A Beautiful Life: Discovering the Freedom of Selfless Love

A Beautiful Life: Discovering the Freedom of Selfless Love

by Kerry Clarensau

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Do you feel like love is missing from your life? Do you feel stressed, overwhelmed, burned out, and unfulfilled? Do you feel powerless to change your circumstances? Instinctively we feel that love is important, that it matters more than anything else and that a lack of love negatively impacts our lives. We suspect that we function at our best, personally, when our relationships are right with God and others. But how do we get there? This book explores how to get more love in your life, to become the person you were created to be. It will help you discover what changes you can make today to cultivate and grow love in your life. It will show you the way to a beautiful life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938309977
Publisher: Influence Resources
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
File size: 575 KB

About the Author

Kerry Clarensau is the Director of a national women’s organization that numbers over 340,000 members. She is a credentialed minister, a mentor, and an international speaker. A prolific writer, she creates resources for ministry to women and is the author of Secrets, Love Revealed, and Redeemed. Kerry resides with her husband, Mike, in Springfield, Missouri.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Part 1 By Design

1 Created to Love 9

2 Created for Joy 15

3 Created for Relationships 21

Part 2 Love Is Not Optional

4 God Is Love 31

5 Jesus' Message Is One of Love 37

6 Our Love for Others Reveals Our Love for God 43

Part 3 The "One Anothers" in Your Life

7 We Need a Variety of Relationships 53

8 Whom Has God Placed In Your Life? 59

9 Widows, Orphans, and Foreigners 65

Part 4 Love is a Verb

10 Feeling vs. Obedience 73

11 Love Comes Close 79

12 Apathy Is the Opposite of Love 85

Part 5 Be Kind

13 Biblical Hospitality Has Nothing to Do with Martha Stewart 93

14 Full of Grace and Mercy 101

15 Love Grows When We Serve 107

Part 6 Manage Conflicts Well

16 Know When to Overlook an Offense 115

17 Don't Let Conflicts Get Out of Hand 123

18 Watch Your Responses 131

Part 7 Forgive and You Will Be Forgiven

19 Why God Wants Us to Forgive 143

20 Forgiveness Is Not a Feeling 147

21 Practical Steps for Forgiveness 153

Part 8 Respect

22 The Way We Respect Others Reveals Our Character 161

23 Love God by Being Good to His Children 167

24 The Benefits of a Culture of Honor 173

Part 9 Boundaries

25 I Am Responsible for Myself and to You 181

26 Be Careful Where You Entrust Yourself 187

27 Don't Wear Out Your Welcome 193

Part 10 The Power of Presence

28 A Time to Cry 203

29 Celebrate Good Times (Come on!) 209

30 The Gift of Presence 217

How to Use A Beautiful Life with Small Groups 223

Notes 225

About the Author 227

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