Love Makes the Sun Shine Brighter

Love Makes the Sun Shine Brighter

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“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”……………………..David Viscott

As we celebrate ‘love’ during this Valentine’s month, many (not all) single women are thinking about their ‘special’ love – the one she is still waiting for, the one that got away, the one that she drove away, the one that didn’t work out, the one that passed away – a flesh and blood, bones and muscles, human mate, someone to love us unconditionally.

I envision a mate loving us the way Christ loves the church and gave himself for it; loving us just the way we are and not wanting to change us, judge us, control us, abuse us, neglect us, or disrespect us. A godly mate that we can love and submit to, trust with our heart and soul, and love with all of our being. We want the brotherly love, the erotic love and the agape love for each other; being friends and lovers, putting God first in our lives and our marriage.

I picture us wanting the Holy Spirit to be the center of our marriage.

We want our marriage to be a three corded, yoked relationship – us, our mate, and the Holy Spirit.

We want joy, laughter, gentleness, tenderness, forgiveness, understanding, warmth, trust, and faith in our home and marriage.

We want the light of Jesus to be the center of our marriage and His light to shine brightly on our marriage. We want to feel the sun from both sides…

James 1:17  “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (NIV)


Barbara Harvey Carter About Barbara Harvey Carter

Barbara Harvey Carter is a Registered Nurse, speaker, workshop facilitator and Christian counselor. She has a passion for women's issues and writes novels about spiritual warfare in Christian relationships. For more info, please visit her website.


  1. I like your quote by Viscott. I’m trying right now to imagine what feeling the sun on both sides would be like and can only say ‘Ahhhhh.’ You analogy of loving our mates as Christ loved us is excellent advice and a goal to achieve!

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