Love without Truth isn’t reality—it’s sentimentality, and Truth without Love isn’t sustainable—it’s terminal. (Ann Voskamp, best-selling author)

Voskamp explains: “Real love truthfully sees the flaws and still really loves fully. Love isn’t blind—love is the only way of really seeing.” All too often romantically-inclined people may be blinded by emotion so they don’t really see clearly. True love (which always seeks the best for the loved one), recognizes flaws but lovingly works to help overcome them.

Be . . . patient, bearing with one another in love. . . . speaking the truth in love. (Ephesians 4:2, 15)