Your definition of love

According to the workbook Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, researcher Beverly Fehr asked more than 170 people to rate the central features of love.? The twelve most important attributes they identified are listed below.  Take a moment to prioritize this list for yourself.

___ Acceptance

___ Caring

___ Commitment

___ Concern for the other’s well-being

___ Friendship

___ Honesty

___ Interest in the other

___ Loyalty

___ Respect

___ Supportiveness

___ Trust

___ Wanting to be with the other

Next, circle your top three attributes of love and write a definition of love that incorporates them.

Finally, compare your priorities and your definition with your wife’s to see what differences you might have with her when it comes to defining love.

 


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