Flying gives what’s needed most over taking what’s wanted now.

This kind of love gets to know the other in a way that’s so far beyond physical attraction (Proverbs 19:2).

It goes above and beyond in showing honor (Romans 12:10). It radiates patience, kindness and truthfulness to the other, always doing what lifts up (1 Corinthians 13:4-7). It clothes itself in humility and makes itself a servant to helping the other progress in character (1 Peter 5:5).

It builds respect by treating the other as though he or she were a brother or sister — and the very temple of God (1 Corinthians 3:16-17). It speaks to the other with integrity and dignity (Titus 2:7-8) and refuses to lust with its eyes (Matthew 5:27-30).

It does everything it possibly can to keep the other sexually pure and emotionally whole, even if it means seeking help outside of the relationship (1 Corinthians 6:18; Proverbs 4:23; Proverbs 15:22; Proverbs 27:12). It cries out for God to search itself for mixed motives and manipulative ways (Psalms 139:23-24). It always plans ahead, knowing that it wants to do what’s right but far too easily chooses what’s wrong instead (Matthew 26:41).

Above all, it ignites a beautiful romance by helping the other seek God first in everything (Proverbs 16:3; Matthew 6:33). It sets its mind to helping the other lay up treasures in heaven, live by every word of God and exude intimacy with Jesus (Matthew 6:19; Matthew 4:4). It challenges the other to dive deeper into the abundance of Christ, gaze at His beauty, dwell on His loving-kindness and praise Him for all that He’s done (Psalms 27:4; Isaiah 63:7).

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