A Very Brazos Valentine’s Day

An excerpt from the chapter entitled, “God Does Not Want to Write Your Love Story” (by Margaret Kim Peterson and Dwight N. Peterson):

It might be that what contemporary Christians need is less romance and more love. Christian love is unitive and community-forming; it weaves people together into familial and churchly networks of mutual care and dependence on one another and on God. Husbands and wives, neighbors and friends, children and grandchildren, widows and orphans, all are adopted by God into the household of the church and invited to love and care for one another in ways that certainly include the bond of marriage but also include a range of other human relationships, all of which involve real connection, real intimacy, real enjoyment of other people, a real participation in the redemptive work of God in the world.

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