In our culture, much is made of the Greek word eros. This is the “love” portrayed on soap operas and in rock videos. It is that sensual and erotic beautifully experienced in the bedroom and blasphemed in 50 Shades of Grey and The Bachelor. Eros-love is a wonderful act of worship when properly expressed within the bounds of marriage; it is a good gift of God. However, eros-love is not the fundamental definition and expression of love. Eros-love comes and goes.
In our culture, much is made of the Greek word phileo. This is the “love” expressed between friends as they show kindness, courtesy, helpfulness, and graciousness one towards the other. Phileo-love is also found in the healthy marriage. It is a wonderful thing when a husband and wife are best friends. However, this too is not the fundamental definition and expression of love. For even in the best of marriages, phileo-love comes and goes.
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