Monday, February 13, 2012

Love: Breaking the Rule of Show Don’t Tell

Whether you’re writing about love or enjoying it this Valentine’s Day, you need to understand how a man expresses his love.  This is an instance where both showing and telling is important.  If he says he loves you but doesn’t show it then he’s probably not really in love with you.  There are three ways you’ll know if your hero (or your sweetheart) loves you.  He’ll love you with his mind, time and energy.

    Ø  Mind: He’ll listen to you and put thought into the things he says and does.
    Ø  Time:  He’ll show you love by making you a priority and not an afterthought.
    Ø  Energy:  A man spends a great deal of his time on the job, earning money.  If you are important to him, he’ll spend some of that money on the one he loves.

A man might not love you in all three ways equally.  But if he is making an effort in all three ways, you know you have a keeper.

Enjoy this Valentine’s Day with the one you love.

Cindy A. Christiansen
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  1. Very well said, Cindy:) I enjoyed the post!


  2. Yes, but don't forget that a woman needs to love her man with equal generosity! :)

  3. Thanks, Loretta.

    Very true, Miss Mae.

    Have a nice one tomorrow!!

  4. Cindy, this is love at its best. Unfortunately "sigh" we are all works of progress, in various stages, in God's eyes.

    It wouldn't hurt me to read I Corinthians, Chapter 13 more often.

    Selflessness is so hard to obtain, but worth the effort.

    Great post. Food for thought.

  5. Thanks, Laurean. The fact that we are all just human is why I included about making an effort. I think the fact that a person is trying is the most important part. ")
    Thanks for your comment.

  6. Great post, Cindy. Sometimes I think we expect too much and don't see the little things our men do -- Crossing my fingers everyone gets well at home.


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