Love encompasses a range of strong and positive emotional and mental states , from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection , to the simplest pleasure. Most commonly, love refers to a feeling of strong attraction and emotional attachment. Love is considered to be both positive and negative, with its virtue representing human kindness , compassion , and affection , as "the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another" and its vice representing human moral flaw , akin to vanity , selfishness , amour-propre , and egotism , as potentially leading people into a type of mania , obsessiveness or codependency. Ancient Greek philosophers identified six forms of love : essentially, familial love in Greek , Storge , friendly love or platonic love Philia , romantic love Eros , self-love Philautia , guest love Xenia and divine love Agape.
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It seems the most face-palm inducing statements can be made to singles, and often times Christian culture is the biggest culprit of making them. Singleness is a complex topic, and while some are happy as a clam to be flying solo, it is a source of deep pain and longing for many others. When it comes down to it, some things are helpful to hear, and some things simply are not. In an effort to help people in all different seasons understand and love one another better, I decided to round up some of the most unhelpful things I believe a single person can hear. Singles—chime in down in the comments with any I may have missed.
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After years spent speaking with couples before, during and after marriage; and of talking to parents and children struggling with their relationships, I am convinced of the partiality of the definition. Love should be seen not as a feeling but as an enacted emotion. To love is to feel and act lovingly. Too many women have told me, bruises visible on their faces, that the husbands who struck them love them. Since they see love as a feeling, the word hides the truth, which is that you do not love someone whom you repeatedly beat and abuse.
A few months ago, we asked Carrie Lloyd to delve into the world of online dating. She reveals what it takes for a single Christian woman to hook up via cyberspace. I could manage the vertically challenged thing, but there was no spark. And you? I might ask her for the number of her colourist though.