~ There are couple of blogposts on Love that I want to highlight as well worth the read. These are from Pastor Steve Cornell’s blog Wisdom For Life, a blog thats one of my best finds this year.
~ How does one distinguish infatuation from genuine love? Here are some tests:
“1. Test of Time – Love benefits and grows through time; infatuation ebbs and diminishes with time.
2. Test of Knowledge – Love grows out of an appraisal of all the known characteristics of the other person. Infatuation may grow out of an acquaintance with only one of these characteristics known about the other person.
3. Test of Focus – Genuine love is other-person centered. Infatuation is self-centered.
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9. Test of Physical Attraction – Physical attraction is a relatively small part of love, but it is a central focus of infatuation. (Now don’t read “small part” as “not a part” …
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12. Test of Delayed Gratification …
~ This is from a post titled “What if you don’t feel love?”
“A wife once told me that she planned to leave her husband because she “just didn’t love him anymore.”
She saw herself as a victim of feelings she couldn’t change. …”