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Overview Instead of following a typical worldview of love, dating, and marriage, author Burnell Williams introduces biblical concepts that will appeal to those who are single or married. Throughout the book, Williams delves into tough topics often taboo - the joy of sexual pleasure, why a Christian should remain married to a non Christian, and why Christians should only choose strong Christians for their close circle of friends.
Instead of following a typical worldview of love, dating, and marriage, author Burnell Williams introduces biblical concepts that will appeal to those who are single or married. Young people will find encouragement and wisdom in Williams' view that courting leads to marriage, while dating includes short-term pleasures that end in pain. Throughout the book, Readers will learn many life-changing tips on love, including waht to do if married ot a non-Christian, reasons to avoid a "try it before you buy it" mentality in courting, and what qualities to look for in close friends. The author also clearly defines the four different kinds of love--godly agape love, friendship-based philos love, marital storge love, and physical eros love--and notes what the Bible advises about each.
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Studio: Creation House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.62" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.38 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2006
Publisher Creation House
ISBN 1599790041 ISBN13 9781599790046
Availability 0 units.
More About Burnell T. Williams, Sr.
He holds an honorary Doctorate of Divinity (DD) from Saint Thomas Christian College, a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) from Trinity Christian University, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Regent University, and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration and Economics from Xavier University.
Burnell T. Williams currently resides in Virginia Beach, in the state of Virginia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Developing A Mature Love?
Developing Healthy and Holy Love Relationships Dec 8, 2007
Apostle Burnell T. Williams Sr. his book in "Developing a Mature Love" provides the reader with a road map to fulfilling love in every realm of existence. In Part I, Williams speaks about the progression of mature love and parallels it to that of a tree, beginning with the seed which he likens to Lordship love or "Agape" love, as it relates to God and Jesus Christ.
The root becomes friendship love "Philia/Philos" love, a spiritual family love, or the body of Christ. The tree is kinship love, "Storge," the physical family, husband and wife. The fruit equals son-ship love, Eros, or fruit of the womb, children and offspring. The fruit also equals spiritual maturity, Divine, or the fruit of the Spirit.
Part II develops the benchmarks in developing spiritual maturity. Here Williams begins with Ruler-ship or Lordship. This stage includes love, joy, and peace. Stage two is citizenship or friendship love and adds longsuffering faithfulness, and self control. The ambassadorship or kinship stage adds kindness, goodness and gentleness.
Burnell Williams writes with clarity and develops his material with a logical progression. His writings are based on solid Biblical principles and sound doctrine. Developing a Mature Love is for Pastors, Bible teachers, family counselors, or for layman wanting a better understanding of attaining and maintaining healthy and holy love relationships.
Levels of love figured out Nov 18, 2007
I loved this book! If I could give it 10 stars, I would. This book explains how to develop holy and healthy love for mankind, your spouse, and God. It should be required reading for everyone--especially pastors, counselors, anyone who is contemplating marriage or divorce, and anyone who just wants to grow deeper in love for mankind and God.
Hats off to Burnell T. Williams, Sr. for sorting out the levels and stages of love and how we are to act in each one to develop mature love. Even people who have been married thirty-five years can benefit from this book! I am going to order several copies and give them as gifts.