Are love and attachment the same thing?

Author: BibleAsk Team


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Speaker 1

So are love and attachment the same thing?

Speaker 2

What do you think?

Speaker 3

I’m looking at you guys. I would say they are not the same thing, but they can go hand.

Speaker 1

In hand to some extent.

Speaker 3

Love is a choice, an action, a presence, it’s many things and attachment is.

Speaker 1

More of a connection and you can have an attachment that is not loving and is not healthy and you can.

Speaker 3

Have an attachment that is. And so yeah, not the same thing.

Speaker 1

But ideally we would have loving attachments and connections in our relationships.

Speaker 4

I like that answer.

Speaker 3

I don’t have any specific bible verses to quote on that though.

Speaker 4

Yeah, I can’t think of any either. Unless you can Gina.

Speaker 5

I was going to say I think this is more of a dictionary definition, but I think that’s really true. When I think of attachment, I think of child development. Like a baby has to attach to their mother or to some other human and if they don’t, that’s when they have something called reactive attachment disorder where they can never trust. And if you can’t trust, you really can’t understand love in a lot of ways. So I think attachment is like you’re saying it’s part of love, it’s something you need to be able to love because it’s a step in that direction. But yeah, there’s definitely attachment that is not healthy, it’s not from God and it’s something that we need to unlearn when we’re attaching ourselves to the wrong thing or the wrong part of a.

Speaker 4

Relationship with someone else or that attachment actually becomes like a form of dependency. And so one mean like when he was just talking about our cat where every time I step out to his outdoor cat always there, but he’s always sitting at our patio, always waiting for me to step out and I’m there and he starts yelling for me, jay, Jay, please come feed me. Jay, please come spend time with me. It’s like his whole existence is just for me to be there and be.

Speaker 2

With him and it’s just the point where it’s almost unhealthy and he’s a.

Speaker 4

Very trauma cut ties cat. He’s come a long ways, we’re very proud of him, but he’s still not like healthy level for him. And I think I’ve heard other people talk about our attachment also should always the ideal attachment is going to be us with God because when we are properly attached to God and we depend.

Speaker 2

On him, really lean on him, we.

Speaker 4

Can never be dependent on God to the point of being unhealthy. I mean, maybe I could be wrong.

Speaker 2

But God can give and provide beyond.

Speaker 4

Any other human’s abilities. And when someone who has strong attachment needs tries to attach to a human, they are inevitably going to be disappointed because that other person is going to burn out.

Speaker 2

They’re going to get drained and not be able to keep going. Whereas God says, yes, please, I am.

Speaker 4

An infinite source of love, infinite source of resources.

Speaker 2

So lean on him, and then when we’re doing that, we’re leaning on him.

Speaker 4

We get back what we need and.

Speaker 2

Then we can give to others.

Speaker 5

Absolutely. Amen.

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