Rejected by family, the Porters entered their marriage in a season of hurt, longing and praying for reconciliation. As they learned to trust the Lord, He graciously revealed their own sin and restored their relationships.
Though most of us would prefer to avoid it, conflict gives us an opportunity for confession, repentance and peacemaking. It allows us the chance to demonstrate the grace we’ve been given through Christ to the people around us.
Experiencing the pain of her husband’s affair and their eventual divorce, Kristen Jackson asked the Lord to reveal any sin in her own heart that she might be blind to. What she gained was a deeper understanding of God’s unconditional love and a desire to share that truth with other women.
In a world saturated with social media tempting us toward pride and isolation, books can expand our horizons and deepen our empathy for people unlike ourselves if we make an effort to diversify our reading.