The Different Kinds of Love

The many ways we use the word love are so confusing! The same word can have such different meanings. In the book “The Four Loves” C.S. Lewis has based his ideas on the Greek words for love.

This could be a way to differentiate between them as we think and speak about love.

  • love with a little l could refer to what we mean when we say “I love pizza.”
  • Love with a big L could be the love we feel for family and friends. (Philios)
  • Romantic love would be what we feel for a special person in our life. This usually begins with infatuation or the “in love” experience, but can mature into Real Love. (Eros)
  • LOVE in all capital letters is the unconditional love we receive from our higher power and give back to mankind. (Agape)

Learn more about love from this post based on love books, and even more Greek words for love from

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