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“ The first and most important question any person can ask is: How can I become a more loving human being?” ~ Sam Keen, PowerPoint Presentation
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“ The first and most important question any person can ask is: How can I become a more loving human being?” ~ Sam Keen,

“ The first and most important question any person can ask is: How can I become a more loving human being?” ~ Sam Keen,

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  1. “The first and most important question any person can ask is: How can I become a more loving human being?” ~ Sam Keen, Philosopher & Theologian

  2. “People are looking for romantic love to serve the function that religion served for their predecessors – to give life a sense of meaning and purpose.” ~ Ayala Malach Pines, Psychologist

  3. “Little of what is expected of people can be appreciated until we realize that the commands to love God and our neighbour are basic. Love is not to be treated as peripheral.” ~ Leon Morris, Theologian

  4. “True love will lead the beloved to the best possible path. And that will mean that from time to time disciplinary measures will be taken.” ~ Leon Morris, Theologian

  5. “Pure love is unconditional. There aren’t any strings attached to pure love, no conditions that have to be lived up to. Pure love is given because the person ‘is’, because the person exists. The only qualification for receiving true love is to ‘be’. That means that I cannot earn love. The only way I could be disqualified as a candidate for love is to cease to ‘be’.” ~ Rich Buhler, Counselor

  6. “The sharp rise in the divorce rate in the past two decades is linked, at least in part, to the growing importance of intense positive emotional experiences (e.g., romantic love) in people’s lives, experiences that may be particularly difficult to sustain over time.” ~ Simpson, Campbell, & Berscheid, Research Psychologists

  7. “When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

  8. “Passionate love is in may ways an altered state of consciousness. … In many states today, there are laws that a person must not be in an intoxicated condition when marrying. … But passionate love is a kind of intoxication.” ~ Roy Baumeister, Psychologist

  9. “The rule for all of us is perfectly simple. Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbour; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him.” ~ C. S. Lewis, Philosopher

  10. “Love is as love does.” ~ Eric Fromm, Psychoanalyst

  11. “Love, in the Christian sense, does not mean an emotion. It is a state not of the feelings but of the will; that state of the will which we have naturally about ourselves, and must learn to have about other people.” ~ C. S. Lewis, Philosopher

  12. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” ~ John 13:34-35 (TNIV)

  13. “Love is anything done for a person because of who that person is.” ~ Rich Buhler, Counselor

  14. Intellect Emotion Will

  15. Our Definition: Love is the will to extend one’s self for the purpose of actively honouring the value of a person.

  16. The Pull of INERTIA The Push of FEAR EFFORT COURAGE Love

  17. “Love, then is a form of work or a form of courage. … If an act is not one of work or courage, then it is not an act of love. There are no exceptions.” ~ M. Scott Peck, Psychiatrist

  18. The entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: "Love your neighbor as yourself." ~ Galatians 5:14 (TNIV)

  19. Husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, people have never hated their own bodies, but they feed and care for them, just as Christ does the church – for we are members of his body. ~ Ephesians 5:28-30 (TNIV)

  20. “The first obligation of a genuinely loving person will always be to his or her marital and parental relationships.” ~ M. Scott Peck, Psychiatrist

  21. Romance-Based VS. Arranged Marriages Degree of Romantic Attraction Year 5 Years of Marriage

  22. “It is when a couple falls out of love that they may begin to really love.” ~ M. Scott Peck, Psychiatrist

  23. “Partners who adore each other are prophets. With time they shape the relationship according to their own vision. … Use the power of self-fulfilling prophecies. Treat your (potential) partners as if they were exactly what you want them to be – sexy, exciting, attractive. Your behaviour will help bring out those traits in them.” ~ Ayala Malach Pines, Psychologist

  24. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God's likeness. ~ James 3:9 (TNIV)

  25. So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. ~ Matthew 7:12 (TNIV)