Description : A noted parenting expert brings help and hope to the legions of single parents who desire to raise happy, healthy, well-adjusted children in a loving, caring, and biblically grounded way.
Description : The day Angela Thomas sold the only thing she had, the diamond from her engagement ring, to take care of her kids was the day she began to believe they were going to make it. In that decision, the faith she had always talked about became the faith she was going to learn how to live. In the years since, God has given Angela a passionate desire . . . to live an amazing life, even while raising four kids as a single mom. In this book she shares her hard-earned wisdom on loneliness, dating, finances, and parenting, encouraging every solo mom. "As a gift to our children," she says, "we can become healthy moms who are strong and amazing women in spite of our circumstances."
Description : Parenting is hard work, full of tough choices and new situations. And many voices compete with ours for our children's attention. In a rapidly changing world, how can we parent in a way that will cause our children to love Christ deeply and live for him? These studies by Richard Patterson Jr. address nine parenting challenges, pointing us directly to time-tested truth from Scripture that helps us raise our children with wisdom and joy. PDF download with a single-user license; available from InterVarsity Press and other resellers.
Description : This updated, second edition of Köstenberger and Jones's landmark work tackles the latest debates and cultural challenges to God's plan for marriage and the family and urges a return to a biblical foundation.
Description : If you’re single and feeling incomplete or even like a second-class citizen in Christian circles, Dr. Tony Evans wants to encourage you to live fully where you are. Kingdom Single will encourage you to see yourself as complete in Christ and free to serve Him. It will empower you to live as Kingdom men and women in a corrupt culture. Tony Evans is a much-loved pastor and known for his sense of knowing when to encourage and when to lovingly admonish, to help people become who God calls them to be. If you are single and reading this book—or if you lead or pastor singles—your identity in Christ will be affirmed. Additionally, you will receive coaching for what to look for in a prospective spouse, and be challenged to live godly lives while pursuing Kingdom causes.
Description : The meaning and significance of the institution of marriage has engendered angry and boisterous battles across the United States. In this timely and extensive study of marriage politics, Melanie Heath uncovers broad cultural anxieties that fuel on-the-ground practices to reinforce a boundary of heterosexual marriage, questioning why marriage has become an issue of pervasive national preoccupation and anxiety. From marriage workshops for the general public to relationship classes for welfare recipients to marriage education in high school classrooms,One Marriage Under Godexplores the impact of policies that seek to re-institutionalize heterosexual marriage in American society.
Description : Jesus speaks often of "the kingdom of God." What is it? Where is it? When is it? Why is it so important? Understanding and participating in God's kingdom on earth is central to the Christian life. In this study guide, Gregory Jao leads you through ten Bible studies that explore God's kindgom—transforming your picture of God, Christianity and your role in the world. This LifeGuide Bible Study features questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, together with leader's notes and a "Now or Later" section in each study. PDF download with a single-user license; available from InterVarsity Press and other resellers.
Description : “ God Created them all” is a collection of fifty five short stories depicting the authors myriad experience spanning 25 years as a doctor, dealing with different personalities in life. Some of the candid moments in the real life of these hapless people are captured truly in these short stories intertwined with the humorous , aberrant frailties of human nature shrouded in uncanny beliefs , rituals and cultural shackles, societal sanctions ; aided and abetted by moral upholders in the society. No doubt, all the characters are creations of GOD trying to make a living in their own way in whatever they are skilled in ,many not understanding nor are aware of the consequences of their actions. Among them the caregivers struggle to live with their loved ones normally in a stigma ridden, supposedly unpredictable sane world. In these short stories, the author has provided simple solutions to complex problems ,making use of their inherent strength and weakness , with the object of providing a chance to lead their lives with self-respect and dignity. The untold supreme sacrifice of these lesser brethrens is a clarion call for all of us to lend a supportive and helping hand to make their lives purposeful and happy in our own small humble way as ‘God would certainly have done if he were in a human form’ as God created them all.
Description : In Homework, Pastor Terry Trivette deals with the different components of the traditional family as they are addressed in the Word of God. Each member of the family is challenged to obey the Scriptural commands for their role within the home. Homework is a call for families to choose with Joshua, "...as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Description : Here’s sensible advice and caring encouragement on raising boys from the nation’s most trusted parenting authority, Dr. James Dobson. With so much confusion about the role of men in our society, it’s no wonder so many parents and teachers are asking questions about how to bring up boys. Why are so many boys in crisis? What qualities should we be trying to instill in young males? Our culture has vilified masculinity and, as a result, an entire generation of boys is growing up without a clear idea of what it means to be a man. In the runaway bestseller Bringing Up Boys, Dr. Dobson draws from his experience as a child psychologist and family counselor, as well as extensive research, to offer advice and encouragement based on a firm foundation of biblical principles.