Three Types of Love
In the koine Greek languge, there are 3 words for love. First, you have eros love. This is a sex type love and can be emotional. The word, "erotica" comes from this word. Second, you have the Koine Greek word, "Philo". This is your "brotherly love" In the book of Revelation, one of the 7 churches mentioned is the church of Philidelpha, which is known for it's brotherly love. It means, "if you love me; I'll love you in return. It's a recipial form of love. Third, you have Agape love. Christ had this type of love. It's a love that's given and expects no return. The most effective of these three loves, in any relationship is, "Agape" love. If you try to build a relationship based on eros love; it will only last as long as you have an emotional or sexual contact. Philo love is only going to last as long as the person gives you love in return. But, Agape love will always last - because it expects nothing in return and has no conditions that come with it. What type of love is your relationship?