Earlier Wednesday, a grand jury indicted former Louisville police Detective Brett Hankison for firing into a neighboring apartment the night Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police. Taylor, 26, passed away on March 13th after three cops came to her home in search of her ex-boyfriend. Detective Hankison’s charges of wanton endangerment that did […]
To all those who have a broken heart and feel like they will never recover, there is hope. Jentezen Franklin’s new book “Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt” addresses the question that anyone who has ever had their heart broken has asked at one point or another: “how can I ever love again?” Franklin knows what it is like to suffer from a broken heart. He managed to get back on his feet, and he wants to help others regain the confidence required to pursue love.
According to Franklin, God “wants to heal what has been broken. He wants to reconcile what has been torn apart.” To do that, a person must regain the confidence to once again pursue love. Franklin said, “I get what it’s like to be hurt. I’m not telling you to do something I have not done myself – and made mistakes along the way trying. I know the temptation to not want to let go of hurt or disappointment. My marriage has had severe tests and struggles, and so has my family. In writing this book, my wife and I decided to share some things we have never shared before. We have learned that God did not intend for us to be the walking wounded. He intended for us – for all of us – to be whole. And the only way to be reconciled, healed and whole is to love like you’ve never been hurt.”
In order to regain the confidence and ability to love with open hearts again, a person has to be able to forgive and to trust. As such, Franklin tackles these issues in his book. He uses both Biblical and modern-day stories as well as his own personal experiences to answer such questions as “Should I try and trust again?” and “Can I ever really forgive?”
Franklin does not just deal with romantic love either. In addition to addressing marriage issues and concerns, Franklin also tackles the issues that come up when dealing with the love that exists between parent and child, siblings or even simply between two strangers. “Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt” addresses the challenge of loving God as well. Franklin talks about holding on to or reacquiring love for God after tragedy and loss when all most people want to do is demand to know why their loved ones are gone.
“Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt” addresses one of the hardest struggles and greatest triumphs of the human heart: relearning how to love after heartbreak. Franklin pulls on his experience as a husband, preacher and father to give hope and healing to his readers and help them overcome their heartbreak just as he overcame his. For information about “Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt” by Jentezen Franklin, and to purchase, please visit: http://book.jentezenfranklin.org/.