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Love heals resentment
When the other guy gets the girl.
AS A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Sunday School student back in the late '80s, I became close friends with one of my peers and later developed a special romantic interest in her. While she attended an out-of-state college, we wrote each other letters and spoke often on the phone. When she would come home for summers and winter breaks, we had the opportunity to date regularly. I really liked this girl—she was smart, funny, enthusiastic, pure, and cute. Though I'd dated other girls before, the love I felt for her was unmatched.
As we continued to date over nearly 16 months, it gradually became apparent that she did not feel as strongly for me as I did for her. But because my love for her was so deep, I continued seeing her. During this time, she had just started her senior year of college, and I remember thinking, "Once she finishes school, I won't have any more potential boyfriend competition." But while she was finishing her last academic quarter, she called to inform me she'd met someone else.
I remember feeling completely devastated, lost, and depressed. I earnestly turned to God for comfort, but all I could think was that the love of my life was gone. She ended up marrying that man, and I initially felt quite a bit of ill will toward him.
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Jeff Johnstone lives in Seattle, Washington.
with contributions from SHIRLEY SMITH, BRUCE CARRADINE, JANE SHINN, GAYDELL COLLIER, RICHARD MARCOTTE
REVERSING THE ME VERSUS THEM PARADIGM
JEFF WARD-BAILEY, STAFF EDITOR
ITEMS OF INTEREST
with contributions from Ron Hansen, Mark Kuyper, Leigh Coleman
PRAYER DEFEATS CYBERWARRIORS
SAFE IN GOD'S HAND
BY JAN HANLEY
LIVING A HOLY LIFE
BY CHELSEA KEARNS
SAFE ON MY LONGBOARD
BY CHARLIE PETCH
Love your enemy, Lose your enemy
BY DAWN-MARIE CORNETT
Love heals resentment
BY JEFF JOHNSTONE
Forgiveness in wartime
BY JAMAMA BEN
SURROUNDED BY ANGELS
BY SUZANNE BIGGS
Happy and healed
with contributions from Henna, Avantika
NOTHING I'D RATHER BE DOING
HEALED OF BOILS AND INFECTION
MASISA TADIO NAZERT
PRAYER QUICKLY HEALS ILLNESS AND NAUSEA
RUNNING WITH FREEDOM
CAROLE TROTTER AMES