I have been sharing your book Identity wars with a number of my friends. Everyone of them have identity issues. Some come from a very abusive background and grew up looking for worth in all the wrong places. Another friend used drugs and attempted suicide and still has some serious concerns. One other has issues with power, position, money, education. Another person who is a Roman Catholic, called me yesterday and told me she was reading the chapters I am translating into Spanish, even though she is not a reader and has no interest in things we believe as Seventh-day Adventists. A young woman who stayed with us a few days has lots of problems as well. I was sharing with her the comparison you made in your book between Lucifer and Absalom, and she was really touched by it.
I poured myself into the translation of the booklet Original Love, and laboured into the night hours to finish the work. Precious insights into the Word of God and his intention for my marriage unfolded in my mind as I laboured through the translation work.
I saw how I was playing the role that the enemy wants me to play in my most sacred relation on earth – with my husband. I saw the mistakes that I made - how the Eros love between the two of us has dominated and crushed our relationship and how that was causing grieve to the heart of God. I learnt the hard lesson (and I am STILL learning this lesson J) of submission to my earthly beloved, not for the sake of gaining anything, not even to gain my husband’s approval and love, but for the sake of appreciation for what God has given me - a wonderful husband with whom I can serve God.