How to Find Love, Stay In Love, & Overcome Bad Love
A Life Hack is a proverbial truth that simplifies complicated issues.
“These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young. Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser.” Proverbs 1:4-5 NLT
“The importance of love and affection can vary depending on an individual's lifestyle, experiences, and preferences. However, going without love, affection, and connection can have physical, mental, and emotional consequences.” — BetterHelp.com
“People who feel affection-deprived: are less happy; more lonely; more likely to experience depression and stress; and, in general, in worse health... They experience more mood and anxiety disorders... They are more likely to struggle to express and interpret emotion. Finally, they're less likely to form secure attachments with others in their lives.” — PsychologyToday.com
“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.”
Proverbs 3:3-4 NIV
1. Finding Love
“Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.” Proverbs 21:21 NIV
✓ Fill up on faith, friendship, & family love.
“A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.” Proverbs 14:30 NIV
✓ Become what you’re looking to find.
“A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies ends up in poverty.” Proverbs 28:19 NLT
✓ Fish in the right pond.
“For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.” Proverbs 5:3-5 NIV
2. Staying In Love
“Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers. May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.” Proverbs 5:15-18 NIV
✓ Stoke the fire.
“May you ever be intoxicated with her love.” Proverbs 5:19 NIV
✓ Forgive often.
“Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.”
Proverbs 17:9 NLT
✓ Celebrate what you have.
“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
Proverbs 18:21 NIV
3. Overcoming Bad Love
“Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find?” Proverbs 20:6 NIV
✓ Forgive them.
“A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.” Proverbs 19:11 NIV
✓ Friend zone or forget them.
“Corrupt people walk a thorny, treacherous road; whoever values life will avoid it.”
Proverbs 22:5 NLT
✓ Start back at the top.
“A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.” Proverbs 15:13 NIV