Have there been times when you felt like throwing in the “marriage towel,” or washing your hands of the whole situation? Facing the many changes and challenges in marriage, we may all sometimes feel this way. Although, author Retha Evans Ezell has felt that way herself, she didn't give in—and you don’t have to either.
In her memoir, Love Leaps Forward: Time Tilts Backward—written with her husband, James Calvin Ezell—she recalls both the good and the bad times. Rather than give up and complain that God dealt her a bad hand, Retha and her husband worked through the problems in their marriage. Now she seeks to encourage you with inspiring stories that can aid in discovering some deep truths. Life lessons are interspersed with moving recollections and original poetry that share the events of a couple’s past. They reveal hope for the future as events unfold through tales of love, life, and marriage.
This powerful story, infused with original poetry that punctuates key themes, is a breath of fresh air! The vivid details underscore the author’s love for each other and the Lord. Each chapter compels you to ponder your own relationships and propels you to take a walk down the memory lanes of love and life. Truly love does “leap forward”.
- Andrew & Danese Turner, childhood sweethearts and married for 20 years; Danese is the author and producer of numerous stage plays, including Blood Relatives and Big and Bad
“Retha is able to capture the readers through the stories of her life and the lives of those she loves. Her journey is a true testament of the goodness and mercies of God.”
—Stormy Denison, author of Single and Depressed: Yeah Right!
and Pushed by the Winds