Read and Download Mike Mason book The Mystery of Marriage 20th Anniversary Edition in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Mystery of Marriage 20th Anniversary Edition. This book was released on 2010-11-03 with total page 205 pages. Book excerpt: Meditate on the Spiritual Significance of Marriage In the 20th Anniversary Edition of this Gold Medallion Award winner, Mike Mason goes on a poetic search to understand the wondrous dynamics of committed love. In highly readable, first-person style, Mason’s writing stimulates readers’ thoughts and prayers and propels couples to deeper intimacy. “A marriage is not a joining of two worlds,” says the author, “but an abandoning of two worlds in order that one new one might be formed.” Rich chapters on “Otherness,” “Vows,” “Intimacy,” “Sex,” “Submission,” and an all-new chapter on “Oneness” lift readers to view the eternal, spiritual nature of this faith-filled, “impossible,” wild—yet wonderful—frontier. “An outstanding achievement. Rarely has a book aroused in me so much enthusiasm as has the combination of wisdom, depth, dignity, and glow that I find in these chapters.” -J.I. Packer “Absolutely exquisite. It reaches down deep into our innermost being, revealing, revitalizing, rewarding. A real classic.” -Gigi Graham Tchividjian “A drop everything book. Mason deals with the stunning paradoxes of the mystery, the problems, and the glories of marriage. I don’t need to read any other book on the subject.” -Elisabeth Elliot Story Behind the Book "Over the twenty years since its publication, many couples have told me that they’ve read my book aloud to each other. This always amazes me and gives me great joy. I’m also amazed that many single people have read it. Either way, my goal is for hearts to be warmed by the mystery of divine love. I want couples to enter into deeper intimacy by thinking together about the mystery of marriage—about how their love, besides being a gift of God, reflects the very love He has for Himself in the Trinity. For God is not a bachelor, and throughout the Bible marriage is a supreme picture of the nature of God’s love and of His kingdom. I want people who read my book to feel so soaked in these wonderful, divine mysteries that it deepens their reverence for marriage and inspires them to greater love." -Mike Mason
Read and Download Mike Mason book The Mystery of Marriage in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Mystery of Marriage. This book was released on 2001-08 with total page 220 pages. Book excerpt: In his now-classic volume, offered for the first time in trade paperback, Mike Mason makes a poetic search for understanding of the wondrous dynamics of committed love. In highly readable, first-person style, Mason muses on everyday miracles within marriage, and frankly addresses the demands to self which true oneness requires. "A marriage is not a joining of two worlds," says the author, "but an abandoning of two worlds in order that one new one might be formed." Rich chapters on "Otherness," "Vows," "Intimacy," "Sex," and "Submission," lift readers above the mundane in coupledom to view the eternal, spiritual nature of setting out on this faith-filled, "impossible," wild -- yet wonderful -- frontier.
Read and Download Dorothy Littell Greco book Making Marriage Beautiful in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMaking Marriage Beautiful. This book was released on 2017-01-01 with total page 208 pages. Book excerpt: What makes a marriage beautiful? Honesty? Compatibility? Physical and emotional intimacy? All of these are important, but there’s one component that determines the quality and longevity of a marriage more than anything else: a willingness to grow. Because a wedding joins together two imperfect people, all couples experience disappointment, conflict, and pain. How husbands and wives respond to these challenges determines the kind of people they will become and the kind of marriage they will have. Making Marriage Beautiful reveals how the pursuit of Christ results in profound transformation for both the individual and the marriage. Rather than offering clichés and formulas, Greco relies on candor, humor, and real life stories to bring encouragement and wisdom to all couples, regardless of whether they have been married four weeks or forty years.
Read and Download Dorothy Littell Greco book Marriage in the Middle in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMarriage in the Middle. This book was released on 2020-09-15 with total page 200 pages. Book excerpt: Midlife is a season of challenge and change—professionally, relationally, physically, and spiritually. But "midlife" doesn't have to be synonymous with "crisis" within our marriages. With vulnerability and insight, this book will inspire and encourage you to invest in your relationship with your spouse, enabling you both to thrive as you face this era together.
Read and Download Randy Newman book Questioning Evangelism, 3rd edition in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TQuestioning Evangelism, 3rd edition. This book was released on 2023-01-17 with total page 191 pages. Book excerpt: You don't need to memorize evangelical formulas or answers. You just have to be willing to ask questions. There was something different about the way Jesus communicated with the lost: He didn't force answers upon people; He asked questions. So why don't we? Campus ministry veteran Randy Newman has been using a questioning style of evangelism for years. In this thought-provoking book, he provides practical insights to help Christians engage others in meaningful spiritual conversations. To Newman, asking questions challenges how we think about unbelievers, their questions, and our message, instead of telling unbelievers what to think. A perennial best-seller, this third edition includes both revisions of current chapters, such as an expanded discussion on LGBTQ+ issues and the debate on transgenderism, and new chapters that ponder issues such as science and suffering. "Distilled out of twenty years of personal evangelism, this book reflects both a deep grasp of biblical theology and a penetrating compassion for people--and finds a way forward in wise, probing questions. How very much like the Master Himself!" --D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School "Questioning Evangelism steps outside the boundaries of evangelism as usual and tackles the tougher issues of our modern day." --Mitch Glaser, Chosen People Ministries
Read and Download Marla Alupoaicei book Your Intercultural Marriage in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TYour Intercultural Marriage. This book was released on 2009-06-24 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: In an increasingly global and connected world, marriages between spouses of different countries and cultures are on the rise. Marla Alupoaicei, herself wed to a Romanian, helps couples sort through such issues as food, finances, family, and such “hidden” problems as different understandings of what it means to be “on time.” Marla combines real-life stories with expert perspectives and biblical insight for a helpful guide both for those just starting out on the intercultural adventure – and those in the midst of it. You'll get practical and biblical advice for handling the most common intercultural conflicts, including: Planning your wedding Communication Understanding each other's values Different views of time Agreeing on food Managing finances Intimacy Raising children Handling illness and grief
Read and Download Chris Thurman book The Lies Couples Believe in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Lies Couples Believe. This book was released on 2015-10-01 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: Are faulty beliefs damaging your marriage? If you are experiencing conflict, anger, or hurt in your marriage, you don’t need positive thinking or an escape clause—you need to replace the lies you believe with God’s transforming truths for your relationship to become all that it was meant to be. According to Dr. Chris Thurman, everyone enters marriage with misguided attitudes and expectations such as: “My spouse is a bigger mess than me.” “The purpose of marriage is to be happy.” “My spouse should meet all my needs.” This practical book dismantles the ten most common lies couples believe and helps you renew your mind with God’s truths for a more caring, close, and connected marriage.
Read and Download Shannon Ethridge book Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman's Battle in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPreparing Your Daughter for Every Woman's Battle. This book was released on 2009-02-04 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: Where Will Your Daughter Turn for Answers About Sex? Long before we may realize it, our daughters are bombarded with messages about sex–from friends, advertisers, media icons, and more. All of this input–along with the whirlwind of emotions that accompany puberty–can leave them confused, filled with unasked questions about boys, dating, sex, and their own value. While you may believe that your preteen or early adolescent is too young for “the talk,” now is the perfect time for creative conversations about sexuality. By introducing key principles and truths during these teachable years, you can lay a foundation that will help your daughter withstand the inevitable pressures young women face. And you’ll create a lasting bond, establishing yourself as a trustworthy authority who is willing to help her address the sensitive issues in her life. Recognizing how awkward it can be to confront the topic of sex, author Shannon Ethridge guides you and your daughter through enjoyable yet memorable discussions about sexuality, purity, and dating–leading to a deeper understanding of and appreciation for God’s standards. Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman’s Battle provides creative tools that will give you the courage and confidence to talk openly and honestly with your daughter–and instill values that will lead her to a lifetime of sexual and emotional integrity.
Read and Download Ed Young book The 10 Commandments of Marriage in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe 10 Commandments of Marriage. This book was released on 2014-10-01 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: Marriage is God's idea. He planned it. He designed it. And if you follow His blueprint, it will be more rewarding, more loving, more exciting than you ever imagined. In 10 Commandments of Marriage, Dr. Ed Young shares the “thou shalts” and the “thou shalt nots” of successful relationships—straight from the pages of God's Word. Long-married couples will find love-building precepts that will revive a failing marriage and make a great relationship even better. Soon-to-be-marrieds will discover what marriage is all about and gain priceless insights into starting on solid ground. In words that are profound, often humorous, but always biblical, Dr. Young draws from decades of counseling couples to provide 10 commandments for a lifelong marriage that sizzles. God wants your marriage to be nothing short of incredible. And it could begin with this amazing book. "The 10 Commandments of Marriage not only tells you 'what' but, thankfully, also tells you 'how.' Ed Young has taken the principles of Scripture and has had the courage to test them on the linoleum glued to average life on planet earth." — Beth Moore (bestselling author and speaker)
Read and Download Eric Huang, MD; Richard Chung, MD book Beyond Studying in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBeyond Studying. This book was released on 2014-03-25 with total page 188 pages. Book excerpt: “Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA) works on 242 medical and dental school campuses with over ten thousand students. I wish I could give each one of them this book! It contains the secrets of having contentment, academic success, a balanced life, and most importantly, a focus on Christ during your challenging days of training. Its insights and advice are invaluable. If you are a future or present med student, it should be at the top of your reading list—or you can just learn what it contains the hard way! I’m an overachiever and highly competitive like you—I wish I’d had this book when I was in medical school. In an atmosphere of pressure to master seemingly unlimited knowledge, that often becomes the recipe for depression, cynicism, spiritual stagnation, a radically unbalanced life, and, ultimately, burnout. Beyond Studying contains the secrets for avoiding those traps. If you apply them, you will not just survive but flourish!” —David Stevens MD, MA, Chief Executive Officer, Christian Medical and Dental Associations Discover how compelling truths from God’s Word can transform your approach to studying medicine! Apply biblical wisdom to every step of your education, including how to: • Love your colleagues without viewing them as the competition • Interact with staff in a way that honors those evaluating you without compromising your faith • Worship God in your studies • Choose a medical specialty (primary care or specialty) in a way that glorifies God • Tackle being on-call by maximizing your calling as a student and blessing others • Thrive as you gain the confidence that undergirds your training And much more! Beyond Studying will shape the course of your personal and professional life as you learn how to grow, toil, and study medicine for the glory of God.
Read and Download Shelly Radic book Momology in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMomology. This book was released on 2010-06-01 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: Mothering is part art, part science, and always a work in progress! Created with the next generation of mothers in mind, Momology is a delightful collaboration of celebration and information to help readers be the unique mothers God created them to be. With access to 36 years of research-based ministry at MOPS, Momology shares the four core elements of successful mothering using a variety of voices: parenting and relationship experts, peer-to-peer advice, and the respected team at MOPS International. With lively contemporary design, fresh perspectives, and cutting edge research, Momology seeks to make better moms--because better moms make a better world.
Read and Download Milan Yerkovich book How We Love Workbook, Expanded Edition in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THow We Love Workbook, Expanded Edition. This book was released on 2017-07-11 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: What Determines How You Love? Each of us relates to our spouse based on how we experienced love as a child. In this expanded and enhanced companion workbook to How We Love, relationship experts Milan and Kay Yerkovich offer assessments and conversation starters to help you and your spouse identify your relational patterns and realize how they are affecting you now. Their solution-focused tools help you: * understand why your spouse relates to you the way he or she does * learn how to break free from the barriers that make you feel stuck * see the connection between your personal love style and your childhood * follow specific, clear goals to create a thriving marriage * ask and answer questions strategically with your spouse The Yerkoviches have helped thousands of couples around the world heal and renew their relationships. This eminently practical guide will take your marriage to the new level of intimacy you’ve always wanted.
Read and Download Dennis Hiebert book Sweet Surrender in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSweet Surrender. This book was released on 2013-07-09 with total page 280 pages. Book excerpt: Every culture has a way of perceiving and practicing marriage. Many contemporary Western Christians mistake what their culture prescribes regarding marriage with what the Bible portrays, and thereby take as biblical what is merely cultural. Uncritical conformity to cultural imperatives of marriage then becomes a Christian virtue, and a sweet surrender. Few recognize, much less question this confusion, even when its consequences are unhealthy. In Sweet Surrender Dennis Hiebert challenges Christians to comprehend what is cultural in their view of marriage, hold as optional what is not explicitly required by the Bible, and live out their marriages within the transcendent grace of God. Gaining greater awareness can free marriages from the control of culture for something more simply but deeply Christian. Marriages benefit when they are released from cultural directives that are not biblical callings, even if they choose to retain them as cultural practices. This book is for Christians who are ready to rethink their assumptions about marriage.
Read and Download Chris Thurman Ph.D. book Pop's Advice in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPop's Advice. This book was released on 2022-10-31 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: Grandchildren are a wonderful blessing, and they need the best advice possible for their lives to turn out well. As a proud granddad, Dr. Chris Thurman passes along advice he has gleaned from his many years as a person of faith and psychologist. While written for his grandkids, this book can be helpful to all young people and the parents and grandparents helping them live a fuller and healthier life. Some of the biblically-solid advice offered in this book includes • Hang around good people • Think the right thoughts • Be angry, but don’t act the fool • Be content with little • Guard your heart • Let others toot your horn • Be grateful, even for your problems • Do the hard things first In Pop’s Advice, Dr. Chris Thurman guides our children and those of us raising them in a time-tested direction so their lives can be all God intended. The advice in this book can help not only our young people but those of us who are older trying to make our way through life. Regardless of age or situation, Pop’s Advice can guide all of us to live life in a way that goes beyond all we could have ever hoped for or imagined.
Read and Download Sharon Jaynes book Lovestruck in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLovestruck. This book was released on 2019-08-06 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: Have you ever felt like your "I do" in marriage has turned into "I don’t anymore?" Have you ever felt that the man you thought was your soulmate has turned into more of a roommate? If so, then Lovestruck will help you see your marriage from a fresh perspective and reignite the passion that was there in the beginning. While the extent of the church’s message has traditionally been, "If you’re not married, don’t do it," and "If you are married, don’t talk about it, " it’s time to see what God has to say sexual intimacy. With the Song of Solomon as a backdrop, bestselling author Sharon Jaynes will take you on a daring journey to discover how to recognize outside factors that cause hurt feelings and create healthy boundaries that protect your relationship; overcome feelings of guilt about your level of desire for physical intimacy by understanding God’s original intent; recognize the warning signs of growing indifference by taking steps to make marriage a priority; regain the passion of the early years by remembering and returning to what brought you together in the first place; and recalibrate the direction your marriage is headed by starting with the end in mind. When we see God's design for spiritual and physical oneness, we'll have the foundation for a love that lasts a lifetime.
Read and Download Andrew J. Schmutzer book The Long Journey Home in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Long Journey Home. This book was released on 2011-10-01 with total page 524 pages. Book excerpt: Maybe the only thing new about sexual abuse is quality discussion from several professions (psychology, theology, and pastoral care). Here are the insights of over two dozen psychologists, theologians, and those in pastoral care, all targeting the issue of sexual abuse. Designed as a resource for Christian educators, therapists, pastors, social workers, group leaders, and survivors, The Long Journey Home combines current research in mental health with rich theological reflection, global concern with fervent pastoral wisdom for the local faith community. Whether you are a counselor, professor, pastor, or spouse of a survivor, you hold in your hand a fresh resource of information and advocacy for those suffering from the devastating effects of sexual abuse and rape. The breadth of material, biblical insight, discussion questions, and helpful resources gathered here just may be the tool of a generation.
Read and Download Peter Scazzero book The Emotionally Healthy Church, Updated and Expanded Edition in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Emotionally Healthy Church, Updated and Expanded Edition. This book was released on 2013-05-23 with total page 311 pages. Book excerpt: "In this new edition of his Gold Medallion Award-winning book, Peter Scazzero shares powerful insights on how contemplative spirituality can help pastors and individual church member slow down—an integral key to spiritual and emotional health . Sharing from the painful but liberating journey of his own church, Scazzero reveals exactly how the truth can and does make people free—not just superficially, but deep down. This expanded edition of The Emotionally Healthy Church not only takes the six principles described in the original book further and deeper, but adds a crucial seventh principle. • Principle 1: Look Beneath the Surface • Principle 2: Break the Power of the Past • Principle 3: Live in Brokenness and Vulnerability • Principle 4: Receive the Gift of Limits • Principle 5: Embrace Grieving and Loss • Principle 6: Make Incarnation Your Model for Loving Well • Principle 7: Slow Down to Lead with Integrity "