Category: Love

Hope For Loneliness

Although loneliness and being alone can go hand in hand, this isn’t necessarily always the case. Some of the time, being alone isn’t a negative thing unless it is causing the person to feel an inner emptiness. Loneliness is a frequently expressed complaint in counseling, both secular and Christian. Loneliness and insecurity often occur simultaneously, and that often bears destructive fruit. A lonely person is tempted to cope with the pain with something — anything — that might bring some relief. If that relief is not found in Christ, the loneliness will continue to be a struggle.

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The Law of Love

You were created to glorify God (Isaiah 43:7). How are you doing right now, in this relationship with your daughter-in-law? If you sense conviction that you have been sinning in this relationship, repent and ask the Lord to help you love her. If this is a struggle, meditate on all that God has forgiven in your life, and the ways that He has loved you, even in your sin and rebellion.

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What is Biblical Love?

A popular Christian rock group once said that love is a verb, and this is true based on what we see in the Scriptures. Biblical love is very different from the cheap love of the world. Biblical love is patterned after the love that God in Jesus Christ has for us. In marriage, biblical love is enduring; is verbalized (Jeremiah 31:3); is compassionate (Psalm 112:4); is demonstrated by action (Romans 5:8), and is self-sacrificial (John 10:11).

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A Friend Loves

I believe one of the reasons God created friendship was so that we could help each other. If one of us falls down, the other can help her up. This is true in the literal sense, as well as in the spiritual sense. If my friend falls into unbelief, hopelessness, fear, or any of the other troubles that plague us as humans, I can help her up as she opens her heart to me for encouragement and discipleship.

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