Beauty is only skin deep, and so is lust. Some people mistake lust for love. Others confuse love with attraction to genuine beauty. But love has depth. It reaches below the surface of external beauty. It demands that we come to know one person better than we will ever know anyone else. It means growing beyond pointing out the good and bad in someone to accepting both. It means overlooking one another’s weaknesses while not making our commitment dependent upon their strengths. Love involves knowing another person thoroughly and committing to them completely. That’s why love, true love, stands the tests of time and circumstances. Just like God in Christ has loved us.