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Using Romantic Love Quotes To Express Your Love

Love QuotesIt is said that ‘the best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart’. Love, is one of those things. It is true that one needs to feel the love, but it is also true that love needs to be expressed, so that it can be felt! And what can be a better way to express your love, than the use of some romantic quotes? Romantic quotes for him are meant to give voice to your deep feelings, that you usually try to express, but do not find words for! From centuries, people have been using love quotes to express their love. Here are some romantic quotes for your boyfriend.

So, you have successfully crossed all hurdles and made the Cupid’s arrow hit her! The first and major step of ‘falling’ in love is over. But now are you unsure of how to impress her? Well, love quotes and sayings always come handy in such situations! Here are some love quotes and sayings for her, which will guarantee that you are a success.

Romantic Love Quotes and Sayings

A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you. – Anonymous.

You’re the one reason I wake up in the morning, you’re the one reason I find a way to smile, you’re the one person that can change everything around when it is going bad. Your eyes, your smile, your everything, your laugh, your look in your eyes when you talk to me. It’s just everything about you that makes me want you even more. – Anonymous.

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. – George Moore.

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever. – Rabindranath Tagore.

A kiss, when all is said, what is it?
A rosy dot placed on the “i” in loving;
‘Tis a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear.

– Edmond Rostand.

I’ll be your crying shoulder, I’ll be love suicide, I’ll be better when I’m older, I’ll be the greatest fan of your life. – Edwin McCain.

Love can never grow old.
Locks may lose their brown and gold.
Cheeks may fade and hollow grow.
But the hearts that love will know,
never winter’s frost and chill,
summer’s warmth is in them still.
– Leo Buscaglia.

Inspirational Love Quotes and Sayings

The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands. – Alexandra Penney.

When you look into her eyes, you know what kind of man you wanna be. – From the movie, ‘Spiderman’.

Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. – Anonymous.

Death cannot stop true love, it can only delay it for a little while. – From the movie, ‘The Princess Bride’.

Love makes the wildest spirit tame, and the tamest spirit wild. – Alexis Delp.

Love creates an “us” without, destroying a “me”. – Leo Buscaglia.

You can’t force someone to love you; all you can do is become someone who can be loved; the rest is up to them. – Anonymous.

Funny Love Quotes and Sayings

I ran up the door, opened the stairs,
said my pajamas and put on my prayers –
turned off my bed, tumbled into my light,
and all because she kissed me good-night!
– Anonymous.

The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post. – George Bernard Shaw.

Falling in love consists merely of uncorking the imagination and bottling the common-sense – Helen Rowland.

Every time she sneezes I believe it’s love. – From the song, ‘Anna Begins’, by Counting Crows.

“That’s why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they’d call them something else. – Sixteen Candles.

To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all. -Helen Rowland.

True Love Quotes and Sayings

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes.
Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers’ tears.
What is it else?
A madness most discreet,
a choking gall and a preserving sweet.
– William Shakespeare.

When you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be. – Leo Tolstoy.

You learn to like someone when you find out what makes them laugh, but you can never truly love someone until you find out what makes them cry. – Anonymous.

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I’m with you. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Lust is when you love what you see. Love is when you lust for what’s inside. – Renee Conkle.

When you like someone, you like them in spite of their faults. When you love someone, you love them with their faults. – Elizabeth Cameron.

True love is spelled G-I-V-E. It is not based on what you can get, but rooted in what you can give to the other person – Josh McDowell.

Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence. – Vincent Van Gogh.

These were some of the most beautiful love quotes and sayings. Before bidding adieu, I’d just like to say that, whichever love quotes and sayings you use for her, say them from the bottom of your heart because If you really mean it, even gibberish may become love quotes and sayings for her!

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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in love quotes

 

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Romantic Love Tips And Romance Ideas For People In Love

romantic loveLove is an emotion so pure and sublime that it can make life worth living. All of us have experienced it at some point in our lives, many of the bright minds have attempted to capture it in words and yet there exists no rigid definition for romance or love. It is one of those things that need to be experienced to be understood. For some romance is about candle light dinners, long walks along the beach, looking into each other’s eyes, exchanging mushy gifts and beautiful flowers…For some it is about engaging conversations and sharing dreams and hopes…At the end …one thing that remains constant in all these ideas is togetherness…no matter what…Romance implies togetherness be it psychological, physical or both.

Well if you think you are creative enough to think of romantic ideas for dates, proposals or any relationship problems – good for you! But there are many people out in the worldhuo who could use some suggestions and tips to be think of more creative and romantic while in a relationship. Romance is not an ingredient of a relationship, it a continuous and undying process which has to go on sometimes with or sometimes without any special help or efforts. Relationships and romance do not happen at once and lead to ‘happily forever’ on their own. People who are in love need to experience the various stages of a romantic relationship and enjoy every single step, without ever doubting their abilities or their will to stay together.

If you are looking for ideas for a romantic date, the answer lies with you. Think of the things that you enjoy and the things that your date might enjoy. Break away from the clichéd romantic date ideas of candle light dinners and moonlight walks…Think of something original or at least give your original twist to the conventional romantic date ideas…For example plan a candle light dinner at home. A home-cooked meal followed by a great romantic movie on your home theater, as you sip wine and munch on some popcorn might be a fun and romantic idea for a date.

In addition to this you can also indulge in fun activities and adventure sports of course with your partner’s consent. Beautiful nature trails, or rafting in the white waters can be a great way to experience nature on your romantic date. In addition to this, you can also go out for an event that interests both of you – be it a musical concert or a basketball match. Indulge in activities that are in line with your interests but do not hesitate to experiment and explore other romantic ideas.

Imagine fighting with your partner about something. Just as you are exchanging heated words and calling names, your partner suddenly hugs you. Yes, the best way to end a fight is to give your partner a warm hug. In case that is not possible try and think of a really cute way to say you are sorry. Say it with roses, or may be even a small gift. Humor also happens to be one of the bet options to end the fight by making your partner laugh. Try this: While you are fighting, suddenly stop talking and once your partner starts speaking repeat everything that she/he says in a very funny accent. Your partner can pretend to be irritated at this for a while, but soon both of your will be laughing your heads off and the fight will be forgotten.

I would not say romance is not about the initial butterflies in the stomach and the anticipation of the first kiss, because it is. Romance is about the wonderful beginnings, the sparks, the fireworks, but it is also about the tranquility that follows, it is also about surviving through the arguments and fights…it is about being able to fight and hold hands once the argument is over…romance is never binding…it is a desire shared by two people to stay together and grow together…Romance is about discovering and exploring the world together, but more so about understanding and appreciating each other…always and of course forever!

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Love

 

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Embrace Family Love To Go The Stronger

family loveHaving an amazing life couldn’t be complete without discussing your family love.

I see a lot of couples regarding their broken relationships. When I sat down and went through the many case histories I wanted to know what was common to most of them. On re-reading these cases I noticed that a large percentage, approximately 89% came from what I will call dysfunctional family backgrounds.

Not so long ago, you, me, in fact most people, would belong to a family unit. This family would be made up of two parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and many more offspring. We would have been in close proximity to them, sometimes living in the same street and we would see them often and know everyone in this family unit.

Today we have what I call “Dysfunctional Families”. These families are not your typical family where true love is given freely, where young children are nurtured and loved. Dysfunctional families are much different and because they are very different, they ultimately produce a different person.

Families today are not the typical two parent and four children. Today some children have four parents, a step-mother and a step father. Children have had to live through painful divorce or separations.

The constant arguing between adults who no longer love each other affects the children for life. Today adults are ending relationships and beginning new ones all the time. Fighting parents often use their children as pawns between themselves during their constant arguing and fight for control.

Today the world appears to be smaller. With modern communication and faster air travel, people say it feels smaller. So with the advent of this feeling of a small world people can, and often do, move away from their families because it is easy to keep the relationship going. But is it?

Look at what happens to relationships when people immigrate to other countries. Many immigrants attempt to bring their original culture with them in an effort to feel like the family is still together, but of course it isn’t. Attempting to bring a culture into another country has been shown to be mostly unsuccessful.

Racial tensions throughout many parts of the world are at an all time high so it hasn’t worked. By it not working, we have again produced a different type of child, a child without grand parents close by to talk with. This child has a new world to go into alone. Thus we end up with teenagers who have no respect for themselves, no respect for other people’s property or life. They end up with little or no patriotism for their adopted family or country, because it’s not really theirs.

Separation

Today there are more people who have decided to separate than ever before. This situation can and often does create appalling conditions for children because two grown adults cannot agree to behave like adults, the children are suddenly torn apart and often scared for life.

Children often find themselves confused and angry. Many children even believe it’s their own fault that their parents have separated. The children are then put through more torture as parents continue to argue in front of the children, often sending the child into a life of bitterness. The child eventually grows up burdened by guilt, has very low self-confidence and is afraid to begin a relationship. If they do eventually marry, in the back of their mind there is that doubt that it will end up like their parents. Marriage, what can you say about an institution that is fast becoming extinct?

Single Parent by choice

Just look at what we are given permission to do these days. Today a woman can become a single mother. She can raise that child without a father figure and the child is brought up with this mother’s beliefs and nothing else. The child has to go through school telling other children that his mother decided to have a baby on her own. How is this child going to explain that to others?

Designer Babies

Today you can select the baby of your dreams, like selecting fruit for your dessert. Do you want your baby to have blue eyes? Where is this going to stop?

You and I were born and from that moment on we became learning machines, like you I was hungry to learn how to eat and walk and grow up. I was one of the lucky ones, I had a large family that kept me as part of the family.

When I lecture around the world it’s like there is a ground swell of support that wants to go back to the old days again. We already go back to the old days with music and fashion, why can’t we do it with relationships and marriage and families?Family Love

Now we all know that life changes all the time. I was visiting a Nursing Home recently and was enjoying an afternoon cup of tea and a chat with a man who was 95 years young and his mind was sharper than most of us. Incidentally, if you ever want to find a way to make yourself feel really good, go and visit an elderly person in a Nursing Home, they will love having someone to talk to and you will reap the benefits.

Well this man was telling me about the first time he heard that America was going to put a man on the moon. He even remembered saying to himself that it would never happen in his day. Just imagine what a man of 95 years has seen happen in his lifetime. I was there to enjoy chatting to people, but also to do some research.

He told me he came from a German family who moved from Berlin after the war and then to Australia. He has five children, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. When I asked him about how his children’s lives were compared to his, he looked sad as he told me about all the problems he had seen his children go through. Marriage breakdowns, divorce and one of his children was in the middle of a separation as we spoke.

I didn’t want to have this lovely man feeling depressed so I thought a good way out of this was to ask him to compare what trouble his children had been through compared to him or even his parent’s life. As I had thought, he immediately changed his sadness to tenacity and began telling me that back in his day he was running around getting out of the way of bombs dropping. “Now that was a real problem” he said. “We had little or no food, so we took it in turns queuing for days just for a crumb”.

I chipped in with a few things. I mentioned to him that the problems of his children were their making. Divorcing and separations normally needed two people. Running for your life from bombs wasn’t his making because he didn’t start the war. He thought for a while and agreed with me. His children had been intimately involved in the creating of their own problems, he hadn’t.

I spoke to another elderly person while I was there and she was 97. I wish I had met her earlier because her life was so remarkable that I would love to write a book about her.

She was first married at the age of 17 and this marriage lasted ten years before they divorced. She said they both agreed they were too young and she added that he drank himself to death a few years later. She then re-married and this marriage lasted nineteen years before he died of cancer. Well, what a life she had had so far. She then immigrated to another country and at the age of forty-two married a man of thirty-seven. At age forty-four she gave birth to another child, this time a son. Now she had eleven.

I asked her about her life and if she had ever felt depressed, but she was quick to reply that back then there was no such thing as people with depression. She went on to tell me that with the entire country in depression she was too busy trying to carve out a life. When the only thing you wake up to is how to survive you become used to it and just get on with it.

She would start her day at 5am and walk through snow and rain into the town and clean and polish other peoples homes for a few pennies. Then she would walk all the way back home again and get her children ready for school. She would then walk them to school and come home and start cleaning her own home. By mid morning she would be out in the fields working and by mid afternoon back in town cleaning other people’s houses.

Her day would end at darkness when she could do no more in the fields. By then the children would have walked home on their own and she would start the meal. Her husband left at 5am looking for work and returned about 6pm.

This was her life back in the depression days. I asked her about her children and she smiled and said to me, “I’m glad I’m not just starting out like these young ones”. I found this an amazing thing for her to say, especially as she had seen so much change in her lifetime. She simply said, “Young man (that’s me) back in my day there was no such thing as these drugs”. She had a point. “We didn’t have the dangers that young people have to face today. We didn’t even have a lock on the front door of our house” she said.

“Today we have a much different world to live in. Today we have people from every part of the world all attempting to live together in a place where their families are not with them. It’s little wonder it’s not working”, she said. So what will work?

Call me foolish, call me a dreamer, or simply call me a romantic, but I hold a belief that people are very resourceful. People can and do adapt to change and can carve out new things. However, my belief is also that once we go back to creating a family unit that operates as a family used to operate, our young people will have a much better chance of growing into wonderful adults.

We want adults that don’t need to steal off others, adults that are accountable for their own actions. We need adults to behave as adults in the sense that young people have others to look up to. The only hero worship that goes on now is that of celebrity or sports people. I can’t imagine how the young people who idolised John McEnroe have turned out, can you? (that was a joke).

You and your family can make a huge impact in this world. You and your family can bring about the type of change that allows your family to breed respectable children who can read and write. Children who say please and thank you and mean it. Children are our greatest resource so we have to nurture their growth by going back to basics first.

If your goal in life is to be an amazing person, then look after your future. Take time to love your children.

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2012 in Love

 

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Love As The Outworking Of The Divine And Inner Urge Of Life

loveLove may be defined as the outworking of the divine and inner urge of life. It is founded on understanding, nurtured by unselfish service, and perfected in wisdom.” Pure love activates the highest expression of trust, respect, and devotion, and rises above conditional feelings and circumstances. Known to the ancient Greeks as agape, it is the force that holds the various conditional expressions of human affection in place. In New Testament Words: The Greatest of the Virtues, William Barclay explains: “Agape has to do with the mind: it is not simply an emotion which rises unbidden in our hearts; it is a principle by which we deliberately live. Agape has supremely to do with the will.”

The personal attitude of love springs from loyalty to both divine duty and human need. It activates the unconditional and beneficial concern for the good of others and is expressed in respectful and unselfish behavior. Our depth of love and the quality of its expression is proportional to our comprehension of Deity, our efforts to cultivate the qualities of divinity, and our receptivity to the guidance of the Indwelling Spirit.

Unlike the instability of emotions or fickleness of affection, pure love is loyal, forgiving, reliable, compassionate, and truthful. A profound and poetic description of love is found in 1 Corinthians 13:4’7 (New American Standard Bible): “Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” Without love, the other virtues lose their vigor.

Unconditional love must be cultivated. Love must undergo a constant readaptative interpretation of relationships in accordance with the guidance of the Spirit of Truth. When the human mind is able to grasp the enlarging concepts of the highest cosmic good of the individual who is loved, then love goes on to strike this same attitude concerning all other individuals.There are several expressions of human affection that are instinctive and, unless cultivated, often remain conditional:love

1. The natural liking or admiration people have for one another was known by the ancient Greeks as phileo and arises out of benevolence or common interests. Most friendships are built on phileo. It is the type of affection that says: “I like you if . . .”

2. Familial love, which includes parental love, was labeled by the Greeks as storge. Storge is a strong, bonding, and protective love toward an animal, object, or person. A living being with storge feels a strong sense of duty and is often willing to die to protect this love. Storge is a conditional love that says: “I love you because I should.” The strength and devotion of storge is often proportional to the need of the loved one and may be thwarted by influences such as ambition, selfishness, or religious conviction.

3. Physical attraction, called eros by the ancient Greeks, is the chemical reaction, the sex urge, the infatuation between two people. “Notwithstanding the personality gulf between men and women, the sex urge is sufficient to insure their coming together for the reproduction of the species. This instinct operated effectively long before humans experienced much of what was later called love, devotion, and marital loyalty.” Eros is often mistaken for love and therefore easily abused. Without phileo and storge, eros is passion, the sex urge that, when unbridled, can devastate personal lives, its effect radiating into families and society. But the sex impulse is the catalyst that eventually leads to love. Eros gets beyond the romance stage with the support of phileo, storge, and agape, which helps sustain the friendship and spirituality that long-term relationships require.

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2012 in Love

 

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Love Is One Of The Most Profound Of Themes

The subject of love is one of the most difficult and profound of themes. Whenever we think of love, we equally think of God, because ‘God is love’. Love has always been the character of God, and it is a mistake to think that the God of the Old Testament could not be described in this way. One of the most moving testimonies to God’s love in the whole Bible is by the prophet Hosea. God’s love was the reason why he chose and cared for the people of Israel. In return, God’s people were expected to love Him with their whole being, and show a similar love to their fellow men.love

In the New Testament, the word ‘love’ is sometimes translated in the usual Greek word, philia. This means ‘intimate affection’. Far more important, however, is the word agape. This is not a sex word, although the Bible regards sex very highly. Agape is used to describe self-giving love, seen above all in Jesus Christ. It is in His death that we see the true depths of this love. It is far greater than human love. It is the love that unites the Father and the Son. It is the love that God has for the world, and it becomes part of a Christian’s life through the gift of God. It is in fact the mark of God’s presence in the life of every Christian. Jesus says, “If you have love for one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples”.

This statement of Jesus brings out the true meaning of love, which reminds us of two things: happiness and suffering. Sometimes it sounds so strange to me that “love” which is the source of the greatest happiness, should as well, be the cause of the most intense suffering. Having love for one another is not as easy as we think. It involves everything about us – our whole selves – always ready to give out that which we have. This is because our life on earth is such that suffering is always involved, for love seeks to save the object of its love, by means of suffering or sacrifice. Love gains its end and attains its highest happiness through self-less sacrifice.

Therefore, being in love, means to suffer for the one you love, that is, to truly offer yourself to protect and suffer for someone else. The love the Almighty God had for His children could not achieve its purpose without suffering. By means of His sufferings, Christ bore and overcame the sins of the whole world, and the hard heart of man was melted and drawn back to God. This however tells us that love in the midst of suffering manifests the greatest glory, and attains its end perfectly.

Love that is worthy of its name manifests itself in a life of continued self sacrifice. Its strength lies in the renunciation. When the Bible asks us a soul-searching question whether a mother can forget her own child, it is always a quick reminder to all of us that no matter what happens, no mother can allow her child the trauma of abandonment. Recall how mothers suffer whenever their beloved children fall sick, or fall into evil ways. Being in love is explained in what one undergoes when one yields oneself wholeheartedly to work and pray for others.

Initially, the task may be burdensome, with tears and heartache, but love helps in overcoming the obstacles. Love gives one the courage and strength to endure. To be in love however means, having ones dwelling place, in God. Our unreserved surrender to always seek the glory of God in the salvation of our fellow-men is rooted in love, without which, there could be no real relationship. The Bible entreats us to walk in love as Christ who loves us did and gave Himself for us (Ephesians 5:2). It further says: “He that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God, and God in him”.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2012 in Love

 

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