“Expressing personal love for the other person. Do I really know how to love?


“Expressing personal love for the other person. Do I really know how to love?

Healthy marital love involves the proper blending of the various types and degrees of love. First is agape, the unconditional love of God that gives birth to all other forms. Marriage should also be an expression of personal love between the husband and wife, a desire to show a level of esteem and regard toward each other that they show toward no one else. Marital love includes the element of phileo, a Greek concept of love best understood as “tender affection.” Husbands and wives should be tender and affectionate toward each other. A marriage relationship is also characterized by eros, which is physical, or sexual love. These expressions of personal love are healthy reasons for marriage, but they need to be properly founded on the unconditional agape love that comes from God.”

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