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Forward To Love

Love As a Learned Phenomenon

Man Needs to Loved and Be Loved

A Questions of Definition

Love Knows No Age

Love Has Many Deterrents

To Love Other You Must First Love Yourself

To Love You Must Free Yourself Of Labels

Love Involves Responsibility

Love Recognizes Needs

Love Requires One to Be Strong

Love Offers No Apology

Love Offers No Apology

            This short book has been no more than what was promised, hardly a deep philosophical or definitive work on love, nor a scholarly exploration of the love as learned phenomenon. This responsibility involves will have to be assumed by a man or woman far wiser, experienced, poetic and knowledgeable than I.

            Rather, this work is and was intended to be a sharing. It is, in this sense, a work of love. If the message is received or not, it has been worth the effort, for in the writing a book on love, I have intentionally exposed myself to praise or ridicule, acceptance or rejection; I have made myself totally vulnerable. Vulnerability is always at the heart of love.

            Father William DuBay stated it far better than I, when he said, "The most human thing we have to do in life is to learn to speak our honest convictions and feelings and live with the consequences. This is the first need of love, and it makes us vulnerable to other people who may ridicule us. But our vulnerability is the only thing we can give to other people."