My father in law, a pastor, shares a little bit of the love story of my husband and I.

Above Tree Line

He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments.  Revelation 3:5 (NKJV)

There are no shortcuts to character.  Character is hammered out on the anvil of a disciplined resistance to substitute immediate gratification for the promise of a future reward.  Maturing adult believers learn to live this way.

Six years ago last month my son Cole married his high school sweetheart in a beautiful stained glass church.  They began dating when they were fifteen until about seventeen. During that time they signed a “True Love Waits” covenant to remain chaste.

Ashley told me this week:

We broke up at age seventeen for a lot of reasons: immaturity on both of our parts and we were arguing a lot. There were many outside factors that were taking a toll on our relationship, but mainly we had reached a point emotionally where we would either need to progress physically in sin or…

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