Threefold Strand

file8581285192158I believe the most important aspect in our lives is the faith strand, especially in our relationships. Ecclesiastes 4:12 says that a threefold strand is not easily broken. I praise God for the Jesus loving man I married, and I know he is grateful that I call the Lord my friend as well, and not just a friend I contact every few years to catch up on old times, but a friend I converse with daily. I know my husband lifts me up in prayer as I do him. What better gift can anyone ask for in a spouse than to put Jesus in the center?

In fiction I love realistic characters who find out just how much God loves them, which is probably why I love writing romance, a genre that tends to get a bad rap, especially within the Christian world. Critics often say romance fiction gives women a false sense of what love really should be. They say it leads them into an unrealistic fantasy world about their spouses. But I say, romance fiction, especially Christian romance, inspires women to work on their relationships instead of walking away when times get rough. More importantly, when Christian romance is written well it shows how a three cord strand is not easily broken and that with God at the center of that three cord strand overcoming trying obstacles is possible. Even more, when an author of Christian romance does their job well, pictures of God loving and wooing his bride are woven onto the pages, sharing with the reader God’s sacrificial, unconditional love.

That is why I’m bringing you Threefold Strand. Beginning this Thursday, guest authors will be sharing the threefold strand from their stories. I hope you find the time to stop by and comment as many of them will be giving away copies of their stories. I also hope to bring you posts of real life threefold strands.

For now, why don’t you tell me what your favorite romance story is. This can be from a movie, a book, the Bible or real life. One commenter will receive a copy of The Guardian’s Promise. Winner will be announced Sunday, February 9th, 2014. U.S. and Canadian residents only.

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A Kingdom in Jeopardy

An evil queen and her royal guards will stop at nothing to find—and kill—the rightful heir to the throne of Judah. When their pursuit leads them to Mira’s village, only her father’s bond servant, Ari, a man shrouded in secrets, can keep Mira safe.

Abandoning his life as a temple guard and becoming an indentured servant was the only way Ari could protect young Joash, the true King of Judah, from Queen Athaliah. But his sacred duty prevents him from confessing his feelings for his master’s daughter. With the future of their nation on the line, Ari and Mira will risk everything to save their people.

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