Love Like You've Never Been Hurt: Introduction & Chapter 1

Book & Devotional : Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt by Jentezen Franklin
Blog post : by Pastor Lisa

As I began reading this book I felt like Jentezen had been at my house recording our family. Oh, the names had been changed to protect the innocent, but all the other parts, the rebellious teenager, the bringing our child home from college and leaving all their possessions behind to save them from their own destruction, and yes the yelling and tension in the home was our story too. I am happy to report that this child too now serves God right along side us. Love never fails!

We just do not know how to love - all the time. Oh, we can love when we agree with one another….We can love when we share the same lifestyle. We can even love strangers or those who don’t know us well. But it sure is harder to love those who are closer to us. Why? Because they can hurt us the most. Page 29

Every single family has gone through something, I can promise you that someone will hurt you, reject you, betray you, offend you, and leave you. It is part of life. You will experience heartache - it is part of life. But you have a choice to remain there or to keep moving until you get to the other side. You don’t have to make the trip alone, God will be with you.

Moreover the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun,And the light of the sun will be sevenfold,As the light of seven days,In the day that the Lord binds up the bruise of His peopleAnd heals the stroke of their wound.
— Isaiah 30:26

Let’s take this journey together and move toward a new beginning, a new start, and a new heart. A heart that can and will love like it has never been hurt.


Mondays & Thursdays
January 10 - Chapters 2 & 3
January 14 - Chapters 4 & 5
January 17 - Chapters 6 & 7
January 21 - Chapters 8 & 9
January 24 - Chapters 10 & 11
January 28 - Chapters 12 & 13
January 31 - Chapter 14


Pastor Lisa