What sent me into my little twitter spasm about love this afternoon?  It was when the guy on Christian radio peddled the unquestioned wisdom of popular psychology: “Love isn’t an emotion.  It’s an act of the will.”

Why do Christian counselors say such things?  Why do so many of us believe them when they do?  I think this particular overstatement about love is frequently made and readily believed because it gives us hope for our broken relationships.  We think that if we don’t have to feel something in order to love, then we can do something to fix the relationship.  The only problem with this line of thinking is that it isn’t true. Read the rest of this entry »