Give and take implies one of you is winning and one of you is losing. True love always finds a way to give. It's not the size or the cost of the gift, but the thought, love, and attention that went into the giving. So if both of you are giving, then each of you is receiving.
It's no coincidence that God is the greatest giver. God is LOVE.
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1 John 4:16
God constantly seeks people willing to receive continuous streams of love. After all, the sun doesn't just shine over the righteous. We all get to experience the sunshine.
So if you're dating and looking for a suitable mate to eventually marry, be sure both you and that person are givers. Two givers create balance and create continuous and lasting joy. That's the foundation of a healthy marriage.
Remember, love gives. That's really all you need to know.
###LeTicia Lee is author of MY LOVE IS ONE: What I Learned from the Messiah about Love, Family Climate Change and the Second Coming.