Christian love can be explained asthe search ofthe ultimate truth in life. Christian love is not just a part of a Christian’s life. Instead, it is a gift that puts everything in our life into perspective.
There is no other idea that has been insisted upon more than the idea of love in the Bible. When we say love, it means one thing but when we say Christian love, it scoops up everything into one ultimate path. Talking about Christian love, the Bible says, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered. It keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” (Corinthians 13:4-8)
These verses do not need an explanation. The beauty of the Christian love is pretty self explanatory and this beauty is what sets it apart from the general notion of the people about love. In Christian faith, there are no laws for love, because love itself is considered a law that governs all the other things.
Father showed us the perfect example of love by sacrificing his Only Son for His children and so that we will love in the same way being inspired by His Love. The Bible says, “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” (John 13:34) Christian love is motivated by the most pure example of love shown to us by the Father.
As Christians, we should not expect our partners to be perfect. No man is perfect or flawless. So when it comes to dating, our love is what should be perfect. When love is selfless, relationships nurture and grow because we are more concerned about fixing our own flaws than our partners.
Dating is not easy and many complications arise as we go deeper into it but if both the partners understand the love of the Father, they should strive towards making their love perfect rather than expecting the other person to change because that is the first step to being Christ-like.