We feed our love with other things so that it may last longer. Even after having done this, it may still be a struggle to keep the fire of compassion (Passion?) burning.But knowing that love is only a part, and acknowledging same, is the first step towards its survival.PassionTrustFaithHonestyToleranceFinancial capabilitySense of self
I don't think love is enough though. It is just a part of it. If not, why do Two people seemingly head over heels suddenly become sworn enemies after some times spent together? Could it be that the love they said to have shared wasn't real enough? Or did it burn out? And if it burnt out, why, since love is enough, it shouldn't have.
Tolerance is a part that is associated with love but it is not entirely in the same category as love itself. Ability to tolerate any excess makes love strong. Passion can also burn out, you know Dayan.
It is not sacrifice, Gideon. It is compromise. Sacrifice is when it is selfless, and that is not always attached to love. I can love you and still hold on to my job as a banker than be a housewife. It still doesn't mean I don't love you though. I can only compromise and close work early.Agape is bringing faith into it. And yeah, amore, is best achieved with agape but really, does both really coexist these days?A pastor just killed his wife, supposedly though. Were they not in love and was he not aware of the agape? The agape that is supposed to make amore more meaningful?
Most people who think they are in love are actually not even remotely close to it. They are mostly in-lust, not love. But even when love happens, often it is one sided.I was in love (real love) with a girl when I was in elementary four. Even though she ended up marrying another guy obviously because she didn't love me as I loved her, I still loved her. Should I have pursued her and begged her to marry me? Nope. LOVE MUST BE TWO WAYS FOR IT TO BE VIABLE. So, often a person can love another that does not return it in equal measure. Wisdom dictates that a marriage must not happen in such cases, but people barely pay attention.In cases of true love, passion NEVER burns out because the couple can recreate it over and over and over till they age and die.Agape is the guarantor for Amore in "love". Amore can never endure if Agape is missing. Amore will bring passion; Agape will guard the rear in case something goes wrong with the passion.Amore makes love and marriage "blissful", while Agape protects the bliss from the storms of this world.