{Candid Round Up} What’s Love Got to Do With It?

| January 26, 2017

How do you define love? We’ve gathered the top blog posts on love from today’s Christian women
and we want to share them with you in this candid round up.

What's Love Got To Do With It? (and how do you define love?)

One of my favorite quotes about how to define love, actually comes from The Notebook. Nicolas Sparks wrote, “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.” That’s the kind of love Jesus brings out in us. Loving Him awakens parts of our soul we didn’t even know were there. It fills the empty spots and makes us want to reach for more. It plans a fire in our hearts and gives us a peace that surpasses all understanding. It’s unshakable, unchangeable, and unending.

I doubt Mr. Sparks was thinking about Jesus when he penned those words, but every time I read them, they send my thoughts running to Jesus. I have shared some more quotes on love below, but first, I wanted to share some blog posts about love. Love is huge. There are so many different kinds of love, different ways to define it. Romantic love, agape love, brotherly love, love of things, love of people, love of words, the list could go on and on. Below, you’ll find posts that look at love from all different angles, each written by a different author.

1) Oh How He Loves

The first post I want to share with you was written by Candid Gal, Stephanie Carter. She wrote about how God loves us. If you don’t know about the love the Father has for us, this is a must read. If you do know, you will probably agree that this reminder is like a balm to the soul. Stephanie encourages us to fall in love with the love of God, because God is love.

2) God’s Love Note

Sheila at JesusGlitter.com is reflecting on how it feels to get hand-written love notes. Take a walk down memory lane with her, and then read along as she writes about the most exciting love letter of all.

3) Love Them Through It

It’s easy to sympathizes with people going into a difficult season, but so often we fail to love them through it. This love post was written by Dionna at BeautyintheStorm.com, and it definitely makes you think.

4) The Truth about Love

Is love really just a feeling? Do you need it to live happily ever after? This love post was written by Sarah at FindYourTrueBeauty.com, and is actually the first in a series of post about love myths we believe.

5) Putting on Love

Robbi over at Timeless Mama wrote this post about how we can apply 1 Corinthians 13 to our lives. Is it more than just words on a page? Find out more in this post.

Bonus Blog Posts

Because Valentine’s Day is coming up, I wanted to share Veronica’s post about 12 Date Night Ideas (that won’t break the bank). While this isn’t really about love directly, cultivating love in your marriage is a must. My husband can’t stand Valentine’s Day, but we do go on weekly dates and I love the time we spend together. The ideas Veronica shares in her post are great ways to mix it up and cut costs.

And earlier this week, Ayanna wrote a blog post titled, “Do You Love Your Husband?” it’s a must read. While it came in too late to be included in my original five, I didn’t want you to miss it.

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Tweetable Love Quotes

Real love is about commitment. It’s a choice to love even when feelings aren’t there.



Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.


How Do You Define Love?

Do you have a favorite quote or post from above? One that’s not mentioned? Or do you have something else you want to share with us? We’d love to hear thoughts on love in the comments below.

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24 Comments

  • Reply Stephanie Carter January 26, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Love is a miracle that we get to on purpose give away to anyone, at anytime, in any place…. that is awesome to have that much power to bless.

  • Reply Ayanna January 26, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Thanks so much for including me in your Candid Round Up. I will definitely be checking out the other posts you listed, especially the 12 Date Night Ideas. I’m always looking for new ways to spend quality time with my hubby.

  • Reply Sue Moore Donaldson January 27, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Love is a smile and a committment – thanks for your awesome post!

  • Reply Sarah Geringer January 28, 2017 at 7:58 am

    What a neat collection of posts…thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Terri January 30, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Great post.
    Oh how he loves us, i am more then thankful that he loves me and am reminded of the little sunday school song…yes Jesus loves me
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    • Reply Heather Hart January 30, 2017 at 8:32 am

      Yes! Love that song! I gave my testimony at a women’s shelter last night and I focused on Jesus’ love for us. He is so amazing.
      Heather Hart recently posted…Jesus and My Birthday WishMy Profile

  • Reply Andrea January 30, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    God’s love is the BEST kind!
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  • Reply Tami Qualls January 30, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Oh what a great list of blog posts for me to read over the new few days. God’s love is grand!
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  • Reply Amy Hagerup January 30, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    What a great collection of some posts about love. Can’t wait to follow the links. Thanks so much.
    Amy Hagerup recently posted…You Can’t Out-give GodMy Profile

  • Reply Amy Christensen January 31, 2017 at 6:53 am

    That quote is so appropriate. Thanks for sharing these posts. – Amy

  • Reply Alex February 1, 2017 at 4:11 am

    Wow, I can’t wait to read these! As a newlywed, I’m always looking for posts about loving and being loved.
    Alex recently posted…4 Things We DO BuyMy Profile

  • Reply Michele Morin February 1, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Great resource!
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  • Reply Chrissy February 3, 2017 at 1:28 am

    I think for a single gal like me, its cool to make Valentine’s day about loving others, instead of other lovers. 🙂

    • Reply Heather Hart February 6, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      Yes! That is a great point. My husband doesn’t do Valentine’s Day, so that’s good for me to remember, too.
      Heather Hart recently posted…Slow Down and Stand In AweMy Profile

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