If it's real love, how will I know?
Real love takes time, and it's about a choice of commitment more than it is about
feelings. Real love comes most often after you really know who you are and
are comfortable with your values, your dreams, and just being yourself.
Having sex and being physically involved does not indicate real love and it does not
show real love when it's outside of a marriage commitment. Outside those
bounds, it produces fear and guilt, along with other potentially
life-threatening diseases or an untimely pregnancy.
Learn to be a friend. Learn to be a good listener. Be interested in people
for who they are, their dreams, their goals, their personalities. Be the
kind of person others respect and trust.
Before you give in to lust, stop and think about how this one moment in time may affect your self, your
family, your future spouse, and your future children. Are they worth the gamble?
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