Promises I Can Keep

Promises I Can Keep
Author: Kathryn Edin,Maria Kefalas
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-09
ISBN: 0520271467
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promises I Can Keep Book Excerpt:

Over a span of five years, [the authors] talked in-depth with 162 low-income single moms ... to learn how they think about marriage and family. [This book] offers an intimate look at what marriage and motherhood mean to these women and provides [an] extensive on-the-ground study ... of why they put children before marriage despite the daunting challenges they know lie ahead.. [This book] argues that until poor young women and men have greater access to jobs that lead to financial security - that is, until they can hope for a rewarding life outside of bearing and raising children - they will continue to have children far sooner than most Americans think they should, and in less than ideal circumstances.-Dust jacket.

Promises I Can Keep

Promises I Can Keep
Author: Kathryn Edin,Maria Kefalas
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2005-03-08
ISBN: 9780520930933
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promises I Can Keep Book Excerpt:

Millie Acevedo bore her first child before the age of 16 and dropped out of high school to care for her newborn. Now 27, she is the unmarried mother of three and is raising her kids in one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods. Would she and her children be better off if she had waited to have them and had married their father first? Why do so many poor American youth like Millie continue to have children before they can afford to take care of them? Over a span of five years, sociologists Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas talked in-depth with 162 low-income single moms like Millie to learn how they think about marriage and family. Promises I Can Keep offers an intimate look at what marriage and motherhood mean to these women and provides the most extensive on-the-ground study to date of why they put children before marriage despite the daunting challenges they know lie ahead.

Promises I Must Keep

Promises I Must Keep
Author: Jay Thomas Willis
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2022-08-04
ISBN: 1669841456
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promises I Must Keep Book Excerpt:

The author has written fifteen short stories that come straight from his cerebral-conscious and -subconscious mind. Each story contains approximately 2,500 words. These stories are easy reading, original, and guaranteed to entertain. They are congruent, sensible, and logical. They are fresh, entertaining, and creative; also succint, down to earth, and will force one to engage his or her imagination. The stories mimic some of the author's experiences, but are completely fictional, and in no way represent reality.

Poverty and Power

Poverty and Power
Author: Edward Royce
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2022-06-09
ISBN: 1538167573
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poverty and Power Book Excerpt:

"Poverty and Power examines structural inequality in American society by focusing on the persistence of poverty, resulting from failings of our political, economic, cultural, and social systems"--

Proposing Prosperity

Proposing Prosperity
Author: Jennifer M. Randles
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-12-27
ISBN: 0231543174
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proposing Prosperity Book Excerpt:

"Fragile families"—unmarried parents who struggle emotionally and financially—are one of the primary targets of the Healthy Marriage Initiative, a federal policy that has funded marriage education programs in nearly every state. These programs, which encourage marriage by teaching relationship skills, are predicated on the hope that married couples can provide a more emotionally and financially stable home for their children. Healthy marriage policy promotes a pro-marriage culture in which two-parent married families are considered the healthiest. It also assumes that marriage can be a socioeconomic survival mechanism for low-income families, and an engine of upward mobility. Through interviews with couples and her own observations and participation in marriage education courses, Jennifer M. Randles challenges these assumptions and critically examines the effects of such classes on participants. She takes the reader inside healthy marriage classrooms to reveal how their curricula are reflections of broader issues of culture, gender, governance, and social inequality. In analyzing the implementation of healthy marriage policy, Randles questions whether it should target individual behavior or the social and economic context of that behavior. The most valuable approach, she concludes, will not be grounded in notions of middle-class marriage culture. Instead, it will reflect the fundamental premise that love and commitment thrive most within the context of social and economic opportunity.

Reformed American Dreams

Reformed American Dreams
Author: Sheila M. Katz
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2019-07-12
ISBN: 0813594340
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reformed American Dreams Book Excerpt:

Reformed American Dreams explores the experiences of low-income single mothers who pursued higher education while on welfare after the 1996 welfare reforms. This research occurred in an area where grassroots activism by and for mothers on welfare in higher education was directly able to affect the implementation of public policy. Half of the participants in Sheila M. Katz’s research were activists with the grassroots welfare rights organization, LIFETIME, trying to change welfare policy and to advocate for better access to higher education. Reformed American Dreams takes up their struggle to raise families, attend school, and become student activists, all while trying to escape poverty. Katz highlights mothers’ experiences as they pursued higher education on welfare and became grassroots activists during the Great Recession.

The Future of Children Fall 2005

The Future of Children  Fall 2005
Author: Sara S. McLanahan,Elisabeth Donahue,Ron Haskins
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2008-12-31
ISBN: 0815755600
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Children Fall 2005 Book Excerpt:

This second volume of The Future of Children examines family formation and child well being, with a particular focus on marriage. The authors look at the history of marriage in America, the changes in family formation and the effect of these changes on economic and social outcomes for children, and the effect of marriage policy on specific subgroups such as low-income, minority, and homosexual families. The volume also provides a review of programs that have tried to increase and stabilize marriage as well as the impact of tax and transfer policies on marriage. Contents Introduction and Overview, Sara McLanahan, Ron Haskins, and Elisabeth Donahue The Emergence of Marriage as a Public Issue, Steve Nock, University of Virginia American Marriage in the Early Twenty-First Century, Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University The Impact of Family Formation Change on Family Income, Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution, and Adam Thomas, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University The Impact of Family Formation Change on the Cognitive, Social and Emotional Wellbeing of the next Generation, Paul Amato, Pennsylvania State University Family Formation Choices of Low-Income and Minority Families, Kathryn Edin, University of Pennsylvania and Joanna Reed, Northwestern University Marriage Initiatives: What Might Work?, Robin Dion, Mathematica Policy Research Gay Marriage, Same-Sex Parenting, and America's Children, Jonathan Rauch, National Journal and the Brookings Institution, and William Meezan, University of Michigan Tax and Transfer Policy", C. Eugene Steuerle, Urban Institute

Promises and Agreements

Promises and Agreements
Author: Hanoch Sheinman
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2011-03-17
ISBN: 0195377958
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promises and Agreements Book Excerpt:

Comprising 16 original contributions, this is the first collection of philosophical papers on promises and agreements, topics which are enjoying a renaissance in social, moral and legal philosophy.

Gender Sexuality and Intimacy A Contexts Reader

Gender  Sexuality  and Intimacy  A Contexts Reader
Author: Jodi O'Brien,Arlene Stein
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2017-01-13
ISBN: 1506352308
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Sexuality and Intimacy A Contexts Reader Book Excerpt:

This new anthology brings together over 90 recent readings on gender, sexuality, and intimate relationships from Contexts, the award-winning magazine published by the ASA. Each contributor is a contemporary sociologist writing in the clear, concise, and jargon-free style that has made Contexts the “public face” of sociology. The editors have chosen pieces that are timely, thought-provoking, and especially suitable for classroom use; written introductions that frame each of the books three main sections; and provided questions for discussion.

They Call Me Mom

They Call Me Mom
Author: Michelle Medlock Adams ,Bethany Jett
Publsiher: Kregel Publications
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN: 0825446163
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

They Call Me Mom Book Excerpt:

Moving, funny devotions crafted for every day by moms who know the drill When women take on the role of mom, they take on a hundred other titles as well: healer, comforter, chef, teacher, cheerleader—and less flattering things like disciplinarian, ruiner of fun times, and chief worrier. In the middle of juggling all those roles, finding room to spend time alone seeking God can seem insurmountable. Moms Michelle Medlock Adams and Bethany Jett understand the struggles—and the joys. They've pulled together their own experiences with the crazy world of parenting as well as the most requested, most talked about topics on mommy blogs. Their research nailed down what moms really want to talk about. And then they created a devotional that speaks straight to the heart of the mommy life. They Call Me Mom is a lighthearted, transparent take on the real-life ups and downs mothers face through all stages of parenting. Whether mom just brought home her first baby or she has several kids and zero time, she'll find relatable words and helpful encouragement in these pages. And with one devotion for every week of the year, it's easy to fit in a few minutes with God in the middle of a full parenting life.

Beyond the Rainbow Promise

Beyond the Rainbow Promise
Author: Robert M. Ottman
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 1512756776
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Rainbow Promise Book Excerpt:

The storms of life, they are yours and they are mine. These storms can seemingly take on a life all of their own, controlling the minute to minute that then become our lives. They bring about outcomes we dont want, leaving chaos and pain in their wake. What happens to the human spirit when catastrophe strikes unannounced? This is a story about a mournful soul who loses his footing as he journeys against formidable foes. The kind of foes that threaten life as we know it. It is the story of a giving God who loves us in spite of ourselves. It is a story that defines who we become. This is my story! It is a real life story about the storms of life, the catastrophic kind the kind that threatens life, the kind that creates unprecedented chaos. It is the story about a young woman and her battle against a formidable foe, an enemy so strong that it wreaks havoc on the human form. It is the story about a move to a new land amidst the chaos that ensues, and a young child, who develops suspicious symptoms, foretelling a future no one asked for or wanted. This is not another self-help book from a leading and studied expert. I am not that guy. I did want to write a meaningful story, one that I lived, and partner it up with soulful and heartfelt thoughts and insights that will resonate with you, and help you find your own way forward through some kind of adversity, should it land on your doorstep, unannounced! After all, we are all in this game of life together. Beyond The Rainbow Promise is a heartfelt journey through the darkest of days, where lives hung in the balance, and life as I knew it was at risk. Multiple attacks on my spirit beat me so low I think Ill never get back up and face another, painful day. So what happens to my heart, my spirit, as I journeyed through the darkest of days? And where was God when I needed Him most?

Engaging the Doctrine of Marriage

Engaging the Doctrine of Marriage
Author: Matthew Levering
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2020-08-12
ISBN: 1725251930
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engaging the Doctrine of Marriage Book Excerpt:

This book is the next volume in Levering’s Engaging Doctrine series. The prior volume of the series examined the doctrine of creation. The present volume examines the purpose of creation: the marriage of God and humans. God created the cosmos for the purpose of the marriage of God and his people—and through his people, the marriage of God and the entire creation. Given that the central meaning or “prime analogate” of marriage is the marriage of God and humankind, the study of human marriage needs to be shaped by this eschatological goal and foregrounded as a dogmatic theme. After a first chapter defending and explaining the biblical witness to the marriage of God and his people, the book explores various themes: marriage as an image of God, original sin as the fall of the primordial marriage, the cross of Jesus Christ and marital self-sacrificial love, the procreative and unitive ends of marriage, marriage as a sacrament, and marriage’s importance for social justice and for the upbuilding of the kingdom of God. Along the way, the book provides an introduction to the key biblical, patristic, medieval, modern, and contemporary thinkers and controversies regarding the doctrine of marriage.

Finding Perfect

Finding Perfect
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2022-05-03
ISBN: 1668013398
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Perfect Book Excerpt:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us and It Ends with Us—the heartwarming conclusion to the Hopeless series that illustrates the power of following a difficult journey to discover what happens next. Friends Daniel, Six, Holder, Sky, and Breckin are planning to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday with a Friendsgiving dinner at Sky’s parents’ house. But things have been off within the tightknit group and when Daniel reaches out to Six to ask the hard questions he hasn’t dared to bring up since they last spoke about their shared secret, he’s dismayed to learn that it’s this very secret bringing a cloud over the holiday. Suddenly, Daniel must do everything he can to find answers for the one person he loves the most in the world, but will this search only lead to despair. From an author who has joined “the ranks of such luminaries as Jennifer Weiner and Jojo Moyes” (Library Journal), this moving and unputdownable novel will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

Promise Me

Promise Me
Author: Richard Paul Evans
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-10-05
ISBN: 9781439154069
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promise Me Book Excerpt:

The #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box and master of the holiday novel presents a breathtaking story of the transcendent power of love. Beth Cardall has a secret. For eighteen years, she has had no choice but to keep it to herself, but on Christmas Eve 2008, all that is about to change. For Beth, 1989 was a year marked by tragedy. Her life was falling apart: her six-year-old daughter, Charlotte, was suffering from an unidentifiable illness; her marriage transformed from a seemingly happy and loving relationship to one full of betrayal and pain; her job at the dry cleaners was increasingly at risk; and she had lost any ability to trust, to hope, or to believe in herself. Then, on Christmas Day, as she rushed through a blizzard to the nearest 7-Eleven, Beth encountered Matthew, a strikingly handsome, mysterious stranger, who would single-handedly change the course of her life. Who is this man, and how does he seem to know so much about her? He pursues her relentlessly, and only after she’s fallen deeply in love with him does she learn his incredible secret, changing the world as she knows it, as well as her own destiny.

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
Author: United States. President
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1400
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Presidents
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States Book Excerpt:

"Containing the public messages, speeches, and statements of the President", 1956-1992.

Never Enough Time

Never Enough Time
Author: Donna Schaper
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2018-04-27
ISBN: 1442266392
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Enough Time Book Excerpt:

Most of us struggle with the “time famine”—the pervasive feeling of never having enough time. Whether we work three jobs or none, have many children or none, or live in a huge city or a small town, most of us have the feeling there is always more to do than we’re able, more time required than we can give. In Never Enough Time, Rev. Donna Schaper helps us think through the practical and spiritual elements of the time famine and helps us instead aim for a feast. Schaper’s advice centers around our mind-set—understanding both the structural and personal reasons we feel so pressed, clarifying what’s important to us or not, and setting realistic expectations, while enriching the time we have. The book goes beyond the idea of “Sabbath keeping” to offer suggestions for all parts of life—particularly the busy moments. Schaper draws on her years ministering to people across all walks of life to show that the time famine cuts across race, class, and gender lines to touch almost everyone. She offers practical and spiritual suggestions that won’t magically give us more time, but can help us live better with the time we have.

The Worth of a Man

The Worth of a Man
Author: Dave Dravecky,Connie Neal
Publsiher: RosettaBooks
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2016-05-30
ISBN: 1625391536
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Worth of a Man Book Excerpt:

The former MLB all-star pitcher, cancer survivor, and author of Comeback “seeks to inspire men to find their God-given worth and identity” (Dr. John C. Maxwell, founder, INJOY, Inc.). In Western culture, a man’s worth so often hinges on his performance, career, and success. For bestselling author Dave Dravecky, worth was once defined by his career as an all-star pitcher in the Major Leagues—until he lost his arm to cancer. In this inspirational book, Dravecky speaks from a place of first-hand familiarity with loss and setbacks. Examining the traditional benchmarks men so often define themselves by—including jobs, successes, struggles, friendships, and families—Dravecky navigates a new path to self-worth based on Christian teachings, faith, and compelling personal experience. “In his loss, Dave discovered a depth of significance, security, value, and worth he had never known. Now he takes us back to the basics of God’s word, helping us go beyond who we think we are to become who God says we can be . . . men of character and integrity.” —Garry J. Oliver, PhD, author of Real Men Have Feelings Too “Dave takes on the fundamental issues of masculinity that every man worth his salt deals with. It took guts to write this book. It will take some guts to read it. But you will walk away a better man.” —Steve Farrar, Men’s Leadership Ministries “Nobody has more to say to men about manhood than Dave Dravecky. He’s faced tests and trials, and passed them valiantly—so when he points to the possibilities for any of us, he’s credible.” —Jack W. Hayford, senior pastor, Church on the Way

Of Boys and Men

Of Boys and Men
Author: Richard V. Reeves
Publsiher: Swift Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2022-09-29
ISBN: 1800750552
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of Boys and Men Book Excerpt:

Boys are 50% more likely than girls to fail at all three key school subjects: maths, reading and science In the US, the wages of most men are lower today than they were in 1979, while women’s wages have risen across the board In the UK, suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 Boys are falling behind at school and college because the educational system is structed in ways that put them at a disadvantage. Men are struggling in the labour market because of an economic shift away from traditionally male jobs. And fathers are dislocated because the cultural role of family provider has been hollowed out. The male malaise is not the result of a mass psychological breakdown, but of deep structural challenges. Structural challenges require structural solutions, and this is what Richard V. Reeves proposes in Of Boys and Men – starting boys at school a year later than girls; getting more men into caring professions; rethinking the role of fatherhood outside of a nuclear family context. Feminism has done a huge amount of good in the world. We now need its corollary – a positive vision of masculinity that is compatible with gender equality.

A People s History of Poverty in America

A People s History of Poverty in America
Author: Stephen Pimpare
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-06-07
ISBN: 1595586962
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A People s History of Poverty in America Book Excerpt:

In this compulsively readable social history, political scientist Stephen Pimpare vividly describes poverty from the perspective of poor and welfare-reliant Americans from the big city to the rural countryside. He focuses on how the poor have created community, secured shelter, and found food and illuminates their battles for dignity and respect. Through prodigious archival research and lucid analysis, Pimpare details the ways in which charity and aid for the poor have been inseparable, more often than not, from the scorn and disapproval of those who would help them. In the rich and often surprising historical testimonies he has collected from the poor in America, Pimpare overturns any simple conclusions about how the poor see themselves or what it feels like to be poor—and he shows clearly that the poor are all too often aware that charity comes with a price. It is that price that Pimpare eloquently questions in this book, reminding us through powerful anecdotes, some heart-wrenching and some surprisingly humorous, that poverty is not simply a moral failure.

A Collection Of a Menu of Verses

A Collection Of    a Menu of Verses
Author: Karo
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2019-08-05
ISBN: 1984590987
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Collection Of a Menu of Verses Book Excerpt:

“HOW DID THIS GET HERE?” This fashionable question made famous in the late eighties was the sole reins for me to start the compilation of poems in this book. I have no idea ‘HOW’ this got here ... but once it was ‘HERE’ ... I was determined to make it ... at least ... memorable. There’s a little back story to this compendium or my involvement in poetry. Frankly, I’m not truly a fan. Until very recently these flypaper words were just doodles and scribbles on torn paper and tatted notebooks, until a friend read one or two and remarked rather innocuously, if I had any others and wouldn’t it be nice if there was a collection of them in one place. Well I have taken her advice and made sort of an anthology of them. They are from different periods of my life, so I hope you will please bear with me. What I knew as a young man, like most things I didn’t understand until I was well into my forties. What are the odds of actually writing scribbles and then be fortunate to compile them and have them published? Well this is a chance for my words to have a mouthpiece. Meaning one of you out there. There’s nothing better than being part of the echo of that nameless but great representative.