- Never give up on love if love is what you want, because God planted that desire in your heart for a purpose
- You are worthy of love because you are the creation of a loving Father
- There is someone who could love you and share your life
- A successful marriage requires reciprocal and unselfish love as well as shared, deep, and lasting commitment
- Parenthood will test your marriage. It will also strengthen your bonds of love, but only if you develop deep empathy and unwavering support for each other by putting your family’s welfare above self interest.
- The “work” of being married is mostly about giving up our naturally self-centered ways and learning day by day to put God first, our spouses and family second, and ourselves third.
- Your marriage, your family, and your home should always be a safe, loving, caring, and comforting place – a refuge from the world and all of its challenges.
Nick Vujicic (pronounced ‘voy-chick’) is a remarkable human being. To put it to you bluntly, he was born without limbs – no arms, no legs – just a torso, handsome face, and a little foot that he affectionately refers to as his “chicken wing.” You might expect him to have taken the self-pity road in life because, well, he has every reason to be bitter, feel sorry, shortchanged in life, and down about himself. Instead, however, Nick travels the world, inspiring, encouraging, and spreading God’s message to multitudes, all with a sense of humor, winning smile, and his special hug. It might also be tempting to assume that Nick would be the poster child for a man of God destined to be single, being that he is a missionary and is, well – without limbs. Once again, Nick defies the odds by not only getting married, but getting married and having a child with a beautiful full-bodied woman who admires him and sees his lack of limbs as only noticeable the way someone’s height or weight might be. They write a book together telling both of their stories of their struggles through Christian single-hood, seeking to align God’s will with their hearts’ desires. They then unfold their story, from their first meeting to their dating, marriage, and life as a family of three. You can hear the joy and love in their individual voices as they share the telling of their story and their full satisfaction with God’s leading them to one another. They are honest with their insecurities, blunders, and challenges as well. Ultimately, they wrote this book as an encouragement to singles out there to “hold out for love” and after reading through all 242 pages of encouragement in one evening, their mission had been accomplished on me. I’ll include the primary messages that Nick wants to share with everyone, whether they continue to read the book or not – because it will give you the best test of whether or not you want to read on and because even if you don’t, these messages are enough to lift your heart in these matters of the heart.