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Love Your Mate

Love is a Universal Need.

The cure for all the ills
and wrongs, the cares,
the sorrow and the
crimes of humanity, all
lies in one word: love. It
is the divine vitality that
everywhere produces and
restores life. To each and

From the crib to the

grave we all
reach out for some one
to love us and
for some one we can
Without love:
Lose the will to will.

Fatal illness can result--Suicide,

divorce, mental hospitals.
Neurotic or psychotic kids-who are
physically dwarfed or emotionally
Juvenile Delinquency, Alcoholism &

When We Experience Love

It affects us physically, mentally,
socially, & spiritually.
Dante said Love spins the
universe, & when we fail
to use love properly, all of
life suffers.
We can be unrealistic about the
amount of love We ask for.

Anyone expecting unqualified

love all the time expects more than
humanly possible

Society demands a certain std

of performance before it
deems us lovable or even

Women & Love

Large capacity to love and to
receive love.
Needdaily expression of love.
Lord Byron mans love is of
mans life a thing apart.
Tis a womans whole

Her Satisfaction with marriage.

Key to her self worth.Her sexual

Many men unaware of this need.
Emotional security ultimate female
goal- so romantic love imp.
Seeks constant reassurances of
love-cherished, respected, &
Material things not cherished.

This explains why a wife

spends so much time thinking
about her husband during the
Why special days are imp to
Why she asks him to do things
for herthought she can do

Mans Love Is Different!

Some men would settle
for a business agreement,
Meals, housekeeping,
hostessing, and sexual
privilege as the occasion
called for them.
Romance---An added
benefit, but certainly not a

# More practical than romantic.Their

love is not tied to their emotions.
# Shows love by juggling finance.
Kind, affectionate, loving
# Shields her from danger.
# Gives up most prized possession

Karl Menninger We did not

fall into love we grow in to
Few feel tender,
thoughtful, considerate &
helpful every day.
Feelings alter owing to:
moodsfoods,----weather, ---reaction
of mate, etc. In marriage some of the
early feelings die, no one can live in an

It takes self discipline to

be a genuinely loving
person. Idiosyncrasies of
Sometimes a woman expects her H
to do things without being asked.
Sometimes she may deny what she
wants but actually wants it.
Some women expect too
much from their Hs-

Idiosyncrasies of Men
Some men feel if they told their wife
every day that they loved her, it
wouldnt mean any thing any
more.Or she would get puffed up
and dictate terms. Some women
are conditioned to hold their
It will always mean
something special if U R

Principles of Genuine Love

1. Commitment-love will work if
you work at it.
2. Unconditional.
3. Attempt to meet the needs of the
4. Love yourself.

5. Permanent.
6. Allow the other to be him/her
It takes self

discipline to be a
genuinely loving
The key is

1 Corinthians 13 1-3
If I speak in the tongues of men and
of angels, but have not love I am only
a resounding gong or a clanging
If I have the gift of prophecy and can
fathom all mysteries and all
knowledge, and if I have a faith that
can move mountains, but have not
love I am nothing.
If I give all I possess to the poor and
surrender my body to the flames, but
have not love I gain nothing.

Corinthians 13:4-8New International Version


Love is patient, love is kind. It does

not envy, it does not boast, it is not
It does not dishonor others, it is not
self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but
rejoices with the truth. 7It always
protects, always trusts, always
hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there
are prophecies, they will cease;