The Hebrew word for love is ahavah, which derives from the root hav, meaning give. In our self-absorbed culture, we enter into relationships looking for what we will get from them. But anything worthwhile requires investment — in this case investment of time, energy, thought, and consideration. The way to build successful friendships is to think first about what you have to offer to another person. The same formula works for marriage as well.
Contributors: Yonason Goldson from Ethical Imperatives, LLC