Survivorship and Love.
Survivorship, Love, and Marriage.
Struggles are there in every aspect of the Survivors. They all need to be loved and we as volunteers need to give them this. As couples go through the messiness of a disaster, and for them to remember how beautiful love is. How beautifully God has brought them together. Whether they had a normal dating life or they were brought together through the natural disaster.
Jesus is the one who.showed how to truly love. He is the one we need to model to each other in the love of our spouse. He is the one who was given to us.
We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19 ASV
Love plays an important role. Jesus set forth this example before us of loving each other as Christ loved the church. As spouses we need to mimic this in our marriage.
Now you may wonder why I approached it this way.
The next is the hardest to write as a survivor. Survivors who have been married a long time, or who have been married a short amount of time. The disaster shows each other how to love and to care for your spouse with such greater love. This disaster is the growth that may be needed. It may help husbands lead their homes in such a way that the marriage grows.
Darlene Schacht of Time Warp Wife writes daily on marriage, and was one of the first marriage blogs I found after being fired. She encouraged me in the early start of my marriage (we will be married 3 years this upcoming December). I so wanted to be able to help her get this new book out Messy Beautiful Love.
The title of the book says quite a bit in the title. It emulates what is in a marriage. Yet we as spouses must choose to love each other daily and be willing also to sacrificially love each no matter what comes up.
***I received an advanced copy to review and to help launch. All opinions are my own.***