Proud Dad Me
by on October 21, 2016
Be in love, but don't get lost in love!
I'm writing to express an important aspect about being in love as a couple dating or in marriage. Love is a many-splendid thing that began with the creation of the universe and the world we've come to know. Love is the most fundamental thing we possess and can share with that one special person in our life.
Paul writes in Ephesians 5:25, "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” Having said that, it's vitally important to being love but not to get lost in love. Allow me to expound on this notion. Oftentimes the man or woman in a dating relationship or marriage becomes engrossed in their mate to the point that he or she loses their own individuality and self-worth.  In doing so, if the relationship or marriage isn't balanced, it will become like the "seesaw" kiddie person up while the other one is down.
I admit, I was a victim of being in love and getting lost in love. I know I'm not the only person to have experienced this unfavorable situation. I value the aspect of being in love with one woman for life. However, I found myself being more in love with the woman than I was in love with life. Life is a great gift giving to all of us by God for the purpose of worshipping Him and treating others with the love to which is depicted accordingly to John 3:16.
I hope that each of you who are currently in a relationship or marriage move from being in a "title" such as this, to being in LOVE. A title is only for show; while love is meant for a lifetime. Saying that, don't lose yourself totally while being in love. Balance both your individuality and union so that the overall success comes to both of you. You deserve each other's love while appreciating each other's individuality and space.
Don't sacrifice all the work you've put into falling in love. Love is worth fighting for....not fighting over!  Having experienced this myself.
I can and probably will write a book about how I lost myself while being in love. Hopefully you will find some words of encouragement by reading this blog. In closing, I implore you to read 1 Corinthians 13.....yes, the whole chapter.  It lays out in vivid details: 
1. What we are without love
2. What love does
3. What love does not do
4. What is the greatest asset 
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