and viewed them as treasures, as part of his ministry.
He still does.
I felt it was fitting to share because it so beautifully champions the power of a Godly husband.
So your most recent post really touched my heart. Your husband reminds me of mine in so many ways. I’ve told you that I have a real passion for helping girls who have been victimized, but I haven’t told you the reason… I was sexually abused as a child. Five different abusers over a period of 12 years.
My husband was my first boyfriend and I was his first girlfriend. He was 18 and I was 17. The first year we dated, he ever-so-patiently and sweetly walked by my side as I began counseling and a path to healing. Looking back on it now, it amazes me how much he took on as an 18-year-old, but that’s just how he is. Tender, gentle, kind, hilarious, and willing to prove to me that some men could be trusted.
9 years later, he has continued to be my safe place. He loves me as Christ loves His church and that love speaks volumes. The faithfulness speaks louder than any words I could say
So when I read your post about your husband and how he is loving those girls. Respecting them. Bestowing value on them. Giving them space. Making them laugh. Being the butt of every joke. It just sounds like you’re speaking of my sweet husband. When we have talked about mission work in the past, we haven’t been exactly sure what our roles might look like – but after reading your post, I can see how my husband’s gifts and personality can be used to bless not only me, but so many others!