It’s staying involved in the relationship when someone has violated your rules, ignored your advice, or hurt you through lies, deceit, and manipulation.
To love someone when you have been wronged is tough, but it’s essential in communicating a love that is beyond your capability.
It’s a love that will win out if you don’t quit. Even if you don’t feel like it.
When you feel good about giving grace, it probably isn’t grace.
(excerpted from Tough Guys and Drama Queens , by Mark Gregston, page 170).