Ian and Larissa Murphy’s story starts out like so many love stories do, as friends that end up falling in love. Placing their trust in God their story quickly goes beyond the typical newlywed love story when Ian is in an accident that turns their world upside down before they are married.
I love how Larissa is completely honest with Ian throughout the book and their relationship. How she expresses that she wished this was an awful dream that she could wake from and that at times her faith was messy and her confidence was shaky at best.
True love doesn’t give up. True, unconditional love, in it’s purest – rarest form is a gift that we treasure from the Lord and one that Larissa strives to show Ian.
Ian reminds Larissa that she is marrying more than a brain injury, that while she feels unfit to take care of him, he knows she would do anything for him.
In a world where marriage is easily tossed to the side, it’s refreshing to read a book about a love that is being fought for.
Through a brain tumor, through frustrations, learning, inadequate feelings and a whole host of other emotions, Ian and Larissa Murphy are trusting God and fighting for Love.
Ian and Larissa reflect on the blessings in their lives. They post notes to their “board of gratefulness.” It would be easier for them to choose to see the tragedy and hardships, but instead, they make the choice to find the good and celebrate that, to celebrate the Lord and to focus on Him.
We need to make this very same choice. We need to focus on the good, to celebrate the positive and focus on the Lord and all that He does for us.
If you haven’t heard of Ian and Larissa’s story yet, please take some time to get to know them and be encouraged.
Visit their website at http://ianandlarissa.com/the-book/
Follow them on Twitter at @PrayforIan
Share what you are grateful for and tag them in it using #IanandLarissa to show up on the board of Gratefulness.
Thank you B&H Publishing for this opportunity to review this book. Please take a moment to check out their site, their deals and be encouraged by their books. You can also follow them on twitter @BHPub and like them on Facebook at https://facebook.com/bhpublishing “Every Word Matters”
*Disclaimer – I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.
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