God is not silent. He speaks to us in our Spirit and through others such as preachers, teachers, and individuals.
Love is kind, gentle, not rude, not proud, patient, not self seeking, not easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. That what love is. You have it from God, now do you want to get it for God and others. If you do not have these characteristics, you do not have real love and it will not last.