1. Agape Love
It is only a mother and father of any family that can recognize and posses the Agape love, and can be referenced at this website. If he or she never had children in their life, they will never experience this kind of parental love. The wife and husband can experience an Agape Love for each other otherwise they will probably never experience Agape Love parents have for their children. God sets at the head of the Agape Love group of people and it is difficult to reach this level of love for another person.
Agape Love is a type of love otherwise known as parental love of their children. Agape Love shows no boundaries and is unconditional, meaning that the person who has an Agape Love for another takes none of their shortcomings into consideration, before they can love the person. The love is unconditional, no questions asked.
What the person does and how they live, their life makes no difference to the one bestowing Agape Love upon them. The person holds no conditions over the other person’s head and in spite of shortcomings, one person loves the other with the highest level of love that another can bestow on a person so fortunate.
When push came to shove would you actually lay down your life for another person? Would you take that bullet for the other person, friend or stranger? This is Agape Love. Agape Love means the person would lay down their life for the other person, no questions asked, no compromises. Very few people ever experience this plateau of love, expect for our Heavenly Father, and sometimes some parents.
The group of people in this Agape Love group is hard to enter into because many of us cannot humanly see past the other person’s faults and just love the person for who they are whether it is a mother, father, sister, or brother, in-law, and friend, homeless person on the street or stranger.
2. Eros Love
Eros Love is the love of passion. It is a level of love reserved only for husbands and wives. Eros Love is the level of love that a man and woman feel for each other, a sensual type of love that only meant for those who have taken the vows of marriage. If you believe, any of God’s word, believe that the level of Eros Love never truly finds itself between a man and woman outside of marriage and forbidden always in the eyes of our Maker and (most parents). Read more about Eros Love at this website.
Eros Love, the highest level of love between a man and woman, meant for sex and spiritual bonding between a husband and wife and meant for reproduction after marriage, only. The only way that a man and woman can possibly fulfill Eros Love is after marriage. Back in Biblical days the Apostle Paul stated in 1 Corinthians 7: 8-9 that man and woman need to possess control of sex in their lives, otherwise it is better for them to marry to experience Eros Love.
3. Filial Piety the Third Type of Love
Filial piety is the third type of love and has its origin with the Chinese religion of Confucianism. However, reading about Filial piety at this website one finds that this is a global love and is so lacking in today’s society, and no one seems to know why or how. In my opinion, I have an idea and an idea as I thought about this type of love.
It is important that Filial piety have its roots within the home and must come from the teaching of the parents to their children. If parents do not teach this, type of love to their children and instill in the child Filial piety when they are very young the child enters their pre-teen to adult years with no respect for older members of the family. Filial piety is a unique design set to outline the only way in which family members should interact with each other.
The Chinese value family to the highest degree. The Chinese custom finds that Filial Piety has its bases according to a ranking system within the family. This system ranks all grandparents first, and then parents, children and other members of the family.
This system ranks the eldest member to the youngest member of the family and ranks men above women. The Chinese follow the pattern in which the parents and older family members have the responsibility to raise the lower ranking members. In turn the lower ranking members, such as the children have a great responsibility to respect and obey those in the higher rank, namely grandparents and parents. Respect is always center stage of the Chinese Family circle.
The responsibility of the grandparents and parents involved in raising the younger members correctly, helping the younger to succeed in life by offering choices and instructing the younger members how to be well respected in society and how to grow into adulthood being a well- rounded, good person.
Grandparents and parents have all been in the shoes of the younger family members. Younger members have a giant responsibility to always respect, obey the elders, advise the elders and continue to love and care for them when they age. There was no such thing as nursing homes to put the grandparents when they have outlived their usefulness. Elders teach the younger above all, to care and nurture the older members when advanced age came upon them.
Filial Love is the natural order of love that exists between the members of a family unit, both living and deceased. Filial Love is not only for Chinese family members. Filial Love is a system that should exist in every culture around the world, including the United States. Unfortunately, Filial Love is nearly nonexistent in most families due to the way parents raise children today, or lack of guidance. Many children are now raising children and lack of respect parents expect from the children of today.
4. Philia Love (Brotherly Love)
Most have heard that Philadelphia is the city of Brotherly Love, meaning that Philadelphia on a whole wraps their arms around the unsuspecting visitor and shows the stranger a type of friendly love while they are visiting. Philia Love found at this website is a friendly type of love that encompasses a number of adjectives such as loyalty and casual friendship.
Humankind can display Philia Love for the job, community, political career, home and much more. This type of love distinguishes itself through the love for another or of something. Philia Love encompasses the sharing of likenesses between two people. Philia has no room for negativities, such as quarrels, gossip, lies, character damage, holding of grudges or an unforgiving spirit.
Philia Love offers the other person the very best form of friendship possible between two people who are good, and share many of the same virtues. Shallow friendships that come have no place in Philia Love, such as seen in business or passing acquiesces. These friendships are of a much lesser quality.
When I was growing up, I used to tell my dad that I had many friends and I never understood his way of thinking. He told me repeatedly, “You will have many acquiesces throughout your lifetime and you will be able to count all your true friends on one hand. You will only have one or two true friends and any more than two true friends, count it a blessing, because many cannot even claim one true friend.”
5. Familial Love
Familial Love is of Greek origin meaning natural affection. Familial Love (affection) can be between two people in a family, two friends or between a pet and their owner. This love relationship can exist within an animal family. This love shows a natural affection towards someone or something. This website poses interesting reading.
Familial Love between two people or two animals entails a love of similarities. Generally in Familial Love first come a friendship and then the love of each other. This love can endure all obstacles and cross miles of distances. Humans who experience a Familial Love for another generally do not know when or at what point the friendship came to a deeper meaning.
This kind of love grows upon commitment and trust. Familial Love places more of an importance upon other love styles such as trust, kindness, affection, and commitment.
6. Veneration of Love
Veneration of Love, in my opinion, seems to be a dangerous type of love that involves reverence, fear, emotion or awe. Veneration of Love has to do with anything we show a strong feeling for, above God. Veneration of love seen in the First Commandment in the Bible stands reserved for God alone. No one should show reverence so powerful that it elevates any person or thing above the love we should have of God. Learn more about Veneration of Love at this website.
No human, animal, plant, job, or home, for example should show a Veneration of Love more than God Himself. No one is to adore anything or anyone more than the love for God. Veneration of Love is the type of profound respect that someone has for someone or something.
One may have a profound respect for a passed loved one.
One may have a reverence for a food, a drink, a place, a law and much more.
The person has an elevated love/respect for the person, thing or place.
There is nothing wrong with a Veneration of Love, if this love of another person or place is not above the love one has for God. One should not allow the Veneration of Love to set elevated above God Almighty.
Always Strive for the Best
Everyone has to experience a certain level of Love for humankind and falls into one of these categories. Which level of love do you find yourself in and are you always striving for the Agape level of love?
You will never reach the pinnacle of love for family, friends, co-workers, strangers, in-laws or outlaws until you feel you can lay down your life for any of these people, no questions asked.