In this post, D. Patrick Collins outlines a good set of principles! In previous posts, he explains how we can put those principles into practice.
The problem with principles is understanding what they mean in practice. If you find the principles interesting, then please work your way through Collins’ series on the Christian soul.
I wish to expand on the idea we introduced in our last post concerning the idea of control in the Christian life and outline five principles pertaining to how control — or rather our surrendering of control — determines our success in the Christian life.
But first, let’s connect some dots and briefly discuss how control relates to the other concepts we have discussed in this series. Simply put, control is the opposite of love. You may say hate is, and that is fine. But in the context of relationship, control is more its opposite than anything else. When we seek control in a relationship, we have ceased to love.
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