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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. Angela,
    This is beautiful. It gave me pause to think and consider that love is not just a warm and fuzzy feeling, it’s a pledge, and that pledge includes the “worse” as well as the “better”. I think I will copy/save and give to my daughter when she finds who she thinks is “the” guy. I especially liked the part about burying mistakes in a deep pit…as one who can hold a grudge, this is a great reminder for me!
    Blessings to you and on your marriage,
    Bev

  2. This is an amazing post and I can totally relate to it. I’ve been married for almost 2 years (YAY) now, but there have been moments when I’ve felt like I’ve been failing as a wife. I feel blessed after reading this. Thank you!

  3. Oh the PhD… 8 years and counting. Hoping he defends this year. (But not holding my breath). No house. Lots of being on hold. Lots of waiting.

  4. Amen. ..Amen, Angela. I can relate wholeheartedly. My husband & I have been married for 13 years, & this year has been the most difficult thus far. “Love is powerful. So very powerful. Use that power as it was intended to be used. Wield love not like a weapon, but like a healing agent.” I love these statements. No matter how much I have felt like giving up, I continued to pray, praise, & fast my way through. Thanks for this post. Your words have truly resonated with me.

  5. Angela, such beautiful words and thoughts. Love is truly an action word, isn’t it? We have to choose to love during the hard in our relationships. I love what you said about how it’s only as we cling to Jesus that we can truly love well, that we’ll know and experience His grace in our marriages.

    Thanks for sharing this today!

  6. I think the vows should be different, it’s good to write your own. Wouldn’t for better and better, be nice or obey the Lord? Agape comes from Him, our love would never be enough. But I like the phrase, wield love not like a weapon, but like a healing agent. I have admittedly been having trouble with that, trying to explain some feelings, and truths.

  7. Angela,
    Loved the letter you wrote. it takes three to make a good marriage great. God must be a central part of the equation. Only with God’s help can we squash arguments and forgive flaws. There will be times you feel like throwing in the towel, but by the grace of God you keep going. As a sweet wedding gift a group of single women got me 1 Corinthians 13:4-6 beautifully framed with flowers at the bottom. It hangs in my bathroom as a reminder!
    Blessings 🙂