“Marriage and family may provide the best hospital for our ancient wounds…”
“The cry of life is ‘I deserve to be loved unconditionally.’ ” –Sam Keene
2 interesting quotes. I’ve always heard that marriage/family characterized as a laboratory (for creating something beautiful for the future), and now as a hospital (recovering from wounds of the past while in loving company). Unfortunately, those settings oftentimes become war zones that cause wounds instead of hospitals. Marriages/families, if God-honoring, should be places of as close to unconditional loving as possible, realizing we will fail on occasion due to our humanness. I would encourage taking on an activity that I just did last month, that of writing a family mission statement and a marriage mission statement. These I will try to follow and to cheerlead in my home as guiding principles that get us close to unconditional love that God models for us.