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Angela Nazworth is a shame-fighting storyteller who writes mostly about the beauty of grace, faith, friendship, vulnerability and community. She is a wife and a mother of two. Angela's also an encourager, a lover of good books, coffee, girl's night out, sunshine, and waterfalls. In the 15 years since she...

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  1. you are holding up both hands full of both sides of love in life. beautiful reminder of the beautiful mess that life and we can be. and that god redeems it all in a way that is undeniable. thank you angela. –kris

  2. My pastor this weekend preached on Love. One thing he said I’ll never forget: “Love is not well-negotiated selfishness.”

    Real love, true love, love that follows the greatest commandments is entirely selfless.

  3. I absolutely loved the portrait of Christ on a cruel cross–shedding His blood for sinful me–unfair love–We should have died not him!

    True agape love sticks with you through thick and thin–argurments, good times and bad. Life isn’t fair and easy what makes us think love should be? I love my hubby of 9 years and wouldn’t trade him for anything! He’s been there when my parents got sick and when mom died@! Just shows me agape love daily!

  4. I love your words here. I find it so poignant particularly this week. But, really always. Sometimes it takes years to get in that place where love feels comfortable.

    • Thank you, Lisa. I remember asking my grandmother what love really meant when I was about 3 years old. She explained it well at that time … but I really never understood its depths until my relationship with Christ grew deeper.

  5. Whenever I think on what the cross bore, in the name of love, my heart wells up, too! The picture of love as unfair yet beautiful is an encouragement to me to stay in the fight to keep it strong.

  6. BEAUTIFUL!!! what a picture of how marriage grounded in HIS Love weathers the ups and downs of life!
    thank you for the words of encouragement of how to “grow” my marriage 🙂

  7. This is one of the most true/concrete pictures of real love. Real marriage. [i have to believe though that if any of us REALLY understood it at the beginning we might not move forward] We [at least me] have no idea what our love will require of us…but when we get there, we [me] find that His grace and His love are indeed enough…

    • Kellie, I agree with you about how many may not move forward with love if we knew the requirements. What a pity that would be, eh? I think knowing that God did know what was involved before He created man is so particularly humbling.

  8. As a bride about to be married in May…I can say that I do not know fully, but I do know in part what a hugely monumental step it is to truly join my life with another. Your post is so honest, and real – we need more of that. Marriage is a journey of holiness, not only happiness…I am beginning to understand that more and more and more…

  9. You brought tears to my eyes as I read about God’s love and Jesus’ sacrifice for us, both totally undeserved and unfair. The beauty of such love is breath-taking, and makes me want to live for him more intentionally. Thank you for your poignant post, Angela.