“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬


One meaning of smitten is an intense love for someone that exceeds all boundaries. In the most positive sense, it exemplifies the true meaning of loving with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind. It is absolutely unconditional, requiring nothing, but giving everything. As a hopeful romantic, I still believe it exists and should be the ultimate goal. But, it is not flesh and bones; it is spirit and commitment. For feelings alone will always fade, but true love endures.


734903F7-B5C2-4ABB-A75C-1392A7ACFBC6“Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭11:22‬ ‭ESV‬‬

As a nation, we are often focused on personal appearance. And certainly looking one’s best is important; but, deeper beauty comes from within one’s heart and soul. We should put as much time and effort into inner beauty as we do on external appearance. I believe that would change our culture far more positively than all the luster on the outside.