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It’s not enough to know we are loved. We want to feel and experience love. When the doubts and fears of life come, it’s this palpable love that offers an undeniable reality of worth and belonging to our souls.

Knowing something as factually true is not the same as experiencing this truth.

For instance, knowing the facts of a beach is not the same as smelling the salt in the air or feeling the water at our feet.

The facts are not inaccurate; they are just incomplete. They offer head knowledge and not a lived experience.

The same is true when it comes to love.

Knowing someone loves us factually is not the same as a profound experience of their love.

To fully receive love it must move from a simple intellectual knowledge to a lived and palpable experience.

And it probably starts here. We experience love before declaring love. The words would be meaningless without the experience.

However, it seems in time we stop cultivating the experience and tend to rely exclusively on the words or the historical facts of our love.

This can leave the other questioning the depth and sincerity of our love.

Imagine getting married and no longer taking your wife on a date, getting her gifts, or making love with her. You can declare your love everyday, but the reality of this love is naturally questioned when it’s not also lived out.

Even if the facts of your love are true, it still needs a palpable reality to resonate in her soul.

This holds true in friendship and parenting as well. Both need a lived experience of our love much more than the mere facts or words.

Don’t leave your loved ones wondering. Let your love be palpable in their life and relieve all doubt.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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