In Bride Tree, the second installment of my thrilling series Secrets of Versailles, one of the lead protagonists makes a powerful observation.
The truest form of devotion is to love the most when we are hurt the worst. —Philippe, Bride Tree.
In a time where humanity appears to have forgotten the essential principles of commitment and fidelity, it is important to remember that each day offers us the chance to prove that love—real love—still exists.
Sex in marriage should be one of the greatest expressions of love. It’s power goes far beyond stimulating the senses. Sex, or more appropriately, making love, unites husband and wife both physically and spiritually.
Even heroes need a hiding place.
Today, make fear afraid of you.
I remember my eight-year-old daughter looking outside with slumped shoulders and saying “Aw, now we can’t have our kids day.” But just at that moment, her four-year-old brother jumped up and said:
“Don’t worry guys, God can stop the rain!”
My high school guidance counselor has an indelible place in my memory. Unfortunately, I don’t mean that in a good way.
I sat across from him in a small cubby that somehow functioned as an office. Dim, yellow light provided just enough light for him to find my name on his roster of students. But not even the dim light could not hide his disbelief when I told him that I wanted to finish high school early so I could jump-start my college career and marry the girl of my dreams.
Our sight works against us, when we make assumptions about the evil in others and are blind to the good that a little love on our part might bring out.
There is nothing as powerful or as binding as praying with the person you love. Baring your souls together and uniting your hearts around common desires can bind a couple closer than the most romantic of words or the most pleasurable moments of intimacy.