Love on the Scale of Ten

We often hear things compared “on a scale of one to ten”, with one being the lowest and ten the highest. I’m of the opinion love cannot be measured this way; if it is, it is subject to failure.

I compare our love between one another—particularly the love, between a husband and wife—to God’s love, and our love for Him. God’s love never wavers, and, likewise, our love for Him should not waver.

I submit, therefore, that love can only be true and complete if it is on the scale of ten; never lower than ten, and ten being the ultimate. Not possible? Oh, but I think it is!

You see, I subscribe to the theory that love is a thing of each moment; a thing of right now. It has nothing to do with the while ago, even the last minute or so; it is what it is at this very instant. And, just so you understand where I’m coming from on this,  it is my belief that love is not an emotion that comes upon us of its own accord, it is a choice we make. You don’t fall in love, you decide to love.

Forgiveness is key in love. Look at how much God has forgiven us for (a lot in my case!). If, for instance, you said a harsh word a few moments ago, or harsh words were said to you; you can choose to react in anger or hurt and allow your feelings for the other person to wane, or you can simply leave the situation behind and remain at ten. If you need to forgive, forgive; if you need forgiveness, ask for it; then, move on and love with all you’ve got. I call this, Love on the Scale of Ten.

Too simple? It’s not that easy?

Why not?

But, you ask, what about the big things? Well, in my opinion, if you love on the scale of ten, there won’t be any big things.

Try it! What have you got to lose?


  1. Wow! I love this! On a scale from 1 – 10.. 10!! 🙂 Thanks for an inspiring post.

  2. Sherry Mashburn said

    Love, just like happiness, is a choice. I choose happiness, and I definitely choose love! Charlie’s a 10!!!!!

  3. jelillie said

    It is true love is more decision than feeling. So we can love even when we don’t feel. When we get things in the proper order then love is the most satisfying thing in the world.

    • That’s what I’m talkin bout! And, yes, the proper order is very important. Priorities! Love is number One, and it’s a Ten!
      Thanks for the wonderful comment!

  4. jmdh said

    I think I have tried this method like forever ! Good job !!!

  5. Waynette said

    I agree and really enjoyed this!

  6. Abby Kelly said

    This is excellent and apropos for the moment. My sister just got engaged today and I am forwarding this post to her. Thank you for you comments on my blog and poetry – your words are always encouraging.

    • I’m very serious abut the concept, Abby. I believe you should give your all, or not at all. I mean, do they still say, ’til death do us part?
      Ooops! Almost climbed up on the ol’ soapbox!
      Thanks for the comment, Abby. Best wishes to your sister!

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