IS THY LOVE JUST A FEELING OR A CHOICE?

“what you feel for someone is only about you, but it is the things you chose to do for the one you love as a result of what you feel that counts”

Everything Marriage

Many see love as merely a feeling; others as merely a choice.

Love merely as a FEELING can best be described as having no patience to wait; it must be satisfied with its objects instantly. It is more sensual and selfish and wrapped up in immediacy.

Love as a CHOICE rises above feelings and the present to the unseen and the future. Though seemingly above feelings, it is not necessarily opposed to it; it works through it and makes it subordinate to its influence and end. It is more sacrificial and works “in spite of”.

On the grounds of EASE and INDULGENCE and PRESENT INTEREST, love as a feeling takes upper hand over love as a choice; but it is however ephemeral or short-lived. Also when reason cannot comprehend and see things God’s way, it is love as merely a feeling that triumphs or rules.

However, when the soul or…

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2 thoughts on “IS THY LOVE JUST A FEELING OR A CHOICE?

  1. Love this! Love as a feeling can change so quickly because of course our feelings change all the time! Make me mad and all of a sudden I don’t love you anymore. But as u said, love as a choice is more “inspite of.” With this kind of love, you keep right on loving, even on the days that your feelings are not so positive!…Very insightful!

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