Enduring the Seasons of Marriage

Enduring the Seasons of Marriage
Author: Ed Buckner,Kay Buckner
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2010-09
ISBN: 1609578988
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enduring the Seasons of Marriage Book Excerpt:

Enduring the Seasons of Marriage is all about how to have a long-lasting and fulfilling marriage.Writing in a folksy and conversational style, the authors make a comparison of farming and marriage. They relate the farmer's response to the demands and changes of each season in nature for an optimum crop to that of the married couple's reaction to the difficulties and necessary adjustments to each season of marriage for a successful relationship.Using illustrations from their own experiences of fifty-plus years of marriage, they offer suggestions for dealing with those situations that can cause stress in a marriage. Then in a clever and interesting approach, they accentuate the fact that a marriage based on God's design brings the most desirable marriage relationship.Enduring the Seasons of Marriage written by Ed and Kay Buckner is a refreshing and heart-stirring reminder of God's great gift. This amazing couple not only hit the mark in print-they have lived by the lessons they are now sharing with others. Every married couple, and those planning for marriage, would add value and depth to their relationship as a result of reading this wonderful book. Enjoy the journey!Dr. Danny Sinquefield: Pastor, Faith Baptist Church, Bartlett, TNand recent past President of the Tennessee Baptist Convention.Enduring the Seasons of Marriage brings to reality what Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 3:1, "For everything there is a season..." It describes how we can meet the challenges of marriage and enjoy the fruit of marriage no matter where we are in the journey. The analogy between the seasons of life represents a clear understanding of how God designed marriage relationships for every stage of life and how we should live in them to the fullest, to God's glory.Dr. David Uth: Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Orlando, FL

Some Assembly Required Batteries Not Included

Some Assembly Required  Batteries Not Included
Author: Courtney Short
Publsiher: Tate Publishing
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2011-02
ISBN: 1617390518
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Some Assembly Required Batteries Not Included Book Excerpt:

When was the last time you tried to assemble something without the instructions? Were you frustrated? Did you struggle to see how the pieces fit together? Do you struggle in the same way with your marriage, uncertain of how to assemble your relationship? If so, then join Courtney Short as he provides an instruction manual for the marriage you've always wanted. Courtney has set out to provide a how-to guide for struggling couples. He explains how the nuts and bolts of relationships—love, forgiveness, honesty, and respect—must be in place to build a strong, stable marriage. Of course, these things alone are not enough. A couple must also seek God's plan for their marriage and trust in his design. The fourteen keys that Courtney outlines for Christian couples will help you and your spouse build the marriage you were meant to have. Following godly instructions might not be easy, but the end result will be worth it. When it comes to marriage, there is Some Assembly Required.

Marriage Triage

Marriage Triage
Author: Stephen Goode
Publsiher: Ambassador International
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012-05-25
ISBN: 162020018X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marriage Triage Book Excerpt:

Triage (tree-ahzh): the assignment of degrees of urgency to decide the order of treatment of people injured in a battle or disaster. Marriage Triage tends to the wounded Christian whose marriage is in crisis. When the biblical model of what a Christian marriage is meant to be has been broken. Marriage Triage will encourage the hurting spouse to make biblical choices when tempted to give in to emotional decisions. Pain, hurt, and betrayal can bring out the very worst in our decision-making processes. While other marriage relationship titles are designed to help marriages improve, Marriage Triage is geared to help a spouse emotionally and spiritually survive.

Lady Margery s Intrigue

Lady Margery s Intrigue
Author: M.C. Beaton
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-06-06
ISBN: 1472101340
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lady Margery s Intrigue Book Excerpt:

At age twenty-three, the petite Lady Margery has already graced the rows of wallflowers for many a season. With the one exception of Charles, the Marquess of Edgecombe, the only man who ever dances with her, Lady Margery will have nothing to do with men; what's more, she does not even particularly like Charles. Bored beyond words, she firmly decides this to be the end of it all and returns to the comfort of her only love, her home at Chelmswood. But she does not find comfort, not even there. It seems her middle-aged father has taken for himself a dim-witted brat of nineteen to be his bride. Forced into bankruptcy by his child-bride's lust for luxury, Margery's father determines to sell Chelmswood. But Margery will not hear of it and launches an all-out, military-like campaign to ensnare herself a wealthy husband and save her ancestral family home. Everything seems to be going according to plan until the unforeseen intervention of Charles sabotages Margery's plan, giving them both a run for their money.

LIFE LESSONS FOR ALL SEASONS

LIFE LESSONS FOR ALL SEASONS
Author: V. CHANDRASEKHARAN
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2019-03-14
ISBN: 1645464350
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LIFE LESSONS FOR ALL SEASONS Book Excerpt:

Are you in search of a road to reach the most sought-after destination of happiness, peace and contentment? If so, your search may end here. This handy guide gives a decisive direction to the destination ultimate. Everyday human problems are discussed with suggested solutions in eighteen chapters, divided into three sections. The glimpses of human life span are viewed within the backdrop of the Nature’s four seasons. Part A deals with the major engagements such as stages of growth, education, family, work, retirement and old age of an individual. Part B examines daily challenges of life such as fear, negative thoughts, reluctance to forgive, continuous stress, our inability to meditate and exploring solutions thereon. The topics of God, religion and spirituality, Simplicity and detachment, dangers of living in debt, health and happiness are discussed in depth. Part C vividly discusses interpersonal relations, technology, personal counselling, and women’s safety. The book, fortified with enduring wisdom of ages, serves as a distinct guidepost of life’s journey, to be read and preserved for generations. As the basic human problems everywhere are identical, its relevance is inter-generational and global. Future generation will find this as the saga of their legacy.

Heroism in the Pursuit of Happiness

Heroism in the Pursuit of Happiness
Author: David J. Kuby
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2017-08-04
ISBN: 1524694924
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heroism in the Pursuit of Happiness Book Excerpt:

As all of us earthly creations are both wired to seek pleasure and to avoid pain to help us survive, but humans are able to transcend both pleasure and pain in order to achieve their higher purpose. Pleasure draws us to our happiness goals but the virtues of heroism give us the discipline and sacrifice required for the challenges in the happiness pursuit. We run the good race because of the big picture meaning which each challenge holds for the whole life journey allowing us to prioritize and focus on our highest good. Our lifespan stages lead us to the joyful sacrifices of marriage and parenting into future generations as a form of this worldly transcendence of death. Many singles duplicate the role of parenting in their work as teachers, mentors, or spiritual leaders while some singles find their call to serve through religious communities. This book celebrates all calls to joyful service that expand the loving bonds of family to embrace all mankind.

Beyond Compatibility

Beyond Compatibility
Author: Terry Jackson
Publsiher: Covenant Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2020-06-04
ISBN: 1645593703
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Compatibility Book Excerpt:

Beyond Compatibility is a primer for engaged and married couples on the development of genuine love that will last a lifetime. It differs from many marriage books in that it moves past mere compatibility in pursuit of the biblical dynamics of enduring love and three-dimensional intimacy capable of withstanding the changes that life deals us all. Compatibilities, preferences, and opinions change with your maturity and the seasons of your life and marriage, but genuine love never fails. Beyond compatibility shows you how to build a self-perpetuating love that will grow in intimacy and intensity for as long as you both shall live!

Pathway to Intimacy

Pathway to Intimacy
Author: Carol Welch,J. Steven Welch
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2008-02
ISBN: 0595481183
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathway to Intimacy Book Excerpt:

Does your marriage need a tune-up? Are the pressures of life pulling you apart? Have you gotten so busy with your lives that you have forgotten about your dreams? What you need is a little bit of faith and a great big change of perspective. What you need is a fresh word from God. Most of you believe Psalms 119:105, "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." But all too often, the reality is that we don't really understand God's will, and we don't know his plan for our marriage. If I have hit the nail on the head take courage, take hope, and take this book home with you. In it you will discover the pathway of God's Living Word. Pathway to Intimacy will teach you how to seek God's will for your marriage, how to find answers in God's Word, how to empower your relationship with renewed love, and how to intertwine God in your marriage. My God can change your perspective and empower you to change your circumstances. My God has a word for your marriage, and once you hear that word, you will never be the same again.

A Model for Marriage

A Model for Marriage
Author: Jack O. Balswick,Judith K. Balswick
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN: 0830879943
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Model for Marriage Book Excerpt:

Jack and Judy Balswick offer a vision of marriage that is both profoundly spiritual and thoroughly practical for the twenty-first century.

52 Things Husbands Need from Their Wives

52 Things Husbands Need from Their Wives
Author: Jay Payleitner
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN: 0736954864
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

52 Things Husbands Need from Their Wives Book Excerpt:

“I don’t always understand what he needs or wants from me.” Most wives want a heart-to-heart connection with their husbands. But men often communicate their needs in ways that seem strange to women. How to bridge the gap? Straight from a veteran dad and husband come these insightful, unexpected, and occasionally offbeat ideas. Bestselling author Jay Payleitner digs deep to give practical insight into how a woman can see the ways her husband does want to connect...which may be different than what she expects encourage him—not overwhelm him—with her words understand why sex is such a big deal make space for him to step up and participate in family life be alert to his “hero moments” and respect and appreciate him A husband does want to be close to his wife. Here are great steps to strengthening a marriage by making room for that closeness to happen.

The Seasons of a Woman s Life

The Seasons of a Woman s Life
Author: Daniel J. Levinson
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2011-10-05
ISBN: 0307807142
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seasons of a Woman s Life Book Excerpt:

Firmly grounded in scientific research, this book reveals that women follow a predictable developmental course through adulthood. Work and marriage relationships, personal crisis, emotional states, and behavior can all be related to this grand pattern. But in the case of women, the situation is made far more complicated by gender biases.

25 Surprising Marriages

25 Surprising Marriages
Author: William J. Petersen
Publsiher: Masthof Press & Bookstore
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN: 1601261500
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

25 Surprising Marriages Book Excerpt:

"This fascinating book reveals that the marriages of many Christian leaders were anything but dull. In fact, the dynamic personalities of great leaders, mixed with the difficult circumstances and sacrifices of their vocations, made for many surprises along the marital journey. Writing in an entertaining narrative style, Petersen describes the quiet strength of Polly Newton, Emma Moody, and Susie Spurgeon, long-suffering women who helped refine their "diamond-in-the-rough" husbands. He recounts the "storybook romance" that was William and Mary Bryan's marriage and the mutual admiration society of Billy and Nell Sunday. But Petersen also sheds light on unions that were far from blissful, including those of authors Hannah Whitall Smith and Grace Livingston Hill. Whether the marriages in these pages were solid or shaky, they all hold valuable lessons for dealing with universal issues such as financial worries, temptation, separation, and personality differences."--Provided by publisher.

Making Your Marriage Work

Making Your Marriage Work
Author: Eyitayo Dada
Publsiher: Jeremiah House Publishing
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN: 0994053452
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Your Marriage Work Book Excerpt:

Marriage is not meant to be endured, it is meant to be enjoyed. Far too many people are either coasting through their marriage bored or just holding on “for God’s sake” or “for the sake of their children”. One thing is sure, if your marriage relationship is great, you can weather any storm life throws your way with joy. But if your marriage relationship is dry, boring or stressful, you may have the type of “success” others are praying and fighting for, like money, children, a great career and lots of friends, yet go to sleep miserable and discontent every night. This is a two part book, part one speaks directly to Mr. and then Mrs., giving age-old practical advice based in the word of God, that will help you revive joy, passion and laughter in your marriage. Part two is your go-to marriage manual. It will teach you how to deal with and thrive in the midst of the conflicts many marriages face including but not limited to – Broken Trust, Finances, Sex, Abuse, Career and Ministry, In-Laws and Friends. This book will help you weather life’s storms together by honouring your God-given roles. It will remind you of easily forgotten sound judgement and common sense that will help you thoroughly enjoy one another “until death do you part.”

The Meaning of Marriage

The Meaning of Marriage
Author: Jean Bethke Elshtain
Publsiher: Scepter Publishers
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1594170894
Category: Divorce
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meaning of Marriage Book Excerpt:

This volume brings together the best of contemporary scholarship on marriage from a variety of disciplines, history, ethics, economics, law and public policy, philosophy, sociology, psychiatry, political science, to inform, and reform, public debate. These studies aim to rethink and re-present the case for marriage as a positive institution and ideal that is in the public interest and serves the common good. The essays in this volume were presented to an audience of scholars, journalists, public policy experts, and other professionals, at a conference sponsored by the Witherspoon Institute.

Women in Game of Thrones

Women in Game of Thrones
Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2014-04-11
ISBN: 1476615543
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Game of Thrones Book Excerpt:

Game of Thrones, one of the hottest series on television, leaves hundreds of critics divided on how “feminist” the show really is. Certainly the female characters, strong and weak, embody a variety of archetypes—widow queens, warrior women, damsels in distress, career women, priestesses, crones, mothers and maidens. However, the problem is that most of them play a single role without nuance—even the “strong women” have little to do besides strut about as one-note characters. This book analyzes the women and their portrayals one by one, along with their historical inspirations. Accompanying issues in television studies also appear, from the male gaze to depiction of race. How these characters are treated in the series and how they treat themselves becomes central, as many strip for the pleasure of men or are sacrificed as pawns. Some nude scenes or moments of male violence are fetishized and filmed to tantalize, while others show the women’s trauma and attempt to identify with the scene’s female perspective. The key is whether the characters break out of their traditional roles and become multidimensional.

The Complete I Ching 10th Anniversary Edition

The Complete I Ching     10th Anniversary Edition
Author: Taoist Master Alfred Huang
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2010-11-17
ISBN: 1594778868
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete I Ching 10th Anniversary Edition Book Excerpt:

A revised edition of the definitive translation of the world’s most important book of divination • More than 64,000 copies sold of the first edition • The first English translation from within the tradition by a Chinese Taoist Master • Includes translations of the Ten Wings--the commentaries by Confucius essential to the I Ching’s insights Translated by the eminent Taoist Master Alfred Huang, The Complete I Ching has been praised by scholars and new students of the I Ching since its first edition. A native Chinese speaker, Master Huang first translated the original ideograms of the I Ching into contemporary Chinese and then into English, bringing forth the intuitive meanings embodied in the images of the I Ching and imbuing his translation with an accuracy and authenticity not possible in other English translations. However, what makes his translation truly definitive is his return to prominence of the Ten Wings, the commentaries by Confucius that are essential to the I Ching’s insights. This 10th anniversary edition offers a thorough introduction to the history of the I Ching, how to use it, and several new divination methods; in-depth and easy-to-reference translations of each hexagram name, description, and pictogram; and discussions of the interrelations between the hexagrams and the spiritual meaning of their sequence.

Creating Connection

Creating Connection
Author: Judith V. Jordan,Jon Carlson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2014-05-01
ISBN: 1136302905
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Connection Book Excerpt:

Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT) is developed to accurately address the relational experiences of persons in de-valued cultural groups. As a model, it is ideal for work with couples: it encourages active participation in relationships, fosters the well-being of everyone involved, and acknowledges that we grow through and toward relationships throughout the lifespan. Part and parcel with relationships is the knowledge that, whether intentionally or not, we fail each other, misunderstand each other, and hurt each other, causing an oftentimes enduring disconnect. This book helps readers understand the pain of disconnect and to use RCT to heal relationships in a variety of settings, including with heterosexual couples, lesbian and gay couples, and mixed race couples. Readers will note a blending of approaches (person-centered, narrative, systems, and feminist theory), all used to change the cultural conditions that can contribute to problems: unequal, sometimes abusive power arrangements, marginalization of groups, and rigid gender, race, and sexuality expectations. Readers will learn to help minimize economic and power disparities and encourage the growth of mutual empathy while looking at a variety of relational challenges, such as parenting, stepfamilies, sexuality, and illness. Polarities of “you vs. me” will be replaced with the healing concept of “us.”

The Many Loves of Marriage

The Many Loves of Marriage
Author: Thomas Kinkade,Nanette Kinkade,Larry Libby
Publsiher: Multnomah Gift Books
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781576739532
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Many Loves of Marriage Book Excerpt:

The acclaimed "Painter of Light" artist and his wife of twenty years relate their experiences of courtship and marriage, discussing the various forms of marital love while sharing thought-provoking and inspirational anecdotes.

Breaking the Cycle of Divorce

Breaking the Cycle of Divorce
Author: John Trent,Larry K. Weeden
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-07-15
ISBN: 9781604828252
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking the Cycle of Divorce Book Excerpt:

Making your marriage healthy—and making it last—has never been harder. In an age when the pressures on marriage are heavy and divorce is more accepted and easier to obtain, marriages seem to fail as often as they succeed. When you come from a home of divorce, making your own marriage work is even tougher than the norm. Fortunately, in Breaking the Cycle of Divorce, author John Trent, an adult child of divorce himself, gives you the encouragement, insight, and tools you need to beat the odds. Learn how you can, in fact, succeed where your parents failed.

Spiritual Wisdom for Successful Retirement

Spiritual Wisdom for Successful Retirement
Author: C. W. Brister
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780789028044
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual Wisdom for Successful Retirement Book Excerpt:

A discerning guide through the ups and downs of retirement The number of people age 65 and older worldwide has more than tripled to nearly half a billion over the last 50 years. Spiritual Wisdom for Successful Retirement is an inspirational guide through the journey that begins in life's third stage, when employment is left behind and uncertainty lies ahead. This encouraging and uplifting book travels beyond the financial and emotional considerations of retirement planning to address the real-life issues retirees face, including the loss of identity after leaving the workplace, managing the clock, calendar, and commitments, how to deal with the blues and the blahs, facing the reality of death, adn keeping life in balance. Spiritual Wisdom for Successful Retirement anticipates the changing events and transitions of retirement, focusing on the need to adapt to this work in progress. Retirees struggle with real and symbolic losses as they redefine their identities, face uncertain financial futures, adapt to altered living arrangements, and become more aware of their physical limitations. The disappointments, adversity, and suffering retirees face can throw them into spiritual chaos. This powerful book presents real-life stories of people striving to remain engaged in life, open to possibilities, and experiencing intimations of eternityhere and now. Spiritual Wisdom for Successful Retirement examines: the need for a worldview that helps you take major life transitions in stride specific steps into retirement how to manage your time when every day is Saturday how to identify indicators of depression how caregivers can attend the needs of retirees how to get help when life caves in on you how to live with purpose and courage the significance of family ties the power of relationships, connections, and friendships the dynamics of hope and much more! Spiritual Wisdom for Successful Retirement is essential for anyone living in, or facing, retirement, and for family members of retirees, members of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), and for lay and professional caregivers. It's also a helpful resource for academics working in gerontology or theology.