Bob Lepine believes there's a lot of confusion about marital love in today's culture. We use the word 'love' casually, not grasping what it truly means. Couples will pledge their love at their wedding ceremony, but what they are really saying is, "I like being around you and I like how I feel when I'm with you, and I hope I can keep this feeling until I get tired of you."
Bob admits he was misguided by this perception of love when he married his wife, Mary Ann. But he eventually learned why self-sacrifice is the only kind of love that is lasting. On this Focus on the Family broadcast, Bob explains the differences between 'agape' love and 'eros' love, and highlights the dangers of selfishness warned about in the New Testament. He also humorously explains the term "humblebrag," which means we mask our desire for recognition in a false veil of modesty. Bob concludes with an encouraging reminder that we must depend on God's love to help us cultivate an unconditional love for our spouse.
For more from Bob, check out his book Love Like You Mean It: The Heart of a Marriage That Honors God.
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- Bob Lepine
- Marriage, Faith
- Focus on the Family
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