One of the first steps in learning to love well is in the action of receiving love. 1 John 4:19 in The Message says this following previous verses which declare God is love; We, though, are going to love—love and be loved. First we were loved, now we love. He loved us first.
So…this being true, we trust Him and receive His love. Easier said than done, but if we don’t we will struggle in our shame stories all of our lives. See how my friends John Lynch, Bill Thrall and Bruce McNichol unpack this life giving truth.