When you truly say “ I LOVE You,” you Love them forever! Love, respect and trust grows continuously along with the relationship with true love. True Love is not selfish and you want what is best for them.
Saying “I am in Love with You” with someone is usually an emotional response as to how they are feeling now. For some it can change depending on their feelings, time and circumstances. They are more in love with the idea of love.
Love is often confused with lust. I believe that it is really important that both parties are on the same page as to how they define love.
GOD is LOVE! God is Eternal so Love is eternal. His Word defines “LOVE” as: “LOVE is patient, Love is kind, It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the TRUTH. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves. Love never fails…”