“In our fast-paced, success-obsessed culture, we’re constantly tempted to chase after things that don’t matter. We’ve been conditioned to value possessions over people, status over relationships, and ourselves over God.
But the reality is this: God created love to be the centerpiece of our lives.
In The Seven Laws of Love, Dave Willis makes the case for a love revival and proves that in returning to a life of love we have no greater model than the one who is love himself.
In Dave’s humorous, touching, down-to-earth style, The Seven Laws of Love takes you on a journey through the ins and outs of everyday relationships—with your spouse, your children, your friends, and your coworkers—using practical, applicable examples and guiding principles that demonstrate what a life of love actually looks like.
There is no higher calling on earth than to love and be loved. It’s time to learn The Seven Laws of Love, and to make loving a priority over all other pursuits. Anything else isn’t really living.”
Dave Willis is a pastor and writer who has become one of America’s most trusted voices on issues related to marriage, faith and family. He and his wife, Ashley, are the founders of StrongerMarriages.org where they work together to create resources focused on helping people build stronger relationships. Dave and Ashley live with their four young sons in Evans, GA.
“In his ground-breaking and controversial upcoming book, ‘Socialcide: How America is Loving Itself to Death’, Leo J. Battenhausen shows the other side of the American Dream – one where individuals are so obsessed with themselves that emotional and social problems have taken on a destructive new aggression. By exposing the problem through a unique fusion of social and psychological observations, Battenhausen hopes that citizens will stop committing ‘Socialcide’ and rebuild themselves into a race that is a model for global dignity and respect.
There’s no way to sugar-coat the conclusions of Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Leo J. Battenhausen; Americans have become so obsessed with themselves that their country’s once-great bedrock of dignity and respect is crumbling from underneath them. Childhood social problems prevail at record levels, crime is becoming more heinous and the average American is now just a deranged sociopathic shadow of their former self.
Battenhausen calls this shift ‘Socialcide’. In his new book, ‘Socialcide: How America is Loving Itself to Death’, he presents this fatal problem in its true light, while urging all Americans to change and make their nation great once again.
What happens to a society when common courtesy, values, morals and kindness are not merely disregarded, but considered old-fashioned and outdated? Why are more and more children being diagnosed with social and emotional disorders today than ever before in history? When has true face-to-face communication become unwanted and obsolete? Where has America’s sense of decency and honor gone over the past 35 years? Why do we find humor and entertainment at the expense of others’ dignity and innocence?
The words “narcissism; “sociopath” and “psychopath” are thrown around on television daily in describing those responsible for heinous acts of school shootings, murder, rape and child abuse. ‘Narcissist” is currently one of the most searched words on the World Wide Web. Meanwhile, the field of Psychology wants to eliminate “Narcissistic Personality Disorder” from its references. When children are becoming less willing to leam, work or take responsibility for their actions, and parents are “too busy” to enforce morals and consequences when raising their children, we have a social problem. Socialcide is destroying families, marriages and true love. The media manipulates us, technology corrupts us, and spiritual warfare remains undetected to the naked eye because of it. America is Loving Itself to Death and Socialcide explains why.
“The truth is that, if America continues to ignore the evil behaviors of so many, we risk losing everything that brought us together in the first place,” explains Battenhausen. “We urgently need to return to a culture of dignity and respect, while being aware that the technology apparently taking us into the future is actually causing us to regress.”
Continuing, “It’s also time that we regained our confidence in spirituality and the existence of a higher power. It appears that we can’t just look after ourselves.”
July 7, 2013 by John Smallman
Here in the spiritual realms all is ready for humanity’s awakening. All the necessary preparations have been completed and we, like you, await this divine moment’s arrival most enthusiastically. You, humanity, are receiving unprecedented assistance as this exciting and greatly looked-forward-to event approaches. Your desire and intent to bring it about has intensified enormously over the last two or three decades, and it is that strength of intent that has determined the moment for its accomplishment. Because it is so close, you all have a sense of it, as well as feelings of impatience because it seems that you have been waiting a very long time for this promised period in your ongoing spiritual evolution to come to fruition. Your impatience does add intensity and increased effectiveness to your intent to awaken, so make sure to renew your intent at least once every day – three or four times daily, just for a brief moment, would be excellent.
The power of your intent is very powerful, far more powerful than you are aware of, and therefore it is very important that you renew your intent for yourselves and for humanity to awaken – because your intent will bring it about. Most of you who read channeling and other forms of spiritual guidance made the intent, before you incarnated, to awaken during this earthly lifetime, and so you will. Nevertheless, you came here to assist others in their awakening process through your own demonstrations of love and faith, and if you can positively renew that intent daily, it strengthens and intensifies it, which was one of your reasons for incarnating at this point in humanity’s spiritual evolution. You are on Earth as guides, Light-bearers, and way showers, so renewing your intent to awaken and reminding yourselves that you are the beloved children of God are essential characteristics or facets of your daily lives.
Even if it seems that you know no one personally who is on a spiritual path, and therefore feel that you are alone, plodding endlessly along an untrodden way, somewhere in the wilderness where it seems almost meaningless, know that this is not so. You chose, with divine guidance, to assist humanity in this wondrous process, and therefore, wherever you find yourselves is exactly and precisely where God wills you to be – for the most effective use of your individual skills and competences. Hold firmly to your faith that you are a divine Being, intending to surrender to God’s Will in the absolute knowledge that you cannot fail to do just that.
Whatever happens to you during your life, whatever you experience, and whatever situations you may find yourselves in are due to informed choices that you freely made – because it was God’s Will for you! Moreover, if it is God’s Will, then of course it is yours. Within the illusion, this is often very difficult for you to understand and accept, but at the center of your being – at the holy still-point where the divine flame of Love burns eternally – you do know this. In addition, you know that you are dearly loved and supported in every moment by your loving Father and all in the spiritual realms. You cannot fail in the task you have undertaken because you made it your will to succeed before you incarnated, and that will, that intent is far too strong to be broken or overcome by something as weak and ineffectual as the enticements, distractions, or threats that you experience in the illusion.
Whenever doubts or anxieties of any kind arise, just remind yourselves of your origins as perfect divine creations, and remind yourselves that you knew that you would be unable to remember those origins while you were experiencing life in the illusion. You happily accepted that fact because you knew that with the spiritual support you would receive, failure was impossible, and that in any event, failure was impossible because you were doing your Father’s Will – which is always achieved. Be comforted by remembering that forgetfulness was an aspect of the task you undertook, forgetfulness of the magnificence of who you truly are, a magnificence that is soon to be revealed as you awaken once more into Reality.
If you will make a point of reminding yourselves of this divine truth every time you feel down or overwhelmed, and if you also make a point of demanding assistance from those in the spiritual realms when your spirits are low, you will find your spirits lifting. To demand assistance is good because it makes you feel powerful – which you are! – whereas asking can seem a little like a supplicant begging for something they feel they do not deserve. And none of you are unworthy supplicants: you are the beloved children of God who deserve the best of everything.
Your loving brother, Jesus.
Michael Phillips, a faith-forward Christian, started ALL IN after more than 15 years as a successful entrepreneur, business owner and IT industry leader. ALL IN is dedicated to addressing the common fears, stereotypes, and misconceptions that people have about being a Christian in order to make it easier for people to both understand and commit themselves to a personal relationship with God.ALL IN’s goal is for one million people to take their pledge and commit to living all in for God.