And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But greatest of these is love. -1 Corinthians 13:13 My dear sister, 1. Don’t let the heartbreak in your life keep you from loving Perhaps you might feel like you don’t have what it takes to truly love. Maybe that person who broke your heart caused some serious damage and you’re trying to heal. Maybe you’ve never been able to truly love because trusting is just too hard, and this causes you to struggle with what real love even means in your life. If that’s you, I want you to know that it’s okay. It’s okay if you can’t figure love out. It’s okay if you can’t figure out how to love that person that hurt you or the person that ignores you. The reason why it’s okay is because God is gracious enough to give us direct access to HIS love through Jesus Christ. Jesus came to earth because God loved us so much, and yet, Jesus still had plenty of people who rejected that love and wanted to Him dead. They wanted Him crucified. Yet, Jesus continued to love these people…He still DIED for these people…He still died for us! THIS is how we learn to love: by looking to Jesus, knowing that He IS love and He will not fail us, no matter who else does…let HIM be your example. 2. Love is deeper than romance Romantic love isn’t the only kind of love, but yet, it has the power to consume us if we aren’t careful. Romantic love is not a sin, but understand that falling in love with Jesus, and looking to HIS example of love comes first! This is the only way to truly embrace the selfless and patient love that will PREPARE you for a relationship. Even if you’re already dating or married–chase after the greatest love of all as a couple, letting that be the guide for the way you treat one another. Don’t allow fights, jealousy, or other people come in the way of pursuing Jesus’ example of love together. Let Jesus be the one who keeps your relationship where it needs to be.