MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS

DO LOVE FIRST

Our Philosophy
DO LOVE FIRST

We recognize that all people live their best lives when they are involved in healthy, meaningful relationships. We have developed a philosophy based on the theory that all meaningful relationships are rooted in a true understanding of love. We recognize that love involves feelings, but is not directed by them. The feelings that come when practicing the attributes and actions of love are by-products of love, not love itself. We have created this philosophy believing that love is a choice within the grasp of all individuals. We have summarized this choice into a simple but challenging phrase: “Do Love First”. These three words are a call to action and a choice to engage. In today’s society, love has become a complicated word with many meanings. We want to be clear in our meaning of love, so we have defined it through ten central attributes. 

THE TEN ATTRIBUTES OF LOVE 

 

PATIENCE

Empowering engagement that communicates belief in another person


KINDNESS

Leads to a healthy heart and brings healing in relationships for both the giver and receiver 


GENTLENESS

A calming demeanour that creates an environment of peace where relationships can flourish


EMPATHY

Stepping closer in order to walk together by seeing and feeling things from the other person’s perspective


EXPRESS & FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE

Making a choice to seek, voice, and believe truth


CONTENT

Striving to fulfill our purpose without envying others 


SELF-CONTROL

The appropriate expression of emotion


SELF-SACRIFICE

How we measure and express value in relationships  


ASSUME THE BEST

Allows a relationship to experience and express trust


NOT EASILY OFFENDED

Taking the high road in relationship by setting aside offences in order to building bridges through communication