Quote: “Love has to be an act of the will or else you can’t command it.” – Josh McDowell

Related quotes by Josh:

“Love cannot be an emotion; otherwise, God couldn’t command it.”

“The definition of love is found in Ephesians 5:28-29.”

Eph 5:28-30 So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,  because we are members of His body.  [Emphasis added.]

“[Therefore,] the simplest definition of love is ‘protect and provide’.”  [He’s intentionally paraphrasing “nourish and cherish,” reversing the order.]

“You can’t love your neighbor if you don’t love yourself.”

“…you shall love your neighbor as yourself…”  Leviticus 19:18

“Girls, never marry a man who does not love himself because this would be disastrous for you.”

Source:  How Do You Define Love?  (YouTube 13:36)  (Quotations above are close but not verbatim.) 

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