There are many things that people call love but in the course of time, they realise it’s something else. A distinction is sometimes made between love and lust, love and infatuation, love and admiration and the list goes on. A few months ago, I wrote a poem in which I gave my take on how to identify true love. You can check out that poem by clicking on its title below.

(What True Love Looks Like)

Today, I present 10 capsular thoughts on the nature of true love. Do you agree with these thoughts? I’d like to know the ones you like best, the ones that really struck a chord with you. Perhaps, there are angles I overlooked. Do share one or more quotes that you think cover those angles.

As is my custom, I’ve included titles of posts from which some of these quotes were lifted, modified or inspired so you can take a look, if you may, to see the context in which they were coined. You are blessed!

1. True love is accepting, understanding and affirming.

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2. True love brings out the best in you.

3. True love puts its object before itself.

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4. True love is not vengeful. Rather, it freely forgives.

5. True love is consistent. It does not wax and wane with situations and seasons.

(Love So Strong!)

6. True love knows how to enjoy companionable silence with its object.

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7. True love embraces commitment. It does not circumvent it.

(5 Insights … From My Marriage)

8. True love is fulfilling. It doesn’t leave you hung out to dry.

9. True love may not be picture perfect but it will precisely suit your needs.

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10. True love is not a flash in the pan; it lasts till you’re old and grey.

(Going ‘Home’ to Gerald)

Ultimately, the best way to know true love is to come into a relationship with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We (the saved) are the bride and Christ is the groom. How He loves us is the model for how others should love us and we should love them back.

Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2017

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  • Mbakwe Chibueze Emmanuel

    Am delighted to have an opportunity to have you in my time to educate me on what Love is. Thank you, madam, and God bless you.

  • fon cyril

    where there is true love and God, there is good life.thanks madam for this post it’s really educating

  • Amaobi Precious

    True love brings out the best in you. This one really struck me because I’ve seen people who claim to be in love yet they are being trampled on and their dreams stifled. True love indeed will delight in bringing out the potentials hidden in one to a positive light. Nice one, Ma.

    • Edith Ohaja

      Thanks a lot, Precious! People that love us serve as the mouth, hands and eyes of God to us. You are richly blessed in Jesus’ name.

  • Nnedinso rita

    Everyone needs to understand the difference betwen true love and lust. Youths nowadays can’t seem to distinguish the two. Your post shows that true love brings out the positive aspects of a person.

  • Akpali Francess

    True love is not vengeful. Rather it forgives freely. This really got my interest.

  • Akwara Agatha Uchechi

    True love is really not revengeful. I have learnt a whole lot from this. thanks

  • *True love may not be picture perfect but it will precisely suit your needs* this one got me. truly it is not perfect but will surely suit your needs. thank you ma for opening my eye to this.


    wow, true love is sure a real thing most people do not understand. thanks for making people know the meaning of it.


    “True love is accepting,understanding and affirming”.Accepting in the sense that they should recognize each other.Understanding in the sense that there should be mental,sometimes emotional process of comprehension between each other and affirming in the sense that there should be a declaration that what they feel for each other is true.This quote really struck a chord with me!..It helped to reveal the real meaning of “True Love”…Thanks a lot Ma.

  • Godwin Maxwell

    If all these attributes can be attained, i think i’m seeing a near perfection. Nice quotes and clear facts.

  • Onyeze precious chijindu

    True love is rare and just very few are lucky to meet their soul mates. I really pray i get to live a truly loved life, love is beautiful with the right person.

  • No 2 and 3 are the ones I relate with. Love is something I am always careful about, to avoid hurting someone else’s feelings. Thank God for these quotes. We truly learn everyday.

  • Nwankwo Anita

    There are a lot of misconceptions about true love…most especially the romantic love and relationships nowadays…people go into relationships and marriages for the wrong reasons…I pray God blesses me with my true love and soulmate pretty soon!

  • Ekpali Joseph Saint

    True love is not vengeful. Rather, it freely forgives. I love these words. For many, it is always the other way round. A very nice one.


    True Love is something everybody wants , but not everybody is willing to pay the sacrifice. One problem, however, in our society is the inability of some persons to Understand what Love truly Means. I don’t claim to have a monopolistic understanding of the concept, but I know many dont understand the true meaning. Such persons ,with shallow understanding of the concept, go ahead to misinterpret the biblical assertions about love.

  • Okeke Grace Amarachi

    I love these quotes but quote 3 really got me.
    True love brings others before its self.
    I’ve seen people who appear to be in love but are so selfish and inconsiderate. This kind of love seeks the good of others rather than ones good alone,true love stands no matter the situation.
    Thank you.

  • Nneji Mary Chinenye

    Feel blessed to have you educate me on true love, this is a nice piece also True love comes from God.

  • ologhofor sampson

    Wow, i have learnt new things again about true love. i will go with the 5th and 9th which said;true love is consistent. it does not wax and wane wit situations and season and that is basically truth. and the 9th that said;true love may not be picture perfect but it will precisely suit your needs.

  • Akwara Agatha Uchechi

    Beautiful. True love is unconditional, forgiving, lasting, without malice and unbiased. True love is always there in all circumstances, it doesnt give up. It endures everything and comes back to forgive every wrong. Gods love is an example of true love

  • Unwana Ekere

    True Love can truly come from God because human in one way or the other is guilty of one fact here.
    True love forgives without revenge, True love continues till ages past, True love dosent Look back to the past, its unconditional.
    May we always find true love lord!

  • Okorie Flora

    True love has different meanings and attributes. True love is accepting, understanding and affirming. It forgives freely. There is a big difference between love and lust. True love is hard to find. God is true love. He died on the cross for our sins. Thank you ma for enlightening me more on what true love is.

  • Njoku Chineme Evelyn

    Very insightful piece you have here Edith ..True love theses days are misunderstood and misinterpreted but with God’s guidance we can tell the difference between true love and infatuation.

  • theophilus anthony blessing

    True love never dies or grows old but the objects can. it is different from infatuation and crush.

  • Ekwuagana Fabian Ikechukwu

    God is love and love is God ,true love is everlasting, nice piece.

  • Paschal Odigonma Victoria

    This captivating. I recommend this quotes on truelove for anyone who is confused and wants to know what true love is. May God strengthen us to love truly and not by lust.

  • Indeed true love is consistent. It does not wax and wane with situations and seasons. Anyone who loves you will be with you through thick and thin.

  • Nnamani Nnenna

    This is beautiful it clearly states the diffrence between love and lust. thank you ma ,this is an eye opener.

    • Henry

      No #6 is one tricky scenario but when one understand to appreciate the silence of his/her partner and not to see fault in it, surely makes for a beautiful pair. People in relationships have to understand the many words spoken and the silence that only the heart comprehends. Beautiful is Love!!

  • Okere Grace Onyinyechi

    “True love is not a flash in the pan: it lasts till the you’re old or grey.” I love this!

  • After what the bible says on true love,i think this post is another interesting piece on true love .with this one can know the difference between true love and lust.this post should be a must read for those who seek true love.

  • True love is kind, it covers everything. True love never fails, it is perfect, it brings happiness. And that’s the kind of love God has for us!

  • ifunaya chukwuemeka

    For me love is love or better put love is God as it really explains everything, i totally agree with you Ma. This is sensitive issue that needs to be said over and over again before its gets into our heads and hearts….

  • Uzor Victoria

    True love never dies, it only gets stronger with time.

  • Anabude oluchi

    Looking closely at point 7,true love is commitment no matter the circumstance true love stays committed even when there is no reason to but most youth are being misled about what true love is.

  • Amarachi Duru

    Exactly, true love puts its object before itself because true love is selfless, it is partner-centred and not self-centred. There can not be true love without readiness and willingness to sacrifice for the other person.

  • Agnes

    I love the ninth one most. And its totally true .. Not picture perfect.. Even an ugly, deformed person can love. I think all girls who obsess about fine boys should see this.. Lol

  • Ejiofor Emmanuel

    True love lasts forever. True love is beautiful.

  • Joseph joy

    I’m in love with (4)
    Some people claim they are in love but they try to take revenge on their partner.

  • Aleke Juliet C.

    Ma, you are right about true love embracing commitment because it was lack of commitment that made me realize how less I loved my ex (sorry to say this).

  • Aleke Juliet C.

    True love can make two beautiful lovers go extra miles

  • At least I have grabbed some knowledge of what true love is all about. True love lasts till old age and grey… Wow, really interesting.
    Thanks ma for the post, at least some of us have been redirected.

  • Bob Charles Ngene

    True love may not be picture perfect…No.9 totally got to me..I seriously need to learn to believe that

  • True love sacrifices, cares, humble, trust , commitment and doesn’t retaliate . Is quite interesting to be in true love. Gods love for humanity is the greatest true love. Thank you ma for this inspirational post.

  • Immanuella Uwa

    The truest form of True Love is love in Christ and from Christ. Any relationship that claims love and is not founded on Christ is false.

  • Ossai Chidimma Linda

    No .1 True love is accepting, understanding and affirming. sometimes people tend to use you when they find out you have these qualities as mentioned above.

  • Odeh faith elakeche

    People tend to call lust true love, your post has differentiated true love and lust. Just like you said true love is not a flash in the pan it last till you’re old and grey and it is partner centred and not self centered.

  • Cynthia ihekwoaba

    Nice write up.true love bring out the best in us that the quote that i really love.

  • Isaac sopuruchi peace

    True love is not picture perfect, that one got me the most. I love this,powerful brief summary of what true love is actually all about.

  • Ezeh Blessing

    True love knows how to enjoy companable silence with it’s object. This quote struck me the most, when you are truly in love mere looking at each other could be the best moment ever shared. We should always try to build our love lives in line with the love christ have for the church, as that is the only foundation in which true love can be build. Thanks aunty for sharing these wonderful quotes.

  • Richards Orighomisan

    True love puts it’s object before self; sacrificial love

  • Ndieze Kelechi

    These quotes are necessary in these times when it’s imperative for youths to learn how to differentiate love, lust and infatuation. These quotes are invaluable and will be for a long time to come.

  • Uzoma chidera

    Love is the greatest Law, these quotes should also be applied to ourselves,love our neighbours the same way we love ourselves and also we can’t love if we don’t learn to love ourselves.

  • Vincentia Charles chisom

    True love makes you happy and complete. Theres something satisfying to go to bed and wake up knowing that someone somewhere truly loves you.

  • Does true love exist?
    I doubt

  • Uchegbu Ogechi Elizabeth

    True love makes u want to do better. Your dreams, goals won’t be trampled upon. Rather help you achieve them.

  • Okezi

    True love is not condemning neither is it competitive
    True love is not a bag of deceit
    True love may not know it all but the little it knows, it won’t misuse
    True love does not incapacitate

  • Uchechukwu Chikezie

    True love brings out the best in one’s life. It doesn’t count offense but always correct one.

  • Itodo Amarachukwu Grace

    Wow! Am so glad I met you ma ❤️💕
    Thank you so much ma

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