When I was younger I would have said that thad mad passionate part of love never leaves and if it does, the relationship is doomed. After 31 years of marriage, I know there can be moments of the madness, but you'd be a burnt out shell if it continued at that level year after year. So, the mature me, who is still madly in love says it's a nice, exciting balance of both.
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"Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate." Rick Warren