Without faith, extraordinary things are not possible. In biblical terms, faith is described as "the substance of things hope for, the evidence of things not yet seen (Hebrews 11:1)." Regardless of your religious (or non-religous) tradition, each of us is asked, or rather invited, to a place of faith if we are truly looking to see love manifest in our lives.
The book, A Course in Miracles describes that often where we experience the most fear, is where love is also most present. In simple terms, the ones we love the most, are those same people who we experience with the greatest amounts of fear. The only weapon to combat fear is faith. It is in that space of faith that we can show patience when intolerance seems permissible, where we show commitment in the face of the temptation to quit, where we offer compassion when the voice to attack is looming. It is in faith that we find solace when love's presence seems hard to find. It is in faith that we prepare our spiritual home for an intimate love, when there seems to be no resident in sight.
Above all things, we are asked to have faith; for it is in our faith that we testify to our love for others. All of us can find a mate: someone who is "safe" that does exactly what we ask, who follows every play in the rule book we have created in the sport of love, and who will give us every predictable outcome we desire. But to find a mate that stirs your soul, transforms you and your lived experience, well that will only be done by faith. Doubt , fear, and anxiety are the tools used by the ego to distract from the possibility and promise around the corner - so whenever the trifecta of doubt, fear, and anxiety come your way, grab hold of faith, knowing that the promise land of peace, joy, abundance and love are eagerly awaiting your arrival after this chapter of learning and self-discovery is complete.