Forming a Love Pattern

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Love is learned.

Sure, we read about “instant attraction,” where we fall head over heels … but that’s not love.

What!?! How can you say that’s not love?

Because it’s not. It’s infatuation. It can become love … notice that word become. Infatuation must change into something that will stand the test of time.

We must form a pattern of love if we want it to endure.

Proverbs 5:18-20 reveals our love pattern.

“Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love. Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with a forbidden woman and embrace the bosom of an adulteress?”

Here’s how it works:

1. Celebrate the person you love … over and over again.

2. Spend time with your love … lots of it.

3. Don’t chase other people, no matter how strongly infatuation tries to steal your attention.

That’s it. Simple as pie. That’s your love pattern, one that will become part of who you are, given time and perseverance.

God gives us a love plan. It’s up to us to stick with it.

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