Sep 20, 2009
In Episode 14, we take a look at the rest of my suggested definition of spiritual love. A major point of debate on spiritual love is the question of whether or not spiritual love is unconditional or reciprocal. Is spiritual love offered with no expectation of the other person responding back to us the same way? If we do not expect the other person to respond, then spiritual love is unconditional. If we offer spiritual love to another person and we do expect them to respond to us in the same way, then spiritual love is reciprocal. How these questions are answered will determine how we put spiritual love into practice.
In the next episode, we will look at what Beth and Larry could have done differently that might have saved their relationship from ending. In particular, we will look at how Larry has been confusing spiritual and romantic love in his expectations about relationships. Perhaps we can avoid making the same mistake Larry has been making since we now have an understanding of what is spiritual love.
This podcast series is based on my book The Six Faces of Love which can be viewed at craigowen.net