When you ask the definition of love to other people, you will get a divergent answer. Love has various meanings to different people. Love for your family means you sacrifice working overseas to give them a comfortable living. Love for your dogs means you make sure that they are well-nourished by giving them food, building shelter, and attending to their daily medication. Loving someone which everyone wants to feel; to give love and be loved.
According to Wikipedia Love is defined as a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection. Another definition of love is from a psychological point of view. Love is one of the most profound emotions known to human beings. There are many kinds of love, but most people seek its expression in a romantic relationship with a compatible partner. However, Merriam-Webster dictionary also has its fair-share definition of love as a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person, an attraction that includes sexual desire: the strong affection felt by people who have a romantic relationship. A strong relationship needs a daily dose of respect, love, and understanding.
Did you stay in your relationship for love or lust?
Lust is different from love. Wikipedia defines Lust as an emotion or feeling of intense desire in the body. Lust can take any form, such as, the lust for sex, the lust for expensive objects (extravagance), or the lust for power. However, Merriam-Webster dictionary defined lust as a strong feeling of sexual desire: a strong desire for something.
1 Thessalonians 4:7-8, “God has called us to be holy, not to live impure lives. Anyone who refuses to live by these rules is not disobeying human rules but is rejecting God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.” If lust has not yet gripped your heart and mind, ready yourself through a life lived above reproach to combat the temptations of lust. If you currently struggle with lust, it is time to come clean before God and ask for His intervention in your life, so that holiness can be a mark of your life as well.