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"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another" (John 13:34-35).

We find it difficult to walk in love and stand in love with people when we don't know the way to express love towards them. The way a husband and wife express love for each other is different from the way friends express love for one another.

The fact that a lot of abnormal things are done today in the name of love does not make it right or godly.

So let's take a look at 4 kind of love:

1. Agape:  This is unconditional love. It is selfless love, the love for humanity. The love you give without expecting anything in return which should be reflected in all charitable acts. It is the compassionate love that makes us sympathize and empathize with people  we know and don't know.
This is the kind of love God has for us, that even why we were yet sinners Christ died for us.
This love is lacking in our world today because most people think more of what they can get from you than what they can give.

See Also: How to be and have a Humorous Partner, the key to a loving relationship

2. Storge: This is the love of a parent for their children. Storge is the love parents naturally feel for their children. It’s based on natural feelings and effortless love. This is why you see mothers are mostly in love with their children more than even their Fathers most times. This is parental love that protects it own. It is the kind of love that should be expressed between a Spiritual Father and His sons/daughters in the Lord. A mentor and mentee, a teacher and student... It is a love that trains and build the destiny of people.

3. Philia: It is also known as brotherly love, it represents the sincere and platonic love. The kind of love you have for your brother or sister and also for your friends.  This love is expressed as an act of affection not an act of desire. It is the love among people who are of most times  of equal class and it can be complicated by emotions if it is not controlled. The difference between friends in Church and a brother/ Sister in Christ is the mutual interest, vulnerability, honesty, integrity, purpose,  values and belief system in some areas of life that is different from others. For example a person can have interest in singing and meets a person that also has that interest and they spend time as friends developing each other for this purpose, this is what just distinguish them from the general body of Christ - the time they spend together, their commitment and loyalty to each other.  So don't feel bad if you are not free with some persons in Church as your friends; just know that for every David there is a Jonathan, for every Naomi there is a Ruth and if Jesus had His 12 apostles who were always with Him, you  certainly will have yours as you align with God He will send the people you need to fulfill your assignment on earth. Glory to God.

Read also: 5 Love Languages

4. Eros: This kind of love is mainly based on sexual attraction and it is where the term “erotica” came from. This is the kind of love that sexual desires are being expressed and it is only in marriage and for a spouse no one else should have such benefit.
As humans we have that sexual desire but we are not to express it just to anyone but to somebody special ( your spouse).

So with the understanding of the different kind of love you should now know that acts of desire (erotic love) is to be expressed only to your spouse.

 You should know that your actions and words should be guided to express love in a way that will not cause harm to someone's future.

 You also should know that we are to love people unconditionally not expecting anything from them.

 Lastly, you should know that the difference between the expression of love is based on the purpose of your relationship with them.

See Also: Signs that shows that a person will marry the wrong spouse.

Join the WALK and STAND in love Train... We are Creatures of a Creator of love.

You may have done terrible things and you think that God doesn't love you anymore ,  he says His love for you is everlasting.  Now is the time my dear you repent from your sins and turn to His lovely arms that is wide open to receive you.  His love for you is not without a price, it was paid with the precious blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary.

You can invite the Lord Jesus in your life now by saying this prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ  I acknowledge that I am a sinner,  I believe in your death and resurrection.  I ask you forgive me my sins,  I reject the devil and all his works and l welcome the Holy Spirit into my life.  I declare today I am born again and I am a child of God in Jesus name .Amen.

If you just said that prayer I welcome you to God's family. Look for a Bible believing church where God's word is taught and fellowship there.
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