If you’re going into this relationship thinking this person is going to satisfy all the cracks and crevices of your heart, you are moving toward conflict that ultimately will create a lot of pain and a lot of loss for you. We find the fullness of life in Christ, not in others. The expectation that others become that for us puts an impossible weight on them, whether those are our friends, whether those are our spouses, or whether those are our children. We can’t go to the well of others and satisfy our souls.
Can we numb the anxiousness for a while? Yeah. People don’t like love. They love kind of that flittery, flirty feeling. They don’t love love. Love is sacrificial. Love is ferocious. It’s not emotive. It’s in. Our culture doesn’t love love. It loves the idea of love. It wants the emotion without paying anything for it. It’s ridiculous.
– Matt Chandler