No three words have more power in the English language than “I love you.” When said for the first time in the context of a new relationship it immediately changes things – adds an intensity and an intentionality to what may have been a less formal arrangement.
When withheld or misused, these three words can be the kiss of death for a waning relationship.
Knowing that someone else loves us is a basic human need. The gravity of these words is always a great reminder of how important our recognition of others is. Whether it is within our family, our church or in our network of friends – sharing the gift of love may provide hope and connections for those who need them most.