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"The best feelings in the world: Hot showers; the first bite of a meal when you are really hungry; tight hugs; crawling into bed after a long day; forehead kisses; waking up in the morning and actually feeling like you got enough sleep"
There will be a times in your life when you have to choose between being loved and being respected. Always pink being respected, that love without respect was always fleeting--- but that respect could grow into real, lasting love.
But you can learn to forgive and move forward, and extend grace. BUT you can NEVER EVER move forward until you have moved through the pain. Wherever you heard that, they were telling you a lie from satan. Why? Because that lie sprang forth from the father of lies and they both need to be told STOP, read God's Word. Then tell satan to go back to Hell. "Resist the devil and he will flee from you."