Mar 31, Willow O'Briant rated it it was amazing. Sep 28, Elliott rated it it was amazing. I have a huge admiration for Becca Stevens and the great work that she and Thistle Farms have done to help women who have been caught in prostitution and human trafficking get out and make a life for themselves. She lifts them up and teaches them the spiritual reality of Thistle Farm's tagline and the name of h I have a huge admiration for Becca Stevens and the great work that she and Thistle Farms have done to help women who have been caught in prostitution and human trafficking get out and make a life for themselves.
She lifts them up and teaches them the spiritual reality of Thistle Farm's tagline and the name of her book "Love heals. Each chapter of the book takes a different form of both encouragement and practical steps towards healing in one's life. The first being "Love Heals Through Creation. Some of the others are: All of us are preserved in the memory of God, which is big enough to contain all creation for all time.
Nothing can erase us from the memory of God, and no one on this earth is forgotten. I was going through a serious health scare. I was uncertain of what my test results were going to be, but I kept this book and a Bible with me at all times.
Love Heals by Becca Stevens
I turned to both and found balm and peace in their words. Of course, as someone who struggles with depression and anxiety, the chapter entitled "Love Heals Past Our Fears: Walking Through Anxiety" was one that I will continue to return to again and again. This sentence's beginning grabbed my attention. What does she mean by that?
When we bump into fear, we can use it as a signal that this is a good place to stop and take stock. What am I afraid of? Is this is a real fear, a real danger or am I simply afraid "to grow deeper into faith and be free? Love Heals offers hope and encouragement to all those who need it. And don't we all, really? Aug 27, Sarah rated it it was amazing. Love Heals is the true story of places where those who are survivors have experienced encouragement, hope and have been transformed by the Gospel at Thistle Farms.
This book is beautiful in the way it is formatted and yet raw in the words on the pages. The imagery and the way the book is designed is a one of a kind. It doesn't feel like a book, yet these are the very kind of books I love to read. My eyes had tears and I was excited as I experienced healing throughout the pages as I read them one Love Heals is the true story of places where those who are survivors have experienced encouragement, hope and have been transformed by the Gospel at Thistle Farms. My eyes had tears and I was excited as I experienced healing throughout the pages as I read them one by one.
This book is perfect for anyone going through a difficult season, someone exploring their faith, looking to go deeper or experiencing the Gospel for the first time.
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Get ready to sit down and read a book that is full of wisdom, laughter and where you feel that time is endless. Personally, I got lost in this book and couldn't believe how long I had been reading it until I got so tired that I couldn't hold it anymore. I love what Becca Stevens has created with the community at Thistle Farms and I wish I could see it for myself after reading this book.
You can't help but be hopeful and have a sense of wonder after reading "Love Heals. A favorable review was not required. Jun 18, Luann rated it it was amazing.
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My copy of Becca Stevens' book Love Heals is a keeper. First, it was a gift from a dear friend. Secondly, it is beautiful. Many believed that hubris led to destruction, or nemesis.
As it disregards truth, hubris promotes injustice, conflict, and enmity. Healthy self-love is akin to self-esteem , which is our cognitive and, above all, emotional appraisal of our own worth relative to that of others. More than that, it is the matrix through which we think, feel, and act, and reflects and determines our relation to ourselves, to others, and to the world. Self-esteem and self- confidence do not always go hand in hand. In particular, it is possible to be highly self-confident and yet to have profoundly low self-esteem, as is the case with many performers and celebrities.
People with high self-esteem do not need to prop themselves up with externals such as income, status, or notoriety, or lean on crutches such as alcohol, drugs , or sex. They are able to invest themselves completely in projects and people because they do not fear failure or rejection. Of course they suffer hurt and disappointment, but their setbacks neither damage nor diminish them. Owing to their resilience , they are open to growth experiences and relationships, tolerant of risk, quick to joy and delight, and accepting and forgiving of themselves and others.
In closing, there is, of course, a kind of porosity between the seven types of love, which keep on seeping and passing into one another. For Plato, love aims at beautiful and good things, because the possession of beautiful and good things is called happiness , and happiness is an end-in-itself.
Of all beautiful and good things, the best, most beautiful, and most dependable is truth or wisdom , which is why Plato called love not a god but a philosopher:.
Should I Get Married? The Psychology of the Emotions , and other books. Find Neel on Twitter and Facebook. I wouldn't use the words Eros and love in the same sentence. Infatuation or "falling in love" have nothing in common. Infatuation is about what the other person can do for you, you want the other person because they make you feel great.
Love flows the opposite way, it is about giving. I wish people would stop confusing infatuation for love. It's obvious Mark, that you have never "fallen in love" because yes real love does have a degree of infatuation with it! The trick is allowing that infatuation or Eros to grow into something more deeper and profound.
Hope you get to experience it. Lisa, I'm sorry you can't grasp the nuance of my argument. I've "fallen in love" many times and yes, sometimes it can lead to actual love but there is a huge difference between infatuation and real love, the two are actually opposites, infatuation is what you can do for me selfish , actual love is about what I can do for you selfless. Sorry for not making that clearer in my original post. There are many elements to deep and genuine love, and selfless giving is definitely essential. However to have a very strong physical attraction, call it infatuation, definitely doesn't get in the way to achieving deep and long term spiritual bonding.
Mark, "Falling in love" and " "infatuation" are the same things dude! They can lead to deeper more profound love, however that's not guaranteed. Infatuation and falling in love both encompass that end all, overwhelming feeling of being completely enthralled with another person. I agree that in common usage the terms are interchangeable but we really should remove the word "love" from such a completely selfish endeavour such as infatuation. A good book to read to get started understanding the difference is Erich Fromm's classic "The Art of Loving".
But Philautia was not mentioned, however Mania obsessive love was listed. It was a very old book I found at the Lifeline Bookfest.
... and how we can ignore the most available and potentially fulfilling types.
I'd say that Mania definitely shouldn't be classified as any type of love, even if someone in the throes of obsession might believe that they're in love though it wasn't included in the above article , but at least Eros has the potential to develop into the kind of love that's about giving, e. I ever acquainted myself with eros in my youth and as i thought it was endless i ended up abusing it.
Pragma seemed like it was droll and mundane but know i see the wisdom of learning to appreciate the essentials to a structured and well balanced life. Though not as intense as eros the other forms of love do add color to my life as i meditate on them. Im not as arrogant as i once was. I was trying to figure out what kind of love exists between man and cat.
It is not sexual, and ideally it does not involve dominance. It seems closest to storge, but doesn't fit that exactly. There is also the Greek concept of philotimo fee-loh-TEE-moh a deeply rich and complex idea which means, in its most basic definition, "love of honor. The term was used extensively in the teachings of the Blessed Elder Paisios of the the Holy Mountain, recently Saint Paisios of Athos, who reposed in My other comment is that good and long marriages are those that embrace and exhibit all of these kinds of love, evolving, growing, and strengthening.
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To heal means to reconnect with your soul within the embodiment of love. So, at the deepest level, healing is a return to the source of your being. You disconnect from this wisdom by identifying with fear and anxiety. This creates an inaccurate mental image expressed in the body as illness and disease.
In his book Healing and Recovery, Dr. I consider the cause of illness and disease a spiritual abandonment from oneself. The body is crying out to reunite with its core self. We internalise fear in all forms nowadays to the detriment of our physiology. Over time, your body learns the language of fear by inhibiting vital biological processes.
You must learn to love yourself and embrace the wholeness of your being if you seek to heal any physical symptoms. How is your body able to heal when it receives negative messages on how it looks or cannot act? To heal, you no longer oppose what is, yet embrace it. Love means accepting your current circumstances without opposition. Your opposition to what is, manifests as fear.
Thus, turn your attention away from fear and embrace your core nature. At the deepest level, your separation from the Self intensifies disease and illness. To merge with the wholeness of your being is a call to love as Marianne Williamson states.