Jason Vallotton

One of love’s greatest tragedies is that it’s been mistaken for passion. True love is rooted in sacrifice—the laying down and the giving of life. Passion is an emotion that is felt most often in the pursuit and exploration of another. We shouldn’t exchange passion for love. Nor should the pursuit of passion ever come before the foundation of love. When relationships are based on passion, emotion determines the depth of the connection, and before you know it, you’re hearing statements from married couples like, ‘We just fell out of love.’