By: Jabriel Ballentine
Even if we’re not athletes or die-hard sports fans, most of us understand the dynamics that shape teams, games, and championships. Relationships are a lot like sports, yet we tend to be confused, overwhelmed, and defeated by the process of finding our soul mate. Playing for a Championship Love compares basic concepts from the sports world to relationships, making them easy to understand. The author, Rev. Jabriel S. Ballentine, a rector at The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist in Orlando, Florida, shares his insight as a sports fan, priest, and hopeless romantic to remove the mystery from building successful relationship. Fr. Ballentine speaks from personal experience; he used the concept of “Championship Love” to finally meet the love of his life, after some “losing seasons,” and now she is his wife. Championship Love reveals what most people are doing wrong in relationships, how to redefine the game of love as we know it, and how to build a lasting marriage that honors God.
About the Author:
Fr. Jabriel S. Ballentine helps people deepen their spirituality and fulfill their life’s purpose. As a Spiritual Director, Preacher and Workshop Presenter, he doesn’t simply make you feel good; he guides you along a journey to realizing God’s great abundance. He inspires people through biblical insights and spiritual vision: going beyond mere worldly motivation and providing lasting hope. His guidance and counsel has led numerous people to develop fuller relationships with God, themselves and others. Fr. Jabriel holds a Master’s Degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary and a Bachelor’s from the University of Maryland. He resides in Bay Hill, Florida with his wife and son.