the story of Rebekah Wilhelm & Jared Randolph
“I am grateful that as Jared and I dated, we were “under” our parents, who kept a loving eye on us and helped us to sort out tangled issues. They never gave us orders and they refrained from giving perpetual advice; they knew we were adults and thus had no interest in micromanaging our relationship. Yet they also knew that we needed help, and were glad to give it.”
When you hear a love story it is the description of something that happened, not a prescription of how to make that very same thing happen in your own life.
(Natasha Metzler in “How to Read Love Stories“)