I’ve been reminded of what it’s like to fall in love, which is weird since I was a hopeless wannabe romantic for much of my early adulthood. It’s funny how you can forget for a variety of reasons without even realizing it, whether you’re married or single. The delight of flirtation given and returned; the […]Read More The ecstasy of falling in love
You and I live according to a story. Actually, we live according to several kinds of small stories, but there is some form of an overarching story we believe in that gives meaning to our lives. That’s one of the valuable critiques postmodernism has contributed to philosophy in general. Events don’t happen to us in a […]Read More Our love story
This is obvious on one hand, but on the other we typically don’t appreciate its truth: we come to love the things we do through a process. I wasn’t born with an innate love of “Star Wars” – I came to love it for a variety of reasons unique to my story as a person. […]Read More Forming our loves
Love is not permissiveness: love is commitment and sacrifice. But how do you go about doing love? I’m asking this in a corporate sense, not a one-on-one relationship sense. How do you love your neighbor in your interactions with society as a whole? I don’t really know. Love may not be permissive, but it also […]Read More How do you love?
We readily believe the above picture concerning “beauty;” why would we think “love” any different? Before discussing how we go about loving others, I want to draw attention to what our culture has turned love into. The meaning our culture gives to love is pretty clear when one spends time listening to music, watching TV […]Read More What have we done to love?
We tend to get bent out of shape and let our emotions and biases throw off how we view all sorts of things in life. Perhaps more than with any other issue, this is especially true when it comes to love. Misunderstandings over love are more central to bad communication, bad philosophies, and bad policies […]Read More What is love? (baby, it can hurt me)