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Much has been said about love, but if you search the horizon, you will discover that most
of the things written about love are either pithy or cynical.

Society in general can be cruel and heartless toward real virtue of any kind. In the most
popular venues, love is seldom dealt with with any degree of sobriety. Modern humor mocks
marriage, husbands and wives, then glorifies every conceivable breech of virtue, such as
sexual immorality, profane and obscene values.

Real love is a mystery to most people. Most people never realize the true potential or
value of love, nor do they learn to practice the art of love. It is usually very poorly
defined. People think they are in love, but they can't explain it. There is a great deal
of confusion and cross-referencing of the terms LOVE, ROMANCE, INFATUATION, AFFECTION,
TENDERNESS and so forth.

Love may include romance, infatuation, affection and tenderness. But even if those
elements are not present, it could still be love.

A lot of people will tell you that they are in love, or that they have been in love, but
there is a huge disparity between one person's definition of love and another's.

Two of my favorite statements on love are:

Love is a choice to do the highest good for someone.
Love is the bond of perfectness (Colossians 3:14):
It is the perfect glue.

Love is noble and idealistic. Love is the highest of all the virtues. God Himself is love.
Paul classified faith, hope and love as the highest virtues, and concluded that love was
the highest of the three.

Love is essential to all perfect relationships.

What most people never realize is that true love is not always romantic. Romance is
different from love, even though ideally, they should occur together. Romance is the
emotional component of love. Romance adds the sparkle in your eyes. Romance adds the
perfume and the colors. Romance embellishes the scenery and swells the music. Romance is
the gilding of love. Romance is gold leaf. It is ornamentation. Romance sometimes becomes
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