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What Defines a Heart of Love?

Updated on February 19, 2012

A Heart Filled with Love

Relationships, in general, require hearts to be filled with love; it is the foundation from which everything else takes place.

When a person truly loves another, steps will be taken to maintain a relationship; otherwise, those relationships - which had held much potential - soon fall by the wayside.

This lens is aimed at showing just how successful a relationship can be when a heart of love is in place. However, one person cannot do it alone; both parties to any relationship require hearts filled with love. In fact, a relationship cannot survive without this emotion - known as love - embedded deeply inside.

Take a journey with me into the deeper recesses of the human soul.

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A Heart of Love - What does it mean?

Love is experienced in so many relationships, in varying degrees. The love a mother feels for her child is different than the love she feels for her child's father. The love a child feels for his mother is different than the love he feels for his father. Bring friendships and relatives into the situation and a real mixture occurs because the love a woman feels for her son or daughter is different, again, from what she feels for her grandchild.

Friends love each other and so do married couples. Parents love their children whether they are single or part of a union. In fact, every relationship ever formed has an element of love to it - the need to nurture and protect - the need to feel part of a greater whole.

Below you will discover my innermost thoughts and feelings where a heart of love is concerned. These factors can be part of any type of relationship but imagine if your heart and soul was able to live each day, in your marriage, while enjoying the benefits of real love? A divorce may never take place again.

  1. Love doesn't focus on the length of time which has been spent suffering. Instead, it is focused on the joy which comes from being healed in spirit and thought.
  2. Love is kind. It doesn't seek to belittle another or to hurl spiteful words and actions toward another.
  3. Love doesn't wish to have what someone else has. Love means being content with what one has and appreciating life as it is.
  4. Love doesn't boast or brag about itself. It knows the truth and sets about proving it. It doesn't waiver in the face of adversity.
  5. Love doesn't behave improperly, and never seeks to try to better itself. Love knows it is best. Its focus in on protecting the relationship.
  6. Love isn't provoked to anger easily. Love endures and always finds a way to forgive, even if it takes time to work some things out.
  7. Love doesn't think evil about others. Instead, it tries to find the best in each person.
  8. Love walks away from sin, rejoicing only in being true. Love knows, firsthand, how sin can destroy relationships and wants no part of such sinful behavior.
  9. Love bears anything, believes (because of hope) that things will improve, and endures everything because of that same hope for improvement.
  10. Love doesn't fail, while everything else around it will crumble, even faith and hope (when time has ended) for there will be no further need of this pair.

Love ~ embedded in the heart

Love ~ embedded in the heart
Love ~ embedded in the heart

Emotional Impact - by Norma Budden

Emotional Impact
Emotional Impact

This book demonstrates what love is. Through the twists and turns in the lives of the characters, you will want to keep turning pages to see how this story unfolds. Each time I pick it up, I still lose sleep because I want to keep turning the pages.

 

Unconditional Love - Does it exist?

As stated earlier, love comes in a variety of forms and varies in its degree of intensity, depending upon the type of relationships involved. However, in any of those earthly relationships I am wondering about your thoughts on this all-important question:

Can unconditional love be present in human relationships?

What does it mean to have a heart of love? What are some of the benefits people receive when they are loved unconditionally? Did you enjoy this lens? I would enjoy it if you took a few moments to share your thoughts.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      ITS KINDA FUNNY HOW SOMEONE ALWAYS WANTS TO PUT THERE 2 CENTS IN WHERE IT DOESN'T BELONG . THIS NIKI SIMMONS SOUND LIKE A REAL WINNER i WONDER HOW MANY FAILED RELATIONSHIPS SHE'S HAD?? i HOPE SHE IS NOT MISTREATING THOSE DOGS ???

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      a heart of love to me , is someone that thinks of their partners needs and wants more times during the day than his /her own needs. when you love someone you are willing to give all of yourself to make your partners happiness number one priority in your life. Kelly . i would do anything for you not matter if we are together or apart , I love you more than anything....

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      when i said i love kelly lallier i said it because either fat , skinny , no money . cripple , blind never being able to make love , I LOVE KELLY LALLIER< not bevcause i wish to change who her friends are or to tell her what so should do . if you love someone don't try to control them , just love that person,

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      kelly lee lallier you know you have the nicest kisses don't you.. i miss them at night , in the morning and all day long honnnnnnnnnnney

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: kelly lee you know its you its always been you , my relatives have lied to me all these years , and hid everything from me you know i always wanted you and nothing and no one ever meant as much as you. i can say I LOVE YOU 2 you because I mean it and I would do anything to have you again , ONCE YOU HAVE HAD THE BEST , I DON'T NEED THE REST. MY LOVE FOR YOU ALWAYS KELLY , LVE CRAIG

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      when you have a special woman -n- your heart no one else will do , call it what you like , i call love that lasts 4 ever its you and me me my honey bunny , to sweet kelly lee from c g g

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      today in order to obtain something you want you should not be crooked like everyone else and use money to buy your way out you need to be honest which no one is because they love to cheat . kelly, my words are true when i say I LOVE YOU. And if my health was ok i would work 5 jobs to have you

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      kelly lee lallier you are so pretty right down to your toes, love see's the beauty of a womans heart and kelly lee lallier has such beautiful qualities she doesn't even see them that's what makes her so beautiful. a man would be very priveleged to have her love. for it is an endless emotion just waiting to be carresed

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      my heart belongs to you kelly lee smith lallier love craig g gilman

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wishing you much love, peace, happiness and blessing today and always! :)

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      Senora M 6 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks for sharing it!

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      GiftsBonanza 6 years ago

      Such a lovely lens :)

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      Relationships are all about love. Just figuring it all out.

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      'Vikk Simmons 6 years ago from Houston

      Interesting take on the challenge. Nice job.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      If you love one person give your heart to him/her.

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      ex girlfriend back

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      bdkz 6 years ago

      Great job Norma!

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      A heart of love, as Christ put it, is one that gives his or her life for the other. Marriages would work if one always made the other a priority, but alas, in most cases it seems to be about "me, myself and I". God give us a heart to love like you do!

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      hayleylou lm 6 years ago

      It's great to feel loved and also to have someone to love. After all love makes the world go around :)

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      Kelsey-Budden-16 6 years ago

      This lens is nice. :)