On the day succeeding his 22nd marriage anniversary, Dr. E. Dewey Smith showed House of Hope Atlanta the pivotal role black love plays in the world. He used his many years of experience as a teaching point for single, younger members. The message, “Black Love Matters”, was based on Genesis 2:10-14, 25.
Smith began by declaring where our historical roots and their genesis come from. “God established family in the garden of Eden – located in the heart of Africa,” said Dr. Smith. God journeyed to Africa in order to start civilization. The history of early civilization emerged in the Kingdom of Kush, and later migrated into Ancient Egypt, the Sahel, the Maghreb and the Horn of Africa. This is where black love first began.
Primarily, your focus must be towards God. Dr. Smith asserts, “You really can’t love someone else until you understand God that’s in you.” There has to be some period of introspection prior to finding love. Therefore, the presence of God can provide sustainability throughout all. “A relationship with God will hold you through the good and bad,” says the marriage veteran. However, partners must be equally yoke and aspire to accomplish similar goals. This will help avoid confusion; allowing everyone to be on one accord. Dr. Smith says, “A partner with no purpose will be perplexing for everyone.”
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SOURCE: Joy105 – Kyle Cobb