What True Love Is and Is Not

Season 2, Episode 55

Many marriages experience undue strain because they are built upon a set of expectations that cannot be sustained. While romantic, eros love has its place, abiding love is anchored in an appreciation for the mundane, less stellar elements of relating. This episode will contrast infatuated feelings with a grounded approach toward the concept of being in love.


by Les Carter, Ph. D. | MarriagePath Radio

Something to Think about

In this episode, we identified that:

  • Infatuated feelings ultimately place such a weight upon a relationship that it leads to predictable collapse.
  • True love builds slowly as time allows the participants to get to know the sum total of the other person’s pluses and minuses.
  • Intimacy can actually be built upon knowing the worst about each other as you then learn how to bring balance to one another’s lives.

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“What example from your life would illustrate how true love can exist even when the relationship does not meet ideal expectations?”

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