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Love Is…

Posted by Hallee on Feb 10, 2014 in Holy matrimony, Love, Marriage, Romance, Writing

I don’t just write romance novels. I write Christian romance novels. So, my stories have to go beyond the “typical” romance novel and focus on two major points of love: Eros, which is the Greek term for romantic love; and Agape, which is the Greek term for the perfect love of God.

How important is love?

1 Corinthians 13 informs us that without love, we are nothing and have nothing. We can have faith to move mountains or knowledge of all things in the universe but without love, we are nothing. We can spend our very lives in service and sacrifice but without love, it isn’t useful or profitable. The remainder of the chapter informs us very accurately about the nature of love.

When I write, I have to have the romantic arc – the romantic story between the male protagonist and the female protagonist. And, I also have to write on the spiritual arc – the love the two main characters have or learn to have for God. In this genre, if you leave out one of those arcs, you pretty much have an incomplete story.

The more I delve into writing about love – about eros and agape love, the more the two intertwine…

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Virtues: The Delight in Loving My Husband

Posted by Hallee on Jan 11, 2011 in Biblical womanhood, Christian Faith, Holy matrimony, Love, Marriage, Virtues

The first virtue of a Godly Wife and Mother as outlined in the book Feminine Appeal, Seven Virtues of a Godly Wife and Mother by Carolyn Mahaney is the virtue of the Delight in Loving My Husband.

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Love, True Love

Posted by Hallee on Feb 14, 2010 in Biblical womanhood, Holy matrimony, Love, Marriage, Romance

Today we celebrate love. Or, at least, Hallmark and supermarkets and florists all over the world hope we’re celebrating it. Wives who have the Love Language of receiving gifts hope their husbands are celebrating it.

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