Event: The NURTURING GOD
Speaker: Diane Littleton
Date: 7 Aug Mon
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
VENUE: ALBY Events
111 North Bridge Road, Peninsula Plaza #05-09 (City Hall MRT)
(Parking available at Capitol Piazza. $3 per entry after 6 pm)
Fee: $10 (includes $5 voucher)
In 2005 a Korean Seminary Professor said to Diane: "There are many books about God as a Father and how human fathering is a reflection of God's Fathering. However, nobody is talking about how God nurtures us as a mother nurtures her child. I want you to speak to that."
As Diane struggled to know how to do this, she realized that God's nurturing is actually part of His fathering of us. She saw that a father without a heart is a broken father because Father God has a heart. As fathers value nurturing, they will empower and give dignity to motherhood. There is a crucial need for nurturing to be modeled and honored in our broken, busy world today. As men lead, society will value nurturing and motherhood and they will flourish.
As God’s love nurtures us, we are empowered to nurture our marriages and our children. “We love him because he first loved us” 1 John 4:19. The masculine will and the feminine heart are two sides of one coin. Together they empower us to love one another. Love is the longing of the human heart. What is love? The four biblical loves are Agape, Phileo, Eros and Storge. Storge, family love, is the love we receive in our early years. It is the foundational and nurturing love that teaches us how to trust and know love, including God’s love. In it we find wholeness for ourselves, our marriages and our families.
About the speaker
Diane Littleton came to SE Asia in 1969. She met and married her husband Jeff in Malaysia in 1971. After 14 years in Hawaii where Jeff runs the YWAM Counseling Schools on the Kona, Hawaii University of the Nations campus, they returned to live in Asia.
Diane was widowed in 2009 and she now resides in Malaysia. Diane has two married children and seven grandchildren all living in the Asian region.