Dutiful Love explores the distinctive relationship between self-sacrificial love and caregiving when that duty to care extends over a lifetime due to social limitations on those with severe mental illness. The author draws upon her experiences as the sibling of someone with mental illness. Includes discussion questions for individuals and groups.
Spirituality is not about renouncing the material world. Rather it is realizing it and enjoying it from a different vantage point. Once you realize your true nature — you will be burning the torch of your life joyfully from both ends — spiritually and materially, enjoying the glitter and glow. Self-engineering is a process — a joyful journey within to realize who you really are. It is a personal inner revolution on the voyage to vibrant happiness that changes the way you are and the way you live the precious gift of life. The way an engineer simplifies things to make life comfortable — you will engineer your inner world to make life an easier, ecstatic, natural and blissful experience. Self-engineering is like going directly to the manufacturer, to the Creator. Instead of going to a small street mechanic to solve all your life issues.
What does it mean to have spiritual life, and how does a believer achieve it? What are the fruits of this spiritual life, and what are the hindrances and helps for cultivating it? In this classic treatise of Reformed spirituality, Campegius Vitringa provides answers to these questions as he teaches what it means to be made alive in Christ. Translated into English for the first time, The Spiritual Life is accompanied by a helpful biographical sketch of the author and revives the riches of Reformed piety for a new generation of readers.