Love is more than a Feeling

February 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Love is more than a feeling.  Feelings come and feelings go.  But REAL love, is about making a choice.  It's saying that even when I don't FEEL like loving you (or liking you) I'm going to choose differently.  OUCH!  That's hard, right?  Trust me - I get it.  I'm married and I have two sisters, divorced parents, and other friends who think differently than I do.  Somewhere along the line with EVERY relationship, you have a choice to make.  Many people choose to follow their feelings.  When they "fall out of love" that's it, they walk away.  But I think love is meant to be much more than a feeling.

This is a photo taken at our wedding.  We chose to take communion as our first act as a married couple.  It was probably the highlight for me because it symbolized a commitment we were making, not only to our friends and family, but to each other, and more so, to God.  

I haven't had to walk this road.  But I cannot imagine that there is a deep feeling of love taking care of someone on their death bed.  Changing adult diapers and vomit just doesn't sound very romantic.  But when people commit to "in sickness and in health" it means you are CHOOSING to love this person at their lowest.  You may not feel it, but you will sacrifice for them at the sake of making love an action.


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