I, John Warlow have not developed the CWF alone. The major sources for which I am grateful included my patients, the incredible privilege of studying medicine and psychiatry, my colleagues with whom I have travelled particularly in the Christian Wholeness counselling context and more recently with those who have invited me to journey with them in their missions and passions. These relationships have become two-way and reciprocal , where I find myself to be in a very different place compared to if I had contained my time to my family and professional practice.
The CWF also comes from my own journeying, from my own struggles and my need to have the broad picture and the foundational premises for life. I needed a framework to live by. What was life about? Where was I going? What should be my priorities? Now it is easier to know where I am at, to know where I need to get to, and to how to change. I did not want a rigid cookbook approach which could not be adaptable. Nor did I want a detailed list of how to live life. I wanted an approach which I could hold in my hands, and carry it with me within whichever context I was – succeeding or suffering, going on with God or when I failed him. As I started off life somewhat alone, not whole, and maybe a bit confused/lost, I became passionate in the pursuit of Wholeness. From this, the concept of pushing Wholeness. As the Christian side was important to me, I wanted the framework to be Christian, theologically-based and God centred. From this Journey, not my own but with others, has developed the Christian Wholeness Framework (CWF).