LOVE… It should not hurt!
Many things have been written about “LOVE”. We all dream of the day that our “true love” will come and we will live “happily-ever –after”. We all watch various “love stories” with dreams for our wonderful futures with the love of our lives. But what is love?
Love and marriage has become over commercialized with millions being spent for Valentine’s Day and on elaborate weddings every year. But, how many of these marriages last the year or five years or ten years or more. How many of these marriages are truly based on love? How many are based on lust? How many are based on financial gain? Or how many are based on lies and deceit? Do you really know the person that you are pledging to live your life with? Do you really know the person behind the mask? There are many who put on “shows” to get what they want. Do not fall victim to these!
So how do you tell?
The bible gives us a description of love:
”Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)
Does your relationship fit this description of love? Love should never hurt! It should build up, not tear down. Love should never be abusive!