Site Areas
Wedding Centre
Health Club
Marriage Clinic
Chapel
University
Citizen's Centre
Coffee Shop
Admin Centre

Contents
Articles
Books
CDs / Videos
Tips
Services

Resources
Forums
Membership
Contact Us
Site map
Link to Us

Search

Free Tell A Friend from Bravenet


In association with:

Marriage books and much more from Amazon.co.uk

Celebrate your marriage with flowers!

Set up your Wedding Registry!

Marriage and divorce advice from justask.org.uk

Take our Demographic survey

Family Friendly Site

   Home  > Health Club > Building closeness and intimacy > Articles

All you need is love!

By Kate

What is love?

"I love chips. I'd have them with every meal."

"I just love him so much. I can't live without him!"

"I don't know if I love him any more. I feel empty and distant."

How can we use one little four letter word in such different ways? The word love trips to our lips so easily, but do we know exactly what we mean? In classical Greek, they had three words for our one.

Eros is the word they would have used about romantic love, excitement between lovers, affection, physical attraction. Phileo is the love of friendship; common interests and admiration are factors in phileo love. Agape love is love that endures even when things are difficult, when we have been let down by the one we love or feel hurt or even unloving. It's love without expecting anything in return. It's wanting the best for the other, not counting the cost to ourselves.

All three sorts of love can be valuable parts of marriage, but the one that empowers commitment and joy is agape, enabling us to love through difficulties, 'for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, till death do us part'.

What is your love like?

What is unconditional love?


In this article
- What is love?
- What is unconditional love?
- How can we love unconditionally?
- Some examples of unconditional love
- Love is….

Bookmark and Share
Printer Friendly
More From this author

Related
- Keeping Your Relationship Fresh
- The Couple's Workstation
- Romance and Love-making
- All you need is love!
- Feelings

Hot Picks
- 6th National Relationship Education Conference
-
- Take the Couple Check-up!
- Marriage first aid
-
- Marriage help for friends
- Deepen your love & marriage

Discuss
- Marriage Help
- Marriage news from around the world
- Coffee Shop Chat - have some fun!!
- Marriage Problems - ask for help!
- Visit the Index


 2-in-2-1 Today
Take our Couple Checkup - put your relationship on strong foundations by checking out the strengths and growth areas!
Difficulties communicating? - 55 cards to improve your couple communication
What people say about 2-in-2-1 - we thrive on your feedback!
Couples Wanted!! - for TV and press enquiries - tell your story!
Cyber sex and Internet addiction - is the internet threatening your marriage??

Top

Visit About.com

Copyright ©1999-2017 2-in-2-1 Limited. All rights reserved. Disclaimer Privacy Statement