by Danny Silk
Keeping your love on.
Adults and children alike thrive in healthy relationships where it is safe to love and be loved, to know and be known. Yet for many, relationships are anything but safe, loving, or intimate. They are defined by anxiety, manipulation, control and conflict.
Keep Your Love On reveals the higher, Jesus-focused standard defined by mature love -- love that stays 'on' no matter what. Danny Silk's practical examples and poignant stories will leave you with the power to draw healthy boundaries, communicate in love, and ultimately protect your connections so you can love against all odds.
Quotes from Keep Your Love On:
The honest and beautiful thing about having boundaries in place is that you won't need to treat those who only take from you, in a relationship, as the enemy. When you have healthy boundaries, you stay in control of the resources of your life and manage them toward your priorities.
Only a respectful conversation is going to be productive in resolving a conflict. It's your responsibility to set a boundary for how many disrespectful, unproductive, or damaging exchanges you will endure.
God chose us, loves us, and wants us to choose Him and love Him in return. This is why He gave us a free choice, even though it necessarily meant risking our rejection and devastation that comes from a disconnected relationship.
No one wins when you choose to be powerless against your problems. You only create more problems.
The world needs to see a church who can keep her love on.
It needs to see mature sons and daughters of God, powerful people who know how to walk in freedom, practice intimacy and vulnerability, clean up our messes, and invite people around us to be come powerful, free lovers. If we know and carry His huge heart then we, too, will become fearless at loving and pursuing a connection with broken sinners.