Compersion challenges this ideology. It supports the idea that you are individual beings with perhaps divergent desires or needs. Having separate sexual and love experiences doesn't mean your relationship is a failure; to the contrary, it can actually strengthen your connection.
Four Kinds of Love; Eros, Agape, Phileo & Storge August 9, 2012 October 31, 2015 / ichykoo The Greeks had four words to describe what we call love, Eros, (romantic love), Phileo, (enjoyment, fondness, friendship), Storge (family loyalty) and Agape (unconditional love with stick-ability).
Love and intimacy. In her book A Return to Love, the brilliant Marianne Williamson says it most eloquently: “Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the relinquishment or unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts. Love is our ultimate reality and our purpose on earth.
Intellectual intimacy may be a new term for you. What is intellectual intimacy? Psychologists definite intellectual intimacy as two people who really come together to share ideas and thoughts; they are comfortable in doing so, even when they differ in their opinions. Truly, intellectual intimacy is connecting brain to brain, in a sense.
*Heroic fantasies of saving the love object and creating a feeling of gratitude in that person *Extreme attachment to the point of dependence *Can become self-destructive and might lead to stalking or suicide. Limerence starts in a way that is similar to the first wave of a new romance, a time of discovery, hope, fear and desire.
The word love is much wider than just the feeling for one person. There are different kinds of love. The love for God as you understand who he is, paternal/maternal love that can grow dipper as time goes, love for children, pets, self love and so on. But love is patient, unselfish, giving, forgiving, unconditional but with healthy boundaries.
Ludus – some people experience love as a game to be played with other people’s emotions. The goal or desire is to gain control over a partner through manipulation. People who experience love as Ludus like to have multiple love interests where they are in complete control.
Philia and other forms of this Greek noun are found throughout the New Testament. Christians are frequently exhorted to love their fellow Christians. Philadelphia (brotherly love) appears a handful of times, and philia (friendship) appears once in James. Examples of Philia Love in the Bible. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
Physical intimacy is sometimes difficult to develop and at times, barriers may emerge: One of the main barriers is the narrow focus that most people place on their behavior in this area. Usually, people tend to focus on sexual intercourse as if it were the only expression of sensuous or sexual feelings toward another person.
Lee defines pragma as the most practical type of love, not necessarily derived out of true romantic love. Rather, pragma is a convenient type of love. Pragmatic lovers have a notion of being of service which they perceive to be rational and realistic.
You can start building intimacy in your spiritual life by praying daily for your spouse and your relationship as a couple. Without spending hours in prayer, you can set aside 10 minutes a day, whether morning or night, to go before God with prayers for your marriage.
48 thoughts on “ Four Kinds of Love; Eros, Agape, Phileo & Storge ” Beth. December 19, 2014 at 6:33 pm Think about this. How do we truely love anyone in our lives. Love is not performance based in God’s eyes. True love of all is a matter of the heart. I pray for the Lord to heal our hearts, past hurts that have build a protective hedge around our hearts that blinds us from his love. And ...