Love is an important part of human life. It is crucial to any successful form of relationship. There will be a lot of atrocities where there is no love. There is the need to know that when we are left on our own, dissipation and disordering is the most natural course that we follow. However when we abide in Christ and walk by the power of the Holy Spirit, God can help to love supernaturally. There are several types of loves and the highest one is the love known as agape. The following are the other four types of human love we need to know.
There is the need to know that the first one is known as Epithumia. Epithumia is a Greek word which can be translated as Desire in English. Negatively, Epithumia can be translated as lust. The positive translation is when it is called physical desire. It is Epithumia that helps to bring a couple together in a physical union naturally. It is for this reason that a man is to leave his parents to join his wife and become one thing. It is important to know that the two were naked and in a deeper connection.s
The second kind of love is known as Eros The Greek word is translated to mean Erotic. It is the sensual love but it goes beyond the physical desires. There is that feeling of being occupied with one another when you are in erotic love. There is the need to know that erotic love can be referenced in the book of Songs of Solomon where the woman feel “sick in love” and feels that “love is better than wine”. When when this kind of love is important in marriage, it cannot sustain it in the long term.
There is also the love known as Storge. This is the kind of love that we have for our relatives simply because they are family. This is not the kind of love that we choose but it is foisted upon us at birth. Jesus demonstrated this love by selecting john to take good care of his mother when he was hanging on the cross.
The fourth human love is Phileo. It is the kind of love we have for friends and companion. We need to know that we have a choice when it comes to Phileo as it describes our levels of maturity, interest, time and vision. We need to consider this love especially when we are sating and chose those we share similar feelings and interest.
You need to understand about this type of lives that help in holding a marriage relationship. You need to know that Agape love is more crucial than the four though they are important.