Jesus About Loving Yourself: Religious View On Hot Topics In Psychology
by Mike McArthur (Author)
How to Start to Love Yourself with the Help of Jesus
I am absolutely sure that this book will help everyone to get to know yourself better and on a deeper level, improve your relationships, accept yourself and others, love your life and be happy while enjoying “peace of mind,” get rid of fear and stress, find the meaning of your life, solve different problems, and, finally, find God within you.
While reading this book you can find the answers to many of your questions because this book is based on the Bible, a universal book of life created by God and proven by billions of people of different nations for thousands of years.
All the relationships including all the problems in the relationships were given to you by God to show you that you need to learn how to love yourself. That is the main purpose of life. The only thing that we learn in this life is to love.
What is loving yourself? There is always a misconception about it, but loving yourself is a most important thing in your life and this book will prove it. I am sure many of us have read the Bible; but so, fewer people actually understood very famous quote Mark 12:31 “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If you really spend some time thinking about this phrase, maybe sleep on it, what do you think this phrase is about?
You should love yourself first. Always. You need to learn how to love yourself first, and only afterwards you could love your neighbor. Therefore, if you don’t love yourself, it’s not possible to love others. There is simply no such way. There is a common misconception nowadays that relationships are supposed to bring love to our life. When it doesn’t happen, we become miserable.
The truth is that, according to the Bible, romantic relationships are never the source of love. Remember: Love your neighbor as yourself. First, you love yourself and only then you could love your boyfriend or girlfriend. So, true source of love is within us! Nowadays people are looking for love in the relationships without having love in their soul and, of course, they fail to find it.
Relationships are not a source of love, but a reflection of our soul and mind. Therefore, if we don’t have a love in ourself, we are never going to find love in our relationships. And that is the word of Christ.
You Will Understand that in the 21st-century Total Shortage of Love of Ourself
We as a human race that lives in the 21st century are afraid that we will run out of food, gas, power, etc., but in reality lack of most resources in our life is love.
You Will See How Exactly Love of Yourself Influences Your Relationship
Not loving yourself causes lack of love in your love, problems with relationships; this, in turn, causes feeling miserable. Such unhappiness influences the whole life, and as a result, a person not to love himself even more and more. This is a source of a psychological problems. Such problems may end up with alcoholism, being on drugs, or feeling depressed, which is also a huge psychological problem.
Finally Understand What Love Is
Love is a state of mind where your mind and soul open and energy flows into your body. It’s a source of energy for humans. That’s why, for poets, writers, and composers, love is essential. But for regular people like you and me, love is a source of energy. But nowadays we don’t have enough energy and that’s why we seek love like junkies. Love is an addiction for us.
You Will Learn How to Accept Yourself, Forgive Yourself, and be Kind to Yourself
What are the concrete actions of loving yourself? The first and foremost is self- forgiveness. You need to forgive yourself for not matching that image of a perfect you. Because just having that image of a perfect you is a sign of self-hate. If you accept who you are, you are totally happy with who you are.
Learn how to start to love yourself with help of Jesus.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mike McArthur is not a priest in Church nor was exactly raised in a traditional Christian home, but through various influences (through the gentle nudging of family members and strangers) and a lot of soul searching amidst many mistakes, his faith has grown exponentially over the last few years. He is actually an IT specialist working for a large company. Recently he felt such a connection to the God that he wrote about in his books.