What Love is

What love is

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8, NIV

That bible verse has always held a special place in my heart. What does love mean to you, exactly? Many people believe that love is when you have butterflies in your stomach whenever you see them and can’t seem to get enough of them. There’s more to love than that. It is a choice to love someone. It’s what we’ve decided to do. To keep a relationship strong, both parties must love, respect, and accept each other for who they are, in my opinion.

My love and I are an example. When it comes to hobbies, we don’t have much in common. We do, however, learn to appreciate and try out each other’s interests. We show each other respect by allowing each other to do what we enjoy rather than arguing about it. We learn to give and receive, rather than taking each other for granted. I love him because I wants to, and he loves me because he wants to. We’ve had our ups and downs, but our love outweighs all else. What is your definition of love?

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