Tag: love

Contemporary Trends, Christian Mindset, Christianity, Spiritual Life

What does the Bible say about finding romance?

Perhaps the two most frequent things young Christian men ask me for advice about are relationships and overcoming a pornography habit. I’ll stick with relationships, though Dallas Willard has great advice for those who struggle to kick pornography: Beyond Pornography. On to relationships. Most of the guys who ask for advice, though sometimes women come to …

Autobiography, Book-Review, Culture, Philosophy

Hedonism, Love, and Goodness

The things that shape who we are and how we think are pluriform and sometimes mysterious. This is especially so in the age of the internet stuff that may disappear forever after you read it. Every once in away, the Internet sends it back to you. Around 2008-2009, I was quite depressed. And while I …

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What is Love?

Edward Feser wrote an excellent article about what love is. In it he quoted Thomas Aquinas: As the Philosopher says (Rhet. ii, 4), “to love is to wish good to someone.”  Hence the movement of love has a twofold tendency: towards the good which a man wishes to someone (to himself or to another) and towards …

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Loving your enemies and politics

Jesus is pretty clear about loving your enemies: Mat 5:43-48  “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ (44)  But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, (45)  so that you may be sons of your Father who is in …

Bible, Christianity

Redeeming Self-Love

For the Christian, there is a right and wrong way to love yourself or your own life. One can disqualify you from being a disciple of Christ: If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, …