A little of what I have learned on my own
Two broken, lonely, empty people does not a sound marriage make.*
Forgiveness is not optional.
You are team-mates not opponents – you must have one another’s back.
Nurture your friendship and your intimacy will grow.
After I first read the following quote, I wrote it down, I copied and pasted it, I committed it to memory, because I wasted so much of my life, seeking for someone or something to fill the emptiness. I was only longing for God. So I share it with you, hoping that it impacts your life as it impacted mine.
“The reality is no person, possession, profession, or position ever fills the cup of a wounded, empty heart—not my heart, not your heart. It’s an emptiness only God can fill.”
TerKeurst, Lysa. Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl
I recommend this book. Especially to my sisters who are tired of trying different things to fill up empty hearts. We search in vain because it is an emptiness that is God shaped. I wish someone had told me that when I was a teenager, but I’m so grateful to know it now.
I am taking part in the Write 31 Days Challenge.
* Since most of us begin like this, we have to promise one another to “do the work” together and apart. Most importantly, we need God to be the head of us. A broken empty person can only give you broken emptiness. There are a lot of cracks when broken empty people pour into one another. Please don’t mistake what Ive said, I didn’t say that broken and empty people cant or don’t get married, not only do we get married, often times especially when a religious background is involved, broken, empty people get married and stay miserably married.