Hate isn’t the enemy of love. Like is love’s real enemy. Our lives are full of casual relationships with people we like, or at least pretend to like. We are nice people and we like to be liked. This affinity for liking and liking to be liked robs us of the deep, meaningful, authentic, and loving relationships that we all thirst for.
Healthy Relationships are Dependable and LoyalBut Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord punish me severely if I allow anything but death to separate us!” When Naomi saw that Ruth was determined to go with her, she said nothing more. -Ruth 1:16-18