Sunday, September 12, 2010
Thoughts while reading After The Fall
After the Fall by Kylie Ladd is filled with rich and wordy prose. Kylie indulges in the emotions and thoughts of those affected by infidelity.
I’m not going to go further into the story than that. There are already loads of great book reviews easily found online. Go read the book for yourself – you won’t be disappointed.
What I did love while reading this novel, is the thoughts and feelings it brought out in me. I am pro marriage. But in saying that I don’t think anyone should ever stay with someone if they are being abused or live in dangerous circumstances.
Marriage is something to cherish. Once consummated, there is something in the way we were created that we actually become one. To cheat or be unfaithful is to actually cheat or be unfaithful to yourself.
I also believe that we should never point the finger in judgement, because in a breath of uncontrolled temptation or lust, infidelity could catch out the most unsuspecting person.
Some relationships survive affairs and some don’t. I don’t think mine would survive. Perhaps it’s a weakness in me that I would never trust my husband again. I do often wonder, in the relationships that do survive infidelity, if there is complete rebuilding and restoration or if there is always a level is distrust.
This blog post is open for discussion. I welcome your thoughts on this matter.
If you have lived through infidelity and have read ‘After the Fall’ did you allow yourself to process past hurts while reading? (yes, you can comment anon if you don’t want the world to know)
I believe through reading fiction we can find hope or healing. What are your thoughts on fiction?
I have not been paid to do this review. These random thoughts come freely!