Whatever commands the love of your heart also shapes the direction of your life. (Paul David Tripp, author and conference speaker)

Popular ballads of an earlier generation spoke of “love till the end of time” and similar sentiments that are romantic but a bit unrealistic. As Tripp writes, however, such starry-eyed feelings often take over reason and control one’s life and actions. There’s nothing wrong with romance, of course, but one must never separate heart and feelings from mind and reason.

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. (Romans 12:2)