Love and relationships are complex territories and that’s why there are a lot of self-help books to help people with romantic relationships. Renowned pastor and author Dr. David R.L. Stevens recently published one such genuinely helpful book ‘Falling Back in Love again’ which addresses the issues faced by couples and how they can save their marriage from falling apart.
After the release of the book, we, at Vowelor, had an exciting conversation with Dr. David Stevens about his writing and more. But, before we continue with his interview, here’s a little something about him.
About the Author: Dr. David R.L. Stevens
Dr. David R.L. Stevens is the author of the book, Falling Back In Love Again. He has been a pastor and marriage counselor for more than forty years and helped people literally ‘fall in love again’. After years of helping people with their relationships, he started to take writing seriously and penned books like Falling Back In Love Again and Marriage for a Lifetime to shed light on the truths about love, marriage, and companionship.
Further, Dr. David shared about his life, writing journey, inspirations, and more interesting things about himself. Here are all of his interesting answers.
Tell us about yourself, your family, occupation, passions, etc.
Again, I dedicate this work to God and His church, and then of course, to my beautiful wife Dorothy who has been my rock and my special angel for more than fifty years. Special recognition to our four children and their spouses, Mike & Becky, Shana, still my editor extraordinaire & Brian, Faith & Russell, and David & Robin, who are all involved in kingdom work.
Now you know I’m not going to leave out our ten grandchildren, by age: Michael, Timothy, Daniel, Joshua, Imani, Sarah, David Kweli, Nyla, Nia, and Solomon Kabisa. Also, this is the first book that I get to introduce our two great grands, Christian and Fawn.
What a wonderful growing dynasty in the making!
Thank you, Christ Center Church of God, for sharing us with the world at large. You’ve allowed us to go and serve others in seminars and workshops without complaint. In those times when I needed time to write, you were most gracious, even when we took a partial sabbatical that was not on anyone’s radar.
I am truly blessed to have such a great congregation of loving, caring people. Thank you again for not placing too many extra demands on our time. You have grasped the understanding that God has not only sent us to serve you, but a larger world as well; and we love you with our lives!
Then there is my special staff: Pastors Elsa Johnson Bass, and Vera H. Odum, Brian Boykin, David Scott Owens III., Cornelius Bolger, who with my Administrative Assistant Ms. Beverly J. Adams, continue to make me look good. Thank you so much for all of your dedicated work.
When and where were you born and brought up?
Born in Brunswick Georgia 10/18/1939/ Relocated after birth to Philadelphia, PA
What were you like in your childhood? Any good memory you would like to share?
Normal happy childhood in the inner city, with great parents. Went to supplemental art schools in pre-teen years until the completion of high school.
What do you think has been your biggest achievement till today?
My wife and I were founders of Christ Center Church of God where I have pastored for 53 years while authoring 12 books on marriage, relationships, and parenting.
What made you decide to sit down and actually start writing?
Feeling the call of God in this area, coupled with the knowledge I gained from study, research, and actual counseling lead to the understanding that our world needed this information.
Which writers inspire you?
Many authors like Walter Trobisch, James Dobson, Gary Chapman have been inspirational, and certainly, scriptural writer Paul the Apostle.
Writing is stressful at times. How do you relax your mind?
Carpentry/constuction and the world of creative art always work for me.
What is your favorite motivational phrase?
“Catch the vision-join the work”!
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Study harder and go for goal sooner.
What kind of books do you like to read personally? What are you reading currently?
Personal stories, nonfiction, some fiction, and children’s story books.
If you could have been the original author of any book, which one would it be and why?
How is your day structured; do you have a special time to write or is it pretty much random?
What is the reason you write for; is it for the readers or yourself or something else?
About your Book: Falling Back In Love Again
Falling Back In Love Again is a relationship self-help book by author Dr. David R.L. Stevens, published in the year 2018. The book addresses the problems faced by couples that lead to their marriages falling apart, and the steps they can take to actually save it. If you are facing such troubles, get your copy of Dr. Stevens’s Falling Back In Love Again at once.
What genre is your book? What draws you to this genre?
Love and romance.
Was there something that made you write this book?
What makes ‘Falling Back in Love Again’ stand out in this genre?
The honest connection of relationship principles, to having marital success.
Why do you think a reader should pick this book over anything else?
The profound simplicity of understanding what will work and what will not.
The book focuses on the idea of bringing a failing marriage back on track, which obviously is an effort-taking process. What were the hardest and the easiest things or ideas for you to incorporate?
Is there any special experience throughout the writing process of ‘Falling Back in Love Again’ that you’d like to share?
What are your ambitions for your writing career?
Are you working on your new project? What is your next book about?
Not sure at this time.
What does success mean to you as an Author?
I would like to be on top in order to help as many people as possible.
Do you prefer self-publishing or traditional publishing and Why?
Traditional publishing has a greater reach.
One lesson that you’d like to pass on to young debut authors.
Believe in your product and work hard to bring it to the table.
Your opinion about Vowelor.
I am just learning about you, but so far it is very favorable. My friend Sharon Walton highly recommends you.