Well. They are if they are the right kind.
I mean, I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be “loved” by anyone with some kind of timid and shy love, bordering on pleasantries.
I want something deep and worth fighting for.
An emotion that makes one grit their teeth and stirs a feeling they never knew they had…
I like how I have seen, and come to understand, different aspects of love as the years have gone by. Parents. Faith. Friends, Spouse. Children.
Maybe we all are just looking for relationships worth our time – worth giving our lives for?
Understand: Relationships are all there is.
You asked for a loving God: you have one. The great spirit you so lightly invoked, the ‘lord of terrible aspect’, is present: not a senile benevolence that drowsily wishes you to be happy in your own way, not the cold philanthropy of a conscientious magistrate, nor the care of a host who feels responsible for the comfort of his guests, but the consuming fire Himself, the Love that made the worlds, persistent as the artist’s love for his work and despotic as a man’s love for a dog, provident and venerable as a father’s love for a child, jealous, inexorable, exacting as love between the sexes.
-C.S. Lewis, The Problem Of Pain (Amazon)