02 14 2019

Love in Different Languages

  • Arabic (modern): Ana uhibbuka/uhibbuki (ah-nah oo-heh-boo-ka/oo-heh-boo-kee)
  • Danish: Jeg elsker dig (yay els-ka dah)
  • Dutch: Ik hou van jou (ick how fan yow)
  • Finnish: Mina rakastan sinua (mee-na rah-ka-stahn see-noo-ah)
  • FrenchJe t’aime (Zhuh tem)
  • German: Ich liebe dich (Ick leebuh dik)
  • Greek: S’agapo (seg-app-oh)
  • Hawaiian: Aloha wau ia ‘oe (a-loh-ha vaoo ea-ah oh-eh)
  • Italian: Ti amo (Tee ah-mo)
  • Japanese: Aishiteru (ay-she-tay-ee-roo)
  • Korean: Sarang hae (sa-rang-hey)
  • Mandarin: Wo ai ni (Wuh eye nee)
  • Polish: Kocham cie(ko-ham che)
  • Portuguese: Amo-te/eu te amo (ah-muh-tuh/oo chee ah-moh)
  • Romanian: Te lubesc (tay you-besk)
  • Russian: Ya lyublyu tebya (Yay loo-bloo teb-yeh)
  • Slovak: Lubim ta (loo-bim tiah)
  • Spanish: Te quiero/te amo (Tay key-aero/Tay-ah-mo)
  • Swahili: Naku penda (nah-koo pen-dah)

Love and It’s Different Meanings

  1. Philautia – (one of the most important) From Wiki: Self-love has often been seen as a moral flaw, akin to vanity and selfishness.[1] The Merriam-Webster dictionary later describes self-love as to “love of self” or “regard for one’s own happiness or advantage”. Synonyms of this concept are: amour propre, conceit, conceitedness, egotism, and many more. However, throughout the centuries this definition has adopted a more positive connotation through self-love protests, the Hippie era, the new age feminist movement as well as the increase in mental health awareness that promotes self-love.
  2. Eros – (what we think of most of the time) (UK/ˈɪərɒs, ˈɛrɒs/US/ˈɛrɒs, ˈɛroʊs/;[2]GreekἜρως, “Desire”) is the Greek god of sensual love and desire. His Roman counterpart was Cupid[3] (“desire”). Some myths make him a primordial god, while in other myths, he is the son of Aphrodite. He is one of the winged love gods, Erotes.
  3. Ludus – (a playful meaning From:source ) While philia could be a matter of great seriousness, there was a third type of love valued by the ancient Greeks, which was playful love. Following the Roman poet Ovid, scholars (such as the philosopher A. C. Grayling) commonly use the Latin word ludus to describe this form of love, which concerns the playful affection between children or casual lovers. We’ve all had a taste of it in the flirting and teasing in the early stages of a relationship. But we also live out our ludus when we sit around in a bar bantering and laughing with friends, or when we go out dancing.
  4. Philia – (brotherly love) (/ˈfɪliə/Ancient Greekφιλία), often translated “brotherly love“, is one of the four ancient Greek words for lovephiliastorgeagape and eros. In Aristotle‘s Nicomachean Ethics, philia is usually translated as “friendship” or affection.[1]The complete opposite is called a phobia.
  5. Agape – (Ancient Greekἀγάπηagapē) is a GrecoChristian term referring to love, “the highest form of love, charity” and “the love of God for man and of man for God”.[1] The word is not to be confused with philiabrotherly love, as it embraces a universal, unconditional love that transcends and persists regardless of circumstance. The noun form first occurs in the Septuagint, but the verb form goes as far back as Homer, translated literally as affection, as in “greet with affection” and “show affection for the dead”.[2] Other ancient authors have used forms of the word to denote love of a spouse or family, or affection for a particular activity, in contrast to eros (an affection of a sexual nature).
  6. Pragma – (convenient love) Rather, pragma is a convenient type of love. Pragmatic lovers have a notion of being of service which they perceive to be rational and realistic. While they may be sincere about being useful themselves it also translates to having expectations of a partner and of the relationship. They tend to select and reject partners based on what they perceive as desirable, compatible traits. Pragmatic lovers want to find value in their partners, and ultimately want to work with their partner to reach a common goal. The practicality and realism of pragmatic love often aides longevity of the relationship, as long as common goals and values remain shared for the duration. Excessive thinking along these lines causes a relationship to be seen for its utility or as a trade or exchange.

Love One AnotherTtips

Every Day Tips

  1. Appreciate surprises.
  2. Accept potentially annoying traits or habits. 
  3. Understand that passion has cycles. 
  4. Broaden the knowing and share your secret fears. 
  5. Confront the future. 
  6. Practice tenderness and caring. 
  7. Recognize the role of physical contact. 
  8. Accept jealousy and learn to work with it. 
  9. Learn each other’s language. 
  10. Do not make assumptions. 

Loving the Difficult

Every Day Tips for the Seemingly Impossible – But You Can Do It! – Original : source

  1. Fight to see the good. Most of the time, people have redeeming qualities if we choose to see them. Even when they are bossy, they have a gracious heart. Even when they are opinionated, they are fiercely loyal. Even when they are distant, they are committed.We have a choice in how we view others. Fight to see the best in people.
  2. Afford grace. Sometimes, particularly when we’ve been hurt or offended in the past, we pull in our grace barriers – we cut short those very people who need our grace the most. Error on the side of grace.Pull down your defenses and choose to love.
  3. Rise to the challenge. There is no challenge, no growth, in loving only the people who love us. If we are to grow in godly character, in a God-sized love, then we have to work that out in loving when we are hurt and offended, loving when it feels underserved, unwarranted and unrequited, and loving when it is just plain hard. 
  4. Choose to be refined. Having a wide variety of friends is truly a gift. Opinionated friends help us refine our opinions. Reserved friends help us refine our ability to withhold comment. Creative friends help refine our creativity. We learn and grow from the very people we surround ourselves with. We can either choose to stiffen and stagnate amongst difficult people, or we can choose to be refined and grow.
  5. Pray, pray, pray. His power is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9) and sometimes, our weakness is loving well. Ask God for a measure of His grace, His kindness and His love, so that you may love others well.

Fun Ideas for Love Day

Tips for this Valentine’s Day

  1. Cosmos:
  2. Women’s Day:
  3. Maxim’s (old but good list):
  4. GQ’s:

Where Valentine’s Day Came From:

Where did Valentine’s Day Originate?

So here you go…

Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine,[1] is celebrated annually on February 14. Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine’s Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.

Martyrdom stories associated with various Valentines connected to February 14 are presented in martyrologies,[2] including a written account of Saint Valentine of Rome imprisonment for performing weddings for soldiers, who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians persecuted under the Roman Empire.[3] According to legend, during his imprisonment Saint Valentine restored sight to the blind daughter of his judge,[4] and before his execution he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell.[5]

The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines“). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.[6] In Europe, Saint Valentine’s Keys are given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart”, as well as to children, in order to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine’s Malady).[7]

Saint Valentine’s Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion[8] and the Lutheran Church.[9] Many parts of the Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day, albeit on July 6 and July 30, the former date in honor of the Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, and the latter date in honor of Hieromartyr Valentine, the Bishop of Interamna (modern Terni).[10]

I hope you enjoy love in any capacity!

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