I’ve heard of Stephen Seamands, but I’ve never read his books – typically popular books found in most Christian Bookshops, but recently Canadian friend Len Hjalmarson drew my attention to one of his more recent books – Ministry in the Image of God: The Trinitarian Shape of Christian Service.
In the section “Our Need for Relational Wholeness” (Chapter), he quotes Stephen Stratton from his excellent (albeit brief) article titled:Trinity, Attachment, and Love (well worth a read!). Stratton writes:
“…Love is revealed in a dance of self-giving and self-limiting movement. It grows out of a dynamic balance of relational boundaries where self can be asserted for the sake of another and self can be denied for the sake of another…
Trinity, Relational Wholeness, and Love10 02 2012