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What does love truly mean?

Updated on April 24, 2011

What does love truly mean?

I have learned over the years that people really don't understand what the word "LOVE" truly mean. People use the word "LOVE" very lightly without understanding its true meaning. If you look up the word "Love" in the Webster's dictionary it means: to show affection for; to be delighted with; to admire passionately. When you truly love someone you will be drawn to that person for who they are from their inner soul to their outward apperance. You will love that person because of their great personality, their great smile, their love for life and not just for how they look. If you want to go deeper lets look at it on a spiritual level. In 1 Corinthians chapter 13 starting at verse 4 and ending with verse 7 (New Living Translation Bible): Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. So, if we followed the spiritual guidelines to loving someone then their will be a lot of relationships saved. You would never do anything to hurt that special someone. You would have the utmost respect for him or her. You would trreat them the way you wanted to be treated. You would love them unconditionally and without any regrets. You wouldn't show jealousy but trust them. You would never brag on yourself but praise them for the things they do. no matter how small. Loving someone means that if they do mess up you will forgive them and move on. You will not keep an account of how many times they mess up but leave it in the past. Past mistakes andĀ failures should never keep coming up in a relationship because that's not showing love. In a relationship there has to be great communication, trust and complete honesty. If you say you love someone then show it in everything you do. Love is an action word so you have to show love every single mintue. If you truly love someone never take them for granted but appreciate them for who they are. Make sure you absolutely understand what the word "LOVE" means before you start using it loosely.


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      john miti 14 months ago

      It's really great,let's go back to the original meaning of this world of day love is not at its standard. We speak only words without action.

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      Hopefully in Love 16 months ago

      This has help me understand what kind of love we can share. I always told several that I love them freely and I just learn That this can be misunderstood causing a conception on the real meaning. Trust is a stepping stone in the process in falling in true love when at first learning at each other about inside and working your way out of each other's soul. This is what I learned by reading this article which have given me a better outlook of what love really s an means.

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      Sky 22 months ago

      Love, is undescribable. Its so beautiful, you cannot explain it. It means youd use your last breath to tell him or her you love them. Its hard sometimes but you learn alot about them. Youll know and learn what love is just by looking at them. Sometimes just hearing them say hey makes you smile ear to ear. Love makes us do crazy things. But in the end you learn it was everything youve ever wanted. I think sometimes that almost is never enough. But it takes time and commitment. People say im too young to know what love is but i know i know. Mu special person warms my heart. And he doesnt even have to say a word. He drives me crazy. But hes there for me through thick and thin. So what would you say that means? Love. If you love them youd do absolutly anything for them including cleaning up their throw-up. But its worth it. Trying your best to keep that amazing smile on his face all the time. Bur most of all just being there and letting them know that somebody cares about them. Anyway, there is a line of love that is never lost even of you realize you love eachother so much that maybe its best you cant stay together. Love has NO limits. Time. But you still stay. Why? Beacause you love them and you dont know why. You are just lucky enough to see that special thing in them. Arent you proud? Good luck!! Youll learn. Love is amazing but it can also be sad. Sometimes i feel like it makes my life fall apart but even when you feel alone, at that random time you get that phone call saying "hey im sorry but i just have to tell you i love you."

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      Sellwane 2 years ago

      Love is amazing according to 1 corinthians chptr13:4-7 i think I'm ready for love

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      kamekabaccas 2 years ago

      I love a special man who makes me happy

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      zestyjk67 2 years ago

      Love is ...... Sharing.. U have to no that's sharing is what one wants to do with another look up sharing and you found it all.

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      Nolisyncube 2 years ago

      Love is a something u never discrurb it

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      Angie 3 years ago

      I needed a mental refresher on what love really is bc it has been so.long since I have really experienced it. Love is confused for lust so much, love takes effort and understanding. It's a beautiful thing if it's truly love.

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      Janet clark-milton 3 years ago

      Trying to make 1corinthian 13; 4-7 apart of my character by practiceing it everyday.

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      lindokhumalo 3 years ago

      For me Love is a lair it takes you higher

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      marjorie 3 years ago


      For me,LOVE is POWERFULL!

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      jolyn 3 years ago

      I think love is not all that matters

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      zanele 3 years ago

      All u have said is love

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      HattieMattieMae 6 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

      You got that right on! Good hub! Spread the love!:)

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      TrulyHappy 6 years ago from North Carolina

      That is so true ddsurfsca. You have to be able to truly enjoy the one your with and except all of their flaws. It has to be unconditional love.

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      ddsurfsca 6 years ago from ventura., california

      Love truly means enjoying the other persons company, and having the ability to accept the other person along with their flaws.