Another question…

After Friday’s amazing discussion I couldn’t wait to post the other question burning in my head:

Can you trust without love?  Can you love without trust? 

Discuss!

11 Responses to “Another question…”

  • roger says:

    I think it depends on what kind of love. I love unconditionally some of my family members but I do not trust them.
    But to be in love with someone like I am with my wife, I think you have to have trust. I would love to read Cindy’s take on this

  • I’m back…something I read in My Utmost for His Highest….
    “never trust anything but the grace of God in yourself or in anyone else.” If we trust man, we WILL be disappointed…we have to trust what God’s grace can do FOR any man. Then, we can love fully and completely.

    Just my two cents…. (twice) ; )

  • Tara Brown says:

    Yes. There are many types/levels of love and trust. That’s my short answer.

  • Kevin says:

    I don’t think you can trust someone without some sort of love for them: trust implies love.

    I believe you can however love someone without trusting them. I know you have a fiery passion for the youth at Switch, but do you trust them? You may trust (some of) them on some level, but I bet you don’t completely trust them. I sure don’t!

    I also agree with Robin, the only trust that will never be violated is trust in God.

  • princessjes says:

    You can’t trust w/out love but you can love without trust…I dont’ trust everyone I love, but I trust God that the love He has given is enough.
    So I guess you have to have trust in God, not necessarily a person…does that make sense?!?!

  • Esther says:

    mmm! I LOVE what Robin quoted from Oswald Chambers!! powerful indeed!

  • yes and no (and here comes the Sunday School (oh how I don’t like Sunday School) answer)…

    I definitely think you can trust without love. When I’m out on a job, I have to trust the other 30 guys out there to do their jobs correctly. I wouldn’t say I love them, though. If anything, trusting them is looking out for my own self-interest. I can’t possibly do everything they do, so I have to trust that they can do their job (and I can stay safe – pressure kills).

    On the other hand, I don’t think you can love without trust. If love always trusts, then the two have to go together. (It’s kind of like one of those SAT exercises: “if Sally is wearing a blue coat and all people who wear blue coats are tall, then Sally is tall.”) True love must act itself out in trust.

  • Anna says:

    Oh, how I love discussion! Love ALWAYS trusts… you are right, Patrick.

    Does that mean I can’t love everyone since I can’t trust everyone?

    Kevin, if trust implies love does that mean I don’t love some of my students? I don’t know!

    Robin–You’re right. We really can only trust God. So, do we… if we say we love God do we trust Him? Are we showing him we trust Him by the way we live our lives… I know I don’t sometimes…

  • love is a sacrifice of trust. imho, as always.

  • Oooo….Jimmy. That’s good! Plenty to think about there!

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