People label you. Every accusation and judgmental affirmation at home, school, work, on the street makes you believe you are a broken image. You take this miserable self-image everywhere you go. Marriage is not an exception but it is a potential place to be healed. If you believe in negative things said about you the same happens with the positive comments you receive. The highest praise comes from the praiseworthy. Nick, my fiance, literary whispers in my ear with no one around and says out loud with everyone present that I am the smartest woman he knows. He hung all my diplomas on the wall in his office for everyone to see. He compliments me on every small occasion when even insignificant work is done. He celebrates my victories in a foreign country in social and professional life. He praises my beauty with more “effective” women around. And if he says I am beautiful, it does not matter what the word says. I am beautiful.I am also the happiest person in the world because I testify, feel, see the unconditional love. I am in its presence.
No one can give me more credibility than Nick because no one knows me batter then him. He can overturn any negative experience and reprogram my self-perception. I can draw the parallel between love in marriage and God’s love towards us. The world points out to our faults, and we know they are there, but love covers our deficiencies and continues till the work is done and we become like a gold. The power of love in marriage heals hearts and gives us our beauty and worth back.