For a good 20 years, the American Psychologist Arthur Aron was running an experiment called „The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness“. In this experiment, men and women were randomly selected and paired together. Then they were asked to ask each other 36 personal questions and then stare into each other’s eyes for four minutes. After these pairs completed the experiment, some couples decided to enter into relationships. In fact, some were even married in as little as 6 months after their first encounter.
Conclusion: An intense time together, full of honesty and openness can be the beginning of intimate love.
However, human love is not perfect. It often fails because of the challenges of daily life. In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul describes an ideal, divine love that neither fails nor ends. This perfect love comes from closeness to God and a trusting, personal relationship with Jesus.
“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”Galatians 5:22
How do you deal with your strengths and weaknesses? Do you want to try this experiment?
Weekly text: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13