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Nobody gets married imagining that they will end up divorced. When we are young and in love, we believe that our love is invincible, yet we don't need to look far to see lives close to home that are touched by the pain of broken relationships. 7 Enemies of the Family is a gift to your marriage and family and comes from the heart of a pastor and counsellor with many years of experience. It points out seven deadly enemies of the family and provides simple, powerful, and effective tools to overcome them. Using clear language and humour, Pastor Hernandez helps us to battle common enemies like miscommunication, jealousy and mismanagement of finances, equipping us to build happier homes. Designed for those who are already married, as well as those embarking on a new journey together, this book provides practical examples and activities at the end of each chapter to improve relationships. Why battle these enemies alone? Conquer them all with God's help and the expert assistance offered in this real-world guide.
How to achieve a happy and stable relationship with one's partner in the different stages of life. The problems couples face are not the same when they are going out together, when they have children or when they become elderly. This is a practical book that can accompany us throughout life's journey because it encompasses a couple's entire life together, from courtship to old age. The authors provide a variety of ideas to help with: 1) Divorce (how to prevent it, the effect it has on the couple, how to explain it to the children, relations with a former spouse..). 2) Domestic violence. 3) Today's new relationships: Common-law couples, cohabitation, divorcee couples, one-parent families. 4) The problems which may hinder satisfactory sexual relations during the different stages, including old age. 5) The needs of the retired couple concerning finances, their sexuality, the loss of a spouse as well as how to face death with dignity.
1) Adolescence: Possibly the stage in life which needs most guidance and advice. 2) A phase full of doubts and uncertainties; when, however, vital decisions must be made for the future. 3) To adolescents and parents: A book so that adults know about and understand the new generations and so that young people are capable of doing the same with older generations. 4) What should be known about adolescents and the family, friends, studies, and the search for work, drugs, sexuality, and ethical and moral values? 5) The author presents us with a lifestyle that encourages the overcoming of the generation gap. 6) To walk firmly along the fruitful road of understanding and tolerance, and in this way to be able to create and maintain an atmosphere of friendship and collaboration between young people and adults.
Do you yearn to be an effective, positive influence in your child's life? Do you desire to raise children for God's kingdom? Avoiding idealism and worn-out answers, yet firmly grounded in biblical truth, this book offers support to those who are facing challenges of contemporary parenting at all stages of a child's development. Written by a pastor with practical and encouraging advice.
When it comes to Dating & Sex. Where do you draw the line? In His love, God made us male and female with all the delights of being attracted to someone and sharing our love with this special person. This He did long before sin entered the world, but over the years, because of sin, we have moved further and further away from the ideal. Let's Talk: Dating & Sex seeks to reveal the beauty of human sexuality and God's intentions. It is an attempt to be proactive about the challenges youth face while speaking about sex in positive terms. Issues are faced head-on include: 1) Why talk about sex? 2) What to do while single. 3) Do I like you or do I love you? 4) Pressures from within and without. 5) What the Bible says about sex. 6) How to deal with sexual temptation. Written with openness, honesty and humour, Let's Talk: Dating & Sex is a must-read for anyone who lives in the real world where following God's ideal is rarely fashionable. It is hoped that those who read this book will be inspired and strengthened to live this ideal and reap the blessings God has in store for them!
Africans have always held marriage in very high esteem. Pastor Daniel Chuunga has in this book - Enjoy Your Marriage: African Secrets Lessons on Marriage, giving the reader a rare opportunity to walk through the timeless, profound, secretive, and sometimes meaningless African wedding and honeymoon are well discussed in the context of Christian beliefs. If you are an African, this is a great opportunity to re-visit your roots and re-introduce some of the exciting teachings in this book in your marriage. If you are not African, this is an opportunity to explore the amazing world of African traditional teachings on marriage.
In book II, Pastor Daniel Chuunga discusses the intricate details of married life: its pleasures, its memorable moments as well as its sticky issues- conflict management, step-parenting, dealing with in-laws, dealing with finances, dealing with death and widowhood. Pastor Chuunga makes it very clear that marriage can be enjoyed immensely. In fact, that is African teaching on marriage. If your marriage is at its peak, read this book to enhance your enjoyment. If your marriage is on the rocks, these wise African teachings on enjoying your marriage can rejuvenate your marriage.
Written from the heart of a pastor who is passionate about nurturing healthy Christian families, Parenting for Heaven will equip parents and all those who work children with the skills needed to guide youngsters into saving faith. With the focus always on cultivating spiritual values, the author shares reliable research, biblical wisdom, and personal anecdotes with insight and humor. Not only will this book help parents gain insight into important topics like understanding their children and helping them develop godly self-esteem, but it will also highlight the need for parents to be spiritually anchored before they can establish the spiritual well - being of their children. What was Noah's parenting secret'? How did Moses' parents who only had a few short years of influence in his life instill the values that were the foundation for his godly leadership? And what should parents do if they feel that their best efforts have not been enough? Answers to these and many other vital questions are explored in this colourful practical book.
Beyond Contention and Contract to Contentment and Commitment, singles often ask, 'How can I be with the one I love?' Married people sometimes ask, 'How can I love the one I'm with?' Hollywood has managed to make unfaithfulness and marriage break-up titillating. The fact is that the consequences are devasting not just for the spouses, but for the children of the marriage. Jeffrey and Pattijean Brown stress that marriage is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person. They answer such questions as "What do you do when your marriage is not all you expected?", "How can conflicts within marriage be resolved?", "How can marital sex be made more fulfilling?", "How can a dead or dying marriage be brought back to life beyond children?" Dr. and Mrs. Brown cut through the Hollywood tinsel to the experience of The Total Marriage - Looking, Liking, Learning, Living and Loving.
A world-renowned family life expert gives her top tips for a successful, fulfilled marriage. This book is aimed at three groups: 1) Young couples who are preparing for marriage. 2) The average couple looking to enliven their marriage and experience unrecognized possibilities. 3) Couples either experiencing problems or caught in the bind of an as yet unfulfilled relationship.