Glennon Doyle Melton published the book Love Warrior this year.  Full disclaimer: I’ve read Carry On, Warrior but I’ve not read her new book.  I’m sharing Glennon’s post because I found it riveting, brutally honest, and an excellent reminder that we do not know anyone’s story but our own.  I hope you visit her blog.

“[My sister and I] both did the right thing.  We both poured the same amount of love and hope and work into our marriages – one that ended and one that began again.

Listen to me:  Some loves are perennials – they survive the winter and bloom again.  Other loves are annuals – beautiful and lush and full for a season and then back to the Earth to die and create richer soil for new life to grow.  The eventual result for both types of plants is New Life.

New life for annual and perennial plants.  New love for annual and perennial loves.  Nothing wasted.  No such thing as failure.  Love never fails.  Never never.  Are you still married?  Your love did not fail.  Are you divorced?  Once?  Twice?  A third time?  Your love did not fail.  It made you who you are inside of THIS VERY moment.  Love never fails.”

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