In only a few months I will be marrying my wonderful and godly fiancé. I have a question though that’s been bothering me regarding “feelings” of “being in love” and affection. I’ve been reading and studying some on the role of hormones in our body that happen when you are in love, look in each others eyes, and touch. Hormones like adrenaline, dopamine, oxytocin, etc are what cause the feeling of closeness and attachment, cause your heart to speed up, and hands to get sweaty. I’ve known that for a long time, but it dawned on me the other day that what if feelings people feel for their sweetheart is ONLY a physiological process in their body and not really feelings that come from our heart. Yes TRUE love in the real and biblical sense of the word is an action and is very real and comes from the heart. But what about the closeness we feel when we look in each others eyes, or when people hold hands? I want to know that when I have a loving feeling towards my fiancé, it’s real and from my heart, and not just think its all from a chemical process in my body. Definitely puts a cold damper on romance. God made us more than just a physical being, He also made us soul and spirit so wouldn’t such a special and important thing like the feelings that are associated with loving someone, be more than just a hormone? I just want to not think every time I have a feeling of closeness whenever he touches me once we are married that “oh, drats, it’s just hormones that make me feel close to him, it’s not actually my heart that’s making me feel like this.” I love him very much and is a very wonderful and godly man, and I want to have those romantic feelings of attraction without thinking its just something I can’t control and not real. Any help or encouragement would be wonderful. Don’t want to put a damper on this wonderful time.