Unflinchingly honest. Real. Heartfelt. Brokenness and Beauty.
I have been so excited to share this book with you. The Beauty of Broken is by Elisa Morgan; writer, speaker, and former CEO of MOPS International.
Elisa shares her growing up years involving divorce and a mother who struggled with alcoholism, her struggle with infertility leading to adoption, her children’s teen years including drug addiction, teen pregnancy, and also death and homosexuality.
Beyond these struggles, her words speak to our hearts. None of us is perfect. So the story that we tell ourselves: that our families can be perfect, our children need to be perfect, that we need to be perfect parents, is a myth. It’s a story that is unkind to all involved, because it is unattainable in this world.
I’m thankful Elisa Morgan had the courage to write this book. I think all families would benefit from her honesty. A story of real life, hope, and a love that does not give up. Her words open up space for forgiveness and grace, something that is so needful in every family, in every relationship.
We all make mistakes. We all experience hurt.
God does not give up on us. Love does not give up.
When have you found beauty in the broken? What does forgiveness and grace mean to our imperfect lives?