Friday, August 15, 2008

THIS THING CALLED LOVE

Love doesn't just happen!
It is a skill upon which other
relationships build!

Whatever the definition, psychologists agree that the ability to love, to care for others, and to engage in mature sexual behavior is a product of learning that begins in infancy. We need to be loved and are born with the capacity to love, but love has to be learned.


Research has shown that abusive and unloving parents are more than likely the products of loveless and abused childhoods themselves. Studies also reveal that a high percentage of criminals were physically abused or neglected as children. Being deprived of loving experiences at critical points in childhood can produce unhealthy behavior in later life. People learn to love. Love doesn't just happen. It does not appear to be an innate or inborn characteristics. The ability to love must be taught and is acquired within a social context. It is a skill upon which other relationships build.

8 comments:

Monching said...

Love is a continuous growth process, which has a big impact on the quality of life we live.

Bay Martin said...

And love is forever changing as we go along with the process. It gets deeper and deeper into your senses.

Bingkee said...

My favorite definition of love is summed up in 1st Corinthians 13: 4-7 "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."

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Monchito said...

Love begets love, according to the Holy Scriptures. Will you please explain this to me, please, o' please!

Monching said...

Let me tell you about the birds and bees and the flowers and trees and the moon up above.... anything called la-ha-habbbbb (love)!

Bay Martin said...

Hi Lady Bingkee,

The Holy Scriptures indicate that love is from God. God is love. It is one of the primary characteristics of God. Love is caring in action. It isn't what we feel, but what we do.

Many thanks for the comments.

Bay Martin said...

Monchichoy,

Love begets love. The meaning is so simple. If we wish to be loved, we must first learn to love. The focus of the modern world now has been more on receiving love than on giving love.

Bay Martin said...

Sige kumanta ka nang kumanta para umulan. Sobrang init. Mag-rain dance ka kaya!