At my parents’ house on vacation, and I felt like reading tonight. Perused my old bookshelf and the huge variety of novels, textbooks, etc. Of course, of the many varied options, I eventually chose a book called Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas to read before hitting the hay.
Made me introspect. Why did I get a master’s in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy? Why do I like love stories and family dramas over action movies?
I think at the core of my heart, I am a hopeful romantic. One who hopes that I can find true happiness in love and that others can, too. And not just love in/for/from humans… But love in/for/from God, who I believe to be Love Himself, and the source of all love.
The tagline of the book is: “What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?”
Now, that’s a thought. As someone who believes in soulmates, I’m wondering how the book might change my perspective on the great and holy sacrament of marriage. To be continued!