Description : When Carol Floch realized that her marriage was about to end and that she was about to join the ranks of moms left to raise their children on their own, she could not stop crying. She mourned her shattered hopes and grieved the loss of the family she had always dreamed of. But mostly, she cried for her children. Into Carol’s grief, regret and fear, God’s Spirit came with a message from Psalm 84: Build your nest near my altar, and I will be your children’s source of security, protection, provision and blessing. In The Single Mom's Devotional, Carol tells her story and shares with the sisterhood of single moms how they can build their family’s nest in the protective shadow of God’s presence. Single mothers, whether on their own after a divorce or a husband’s death, will discover how to find true life in Christ and allow the strength of that inner life to be the compass by which they navigate an unpredictable future. Near God’s altar, the cross of Christ is where single moms will discover life through relinquishment, power through dependence and hope through surrender. Anchored at the foot of the cross, readers will find daily security and hope as they nourish their souls and nurture their children at a place near God’s altar.
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : About the Book Letters from God was born from a desire to see people encouraged and comforted on a daily basis. This book is part faith, part hope, mixed with the promise of realizing God's will for every day. Letters from God carries miraculous potential to build you up while changing and encouraging your life. Our days should be clothed with God's blessings of power and wisdom. We are all on different Journeys but headed to the same destination, which is found fulfilling the will of God and enjoying His presence along the way. These letters are prophetic in nature and spoken directly to you. Allow them to penetrate your heart; they will mend wounds, erase pain, bring clarity, open your soul to soar, and bring peace to your every day. May they be a source of daily wisdom, comfort, and understanding making your footsteps lighter and more purpose filled. When God speaks we are revived. About the Author Ivan Tait is the founder and CEO of What Matters ministries and Missions. He was born in Harlingen Texas and raised in a multicultural, single parent home where he spoke Spanish as his first language and grew up as a local sports hero. His destiny seemed to be planned well ahead of time as one day he had a life changing encounter with a greater purpose. Since then he had dedicated his life to reaching those without hope worldwide. He travels, writes, and speaks for the purpose of providing for the needs of orphans, widows, and the poor. Everyone who hears him is inspired by his enormous heart of love, his revelation and his words of healing.
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 : 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.
Description : "In a new and fully revised edition of a classic text, Jean Vanier examines the significance and sources of human sexuality. Drawing on his years of experience of Christian community life with and for people with disabilities, he explores the implications of the relationship of man and woman from a Christian and community standpoint." "When Vanier speaks of the cry for love within a person who is disabled, he draws the wider parallel of that same search within every man and woman; the fragility and vulnerability of each person at the level of the heart and in the search for relationship. An intimate and searching book, Man and Woman God Made Them contains a wealth of insight into the meaning and sources of human sexuality."--BOOK JACKET.