a letter from fred // sweet love story

My heart has really been aching this week after what I shared with you all in my last post. As I look around our culture, our country, our world - and see how marriage, relationships, and sex are treated like a game and a sport, it makes me feel so discouraged. After I (nervously) published my last post, a sadness just fell on me - grief for our generation, for young people who don't see the value in faithfulness, in waiting, in staying true to vows, and in not settling for anything less that God's best. I have a passion here on this little space to encourage precious people to be different than the world - to bravely take a stand and refuse to go along with the flow or to believe lies. To hold out for true love, for faithful love, to ask God to bring the person He has for you in His time. To wait for Him to direct you to the right person at the right time, even if that means a season of loneliness and of saying "no" now so that later you can say "yes" - forever. 

My mom sent me this little video the night I wrote the Miley post. My eyes welled up with tears as I watched the sweet story of this precious couple. This man and woman who faithfully loved for 75 years! 

You may have seen this video on the news or social media, but I just must share - it's so sweet and inspiring! For you sweet married friends - may it encourage you to pursue faithfulness to your spouse! And for you dear single friends - may it encourage you to keep waiting and preparing your heart for this kind of love. It's worth waiting for and love that lasts does exist! 

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