Happy Love Day! ❤️ Did you know that there are several types of love? Check these out and make today about all the types of ways to love and be loved!
❤️ 1. Agape — Unconditional Love
First, we have agape love. This is an altruistic, selfless, unconditional love.
❤️ 2. Eros — Romantic Love
Eros is named after the Greek god of love and fertility. Therefore, it is usually associated with romantic, passionate, and physical love. It is an expression of sexual passion and desire.
❤️ 3. Philia — Affectionate Love
The Greeks defined this kind of love as “affectionate love.” In other words, it is the kind of love that you feel for your friends.
❤️ 4. Philautia — Self-love
Self-love is not negative or unhealthy in any way. In fact, it’s necessary to be able to give and receive love from other people. We cannot give to others what we don’t have. And if we don’t love ourselves, how can we truly love others?
❤️ 5. Storge — Familiar Love
Storge can be defined as “familiar love.” This type of love looks and feels a lot like philia – affectionate love felt between friends. However, this love is more like a parent-child love.—there is a strong bond, kinship, and familiarity between people.
❤️ 6. Pragma — Enduring Love
The ancient Greeks define pragma as “enduring love.” In other words, it’s almost the opposite of eros (sexual love). Eros tends to burn out quickly because of its passion and intensity. However, pragma is a love that has matured and developed over a long period of time. Old married couple yet still holding hands status.
❤️ 7. Ludus — Playful Love
Ludus is known as the “playful love.” However, a better way to describe it is the feeling of infatuation in the early days of romance.
❤️ 8. Mania — Obsessive Love
Mania is not necessarily a good type of love, because it is obsessive. It’s the type of love that can lead someone into madness, jealousy, or even anger.
That’s all lovers! As always healthy love is the best love…
If you find that today is hard for you, I’ll leave you with this… (Philippians 4:8-9)😘