Storge Love.

What you won’t do, you do for love
You tried everything but you don’t give up
In my world only you make me do
For love what I would not do.

-Bobby Caldwell

Ain’t that the truth? Bobby, Bobby, BOBBY! If you wasn’t preaching to the choir then.

According to the Ancient Greeks there are four types of love. Agape, Phileo, Storge and Eros. To give a quick insight on what each of them are I wrote a few examples.

Agape: God’s love for us. Sacrificial and unconditional and wants nothing in return. It’s committed and chosen.

Phileo: Friendship love. It is committed, it’s warm and affectionate.

Storge: This love is how a mother feels about her child. It’s unconditional, committed and forgiving Β it also accepts a person’s flaws and all. This love can also start off as a friendship and leads to a romantic relationship or best friend.

Eros: This love is passionate and intense and what some would describe as that feeling you get when a romantic relationship is new. It’s that cloud 9 love but the other person may not feel the same about you. This love doesn’t have a solid foundation because it’s “feeling ” based and a person can change how they feel about you at anytime.

To me, love is not one sided so I disagree that Eros is a type of love at all. I think that Eros sounds more like lust… Plus all the other types of love is committed. With Eros you can basically “chuck the deuces”anytime. βœŒπŸΎοΈπŸ’ƒπŸΎ But hey, what do I know? πŸ€”

In any situation I believe that love requires sacrifice, forgiveness and commitment, over and over again. I’ve been fortunate enough that I’ve experienced this “Storge” type of love more than once and I’ve developed best friends and lasting bonds. Both times the love developed completely out of friendship. Unexpectedly… Genuine friendships with no strings attached and later the bond grew into more. I love the solid foundation and the substance of this type of love. A lot of people want this type of love but they get caught up in the “Eros” type of love and before you know it the relationship has disappeared faster than socks in the washing machine. πŸ˜’

I too have gotten caught up in this Eros type of love but deep down inside I knew that it wasn’t love at all. I have experienced the Phileo type of love and I have friends that I’ve had since childhood that I share this love with. I thank God that he has Agape love for me. Although I strive to have Agape love for others like God loves us I have to admit that I fail. It would be awesome if we could love like he does all the time but, it doesn’t always happen. πŸ˜” I was just thinking about love and even though I’ve only fallen in love once, I have experienced the same type of love twice and that leaves me hopeful for the future that this kind of love is still out there.πŸ™‚

Scripture reading: 1 Corinthians : 13:4-7

 

 

 

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