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Sammy5 Stars Out Of 5February 11, 2019SammyPowerful. Convicting. Thought provoking. A must read and a reread. I can't put it down. Truly thankful for this book and the Author for taking the time to write it.
incitefaithGeorgiaAge: 25-34Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5How are you doing emotionally?July 15, 2017incitefaithGeorgiaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3Ive always believed whatever is inside you will spill out. If were okay emotionally and spiritually, then were healthy Christians. I believe we can appear to be okay outwardly but inwardly tells a different story. Thats why Im thankful for Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Scazzero.
Majority of this book I agree with and its definitely a book Ill revisit from time to time to do an internal check.
Its impossible to be spiritually mature, while remaining emotionally immature.
Think about this statement for a minute. One can be spiritually mature (ie: Go to church weekly, read Scripture daily, pray often, etc) and still struggle inside. This is what Scazzero discusses in his book.
What defines someone who is emotionally healthy?
Naming, recognizing, and managing our own feelings
Identifying with and having active compassion for others
Initiating and maintaining close and meaningful relationships
Breaking free from self-destructive patterns
Being aware of how our past impacts our present
Developing the capacity to express our thoughts and feelings clearly
Respecting and loving others without having to change them
Asking for what we need, want, or prefer clearly, directly, and respectfully
Accurately self-assessing our strengths, limits, and weaknesses and freely sharing them with others
Learning the capacity to resolve conflict maturely and negotiate solutions that consider the perspectives of others
Integrating our spirituality with our sexuality in a healthy way
This year alone Ive had to deal with all the above in different situations. Especially how easily our past can spill into areas it shouldnt and how conflict when not dealt with quickly and maturely can be destructive spiritually. Other key points stood out to me including: practicing silence, solitude, unceasing prayer, learning to rest attentively in Gods presence, loving others out of a life of a love for God, and living in community that passionately loves Jesus above all else.
I had to think over these things carefully and do an assessment of how Im doing in these areas. These areas are the missing ingredients in a life totally surrendered to the Holy Spirit. When a life is totally surrendered to the Spirits leading, every area of a persons heart will be an honest reflection of who they are in Christ. In other words, authentic.
Emotional health is important to our spiritual lives.
This book is highly recommended if you struggle in any of the above areas.
How are you doing emotionally?
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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