant Liberal
Either a horrible disease or a blessingantigamer.com
To give everything you have and not expect anything in returnBallot Head
A word used by many, but understood by few.Anonymous
Making yourself vulnerable to someone, while fully knowing that they may betray youSnooz the great
Natures way of letting you know that even when you’re happy, you can still feel extreme pain.James P.
True Love is not blind. If you love the person you’ll see their flaws, but still consider them beautifulTheGirlInLove
A word that guys use over and over so they can get into girls’ pants😆Anonymous
the deepest beauty of love is how it changes lives.
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