All you need is love, love.
I don’t understand all these requirements to be in a long-term relationship with someone. Lately I keep hearing people who say things like “I wouldn’t date a guy who didn’t graduate college”, “I wouldn’t date a guy who was shorter then me”, or “I wouldn’t date a girl who weighs more then 200 lbs”. All I can say to that is what the heck. If you love someone, none of that stuff should matter. I don’t know, maybe I am just a hopeless romantic… I understand that you must be attracted to any potential spouse, but shouldn’t that attraction come from who they are, not what they look like. I feel like physical attraction falls into place after you get to know them. The objection is usually along the lines of “Yes love is important, but you have to be willing to work through the difficult times and have stuff in common and be able to effectively communicate.” Well all of those should be attributes of true love. I think our problem is not with love, but the fact that we don’t know what true love is.
We’ve confused the word love with infatuation. It’s more than a passing statement. Its everlasting and can’t happen when the heart’s corrupt, because real love is much more than butterflies in your stomach. We must learn that love is perfect, it never will fail. The world’s confused and seems to have a distorted view; most think love’s a sweet kiss, a nice statement in time. But don’t know that love is sacred, its patient and kind. It’s not filled with sinful jealousy, doesn’t brag and boast, it’s priceless and can’t be bought. It’s so true. it’s not rude. it doesn’t seek its own, it’s selfless, it’s not easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs. It forgives, it’s a blessing and forever is strong. It doesn’t delight in evil but it likes the truth. It’s liberating never fading and it’s righteous too. It always protects, always trusts, hopes, and perseveres.
So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her. – Genesis 29:20