True love. What is it? How do we define it?
Is there a difference between what the world says love is and what Scripture says?
First Corinthians 13, arguably the most well-known definition of love in the Bible, gives us a straightforward list of what love–real love–looks like. And right in the middle of this list, we are told that one of the earmarks of true love is that it is “not self-seeking.”
Would it surprise you then to learn that one of the most popular and best-selling books on love in the church today spends a great amount of time instructing husbands and wives how to “get what you want” from your spouse? While such an idea is common among “needologists,” psychologists, life-coaches, and the world, it is antithetical to God, His Word, and, ironically, to true love and respect.
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