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When people think of Valentine's Day, a picture of romantic love between a man and a woman dominates. Yet, love is not limited to romance.
Did you know that in Biblical Greek, there are several kinds of love and each has a different word to describe it? Phileo love refers to friendship. The city of Philadelphia is also called, "The City of Brotherly Love." Eros refers to physical love. Last, but not least, is agape, or God's love.
Within the structure of a book, characters can exhibit love. A friend takes a bullet to save the hero's life. A person discovers God loves them even though they've lived life blaming Him for their troubles.
Love is expressed through forgiveness. It manifests through sacrificial service to others. While many people love a good romance (including me), think about other ways love is expressed. It is not only an emotion, but also an action reflecting the heart of God.
Writers and Readers: What are some of your favorite stories that expressed love in a context other than romance?