Recently I shared Bible verses intended to encourage couples in their marriage. Many of the verses focused on love with one of them identifying the various things that define love.
It is my belief that all of these qualities are present in us as children. We love without limits. No matter what our parents do in our eyes they are sheer perfection and our desire is to have nothing more than their love. We forgive and keep no record of their wrongs. As we grow older and face our share of challenges, disappointments, heartbreaks and the various things that come with growing up, maintaining these characteristics begins to take more work. And for some of us, it isn’t always as easy or as natural as it was when we were little. Some of us struggle to forgive unlike our children who can be fighting one minute and the next minute playing make believe on the playground with a peer.
That quality is one of the many things that makes being the recipient of a child’s love so miraculous. There is nothing on earth like it. If a child gives you their heart you are being given the most precious gift there is. But as the scripture says, “To whom much is given much is required.(Luke 12:48)”
And that is why I rejoice for men like my husband.
Continue reading Blended Families Week: When Love Trumps DNA…an Awesome Love Story over at Black and Married With Kids.
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