Relationships hurt. Relationships heal.

“I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships, so will our healing, and I know that grace rarely makes sense for those looking in from the outside.”William P. Young, The Shack

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The Shack movie comes out in early March, and I wanted to reread the book before going to see it. The Shack is not my normal reading. I tend to like happy reads, and a good portion of The Shack is decidedly not happy. (He didn’t refer to it as “The Great Sadness” for nothing.”) I’m not entirely sure why the book touched me as it did, but it clarified ideas for me in a way I’d never considered.

My tagline as a writer is “Trust love to heal yesterday and promise tomorrow.” For me it means that no matter what’s happened in your life, you can trust love to still come find you. It means that when you trust that love, you will find joy in the rest of your tomorrows because it’s going through life with a best friend that makes that life worth living.

This quote says almost the same thing. That relationships can be the cause of great hurts, but it’s also through relationship that we find healing. No one can go it alone.

 

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