Many have argued that love (in its real essence) is more than enough to make a successful relationship, while others think there is more to a relationship or marriage than just love. What is your opinion?
Love (in the true essence of it) is enough. Love that is not defined by butterflies, physical appearance or cute pictures for the gram.Love (in the true essence of it) is enough. Love that is not defined by butterflies, physical appearance or cute pictures for the gram. - @thegatherings__ Click To Tweet
People mentioning “trust”, “commitment” should know that LOVE covers all those things (and more). ‘As Christ Loves..’ must remain the standard though.
Most of the comments suggest that love in its real essence is enough because it bears all the ingredients that makes for a great relationship and marriage. But I don’t think this is explained properly.
There are different types of love;
- Storge – empathy bond.
- Philia – friend bond.
- Eros – romantic love.
- Agape – unconditional “God” love
Most people mistake Agape; unconditional love as the only type of love that is needed for marriage to work, but you need all those 4 types. If you have all the 4 then maybe we can say that love is enough.
Here is the only addition I’ll make. Getting to the point where you decide to love someone takes a process, takes phases of growth, takes some factors, some decisions. Just make sure you do it intelligently and with an open eye.
Imagine you love (in the true essence) an angry, disrespectful abusive man or woman. Your love will be tried and frustrated.Getting to the point where you decide to love someone takes a process. Make sure you do it intelligently, with an open eye. Imagine you love a disrespectful/abusive person. Your love will be tried and frustrated. - @tolulopeoludapo Click To Tweet