Defining Love – Part III: What Love Is This

Please feel free to read Parts I & II of this series previously posted. Now that we have separated sex and love and discussed its common over use as a word, we are ready to delve a little deeper into the subject matter. I had devoted an article specifically on the separation of sex and … Continue reading

Defining Love – Part IV: Let’s Get Physical

Please feel free to read Parts I, II & III of this series previously posted. In my last post discussing Philos or mental love, I stated it was chosen as the starting point as it was the lowest level of the three types of love. And I still think that is accurate. However, the next … Continue reading

Defining Love – Part II – When Like Isn’t Enough

If you have not done so, please feel free to read “Defining Love – Part I – Sex ≠ Love” previously posted. Now that we have separated the emotional concept of “love” from the physical act of “sex”, we can hopefully move forward with defining love. Let’s start by understanding why we need to define … Continue reading

Defining Love – Part I: Sex ≠ Love

“Love” is one of the most commonly used words, and the least understood. It defies definition, yet we all use it with the premise it means the same thing to all of us. It is intrinsically diverse in meaning and scope. And as such, it is a challenge for me to write about. But I … Continue reading

Where’s My Line?

We have all heard the phrase that “honesty is the best policy”. And we can easily equate honesty with the truth. In fact, it is nearly impossible to find a definition of honesty that does not include the word truth or being truthful as a reference. And the following will use these words as interchangeable … Continue reading

The Fonder Heart

It is often said, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”. And I guess, as with all general idioms about life, that is mostly true. We miss our friends, partners, and family when their absence is short-term and circumstantially required. When they are off on a business trip, vacation, or other activity that makes them geographically separated … Continue reading

If You Love, Love Openly

In the small village of Takenaka, there was a small monastery led by a well-revered Taoist Master. With him lived and studied twenty monks and one nun whose name was Eshon. Eshon was very pretty, even though her head was shaved and her dress plain. Over time and with no encouragement from Eshon, several monks … Continue reading

The Paradigm Shift of Relationships

I remember attending the 50th wedding anniversary of my grandparents. Even as a young boy, I seemed to understand the rare and “golden” event this was. I am not sure I had any handle on what being married required, but I was certainly amazed that anyone could do anything for fifty years. Ah….they must have … Continue reading

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