Tag Archives: Love

Infatuation or Love?

Infatuation has been defined as….By contrast, genuine falling in love is…. Continue reading

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Why I am not religious

I do not believe in religion. Religion is a human attempt to find the way to God. It’s an empty and hopeless pursuit of something God already did for us. ____________________________________________ The gospel is good news about God’s loving pursuit … Continue reading

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The path to great relationships

Married couples must realize that marriage is not about being in love but an agreement to love. It’s an agreement that must be renewed daily. But doing this involves more than will power. Couples must also have a shared vision of what love looks like, of how it is lived. Continue reading

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Love’s Musical Crescendo!

I don’t have any musical abilities and I certainly don’t know how to read music. My secretary, however, knows music and plays the piano. In my last few sermons, she heard me use a word that comes primarily from the … Continue reading

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A closer look at love

Relationships are miserable when love is absent. But is there an objective way to identify true love?  Love defined The fourteen qualities of love in First Corinthians thirteen offer the best available description of love known to humans. This text remains one of … Continue reading

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Is there a catch-22 in love?

Many singles feel like they’re in a kind of catch 22. They are likely surrounded by a culture of marriage and family in a way that can make them feel as if life is “on hold” until they get married. Their … Continue reading

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What if you don’t feel love?

Some people tell me they want to be married because of love and others (like this woman) say they want out of marriage because they no longer feel love. This has led me to ask some questions about the nature of love.
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