Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2012 5:52:14 AM
Love is a very confusing thing that can not be put in a box, And I don't think its something that can be properly defined or explain. But one way to me Love is, best explain is the four types of love: (1)Agape unconditional love (2)Philia- Philiadepia, brotherly love or the love between friends (3)Storge- Love that grows between family members (4)Eros- A special intimate love between just two people for life. Agape is unconditional love, selfless love. Its when you love someone and put that person above you when you love that person so much you would sacrifice things or yourself for the sake of them. Agape love is the way as a christian I define God`s love for me. Philia is like how you might love your best friend you wouldn't necessarily marry them but you share a deep bond as friends, Unless of course you consider your spouse or girlfriend/boyfriend as your best friend. Then there is Storge represent the love or bond you might have with your Mother, Father or siblings, Like how I will consider hurting someone if they mess with my family. I guess the best way to explain Storge is the love between a parent and their child. Eros is the special bond and love between two people that in marriage wish to stay together forever, Yes forever it is the love we wish we might have someday with our future spouse or hope we have with our spouse. I wish that every one who gets married has the love of eros. Love though how its portrayed on the media or how some people see love is just sad I don`t think a lot of people can actually tell the difference between love and lust. Lets see in the dictionary Lust is very strong sexual desire, Love is defined in the dictionary as an intense feeling of deep affection. People blame love on so many things like heart breaks and such but if you really loved each other why`d you break up Or perhaps you could say well cause I loved him/her but he/she didn't love me. Well I have never had that happen to me simply because I`m in high-school and I have decided to stay away from girlfriend-boyfriend relationship through-out high-school. Anyway but if he/she didn't love you then their not worth loving maybe your like but its hard so what, why hurt yourself more. Now pay attention is loving a person bad for you No! Loving the wrong person is bad for you. Then there's all of you wanting someone to love and someone to love you, so you can feel a void which isn't something love can really do. Overall Love is a confusing thing, that`s why I like reviewing the four types of love, Agape, Philia, Storge and Eros. They help break it down and remove the head-aches that the media and other people`s crazy love stories give you.
Honestly though if someone ask me to describe what love is in a minute or two I`d simply say its not lust but its confusing and God offers the greatest love. In habit though I usually say God is love. If you read this you might think such a christian answer, sorry but for me its true. As the bible says Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 And after all Jesus is the only one that has done this for me.