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How do you know if you are in love?

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December 30, 2016 6:21AM

If you believe you are

No-one can tell you when you're in love. Only you will know- you just feel it.

That person is in your heart and on your mind always. You have no interest in anyone else at all. You cannot wait to see them again and just hearing their voice on the phone can bring such happiness and joy. You want them to be happy and will sometimes sacrifice your own happiness for theirs. You want to be a better person and will be. You will do anything to defend them when necessary. The world seems to be a better place even though it is not. You want them to share the things they love with you. You want to share the things you love with them. You want to do special things for them that you know they will enjoy. You want to hold them, kiss them, and share all the intimate things you both enjoy with each other. You are there for them always. You trust, respect, and allow him or her their own personal space that everyone must have. Your love does not fade if separated for long periods of time or through hardships.
How does one know they are in love? In English the word love means many things. You love your pet, you love your pizza, you love your wife. One thing it is not, is making "love" to your girlfriend: this is lust. Love is usually consdered to be a noun, but it is a verb. My wife and I have been married 38 years. There are times we don't "feel" in love. One of the best definitions of love is in St. Paul's writings, "Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;

bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."

1Corinthians 13:4-7. Love is the way you behave toward another. When the gushy feelings are gone, will you still treat them with kindness and think the best things of them? Personally, I looked at the girs I dated and tried to visualize them in robe eating breakfast wth their hair curlers up. I married the girl that I could visualize with goodness that I could see this way. Karen was a great choice.