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What Are the Four Types of Love?

When Theresa writes poetry, the inspiration comes from her or her family's true life experiences, which results in dramatic poetry.

There are four types of love ~ Agape, Philia, Storge and Eros. These poems describe each type of love and their meanings.

Agape Love

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Agape Love


What are you?


Revelation of God.




Highest of all the loves!


Energizing faith itself.


Ability to love the unlovable


To all humanity, divine.


Our Father in Heaven


First loved us;


Love like Christ, who sacrificed.


Greatest of all loves!


Fruit of the Spirit.


Matter of the "will."


---Unconditional and caring


No matter the circumstances.


Virtue of Christians---charitable love.


Experience it!



Philia Love

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Philia Love


What are you?


Benevolent.




The love between friends,


Brotherly love,


Instinctive,


Freely chosen,


Life’s crown,


Happiest of loves!


Human fully,


Experience it!




Storge Love

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Storge Love


What are you?





Affection,


Most natural of loves!


Family love


---A parent


---A child.


Experience it!




Eros Love

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Eros Love


What are you?



Extremely profound,


Romance . . .


Sense of being in love,


Longing


Emotional connection


With another


Sometimes suicidal,


Refusing to part.


Indifferent.


Those fully submitted – it can be their god.


Experience it – or dare not???

Examples and Scripture of the Most Common Form of Love Found in the Bible - Agape

God sending His only Son to die for our sins.

Christ placing Himself on that cross for our sins.

Joseph's kindness to his brothers even though they sold him into slavery. Genesis 50:15-21

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

— 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8a

Examples of Storge Love in the Bible

Noah and his wife.

The love of Jacob for his sons.

Mary and Martha's love for Lazarus.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son.

— John 3:16

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My favorite love of course is Agape love!

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