Many of us can't even express in words of what love is.
Dictionary.com defines love as...
1. a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
2. a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.
3. sexual passion or desire.
4. a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.
In class, we defined love as great care and respect for another person, growing together in a spiritual sense, forgetting oneself for another, and a rush of endorphins. Did you know there is actually four kinds of love? I didn't. In class we went over each one of them and was asked a question: Which one of the four is the most important? How would you rate each one out of 100%? I had written down: Storge- 40%, Eros- 30%, Philia- 20%, and Agape 10%. My thought process was that Storge was the most important in any relationship. It is the love between a parent and child, and between you and your spouse. This love is unconditional. Eros was next because romantic love is romantic and important in a marriage. But after we had talked more about it, it is important to have it equal across all four of them. Each type of love is important is any relationship. Then the question was posed about passionate verses companionate love. Which one is more important in marriage? I say companionate love. The three reasons why, is because this love is stable, can last a lifetime, and has strong emotional bonds- your best friends. This love is more realistic only for others to see, but to you and your spouse.
So my question to you: What is love?