Download or read book Boy Meets Girl written by Joshua Harris and published by Multnomah Books. This book was released on 2005 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How do you get from "How do you do?" to "I do"? Boy Meets Girl unveils God as the Author of romance and reveals His instructions for godly courtship.
Download or read book Boy Meets Girl written by Joshua Harris and published by Multnomah. This book was released on 2009-10-07 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Purpose Driven Romance The last thing singles want is more rules. But if you’re looking for an intentional, God-pleasing game plan for finding a future spouse, Joshua Harris delivers an appealing one. A compelling new foreword, an all-new “8 Great Courtship Conversations” section, and updated material throughout makes this five-year revision of the original Boy Meets Girl a must-have! Harris illustrates how biblical courtship—a healthy, joyous alternative to recreational dating—worked for him and his wife. Boy Meets Girl presents an inspiring, practical example for readers wanting to pursue the possibility of marriage with someone they may be serious about. Are you ready for “romance with purpose”? If you’re fed up with self-centered relationships that end in disillusionment, it’s time to rethink romance. Finding the loving, committed relationship you want shouldn’t mean throwing away your hopes, your integrity, or your heart. In Boy Meets Girl, Joshua Harris —the guy who kissed dating goodbye—makes the case for courtship. As old-fashioned as it might sound, courtship is what modern day relationships desperately need. Think of it as romance chaperoned by wisdom, cared for by community, and directed by God’s Word. Filled with inspiring stories from men and women who have rediscovered courtship, Boy Meets Girl is honest, romantic, and refreshingly biblical. Keep God at the center of your relationship as you discover how to: • Set a clear course for your romance • Get closer without compromise • Find support in a caring community • Deal with past sexual sin • Make the right decisions about your future New! Courtship Conversations Eight ideas for great dates that will help grow and guide your relationship. Story Behind the Book “I wrote I Kissed Dating Goodbye to challenge singles to drop the worldly approach to serial dating and reconsider the way they pursued romance in light of God’s Word. Since then, I’ve received letters asking questions like, So, what comes between friendship and marriage? and, How can you know when you are ready for marriage? Boy Meets Girl answers those questions. Now as a happily married man I can look back on my courtship with Shannon and see from personal experience that God is faithful. If you trust Him enough to wait on romance in dating, He will lovingly guide you as you pursue it in courtship…right to that wonderful moment when you kneel together at the altar.” — Joshua Harris
Download or read book Are You Waiting for The One written by Margaret Kim Peterson and published by InterVarsity Press. This book was released on 2011-06-04 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Does God want to write your love story? Well, maybe not—especially not if it is the culture's romanticized ideal of happily ever after! Margaret and Dwight Peterson help us sort out the difference between how our surrounding society often depicts marriage and how Christians really should approach this particular gift of God to all humanity. They guide us through many aspects of a growing, maturing marriage including being a family, handling conflict, friendship, children, household economics and weathering the transitions of life. In the end they show how Christian marriage is far deeper and stronger than a romantic fairy tale. In fact, it reflects the kind of love God has for us in the gospel of Jesus Christ who gave his life for us that we might have his life in us.
Download or read book The Ashgate Research Companion to Contemporary Religion and Sexuality written by Andrew K.T. Yip and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-01 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Ashgate Research Companion to Contemporary Religion and Sexuality provides academics and students with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current research in the area of sexuality and religion, broadly defined. This collection of expert essays offers an inter-disciplinary study of the important aspects of sexuality and religion, calling upon sociological, cultural, historical and theological contributions to an under-researched subject. The Companion focuses on the exploration of diverse religious faiths, spiritualities, and sexualities with contributions that embrace many contrasting approaches related to the contemporary context. By adopting a truly inter-disciplinary and multi-dimensional perspective, the Companion embraces the complexities of both sexuality and religion. Aimed primarily at a readership with specialist interest in both, The Ashgate Research Companion to Contemporary Religion and Sexuality offers an innovative and refreshing analysis of key theoretical and empirical issues in an increasingly relevant and expanding area of academic interest. The Companion comprises five main thematic sections, each with chapters ranging across a variety of crucial topics traversing various faith traditions. The principal themes are: epistemological and methodological issues; the significance of religious text; institutional religious settings; stability transformation and change; contesting hegemonic structures and discourses. Each section includes four chapters contributed by leading international experts in their respective fields and who are at the cutting-edge of current research. Collectively, they offer an inter-disciplinary and comprehensive survey of sexuality and religion.
Download or read book Wayward written by Alice Greczyn and published by Greenleaf Book Group. This book was released on 2021-02-02 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Glass Castle meets Educated When Alice Greczyn’s parents felt called by God to exchange worldly employment for heavenly provision, they followed their faith into homelessness with five children and a cat in tow. Homeschooled and avowed never to kiss a man until her wedding day, Alice had plans to escape the instability by becoming a missionary nurse—plans that were put on hold with the opening of an unexpected door: the opportunity to be an actress in Hollywood. What followed was a test of faith unlike any she had prepared for, an arranged betrothal she never saw coming, and a psychological shattering that forced her to learn how to survive without the only framework for life she had ever known. This unique coming-of-age story takes place within a Christian subculture that teaches children to be martyrs and women to be silent. Revelatory, vulnerable, and offering catharsis for your own journey through faith and doubt, Wayward is a deeply intelligent memoir of soul-searching—and finding the courage to live in your own truth.
Download or read book Family Matters written by Hilde Løvdal Stephens and published by University Alabama Press. This book was released on 2019 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Family Matters: James Dobson and Focus on the Family's Advice to American Evangelicals by Hilde L2vdal Stephens is an insightful history and analysis of James Dobson's rise to fame, effect on American evangelical culture, and subsequent fall from relevance. Stephens scours through Dobson's books, articles, and other materials published by Focus on the Family in order to explore how evangelicals defined and defended the traditional family as an ideal and as a symbol in an ever-changing world"--
Download or read book Breaking the Marriage Idol written by Kutter Callaway and published by InterVarsity Press. This book was released on 2018-06-26 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Should all Christians be married? Kutter Callaway considers why marriage, which is a blessing from God, shouldn't be expected or required of all Christians. Through an examination of Scripture, cultural analysis, and personal accounts, he reflects on how our narratives have limited our understanding of marriage and obscured our view of the life-giving and kingdom-serving roles of single people in the church.
Download or read book Patriarchal Lineages in 21st Century Christian Courtship written by Elizabeth L. Shively and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-08-10 with total page 183 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing from a study of courtship media and ethnographic work at purity retreats and home-school conventions across the Midwest, this is the first inquiry into modern Christian courtship, an alternative to dating that asks young people to avoid both romance and sex until they are ready to be married. Bridging sociological and historical studies of American Christianity with youth and girlhood studies literatures, Elizabeth Shively finds that the courtship system is designed to shore up the patriarchal nuclear family structure at the center of conservative Christianity and ensure predictability in the face of emerging adulthood: single young women work to embody ideals of “luminous femininity” and model themselves after archetypes such as the “Proverbs 31 woman,” the “stay-at-home-daughter,” and the “mission-minded girl,” and courting couples strive to “guard their hearts” against premature emotional intimacy. Nonetheless, participants report that courtship, like other relationships, inevitably carries an element of risk, and it ultimately fails to offer a substantial challenge to the to the sexist realities of youth dating culture.
Download or read book The Catholic Girls Survival Guide for the Single Years written by Emily Stimpson and published by Emmaus Road Publishing. This book was released on 2012 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Three parts sexual license, two parts corporate I ladder, with a dash of Monolo Blahnik. If a woman's single years were a cocktail, that would be the f culture's preferred recipe.
Download or read book Sex and the Soul Updated Edition written by Donna Freitas and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2015-02-27 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2008, Donna Freitas's Sex and the Soul revealed what college students -- at institutions large and small, public and private, secular, Catholic, and evangelical -- really think about sex, dating, religion, and spirituality. Based on face-to-face interviews with students across the country, Sex and the Soul achieved national acclaim, illuminating the as-yet-unexplored struggles of college students navigating the lines of faith and sexuality. Now, in this updated edition, Freitas reflects on the hundreds of conversations she has had with students since the book was first published in an all-new afterword, and offers practical advice for young people struggling with issues of sex and spirituality and for the adults giving them guidance.
Download or read book Why Church Matters written by Joshua Harris and published by Multnomah. This book was released on 2011-08-16 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Christians belong in churches--the only places where we can thrive and grow spiritually. In Why Church Matters, Joshua Harris makes this case with wisdom, clarity, and graciousness." --Charles W. Colson Church isn't where we go. It's who we are. We were never meant to live our faith in isolation. The church is the place God uses to grow us, encourage us, and use our gifts for His glory. In this honest, personal, and practical book, Joshua Harris shows you why it's time to say yes to church and how to find the right one for you--the place where you can fall in love with the family of God. Includes: What you miss when you miss church Ten questions to ask before you join How to get more out of the best day of the week What Readers are Saying: "This book shows the place of great honor that church holds in Christ's heart and encourages us to value what He values. I've bought multiple copies to give away." --Mike Neglia; Cork, Ireland "Josh Harris does an excellent job of addressing our impulse to church hop." --Garrett Watkins; Atlanta, Georgia "When our family was in the midst of a transition, Why Church Matters helped us find the right local church. It will do the same for you." --Andrew Hall; Ilderton, Ontario Previously published as Stop Dating the Church
Download or read book The Old Fashioned Way written by Ginger Kolbaba and published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. This book was released on 2014-08-15 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contrary to popular opinion, being “old fashioned” doesn’t mean you’re dull or unromantic. In fact, a true old-fashioned relationship can be more exciting and romantic than anything you’ve ever experienced! So what does it mean to do things The Old Fashioned Way? Sure, it means opening doors, holding out chairs, and taking things slow. But a true old-fashioned romance goes much deeper than that. Inspired by the motion picture Old Fashioned, this book will show you how to reclaim the lost art of romance by introducing you to romantic love as God intended it—for all of us. Regardless of your past experiences, where you’ve been, or where you are now, you can find and create a love that will last a lifetime. As you work your way through this 40-day journey of inspiring readings and questions for reflection, you’ll discover all the unique and amazing benefits of doing things the old-fashioned way and be well on your way to creating a love story for the ages.
Download or read book Trained in the Fear of God written by Randy Stinson and published by Kregel Academic. This book was released on with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dr. Randy Stinson and Dr. Timothy Paul Jones have been the primary architects of the theological foundations for whathas become known as “family-equipping ministry”—a recognition that the generations need one another and that parents have an inherent responsibility for the discipleship of their children.
Download or read book Faith Reads A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction written by David Rainey and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008-07-30 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At last—a resource for librarians who wish to build or develop their nonfiction collection and use it to better serve the needs of adult Christian readers. Covering the three major branches of Christianity (Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox), the author organizes more than 600 titles into subject categories ranging from biography, the arts, and education, to theology, devotion, and spiritual warfare. Award-winning classics are noted. Introductory narrative frames the literature, and helps librarians better understand Christian literature; and learn how to establish selection criteria for building a Christian nonfiction collection.
Download or read book Open Mouth Insert Foot written by Stephen Winters and published by Tate Publishing. This book was released on 2007-02 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Emerging author and speaker Stephen Winters dives into the complicated world of teenagers in his book, 'Open Mouth, Insert Foot.' He uses personal examples to explore a wide variety of subjects with two main goals in mind: help teens understand and embrace their faith and to make that faith a very real and vibrant force in their everyday world. '....in my hands is the devotional I wish I'd had back then.' Alison Strobel, author of World's Collide and Violette Between and daughter of best-selling Christian author Lee Strobel 'It's personal, it's powerful, and it's purposeful! Stephen Winters knows where teenagers live. He speaks biblical, life-changing truth into your life and experiences.' Josh McDowell, Author / Communicator
Download or read book One by One written by Gina Dalfonzo and published by Baker Books. This book was released on 2017-06-20 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There are now more single adults than married adults in the United States, yet the evangelical church continues to focus primarily on serving couples and families with ministries geared toward their particular needs. This can lead, however unintentionally, to the marginalization of adults who are single by choice, divorce, or death, or who are simply not yet married. Families are a good thing, but so are all of God's people, and singles long to be lovingly integrated into the Body of Christ. In One by One, Gina Dalfonzo explores common misconceptions and stereotypes about singles, including the idea that they must be single because something is wrong with them, and the subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways they are devalued, like when sermons focus overmuch on navigating marital relationships or raising children. She shows how the church of Paul, who commended those who remained single, became the church where singles are too often treated like second class Christians. Then she explores what the church is doing right, what unique services singles can offer the church, and, most importantly, what the church can do to love and support the singles in their midst.
Download or read book Singled Out written by Christine Colón and published by Brazos Press. This book was released on 2009-06 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This balanced and encouraging book shows how the adult single can embrace and maintain chastity as an important contribution to the church's witness and mission.