From Agape to Eros, from Eros to Philia, from Philia to...well the love we're going to talk about today!
You're gonna love this one!
(HA! Did ya catch that....I said you'd LOVE it...wonder what type of love that is!?)
Storge (στοργή storgē) means "love, affection" and "especially of parents and children" It is natural affection, like that felt by parents for offspring. Rarely used in ancient works, and then almost exclusively as a descriptor of relationships within the family. It is also known to express mere acceptance or putting up with situations, as in "loving" the tyrant.
The internet is full of information on ways to be better at parenting, how to deal with the difficult child, how to love our children.
Welcome to the land of Storge love!
That wonderful love that knows no bounds but can send us to the very ends of our ropes.
AhaParenting.com has a wonderful article on changing our irritable selves on those hanging onto our sanity by a thread days.
You can check it out here.
This love is very close to Agape love in that we tend to love our children no matter who they are, how they act, or what they do.
Aint' love grand?