Agape equals Divine Love

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as i’ve been preparing for a new Stronger Marriage post, i came across the definition of Agape in some old class notes.

Agape: [ah-gah-pey] 1. Love as revealed in Jesus, seen as spiritual and selfless and a model for humanity. 2. Love that is spiritual in its nature.

Agape is charitable and compassionate. it is thinking about the other person before yourself.

it is kind.
it is generous.
it is thoughtful 
it is unlimited.
it is divine.

there are other kinds of love: Eros & Philia.
Eros: passion, infatuation, attraction, connected to sexual desire
Philia: companionate, friendship, like-minded

though Eros and Philia are both good in their own rights and are needed {especially at the start} (it’s good to be attracted to your husband yes? and you become each other’s best friend right?), Agape is what makes the relationship last.

it is important to be charitable to one another, to be kind, to be generous, to be selfless. which of course is easier said than done.

i write this post because this is a big lesson i learned this week. when i try to put Adam first, when i focus on his needs {emotional, physical & spiritual}, things go much smoother.

Adam is my best friend.
he is my love.
and with that, i hope it will lead me to be more
and charitable
to help our marriage last for eternity.


Alexis Kaye said...

Amen sistafriend!

Amber Marie said...

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