Nakedness is one of the first real tests of REAL love. Once two infatuated people move closer towards a complete union; they get naked and learn one another. You can tell a lot about a person based on how they treat you when you are “naked.”
Throughout the process of incarceration, the soul begins to shed it’s coverings. It becomes bare and exposed. Its insecurities, weaknesses, scars and unattractive spots are clear to see.
The same is true of being the loved one of an incarcerated person. Your fears, vulnerabilities to the perceptions of others and the true measure of your strengths and weaknesses become evident as this journey unfolds.
You can also tell a great deal about the depth and strength of your love relationship based upon how you both respond to nakedness. A friend once taught me that “it is never wise to get naked in front of someone who won’t get naked in front of you.” How willing are you to truly undress in front of your loved one; to reveal your ugliest spots and to see theirs? How do you love your loved one when they are soulfully butt naked before you?
**This entry was co-written by the C.W. Fleming**
As you know, The Strength to Love was birthed out of the journey of being a “prison wife.” After nearly four years of weathering storms, overcoming emotions and daily deciding to endure; I wanted to share some of my thoughts and experiences in hopes of strengthening someone else to love a little harder.
From the very beginning of our journey, my husband and I have had a vision and have made a faith-filled declaration that our situation will not define nor limit us in any way. We are committed to working hard to defy odds and to demonstrating the principle of “love conquering” and winning from exactly where we are located!
As such, we gave been visioning, planning and working; and we are excitedly preparing to debut our first novel as a husband and wife writing team and today, we proudly introduce C.W. FLEMING!
In the final weeks leading up to the release of Elephant Valley:Love Tested, we have decided to share some of the thoughts and insights into love….as the writing duo that we are. The posts that we will be sharing are uniquely expressed in the voices of both “C” (Candace) and “W” (Willie).
We are very excited about the things that are yet to come….IN SPITE OF AND AGAINST ALL ODDS and we hope that they somehow add to your life. We know that there truly is power and strength in love!
Stay tuned and stay connected!