Healthy Minds, Healthy Souls: Keep Loving One Another Earnestly

When I am quiet, don’t take it personally. Hold me, hug me, sit close to me, be kind to me. Trust me, it replenishes me.

When I am irritable, find a way to help or pitch in, even though I haven’t asked. It’s not that I am trying to be elusive, I just haven’t yet realized I can’t do it all.

When I am complaining about something, please don’t fix it. Just listen and try to understand me; what I feel, what I am experiencing and who I am.

When you ask me what I need, trust that I may not always truly know.

When you love me through my toughest moments, choosing not to judge, get angry or be offended, I will come out of it and I promise you, you will be the one thing I want to be near.

Not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day, put on God’s armor as you walk with love on the journey of being a family with your partner or child.

When you see through each other’s stress, you see a soul that is tired and in need of love and life becomes something we walk through together rather than alone. God’s love prevents moments of toughness from becoming a lifetime of pain.

“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8).

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