Mar 28 2013

Love: E. Fromm

Love isn't something natural. 

Rather it requires discipline, concentration, patience, faith, and the overcoming of narcissism. 

It isn't a feeling, it is a practice.

Love is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. 

If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. 

A feeling comes and it may go. How can I judge that it will stay forever, when my act does not involve judgment and decision?

Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. 

Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love. 

-E. Fromm

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3/28/2013 10:54:20 AM
lindsey United States
lindsey
Thank you so much for this, I definitely needed to hear these wordsSmile
3/28/2013 11:15:52 AM
Tammy Oswald United States
Tammy Oswald
Wonderful insight!   So true!!  

May God bless everyone and accept His unconditional LOVE.

Thank you for all you do!!
3/28/2013 8:29:51 PM
Clay Ritchie United States
Clay Ritchie
Thank you for reminding us that love is truly a decision and an act of FAITH.  My wife of 11 years walked out last summer and even after being told by our Christian Marriage Counselor that the relationship was salvageable and there were no grounds for divorce she said she would just "ask God for forgiveness and be done with it"  A sad perspective indeed.  She claims to be a Christian .  I had hoped for awhile she would listen to scripture rather than those that did not have her eternal best interest in mind.  I have forgiven her.
3/29/2013 9:24:18 AM
Vee United States
Vee
Hi Amanda
just want to let you know how much i enjoy your show and listening to your voice. especially how i love the song just played 2 songs ago. i am going through a lot of stress at school especially with other antagonistic students in my group. but when you played "My name is by Mathew West". i have to stop typing HW and move my head and shoulder from side to side. it change all negatives mood to a happy and positive mood,
thank you
4/3/2013 8:25:48 AM
Andrea United States
Andrea
Thank you for sharing this and I am so blessed that I was listening when you spoke of it on air. I am going to print this and frame it to put up in my house so I and my family will forever be reminded of what love actually is. And hope that they realize this is the love that God has for them. Again, THANK YOU!!
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