I grew up never really knowing love. I had great parents, I grew up in church, but I never really felt loved by them. The only time they ever told me they loved me was when I was being punished. And pretty much all my life I just pretended that my family was good. We were a "happy family" from the outside, but from the inside I felt like we were falling apart. Now, at 20 years old, I'm obsessed with love. I love to learn about it, I love the love that I receive from my family & friends now. But my problem is that I'm struggling with the right way to show love. I always feel like I'm showing love, and then whoever I'm "loving" ends up blowing up at me. So, I guess I'm asking if you all could keep me in prayer. That I'll learn how to love the way God loves. I'm also asking what you guys think it means to love someone?

Posted in: Relationships on March 17, 2015

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  • March 28, 2015

    Hey! I've actually been dealing with this too. My parents always told me that they loved me, but I never knew what that meant. A year ago I started crushing on this guy I knew, but that fell through for multiple reasons. Then the question hit me. How am I to show I love someone one when all I get is "feeling in love," and I know love is more than that? I definitely be praying for you, that God will make it clear what it means to truely love someone.

  • March 21, 2015

    Praise God that you are living loved!
    The love of God is what we are created for.
    God's love is merciful, tender, just, kind, pure, real, and every other perfect thing.
    He is love Himself.
    Everyone has certain ways that they prefer to give and receive love (love languages) and it can take time to learn how to love someone well. When I think of how God describes love in 1 Corinthians 13, it encourages me that true love from God never fails.
    I pay attention to how the Godly women in my life (that I feel loved by) treat other people.
    Be patient with yourself and ask God to teach you more about this! He will!

    I will pray that you will love people out of the overflow of your heart when you daily realize how much you are loved by our Father.
    in Him,
    Nina, AGLM