One of the mission statements I remember from my school teaching years went something like this; to equip students to become lifelong learners. I'm thinking that this statement could be tweaked for my mission statement as a husband and father. It might read; equipping my wife and kids to be lifelong learners to receive and give love.
Our friends a Trueface say; "love is the process of meeting needs." What they are saying is, we experience love when our needs are met by God and others. The key here is the experiencing the love of another, not just the "knowing" we are loved. My wife can experience my love when she trusts my love for her. Love can't be received (experienced) if we don't trust one another.
Would you agree with this basic premise? Here it is stated a little differently...
"The degree to which I let others love me is the degree to which I can experience their love, no matter how much love they have for me." #Trueface
We will take these needs one at a time for our next few blog posts. Let's begin with Security next week.
We'd love to hear your thoughts, comments are so welcomed.
Vic and Monique
We are all about helping your marriage thrive.