Uncommen: Man Eyes

Day 3 of 5 • This day’s reading


Types of Love

Greeks have 8 different types of love. The average teenage girl on Instagram or TikTok has 1293 kinds of love. 

  • Agape — Unconditional Love
  • Eros — Romanic Love
  • Philia — Affectionate Love
  • Philautia — Self-love
  • Storge — Familiar Love
  • Pragma — Enduring Love
  • Ludus — Playful Love
  • Mania — Obsessive Love

As you can see, we can get our viewpoint of love twisted and turned away from the kind of love God has for us. 

You spend time where your heart is focused on.

Have you ever spoke with a guy who has met "the one," and he says something like, "dude, I'm in love." Eros

Have you ever gone to a car show? The look on some guy's face can only be described as captivated when he is looking at cars. Whether it's classics, hotrods, custom, luxury, or concept cards, most men hover around drooling over cars as if they are in love with them. Ludus

Have you ever seen a guy watching his favorite football team in the Superbowl? He's wearing his team gear from head to toe and has signs and flags out for the world to see. Storge

Have you ever watched a guy see his wife for the first time at their wedding? When those doors open, his face lights up, and there may be even a tear or two. Philia

Ever see a guy strut around like a peacock after the birth of his first child? That is love in it's the showiest form and usually repeats itself with every child. Pragma

But none of those are the kind of love that God showed us when He sent Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. Agape - Unconditional Love

We may see the love in many different ways, but it's vitally important to see Agape love as that is what God gives us and what he's called us to extend to others.

Uncommen Questions

Have you experienced most, if not all, on that list?

Do you have a favorite?

Do you need to work on noticing and expressing Agape love?

Uncommen Challenge

I challenge you to reexamine how your Man Eyes sees love and how you express it as well.

Scripture Reference:
John 3:16