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Sacrifice does not mean giving up something for nothing; it means giving up one thing for something else we believe is worth more. Sacrifice is part of  the very definition of what it means to truly love another person.

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imagesPUDVQR78Sacrifice: To forfeit something for something else considered to have a greater value.
Sacrifice does not mean giving up something for nothing; it means giving up one thing for something else we believe is worth more.
Sacrifice is part of  the very definition of what it means to truly love another person. In fact, intimate relationships require sacrifice. I think we understand this most in the context of family, because we do sacrifice for our spouse, our children,  and our parents.  And one of the most important, and hardest, things to sacrifice for family is often our time.

Today’s society  tries to obliterate sacrifice at every turn. Ads promise people that they can fulfill their desires without having to forsake anything at all. “Lose weight without giving up your favorite foods!” “Get  a great body without long workouts!” “Get rich without having to work hard!” The denial of sacrifice is everywhere…

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