Benefits of Loving the Agape Way-2

Yesterday we talked about how unconditional love (or Agape Love) can provide safety during extremely stressful times.  Today we will continue to address other ways that unconditional love can benefit your marriage: Security and Stability Can Help You Grow

When you experience an unchanging type of love, full of stability and security, it creates an atmosphere of openness and trust.  When you feel that you are in a trusting relationship, it allows you both to mature together in a healthy way.  Wheat and Okes believe that when you experience Agape Love personally, it can help you to grow and become the type of person you want to be—by reaching your full potential.

Every Day is Easier

When you experience Agape Love, you feel secure in your relationship.  Due to this, you are less likely to lash out at your partner or deal any devastating blows to the relationship.  Wheat and Okes believe that the longer you experience unconditional love, the lesser your anger, depression, worry, and fatigue become.  Instead of being quick to anger, you are more likely to respond with patience and kindness.

Continue to read this week as we talk more about the benefits of Agape Love.

*Source: "Love Life For Every Married Couple" by Ed Wheat and Gloria Okes

 

Written by Christy Fogg, MSW, LCSW

Christy Fogg, MSW, LCSW is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group.  Christy enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling.  Christy also provides family counseling, child counseling, and adolescent counseling.

Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, and Westfield.