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Principles & Skills of Loving

on Thu, 2010-07-29 21:26

These principles and skills of loving have inspired my work and my life. First described to me by the Reverend Gerry Jud in 1993, these principles state love is an intention, not just a feeling. Most importantly, intention also requires the consistent practice of the skills of loving.

More than anything else, we want to love and be loved.
Love is a gift.
Love is not time bound.
Love is good will in action.
Love is a response to need.

Seeing: I do not look over or through you, I see you in your uniqueness.

Hearing: I listen to what you are saying.

Honoring of feelings and ideas: I recognize