By Craig Hill; 216 pages
Excerpt from Craig Hill’s Blog “Flea Man or Free Man” published on June 25, 2013.
So what’s the difference between a Flea Man and a Free Man (speaking of mankind)?
A Flea Man is like a parasite that attaches itself to a host. With little or no regard for the host’s well-being, the parasite is driven by fear to seek its own survival above all else. A Free Man, one the other hand, is never compelled by fear and selfishness, but always looks out for the interests of others.
Philippians 2: 3-4 says, “Do nothing for selfishness of empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself: and do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”
All of us at one time or another act a little more like a Flea Man than a Free Men, especially in marriage. Why? Because of the fear regarding identity (am I valuable) and welfare (are my needs going to be met).
In the depths of the heart, do you feel loved and valued by your spouse? Do you feel that your needs are being met within your marriage? If not, then it is very likely that you will unconsciously be compelled to seek to get your value and needs met somewhere else; unless…
Unless your own heart is secure in the fact that you are loved by God and therefore truly valued. When that becomes the reality of your life, you will no longer look to your spouse as the host that will meet your needs. Rather, you will be free to unselfishly meet his or her needs without regard for self.
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Craig Hill holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Carleton College in Russian Area Studies and Geology and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Chicago.
Upon completion of his formal education, Craig worked as a corporate manager in the oil and gas exploration industry for several years. Being an experienced pilot, he later founded and managed a Learjet charter service. During these years, Craig (being fluent in the Russian language) frequently took time off from his business endeavors to minister the Gospel to the peoples of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Craig met his wife, Jan, through Youth With a Mission.
Having a specific interest in ministering to marriages and families, Craig pursued an internship and later a volunteer staff position at the New Life Counseling Center in Denver. He subsequently taught counseling and missions on the faculty of the Marilyn Hickey Bible College. In 1987, the Lord raised up Craig as Senior Pastor of a local church where he and Jan served for seven and a half years, until he was called by God to devote his full-time energy to the ministry of Family Foundations International (http://www.familyfoundations.com/
Through his past experience in missions, counseling and pastoral ministry, God has given Craig unique insight into marriage, family, financial and interpersonal relationships. This has resulted in his ability to identify for many people, root causes of relational conflict, compulsive habits, low self-esteem, workaholism, lack of financial provision and other undesirable life patterns, which are repeated from one generation to the next. By interweaving personal stories with biblical truths, God has anointed Craig to pierce through the veil of the mind to minister to the depths of the heart, resulting in real life change for many.