Day 17 – Affairs of the Heart

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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.

Write it Down!

 

* 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.

 

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8 thoughts on “Day 17 – Affairs of the Heart

  1. I LOVE Lysa TerKeurst! I read her book Made to Crave and I dare to say it’s changed my life 🙂
    The quote about filling the empty cup of our hearts is so so true… only God can do that.
    Good luck with your series!
    xoxo Anna

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  2. I love Lysa Terkeurst, I’ll definitely have to check out that book! And oh, how true these words are. My husband and I are 7.5 years (and lots and lots of work) in and most definitely stronger now than we were then because of it. It is so wonderful the beauty that the Lord can make of two broken and ugly people though. 🙂

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    • That was the first book of Lysa T. that I read, and I loved it! It is what I needed to hear at the time, and I felt closer to God once I finished because I learned more about myself and more about God! The second part of your comment reminds me of that picture quote – God writes the best love stories! Thank You for commenting!

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  3. Remembering that we are all broken helps us to treat each other kinder than we normally would – it sure helps me when dealing with my spouse!!! I love Lysa T.’s Bible studys – God has really gifted her and she has been so obedient to be open and raw with us!!!!

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