Description : Every marriage has its problems On the surface, Josh and Lydia Quincy have it all—a nice house, a baby on the way, work they both love. But one tragic act reveals cracks in their marriage that can't stay hidden. While Lydia mends physically from an attack that ends her dream of family, neither she nor Josh is sure their marriage will recover. Hoping they can still make things work, the two go to Josh's hometown. A place where even more ghosts exist for Josh. A husband and wife—physically together, but emotionally so very far apart. Can they find a way back to each other?
Description : In A Dangerous Marriage, Julia Davenports social life has drifted into a backwater. Then she meets Peter Medea at a business reception in New York City. She is drawn by his aura of power and erotic magnetism and is lured into a hasty marriage. By indulging her compelling emotional and physical needs she finds immediate gratification, but at a devastating cost. Her romantic adventure turns out to be fraught with conflict and betrayal. And she becomes unwittingly involved in her husbands shady business transactions, forcing her into unwanted intimacy with the sinister man who masterminds these schemes. She finds support in friendships with a victim of his fraudulent machinations, and others. She is nurtured and encouraged by a man who emerges from her past. But Julia alone must overcome the threats to her self-esteem, happiness, and well-being, which are the destructive consequences of her earlier surrender to passion. Readers say this about A Dangerous Marriage Wow, what a page turner! Compelling and sexy, with the added intrigue of the nasty part of the financial world. Great story. Constance Fulenwider A Dangerous Marriage is extremely well written. The characterization is great the reader comes toknow the characters really well. I didnt want it to end. Natalie Lee I loved A Dangerous Marriage. I really was glued to the plot and felt totally involved with the characters. It is written with great sensitivity and the story line moves along compellingly. This is a terrific novel! Judy Bross In A Dangerous Marriage, twenty-six-year-old Julia Davenports social life has drifted into a backwater. Then she meets Peter Medea at a business reception in New York City that shes attending as a favor for a friend. She is drawn by Peter Medeas aura of power, apparent financial success, and erotic magnetism and is lured into a hasty marriage. By indulging her compelling emotional and physical needs she finds immediate gratification, but at a devastating cost. Her romantic adventure turns out to be fraught with conflict and betrayal. And she becomes unwittingly involved in her husbands shady business transactions, forcing her into unwanted intimacy with Marco Denny DiNiro, the sinister man who masterminds these schemes. She finds support in friendships with a victim of DiNiros fraudulent machinations, and others. She is nurtured and encouraged by Danny Johnson, who has emerged from her past. But it is Julia alone who must overcome the threats to her self-esteem, happiness, and well-being, which are the destructive consequences of her earlier surrender to passion.
Description : Purity and Danger is acknowledged as a modern masterpiece of anthropology. It is widely cited in non-anthropological works and gave rise to a body of application, rebuttal and development within anthropology. In 1995 the book was included among the Times Literary Supplement's hundred most influential non-fiction works since WWII. Incorporating the philosophy of religion and science and a generally holistic approach to classification, Douglas demonstrates the relevance of anthropological enquiries to an audience outside her immediate academic circle. She offers an approach to understanding rules of purity by examining what is considered unclean in various cultures. She sheds light on the symbolism of what is considered clean and dirty in relation to order in secular and religious, modern and primitive life.
Description : Since 1789, when George Washington became the first president of the United States, forty-three men have held the nation’s highest office. Four were killed by assassins,and serious attempts were made on the lives of eight others.Add to that list Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X,and it is reasonable to conclude that political prominence in the U.S. entails grave risks. In Defining Danger, James W. Clarke explores the cultural and psychological linkages that define assassinations and a new era of domestic terrorism in America. Clarke notes an upsurge in political violence beginning with the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963. Since then, there have been ten assassination attempts on nationally prominent political leaders. That is two more than the eight recorded in the previous 174 years of the nation’s presidential history. New elements of domestic terror in American life were introduced in the 1990s by Timothy McVeigh, the “Oklahoma City Bomber,” Ted Kaczynski, the “Unabomber,” and Eric Rudolph, the abortion clinic bomber. These men were politically motivated; their crimes were unprecedented. These events and the perpetrators behind them are among the subjects of this book. Defining Danger conveys two central themes. The first is that individual acts of violence directed toward America’s democratically elected leaders represent a defining element of American politics. The second addresses how danger is defined, through an analysis of the motives and characteristics of twenty-one perpetrators responsible for these acts of political violence where shots were fired, or bombs detonated, and in most instances, victims died. The book is written in an accessible and engaging style that will appeal to the informed general reader, as well as to professionals in a variety of fields—especially in the wake of recent events and the specter of future violence that, sadly, haunts us all.
Description : Grab your bags! We are going on an adventure! Marriage is a gift from the Father. It is an adventure we get to share with the one the Lord created just for us. Like any great adventure, there is work we must do, that is necessary, if it is going to be successful! Let’s be real! Marriage is beautiful, but it is also hard. Godly guidance is needed along the way if we are going to happily arrive at our destination. What is our destination!?! Till death do us part! Let’s be the generation that ends divorce! Let’s be the generation that shines a positive light on marriage! Let’s be the generation that uses our marriage as a platform for God’s glory! It’s going to take some work, but it will be so worth it! Here's the good news, we don't have to go on this adventure alone! We have not been left to figure this out on our own! God has given us His Word as the ultimate road map to a happy marriage. He has also put people in our path to guide us along the way which make this adventure even more beautiful. A Beautiful Adventure Marriage is a “guide” that when followed will help you to have a godly, happy marriage. We are going to dig into God’s Word to see what He says about marriage. We will also go through some practical wisdom and daily steps that can transform your relationship. Let’s empty our baggage of anything that is holding us back and fill it with items that will get us further down the road together. We will learn to partner with our spouse and with God to be intentional every day. We will learn to plan and pace ourselves so we can enjoy the journey and joyfully arrive at our destination. Marriage was God’s idea and it is a good idea. It can also be a beautiful adventure. Who is ready for the adventure of a lifetime? You can do this! You can have a happy marriage! It is going to be beautiful! Grab your spouse, your God, and your guide! Your destination awaits! Let’s go!
Description : A thorough revision with a new DVD of couples in action, using the PREP method for strengthening marriage and avoiding divorce court The third edition of the best-selling classic on marriage enhancement and divorce prevention, features the latest research and changes of heart in our culture and society. New and revised, Fighting for Your Marriage is based on the widely acclaimed PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) approach. Groundbreaking studies have found that couples can use the strategies of this approach to handle conflict more constructively, protect their happiness, and reduce the odds of breaking up. The book is based on more than twenty years of university research Explores how to apply the PREP approach to any marriage Shows couples how to talk more and fight less, deepen and protect their friendship, and keep the fun alive Reveals what it takes to have a more intimate, sensual relationship and how to clarify and act on priorities The authors have included a wealth of techniques and down-to-earth guidance for all couples who seek to promote greater character and pleasure in their long-term relationships.
Description : "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." -Pride and Prejudice The question of marriage lies at the center of Jane Austen's novels. The issues bound up in the pursuit of love, happiness, money, and status were those of her day and informed the plots and morals of her work. In this fascinating book, Hazel Jones explores the ways in which these themes manifest themselves in Jane Austen's life and fiction, against the backdrop of contemporary conduct manuals, letters, diaries, journals and newspapers. Drawing on original research, this entertaining and detailed study provides a charming and profound insight into the world of Jane Austen.
Description : Is redefining marriage to include same-sex unions simply an act of fairness to gays and lesbians - another step in the evolution to a just society? Or is it a hastily conceived social experiment that will undermine human rights, deflecting marriage from the support of children to the mere affirmation of sexual commitment between adults? central questions: How did Canada come to the point of proposing a redefinition of marriage? Where would redefinition take Canadian society? Do the Charter and equality rights mandate exchanging an opposite-sex institution for one built on the union of two persons? The contributors ask Canadians to pause for reflection and take a closer look at the arguments for and against redefinition of marriage. They implore us to examine the effects of marriage on children, the law, freedom of speech and religion, and society as a whole. science, religion, and culture and include, among others, Margaret Somerville, Ted Morton, F.C. DeCoste, Katherine Young, and Conservative Party MP John McKay.