The command to love our neighbors is not the complication, rather it is how the word ‘love’ is defined and how we apply this verse to our lives that makes this passage complicated for Christians. Context is so important here. Often we twist the term ‘love’ to mean many things it doesn’t and in today’s culture it is used interchangeably with the terms ‘tolerant’ and ‘acceptance’.
Oh boy…I’m expecting a little hate from this one. But, I’ve been wanting to share my thoughts on this topic for so long and I’ve decided it’s time to just break down, be honest, and tell you why I think that this new idea of self-love is an absolute lie.
If you have been in a relationship or marriage for more than 2 days then you know exactly what I’m talking about. And, like me, you don’t blame Walt for it. You just accept that he was too busy building the happiest place on earth to stop and tell us that marriage does not equal happiness. The truth is, we all feel unloved at times. Even in marriage. And there is a major difference between feeling unloved and actually being unloved. So, I want to walk you through what you can do to combat the feeling of being unloved and step into a thriving relationship full of love, respect, and communication.
Is there anyone who doesn’t have a horrible dating story? A heart break? A mistake? I count myself lucky that by the time I was 23 I’d put the dating world behind me and was married. But, in the years I was dating… oh boy. Talk about some serious mistakes, horror stories, and a few…