Thursday, March 10, 2011

"THE READING ROOM" Author Elder Brenda Bradley Part One

Author Biography

With over 20 years of experience, Elder Brenda Bradley’s approach to relationship counseling is grounded by the Word. Quickly establishing herself in the industry through her wit and down to earth teaching style, Pastor, Teacher, Playwright and Mentor, Elder Bradley makes the subject matter so simple “a baby could understand it!”
Her message is simple: You don’t have to invest your heart in something that will never give you back what you put in!

Interview with Elder Brenda Bradley's 

What compelled you to write The Boaz Factor: When You Are Ready For The Right One? 

I was fascinated with the current state of relationships, the obvious change in how relationships progress, and what we as women have chosen to put up with in order to keep a person (a man) in our lives.

Of all the relationships in the Bible, why choose Boaz & Ruth? 

Ruth is one of my favorite people as well as one of my favorite books of the Bible.  Therefore, as I studied her, the Lord shined the light on them. I had never heard a Bible lesson or a sermon on Boaz. Nor had I seen or done a study on them in a relationship setting.  It was time to create one!

What Insight does the book give on relationships?

It defines what type of relationship we are in as well as the relationship we should expect.  It provides key principles to us as to whether or not we are investing ourselves into someone who is not ready to give us a corresponding return.

"How do you know if you are a woman “Boaz”?

If you are carrying the weight (making whatever is wrong right) in your relationship. You initiate most of your time together and what you do, your efforts, is what is holding the relationship together…You are a woman “Boaz”.

What kind of lesson can we learn from Leah and Jacob, a well-known, failed relationship in the Bible that you mention in your book? 

Though Leah’s father tricked Jacob into marrying her, she still attempted to make the marriage work. Unfortunately, she went into the relationship knowing he would never love her as he loved Rachel.  She thought by giving him children that he would change his mind about her.  Nevertheless, child after child, his heart did not change.  If on day one, you know in your heart that you are going to have to work hard and convince this person that you are the one he “should” love, walk away.  No matter what you do, or what you give, it will never be enough.

What should women DO after reading this book? 

Be empowered to walk away from a “non-relationship” relationship.  Pursue the thing that God has gifted you to do.  By focusing on your purpose, plan and passion, it will take you places and introduce you to people you have yet to meet.  THAT is when Boaz will find you!

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