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What does it mean to be in love?

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I’ve memorized 1 Corinthians 13, I understand what love is and how we are supposed to love one another, and how love is a verb not a feeling. I know the difference between love and lust. I know what it is to love, but what does it mean to be in love?

September 11, 2015 at 19:49


Hey, GrayC! Honestly, I don’t think there’s such a thing as being in love. I mean, there’s attraction, and then love. Love is separate. Love is God. I guess you could say if you’ve completely devoted yourself to a person, to love them unconditionally, to always be there for them no matter what they do or do to you, then I guess you could say you’re in love. But it doesn’t sound very mooshy does it? That’s cause love and attraction are separate, but they can go together. Does any of this make sense? I hope I’ve helped!

September 16, 2015 at 21:07


I know this is old, but I wanted to add my thoughts to it 🙂

I think love is one of the hardest words to define… ever… Over the past year I have gradually found myself falling in love with a young man. At first we were acquaintances, then friends, and now we have been dating for three months. I can honestly say, after soul searching and prayer, that I love him. He reached the same conclusion about when I did, right before our three month and told me then. I told him a few days later.

I think love is when you would sacrifice for the other person. I’m not saying giving them some of your food. I mean your time, your energy. If he were offered a job half way across the world, I would sacrifice what I have here to go with him because I love him.

I think love is when you want what is best for the other person. You want to make them happy for the sake of making them happy. Not because you get anything out of it, because you want what is best for them. That’s why sometimes love means letting people go.

I believe love is open and honest and vulnerable. my boyfriend and I have had to have some deep conversations over the past few weeks because of some things that have come up. But he was honest with me and I with him. He told me something that, were it part of my life story, I would never want to tell anyone because of how painful it is. But he shared that with me and was vulnerable. We share hopes and dreams that open us up to hurt. That is part of what love is to me. It is giving someone a key.

Sure, we get on each other’s nerves sometimes. But we are working on coming back together and apologizing when we hurt the other person. Sometimes he will unintentionally say something that makes me feel bad. At that point, I tell him and he will apologize. I think that when he hurts me he hurts himself, because he sees my pain. I think that is another part of love.

1st Corinthians 13 is a great place to start to recognize love!

March 27, 2016 at 12:25
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