Love That Lasts: 13 Qualities for a Lifetime of Love

November 12, 2023 Pastor: Ryan Rice Series: The Book Of Love

Topic: Love Scripture: Song of Solomon 8:5–14

Love That Lasts: 13 Qualities for a Lifetime of Love

Lead/Founding Pastor: Ryan Rice

Thursday, November 9th, 2023

Sunday, November 12, 2023



Song of Songs 8:5-8:14, NIV





  1. Love is PRAISEWORTHY. (vs.5)
  2. Love is PASSIONATE. (vs.5b)
  3. Love is PAINFUL. (vs.5c) 
  4. Love is POSSESSIVE. (vs.6a)
  5. Love is PERMANENT. (vs.6b)
  6. Love PERSEVERES. (vs.6c-7a)
  7. Love is PRICELESS. (vs.7b)
  8. Love is PROTECTIVE. (vs.8-9)
  9. Love is PURE. (vs.10a)
  10. Love is PATIENT. (vs.10b)
  11. Love is PEACEFUL. (vs.10b)
  12. Love PROVIDES. (vs.11-12)
  13. Love PURSUES. (vs.13-14)



1. Which of the 13 characteristics of enduring love stood out to you the most, and why? 

2. What does love have the power to do? See Proverbs 10:12

3.How do you express praise-worthy love in your relationship? Share specific examples. 

4. Consider this description of love from the Apostle Paul in 1st Corinthians 13:4-7

5. What role does passion play in keeping love alive in a long-term relationship?

6. Can you think of a challenging or painful moment in your relationship that ultimately strengthened your love? How did it impact you? (Romans 8:28)

7. How do you balance the idea of love being possessive while respecting each other's independence? (Song of Songs 2:16)

8. Share a story of a time when your love for your partner persevered through a problematic situation.1 Corinthians 13:7

9. In what ways do you consider your love for each other to be priceless?

(Song of Songs 8:7b, See also Proverbs 31:10)

10. Discuss how you protect and provide a safe space for each other in your relationship. (Ephesians 5:25)

11. Discuss the importance of brothers or uncles of other Godly people stepping in to help guide and encourage young people in their singleness. (Song of Songs 8:8-9) This young lady had brothers. 

12. What does it mean to have pure love, and how does it manifest in your daily life as a couple? (Song of Songs 8:10a, 1 Timothy 1:5)

13. Share instances where patience was crucial in resolving conflicts or overcoming challenges in your relationship. (1 Corinthians 13:4)

14. How do you create a peaceful atmosphere in your home or relationship, even in disagreements? (James 3:18)

15. Reflect on how you provide for each other's practical and emotional needs. (Philippians 4:19)