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The Mingling of Souls

The Mingling of Souls
God's Design for Love, Marriage, Sex, and Redemption

by Matt Chandler

  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Release : 2015-01-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 078141282X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Song of Solomon offers strikingly candid—and timeless—insights on romance, dating, marriage, and sex. We need it. Because emotions rise and fall with a single glance, touch, kiss, or word. And we are inundated with songs, movies, and advice that contradicts God's design for love and intimacy. Matt Chandler helps navigate these issues for both singles and marrieds by revealing the process Solomon himself followed: Attraction, Courtship, Marriage ... even Arguing. The Mingling of Souls will forever change how you view and approach love.

The Mingling of Souls Study Guide

The Mingling of Souls Study Guide
God's Design for Love, Sex, Marriage and Redemption

by Matt Chandler

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014-12-01
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9781928828303
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ready or Knot?

Ready or Knot?
12 Conversations Every Couple Needs to Have before Marriage

by Scott Kedersha

  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 2019-02-05
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780801077937
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The wedding day is just one day in the life of a couple. But God's design is for marriage to last a lifetime. So how can someone know that the person they're with is the one they can truly build a life with--especially when so few marriages around them work? Pastor Scott Kedersha has worked with more than 5,000 premarital couples to prepare them for the biggest decision of their lives. In Ready or Knot? he offers practical and Christ-centered guidance for couples for all of the days after the wedding day. Through authentic stories from real couples about the decisions they made (or wish they'd made), Scott asks the hard questions so his readers can break free from the watered-down Hollywood version of marriage and build their lives together on the right foundation--the unchanging Word of God.

Women of the Word

Women of the Word
How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds

by Jen Wilkin

  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release : 2014-07-31
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1433541793
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We all know it’s important to study God’s Word. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. What’s more, a lack of time, emotionally driven approaches, and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. How can we, as Christian women, keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible? Offering a clear and concise plan to help women go deeper in their study of Scripture, this book will equip you to engage God’s Word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart.

Joy in the Sorrow

Joy in the Sorrow
How a Thriving Church (and Its Pastor) Learned to Suffer Well

by Matt Chandler

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-09-27
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781784983826
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A moving, compelling, hope-filled book that will bolster your faith in times of trial.

The Explicit Gospel

The Explicit Gospel
A Book

by Matt Chandler

  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release : 2014-06-30
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1433530066
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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You know you know it... But then again, maybe you don’t. Even if you go to church, it doesn’t mean that you are being exposed (or exposing others) to the gospel explicitly. Sure, most people talk about Jesus, and about being good and avoiding bad, but the gospel message simply isn’t there—at least not in its specificity and its fullness. Inspired by the needs of both the over-churched and the unchurched, and bolstered by the common neglect of the explicit gospel within Christianity, popular pastor Matt Chandler writes this best-selling treatise to remind us what is of first and utmost importance—the gospel.

When Love's in View

When Love's in View
Finding Focus in Dating and Relationships

by Dr. Conway Edwards,Jada Edwards

  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 2008-01-01
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781575673790
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dr. Conway Edwards, the singles pastor at Oak Cliff Bible Church in Texas, along with his wife, Jada, writes from the heart to Christian singles about the best way to prepare for marriage. Discussing courtship and dating from a biblical perspective, they also share their personal story- including the mistakes they made along the way. The result is a thought-provoking, encouraging manual on making the most of your single years, and getting yourself ready for marriage. This hard-hitting manual is both warm and honest as the Edwards share their stories of singless and marriage, as well as unearth many gems found in God's Word regarding relationships and the importance of personal spiritual maturity. Treasures include: Definition of a R.E.A.L. man Six behaviors of a godly man How women S.E.R.V.E. as a helpmate Eight behaviors of a godly woman Seven biblical truths regarding relationships and marriage Using F.A.I.T.H. to identify lasting qualities in a mate Seven-point character inspection Frequently Asked Questions regarding Christian dating and relationships

Gospel Deeps

Gospel Deeps
Reveling in the Excellencies of Jesus

by Jared C. Wilson

  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1433526409
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Award-winning writer and popular pastor Jared Wilson helps readers to see the pertinence and profundity of the gospel as he examines the astonishing things God has done in and through Christ.

Your Jesus Is Too Safe

Your Jesus Is Too Safe
Outgrowing a Drive-Thru, Feel-Good Savior

by Jared C. Wilson

  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN : 0825499305
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A provocative new book that calls Christians to stop making Jesus so "convenient"

To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain

To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
A Book

by Matt Chandler,Jared C. Wilson

  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Release : 2013-09-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0781410886
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using Paul's radical letter to the Philippians as his road map, Matt Chandler forsakes the trendy to invite readers into authentic Christian maturity. The short book of Philippians is one of the most quoted in the Bible, yet Paul wrote it not for the popular sound bites, but to paint a picture of a mature Christian faith. While many give their lives to Jesus, few then go on to live a life of truly vibrant faith. In this disruptively inspiring book, Chandler offers tangible ways to develop a faith of pursuing, chasing, knowing, and loving Jesus. Because if we clean up our lives but don't get Jesus, we've lost! So let the goal be Him. To live is Christ, to die is gain—this is the message of the letter. Therefore, our lives should be lived to Him, through Him, for Him, with Him, about Him—everything should be about Jesus.

Gospel Wakefulness (Foreword by Ray Ortlund)

Gospel Wakefulness (Foreword by Ray Ortlund)
A Book

by Jared C. Wilson

  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release : 2011-10-06
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1433526395
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We may know the gospel. We may believe it—even proclaim it. But we also may assume the gospel and become lethargic. In this book Jared Wilson seeks to answer the central question, how do we experience and present the gospel in a fresh, nonroutine way in order to prevent ourselves and others from becoming numb? His answer may be surprising: “by routinely presenting the unchanging gospel in a way that does justice to its earth-shaking announcement.” We don’t excite and awaken people to the glorious truths of the gospel by spicing up our worship services or through cutting-edge, dramatic rhetoric, but by passionately and faithfully proclaiming the same truths we have already been given in Scripture. Wilson’s book will stir churches to live out the power of the gospel with a fervent, genuine zeal. After an explanation of the term “gospel wakefulness,” Wilson unpacks implications for worship, hyper-spirituality, godly habits, and sanctification, as well as other aspects of church life. Pastors, church leaders, and all in ministry, especially those who are tired or discouraged, will be uplifted, emboldened, and empowered by this book.

You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity

You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity

by Francis Chan,Lisa Chan

  • Publisher : Claire Love Publishing
  • Release : 2014-08-26
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 0990351424
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Marriage is great, but it’s not forever. It’s until death do us part. Then come eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives. In his latest book, Francis Chan joins together with his wife Lisa to address the question many couples wonder at the altar: “How do I have a healthy marriage?” Setting aside typical topics on marriage, Francis and Lisa dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls. In the same way Crazy Love changed the way we saw our personal relationship with God, You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity will radically shift the way we see one of the most important relationships in our life. Jesus was right. We have it all backwards. The way to have a great marriage is by not focusing on marriage. Whether you are single, dating or married, You and Me Forever will help you discover the adventure that you were made for ­­and learn how to thrive in it. 100% of the net proceeds from this book will support various ministries including those that help provide shelter and rehabilitation for thousands of children and exploited women around the world. For more information, please visit: youandmeforever.org

God and Marriage

God and Marriage
A Book

by Geoffrey William Bromiley

  • Publisher : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Far too many people, Christians not excluded, are self-centeredly preoccupied with their own marital problems and their attempt to engineer solutions to them. A theology of marriage can help them to achieve a God-centered look at the larger situation of which their marriages constitute a small, if by no means unimportant, part. In the long run a few look means a new understanding, and a new understanding means a new practice." - Geoffrey Bromiley Offering a new look at the increasingly unfashionable institution of marriage, Geoffrey Bromiley presents here a timely theological study which, unlike others books on marriage, aims exclusively to relate marriage to God as Creator, Son, and Holy Spirit. Bromiley observes that God's work on reconciliation makes it possible for his people also to achieve reconciliation with one another, particularly in the marriage relationship. In addition to thoroughly discussing the relationship of the Trinity to marriage, Bromiley examines such topics as incest, adultery and fornication, celibacy, the permanency of marriage, and remarriage after the death of a partner. "Dr. Bromiley pays close, cautious, and sensitive attention to virtually every Scriptural passage about marriage, even the passages that are particularly difficult for our own era to cope with. He makes no attempt to rewrite the Bible in the interest of some specially modern idea. It is a book rooted deeply in the immeasurable principles of Creation and Redemption, and is full of sane, courageous, sound teaching." - Thomas Howard Gordon College "I am very pleased with the book and feel it will fill a very special place in the available literature on Christian marriage. . . . It stands apart from the superficial writing that all but characterizes our time. How-to books are of little value apart from the basic theological understanding which must precede them. This is a book I would like to have written, and a book which will be required reading for my students." - Dwight Small Westmont College Geoffrey W. Bromiley is professor emeritus of Church History and Historical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is best known as the translator of numerous theological books, including the 9-volume Theological Dictionary of the New Testament.

A Beautiful Design - Bible Study Book

A Beautiful Design - Bible Study Book
God's Unchanging Plan for Manhood and Womanhood

by Matt Chandler

  • Publisher : Lifeway Church Resources
  • Release : 2016-04
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781430053019
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A 9-session study for men and women seeking God's plan for manhood and womanhood and how His design leads to our greatest joy.

Love That Lasts

Love That Lasts
How We Discovered God’s Better Way for Love, Dating, Marriage, and Sex

by Jefferson Bethke,Alyssa Bethke

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2017-10-10
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 071803919X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Love That Lasts, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion Jefferson Bethke and his wife, Alyssa, expose the distorted views of love that permeate our culture and damage our hearts, minds, and souls. Drawing from Jeff’s “prodigal son” personal history and from Alyssa’s “True Love Waits” experience, the Bethkes point to a third and better way. Blending personal storytelling with biblical teaching, they offer readers an inspiring, realistic vision of love, dating, marriage, and sex. Young people today enter adulthood with expectations of blissful dating followed by a romantic, fulfilling marriage only to discover they’ve been duped. They learned about love and sexuality from social media, their friends, Disney fairy tales, pornography, or even their own rocky past, and they have no idea what healthy, lifelong love is supposed to be like. The results are often disastrous, with this generation becoming one of the most relationally sick, sexually addicted, and divorce ridden in history. Looking to God’s design while drawing lessons from their own successes and failures, the Bethkes explode the fictions and falsehoods of our current moment. One by one, they peel back the lies, such as the belief that every person has only one soul mate, that marriage will complete you, or that pornography and hook-ups are harmless.

Single, Dating, Engaged, Married

Single, Dating, Engaged, Married
Navigating Life and Love in the Modern Age

by Ben Stuart

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2017-09-12
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0718098439
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Navigating the Four Critical Seasons of Relationship The vast majority of young people will still pass through the key phases of singleness, dating, engagement and marriage in their twenties. Yet they are delaying marriage longer than any generation in human history. Why? For the first time in history, the average age for an American woman having her first child, 26, is younger than the average age of her first marriage, 27. More children than ever are growing up in fatherless homes, despite the overwhelming evidence that in every measurable way this is bad for the child. The Center for Disease Control also recently reported a dramatic rise in sexually transmitted disease nationwide. In Rhode Island alone, since the onset of online dating, reported cases of Syphilis has risen 79%, and HIV has increased by 33%. Though many young people can avoid early pregnancy and STDs, most cannot dodge the depression and feelings of isolation that characterize this modern generation. Studies show a dramatic rise in self-reported loneliness among the young. All of our technological connectivity has not made us feel more connected. In many ways, the very screens that are meant to link us to others have become shields blocking us from the deep intimacy we crave. Many have discovered that where there is a lack of intimacy,addiction often rises to take its place. How can a young person navigate such troubled waters? Is there hope out there? Like a sailor on turbulent seas, we need to look up and see the North Star: the fixed points in the sky whereby we might navigate the objective realities in life. We need the skill-set to know how to journey through life and how to select the right people to journey alongside. In this book we will chart a course through the four relational phases that the vast majority of human beings on the planet will pass through in their twenties: singleness, dating, engaged and married. In each of these phases, we will look at what eternal purposes should be pursued in each stage, and how to pursue them. SINGLENESS: DEVOTION DATING: EVALUATION ENGAGED: UNIFICATION MARRIED: MISSION Our desires for intimacy are powerful. This power can be constructive or destructive. Our satisfaction and our safety will be ensured if we can aim these powerful desires toward divine purposes.

Take Heart

Take Heart
Christian Courage in the Age of Unbelief

by Matt Chandler

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-03-20
  • Pages : 123
  • ISBN : 9781784983161
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Welcome to the age of unbelief. The church can thrive here-this is a great time to be a Christian. All we need is... courage. Matt Chandler brings all his trademark passion, biblical insight, and warm humor to this stirring call to everyday Christians to take heart and make a difference. Book jacket.

The Meaning of Marriage Study Guide

The Meaning of Marriage Study Guide
A Vision for Married and Single People

by Timothy Keller,Kathy Keller

  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2015-09-29
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0310870038
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that marriage does not mean 'til death do us part, but merely for as long as my needs are being met; and that when serious differences arise, divorce is the best solution. According to the Bible, all of these modern-day assumptions miss what marriage is all about. In this six-session video-based Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), Timothy Keller, along with Kathy, his wife of forty years, draws a profound portrait of marriage from the pages of Scripture that neither idealizes nor rejects the institution but points us back to the relationship between God and man. The result is a vision for marriage that is refreshingly frank and unsentimental, yet hopeful and beautiful. This study is for anyone from singles to couples considering marriage to those who have been married recently or for a long time. Sessions include: Service: Marriage Isn't about You Covenant: Created to Make Promises Roles: Loving through Mutual Submission Singleness: Strengthening the Spiritual Family Sex: The Act of Covenant Renewal Hope: Seeing the Great Horizon Designed for use with The Meaning of Marriage Video Study (sold separately).

The Book of Romance

The Book of Romance
What Solomon Says About Love, Sex, and Intimacy

by Gib Martin,Tommy Nelson

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2007-08-19
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1418587508
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Bible is well-known for its wisdom on spiritual concerns and righteous living. But did you know it can also guide you in matters of dating, courtship, and marriage? Wise and engaging, The Book of Romance digs deep into the Song of Solomon and what it says about the Bible's most passionate lovers. As you learn about their relationship, you'll discover how you, too, can experience the deep emotional, sexual, and spiritual satisfaction that God created to be enjoyed in marriage.

The Daniel Dilemma Study Guide

The Daniel Dilemma Study Guide
How to Stand Firm and Love Well in a Culture of Compromise

by Chris Hodges

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2017-10-17
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0310088585
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As Christians, we have real hope in Jesus that we have been called to share with others. But how we share that hope makes a difference. In a world that rejects everything we believe, we face a dilemma: how do we walk closely with God without caving in to pressure or alienating those we want to reach? In this six-session video Bible study, Chris Hodges looks at the lives of both Daniel and Jesus, showing how we can stand for our biblical beliefs without being hostile or insulting to others. We can stand up for God's truth in a morally corrupt culture–while still loving others–because the goal is never about winning the argument but about winning hearts. As Jesus demonstrated, when we connect with others before we correct them, we can handle the hard questions without compromising God's grace or truth. Chris offers fresh insights and practical ideas to encourage Christians struggling with their cultural reality to hold God's standards high and to keep his grace deep–just as Jesus did, and just as his followers today are called to do. The Daniel Dilemma Study Guide includes video discussion questions, Bible exploration, and personal study and reflection materials for in-between sessions. Sessions include: In the World but Not of It Identity Theft You Are What You Worship Who's the Boss? Divided, Distracted, and Disturbed What the World Needs Now Designed for use with the Daniel Dilemma Video Study (sold separately).