By Modebe Ikechukwu
Love can be defined under the following standpoints, a strong feeling of affection or a great interest and pleasure in something.
In most cases, some schools of thought may cling to the view that love is greater, perhaps with allusion to Saint Paul’s letter to the Corinthians in 1Corinthians 13: 13 where he made mention of faith, hope, and love, but the greatest of these is love.
Love judging from the definitions earlier mentioned is a strong feeling of affection, or simply put, a great interest and pleasure in someone or something.
Young lovers of today may likely say this “I love him” or “I love her.” This could be as a result of that unexplainable feeling or sensation that overshadows him or her when their lover is physically present or whenever they hear his or her voice. In this case could “love pose to be greater?”
Trust on the other hand, from its definition is a firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something, or better still a hope or expectation.
Another school of thought may cling to the assertion that “Trust is greater.”
We might have heard or even seen cases where a girl can vouch for her boyfriend on the grounds of trust that she trusts him so much even apart from loving him that she holds him in high esteem that he can never be unfaithful to her.
Unfortunately, she finds out on a faithful day that her so called boyfriend whom she holds in high esteem was actually cheating on her. Her love for him was totally withered and hate sprang up, and all her trust in him faded away like a flower which when it was plucked in the morning looked fresh, but afterwards, towards evening lost its freshness.
Another school of thought is of a rather divergent view than the aforementioned. This school of thought beliefs that love and trust “ are the two sources of happiness in a relationship.” They also go further by saying “they are the founding fathers of any successful relationship.”
Put simply, they are the two pillars of any serious relationship. None can stand without the other, both must continually be renewed by the lovers each time, and they both co-exist to make a relationship last, and none supersedes the other in all ramifications.
At this juncture, after going through the various viewpoints of love and trust. It is in your choice of freewill to choose which school of thought will fit you in your relationship with your lover.
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