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Faitth Brooks is a social worker, speaker, writer, and podcaster. Formed in the Christian tradition and Black liberation theology, Faitth uses her platform to enliven her following for collective liberation centering on the sisterhood of black women. Faitth is crafting communal space where rest, tenderness, and softness are commonplace for...

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  1. I loved this article. I am sooo happy for you. The best part for me is when you said,” I spoke to the loneliest part of me and reminded her that my heart was safe in his hands”. Loved it! I will remember those words when my husband comes along. Thanks

  2. I honestly don’t know what that looks like. When I remotely start to think I am ok opening up myself to love again…I encounter a fool. I’m on the verge of really giving up. I have been married twice and thought three times would be an option. My hope in finding true love is fading at a fast pace..

  3. Love Is a Desire That Becomes an Appetite
    Have you ever wondered what your appetite for love would be? Have you ever questioned your internal desires or even vocalized them? Have you placed God at the center of it all? We as humans have appetites just as unique as we are. It is one of the things that can separate us from each other, or bring us together. Several appetites are brought to light from abusive love to rejected love. MonaLisa says, “Refusing to forgive smothers my freedom in Christ and stunts my spiritual growth.” In this book that is very clear. This is an excellent read for those who are searching for love or wanting to love. The underlying theme seems to focus on keeping God first in our lives and in our quest for love. MonaLisa tells her story as Tiara, often called a mentor, minister, coach and counselor. She is a woman of great wisdom when it comes to helping her family and friends figure out why they love the way they love and why they love, who they love. She is an essential voice to all of them and honest in her responses to their questions. She helps them to see themselves and those they are “in love” with. Whether right or wrong, her voice is heard. As I read Love is a Desire that Becomes an Appetite, I saw myself in several scenarios and even took a moment to reflect just how far I had come in my quest for love. Each chapter in this book outlines the different appetites that we a s people have. Some appetites are learned behavior that was passed down from our parents and some are other behaviors that we ourselves created in an effort to protect and provide. Although some scenarios, such as the relationship between Darrius and Alexus, highlight just how precious love can be when the two put Christ first, there are other scenarios like the relationship between Jada and Darnell, that can be leave you questioning your own desire to love. An Appetite is a n excellent depiction of how love can help us when used the correct way and with the right person, or hurt us when we ourselves a re hurting. For the most part, Love is a Desire that Becomes an Appetite brings out the best and worst in human relationships when it comes to love a nd even gives you a view into the author’s own desire to love, and be loved. In her own words, “love is not love until it is shared with someone else. I still trust God to bless me with love again, because I truly TRUST GOD. I gave up the only man I have ever loved for God, believing God would give me love again, but it has been more then 15 years, but I still have HOPE in God, God will fulfill His promise to me. I can still recall God say, MonaLisa do you love him more than Me(God). I said, “No God I love you more.” God spoke, “Give Him Up Then, and I gave him up.” Believing God would allow us to share our love together again, but he married someone else. God has someone better for me, And It Is So Father God. Every journey I take in life is a journey to be a blessing to someone else. AIISFG.

  4. This message really touched me!
    Thank you for your Honesty!
    I can relate in so many aspects of your journey.
    I am still healing, working on myself and knowing prayerfully I will be Blessed to Love again ❤️.

  5. I am currently grieving the end of a relationship and doing the groundwork to heal. It’s not easy and my initial coping mechanism to hide and shut off love is present but I’m fighting it daily. This article is right on time. Thank you

  6. What a beautiful life story. So full of all of life, love and “Me” challenges and reality… Then there was True Love. It takes a lot of patience and trust. You two look like the “Face of Love”. Thank you

  7. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your transparency and well written message was inspiring. I understand oh so well where you were. I pray that I am delivered from my fears of trusting someone again and that I can learn to be vulnerable.

    Your message was beautiful and timely. You and your husband are a beautiful couple. May God continue to bless and keep you.

  8. What a beautiful story full of HOPE. I, took found love after divorce and death of a spouse. We met on Match.Com and will be celebrating 13 yrs of marriage this year. I give GOD all the credit for my continued faith. I trusted God and my belief in myself. Giving up is not an option.

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