I believe in love! Romantic love, extraordinary love, and love that last forever! But I also believe that love does not conquer all! In fact, ‘falling in love’ can blind you to other aspects of a relationship that are just as important.
What’s love without being honest about your intentions and about who you really are? Then there’s compatibility. We’ve all had the experience of loving someone and later discovered we didn’t have compatible lifestyles, temperaments, values, belief systems, or chemistry.
And what’s love without trust? You must have the belief that your partner is being truthful about what they say, what they stand for, and will they stand by you when the mess hits the fan, because it will!
Then there’s compromise, communication, and last but not least, respect! Does love trump those factors too? Of course not!
I know some of you will say, “love is all of those things,” but I think that’s just an excuse to love without accountability. To me, LOVE IS the hard work and patience it takes to get to know each other not just an emotion! But that’s hard to hear when you’re desperate for affection and validation and that’s the sad reality of why so many people get taken advantage of and hurt. ~ Michael Baisden
What Do You Think?
Inspired by the Chapter, Eyes Wide Shut, in my new book, Raise Your Hand If You Have Issueshttp://www.amazon.com/Raise-Your-Hand-Have-Issues/dp/0984776583/ref=la_B000APTDN0_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1405221117&sr=1-3
No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse.
11. For the sake of your name, O LORD, forgive my iniquity, though it is great. 12. Who, then, is the man that fears JEHOVAH? He will instruct him in the way chosen for him. 13. He will spend his days in prosperity, and his descendants will inherit the land.
14. JEHOVAH confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. 15 My eyes are ever on JEHOVAH, for only he will release my feet from the snare. Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted."
NIV1984 HOLY SCRIPTURES (via mr-blac)
[LIFE + LOVE]
joycemeyer: You Can Be Free! (Daily Devotions | September 29)