In Love Without Limits, two young people of strong Christian faith - both of them yearning to love and to be loved - tell how improbably they found each other, fell in love, and then fought to overcome doubts and skepticism from others about their relationship to form the powerful bond that led to a truly joyful marriage.
It Doesn't Take a Perfect Person to Find a Perfect Love
Even though he was born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic created a "ridiculously good life." But after dating disappointments and a failed relationship, he reached his mid-twenties worried that he would never find a woman to love him and share his life.
Then Nick met Kanae and everything changed. But even with undeniable chemistry, they would have to navigate twists and turns worthy of a romantic comedy before becoming "one" in marriage.
In Love Without Limits Nick and Kanae tell how they improbably found each other, fell in love, and then fought to overcome skepticism from others about their relationship. Filled with practical insights that will benefit any couple, this inspiring book describes a godly courtship and the early years of the Vujicics' marriage and parenting journey.
Above all, Love Without Lim its is an inspiring reminder that when Christ is at the center of a relationship--even with serious challenges--true love will triumph.
"Despite my optimism about other parts of life, I decided that love in this world had limits after all. I'd become convinced that no woman would want to marry such an obviously imperfect man as me...."
As a boy growing up in Australia, Nick Vujicic could not understand why God had allowed him to be born without limbs and if He would ever bring a woman into Nick's life.
On the other side of the world, K anae Miyahara- a girl growing up in Mexico -- saw dysfunction sadly separate her family. She wondered if a loving, lasting marriage was even possible.
Later, when Nick realized that God had a purpose for him, his life took on new meaning. But after a long-term relationship ended in heartache, would he ever find someone to marry?
Kanae experienced relationships based on superficial attraction, but she longed to find a mate with strong character and faith-a man who would be a godly husband and father.
When Nick and Kanae met in the most amazing way, they realized that God-the ultimate Matchmaker-- had used even their discouraging and painful experiences to prepare them for each other...for the love of their life.
Chapter One: Someone to Love
Welcome to Love Without Limits , a book that I hope will inspire and benefit you and many others looking for guidance on finding love and sustaining loving relationships.
This book's title springs from a couple of sources, one of which is Life Without Limbs , the nonprofit organization that supports my evangelical work around the world. The name relates to the fact that while I was born without arms or legs, my God-given purpose to inspire others has resulted not in being disabled but rather in my becoming highly enabled to live a full life without limbs.
My first book spun the life without limbs phrase and took it a step further. We called that book Life Without Limits , because in it I shared my experiences and thoughts on building a ridiculously good life no matter what challenges you face, whether they are physical, mental, or emotional.
That brings us to the origins of this book's title, Love Without Limits . I've often written and spoken about the insecurities that dogged me as a child and young man. Because of my lack of limbs, I feared no woman would ever love me or want to marry me. I had many doubts about my fitness as both a husband and father. Frankly, there were people close to me who had their own concerns in that regard. Some thought I would never marry or be able to support a family of my own.
For a long time, it seemed they might be right. I had the usual grade school crushes, but no long-term relationships in my teenage years. Only in my twenties did I begin to feel more confident. By the time I was twenty-seven years old, I'd had some relationships that started out strong but ended sadly. One of them, in particular, was quite serious.
When this girl broke it off because she would not move forward without her parents' blessing, I was devastated. At that point, it seemed there were very real limits to the amount of love in this world, at least for me in my quest for a wife. Even though my family and closest friends were there for me, I'd become all but convinced that no woman would want to marry such an obviously imperfect man as me.
As you will learn in the pages that follow, I was flat wrong about that. So wrong, in fact, that I'm a little embarrassed to remember how despondent and self-critical I'd become after losing at love. Many people think of me as an upbeat, undefeatable person, but when it came to matters of the heart, for a while I struggled to stay positive.
I didn't give myself enough credit, for sure, but even scarier, I didn't give enough credit to God or to His gift of lasting love between two people. I don't want you to make that mistake if you've struggled as I did while waiting for God to send someone to love you. As you likely know, God brought me an incredible woman whose capacity for loving me astounds me every day. If you take nothing else away from this book, please put the following thoughts in your heart and live accordingly. They are the primary messages I want to share.
- Never give up on love if love is what you want, because God planted that desire in your heart for a purpose.
- You are worthy of love because you are the creation of a loving Father.
- There is someone who could love you and share your life.
- A successful marriage requires reciprocal and unselfish love as well as a shared, deep, and lasting commitment.
- Parenthood will test your marriage. It will also strengthen your bonds of love, but only if you develop deep empathy and unwavering support for each other by putting your family's welfare above self-interest.
- The "work" of being married is mostly about giving up our naturally self-centered ways and learning day by day to put God first, our spouses and family second, and ourselves third.
- Your marriage, your family, and your home should always be a safe, loving, caring, and comforting place-a re
Über den Autor
Born in 1982 in Brisbane, Australia, without any medical explanation or warning, Nicholas Vujicic came into the world with neither arms nor legs. Imagine the shock his parents felt when they saw their first-born brand new baby boy for the first time, only to find he was what the world would consider imperfect and abnormal. A limbless son was not what nurse Dushka Vujicic, and her husband Pastor Boris Vujicic had been expecting. How would their son live a normal happy life? What could he ever do or become when living with such a massive disability? Little did
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