When a man and woman become one in marriage, each life meld’s with the other one’s baggage, even when neither fully understands his or her own past.
Shellie Arnold’s The Spindle Chair delves into this dynamic after Pierce, a pastor taking over his father’s ministry, and his wife Laurie suffer a miscarriage.
Both of them yearn for a child. Laurie is gleeful when she learns she is pregnant again. Pierce, however, withdraws, full of fear that he will lose Laurie because of the miscarriage–and because of trauma and rejection of his past which he has yet to resolve within himself.
Throughout that journey, both characters develop well in this nicely drawn and realistic community of faith.
Arnold weaves a well-researched tale that helps us understand her characters–and perhaps ourselves as well.
Shellie Arnold is a speaker and writer dealing with family and marriage concerns.
Shellie Arnold’s You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5IjrabLL7FnbWV7IZt4wsA
Photo Credit: Spindle Chair cover
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