Aimee and I were just having a conversation about how the world views love and what true love actually is.
Dr. Baucham has a great message about this.
I have it right here to share with you too.
I really think more teens need to hear this.
Love is so much more than what is on television or in the books we read.
Love is a choice.
It is not just an emotion.
I am so glad that my daughter was questioning this. She has seen the love we her parents share, but it is so different from the love her friends say they have with their boy/girlfriends. These young ones are “totally in love” with someone one week, break up with that person and be “totally in love” with a different one the next. She knew in her heart that many of her friends were wrong. That there is so much more to a relationship than a spark that can fizzle.
Her future husband, where ever he may be, is truly blessed. When she says “I love you” it will mean that she actually “loves him“, not his wallet, his outfits, his car or his status. It will be the fact that she loves his faith, his morals, his values, the way he treats her, if he makes her laugh, his affinity for music, his intelligence, his creativity, his strength, his loyalty, his passions… I am sure he will be adorable too!! Mostly he will be adorable because he will be honestly “loved” by my daughter for who he internally is.
This kind of love will cause emotions that last forever.
I wish more kids had this talk with their parents.
Just because, I am wondering if anyone else has had this talk with their kids?
Or are you planning to?