16 thoughts on “Relationships

  1. I have to agree here that marriages need three elements of love. Your article has made me do a deep thinking of my own relationship with my family too. This is very helpful because relationships are very sensitive. Building it and knowing it’s ideals is also as important. At the end of the day, we all want to be loved and eat to love too. I pray God guides us.

  2. Understanding relationships and nurturing relationships is the foundation of our civilization. Relationships can be good, bad or indifferent. You address many facets of relationships to help us understand and interpret situations that may not be easily obvious. I can see a great deal of thought has gone into helping others to address and handle all kinds of relationships. 

    Thanks for taking the time to share your insights.

    Edwin

  3. We grow in love and not fall n love. Wow! That is my getaway knowledge from this article. When we grow in love, then we become more susceptible to enjoying our companionship. Dating online is really not the way to go about it as it very much affects our life from the emotional, legal and mental state. Also, I believe every relationship should encompass  the three types of love. Thanks so much for sharing this

  4. Hello ! You are spot in with this article again that I feel like sharing it with every one on my contact list. Being in a relationship is not a matter of just being in a relationship, it is about proving it to each other that the other person is truly worthy by working diligently towards each other’s happiness.Ii agree with you that meeting place and how we let love develop matters and should not strictly be in lust. It should be about sacrificing for each other to ensure that love thrives.

  5. This is a very good summary on relationships and I particularly enjoyed reading on the types of love. Many people just suppose, not understanding what it really means. I believe that God can only give us the maximum love we want. I also liked the article on online dating. For some, it doesn’t work and for some it does. Love is more than just a four letter word and we need to know that. A good compilation here. Thank!

  6. Great article and educative for the singles,I’ve seen many people who claimed they met their spouse in a party and immediately affection was developed,but in many occasions it does not work that way because many faced a lot of problem in such a relationship,I agree with what you said that seeing someone for the first time and you said you love,I think also is a lust,love would actually develop with time and not that instant,thank you for sharing

  7. Hi Linda,

    Once again, I found this article saved my relationship life and very helping. It makes me think of my relationship with my family & my partners. I related much with the content in “Dating online vs meeting online” since I’ve experienced some when I try dating online. 

    It’s like what you mentioned in that article, I did have mental, legal, spiritual issues through online dating. I think it all turned out worse than the traditional way of dating since our generation is lack of patience and don’t think things could be fixed. 

  8. I absolutely agree that a successful marriage needs elements of all three types of love and the correction you made, that we don’t fall in love but grow in love.

    True love encompasses so many things. it is different from love at first sight. True love is to be nurtured. Both parties have got to work at it as it won’t grow all by itself. The more knowledge we have and the better improved or evolved, we are as a person, the easier it is for us to give true love and be loved. Thanks

  9. These are very interesting topics to be understood well before finding yourself in any. Recently, our fellowship had to see a fellow brother return to his country. Seeing him leave was hard to accept as it rekindled those glorious moments we shared as a fellowship. It was a joyous moment for him to leave as he was finally going to meet his family but to us, it felt like we’re losing him forever. I couldn’t shake this kind of love off considering how much I was going to miss him.  

    Fellowship love really binds people together irrespective of the differences. 

  10. Dear Linda,

    The meaning behind love and types of love are my favorite posts from your collections. I still remember the insights you gave about “Agape”.

    By GODS grace I do part-time ministry and I preach a lot of things I learned from your articles. That barber story is an amazing one (We need to come to LORD so that he can clean us).

    Love is the fundamental and basic thing. Building broken relationships is the biggest and vital task. (The saddest thing is many broken their relationship with GOD itself).

    Thanks for the Great inspiring posts! This has to be motivating, not only for me but also for many others.

    GOD Bless!

  11. Most of us don’t realize how important love is for the sake of happiness. It’s more than a four-letter word and a set of actions but a way to live. 

    I really enjoyed reading about the 3 types of love that is needed for a marriage to work. Being able to love unconditionally is important for the bond to set between man and wife. I wish I read this before I got married. My wife walked out a year ago and I miss her dearly.

    However, as I look back I totally understand why she decided to go. I pray every day of a way that I can try to get her back but I feel like I am selfish in wanting her to come back if she wasn’t happy. I now know where I failed and I won’t give up on the thought of her coming home.

    I’m going to try a more genuine thoughtful approach even if we only become friends I will be satisfied just to have her in my life. 

    Thanks for sharing

    Shannon

  12. Hi Lindy

    This is another great post. I think you have made a great summary of relationships. I like the one about types of love. Today people tend to confuse all of them. Saying that I can be in love with many people, like eros type. Which is completely foolish, I hope more people will take the steps to refresh our memories and turn our heart back to God, because only He can help us get back to the right path.

    Thanks

  13. This is such a good concept in term of layout. As I clicked on each panel, I kept wondering what’s behind the next one.

    Great job running a spiritual blog, I love the way that many of your posts are based on the teaching from the Scriptures and the Bible. In this day and age, people are so busy with worldly things and they forget about the truth. 

    Also suggestion: you can write up a post about love languages in this series.

    Thanks for sharing these posts, have a nice day! 

  14. This was an interesting way to put together an article on the subjects of singleness, courtship, and marriage. I do not believe I have run across such a layout for a post, and I found it almost like an adventure as I explored each area by clicking on each link that you included.

    In these days when there is so much conflicting information on all three subjects, I found this article to be a refreshing piece that was full of solid advice. In all three of these stages we go through in life there are some basic questions that we can ask ourselves that can help demystify the feelings we may be having.

    Anyone who is asking themselves about one or more of these important areas of our life will be well-served to spend some time on this post and working through their own feelings and perhaps through the feelings of a potential life-long partner. Thanks for this provocative and useful post.   

  15. Hello there. I read your article about dating online. In this day and age where most people have busy schedules and don’t have time to meet, dating online can help. But as with everything, online dating is a tool that can be misused but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t exist.

    As more people want to work from home and make money online. online dating will have more value (well it has already) in the future.

    I also read about the types of love and i agree with the definitions. Falling in love can be translated as “falling in lust” at least at first. You see a person, you like his/ her appearance and some behaviour you know about him/her, but that doesn’t mean you love her/him. That will reveal itself in the future (if the relationship still lasts).

    Well about the Fellowship is Love article. They are similar but not the same. Fellowship is a union where one helps each other as much as he/she can. Love is uncondinally helping others without benefit, with sacrifice even of your own life.

    Very good set of articles. Good job. Have a nice day.

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