Caught in the wrong kind of love

If someone we love keeps on hurting us, why do we still love them? It’s crazy! We think, “Oh, it was only a one off. They will change.” But then they keep walking all over us, and we still find an excuse to let them off.

Some people call it true love, but it isn’t. Love isn’t a doormat. It isn’t nice. It doesn’t pretend everything is alright.

God gives us his definition of love, and there is nothing nice about it. “This is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (I John 4:10) Love dares to be true. It dares to say, “Hey, you got it wrong! I’m giving you a chance to come right.”



3 Replies to “Caught in the wrong kind of love”

  1. Love and compassion. Is there any difference between the two. I don’t think there is, except only in application. The way we can love someone who keeps hurting us is to realize it is they who are hurting, and they just pass it on. We have to separate the person from the action. Inside the aggressor, is a damaged and scared child encrusted in a shell. We should not become a doormat but we can step out of the way and not hurt that person back. We can just be available when that person needs us.

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