This summer you may have witnessed the best and worst in human relationships in television programmes like Love Island, Married at First Sight, The Kominsky Method, or Ted Lasso. 

Whether you’re an avid fan or active hater of these programmes, as we observe the trials and tribulations of the personalities and characters, there’s an instinct within us all, willing a ‘happy ever after’ ending whether it’s for those we’re watching on TV or for our own lives. As Christians, we believe that the desire for a fulfilled and happy ending is a God-given desire that will ultimately be fulfilled in heaven, but we have glimpses and echoes of the fulfillment when we witness and experience authentic relationships of love.

Saint John Paul II said,

It is Jesus in fact that you seek when you dream of happiness; he is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; he is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is he who provokes you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is he who urges you to shed the masks of a false life…

Saint John Paul II

World Youth Day in Rome - August 2000

At Ten Ten, our resources enable you to share real-life scenarios with your students so they can learn what true love is and what loving relationships look like in practice. Our resources are rooted in the belief that God is love and all authentic human love is a reflection of God’s love.

Deep Dive

Learn about the four types of love and how the feeling of love needs to be drawn into a deeper experience of love with Bobby and Jackie Angel.

Take a moment to reflect on the words of St John Paul II: