I leave you with the words of a very wise man:“To love at all is to be vulnerable.
Instead, we will teach our children to love God with all that they have, all that they are; and to love and respect others as they love themselves.
” My second reaction, close on the heels of the first, would be a coping mechanism that I learned long ago: I calmly tell myself, “This is perfectly normal and innocent. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal.
Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken.
You can do everything “wrong” and still be blessed. We will not be passing on these things to the next generation.
Emotional purity Biblical courtship = Godly marriage. You can do everything “right” and your life can still go wrong. People who follow the courtship formula still get divorced. However, what is encouraging is that most of us have determined to stop the insanity.
These teachings have deep, rotten roots, and it takes time to pull them all out. They deceive us into thinking that living by formulas is “safe.” 1 1= 2. It’s nice to know I’m not alone in my dysfunction, but it is discouraging as well.