Gary Thomas on Love and Desire

Author Gary Thomas recently posted an excellent blog series on the differences between love and desire. He introduces his topic this way: When an immature 29-year-old soul proclaims, “I love him; I really love him!” she may well be speaking with a five year old’s heart: “I love candy; I really love candy!” Our culture… Continue reading Gary Thomas on Love and Desire

Real Love and Wild Horses

I heard this song for the first time tonight. Someone I know mentioned it, so I looked it up. I'm glad I did. Good music contains poetry. By this standard, "Wild Horses" is good music. One verse in particular stood out to me. I watched you suffer a dull aching pain Now you've decided… Continue reading Real Love and Wild Horses

Love or Die: Alexander Strauch on the Importance of Love

My family ordered a copy of Alexander Strauch's Love or Die: Christ's Wake-Up Call to the Church sometime last summer. The booked arrived promptly via Amazon, found it's way into the living room book basket, and then was packed into a cardboard box marked "Christian living" where it was somewhat forgotten throughout a family move… Continue reading Love or Die: Alexander Strauch on the Importance of Love

The Foundation of Marriage: Friendship vs. Eros

To the Ancients, Friendship seemed the happiest and most fully human of all loves; the crown of life and the school of virtue. The modern world, in comparison, ignores it. ~ C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves As I was battling boredom this afternoon, I decided to get caught up on Boundless. In today's article, "Making A Good… Continue reading The Foundation of Marriage: Friendship vs. Eros