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Covenant Marriage

Author : Fred Lowery
ISBN : 1439122792
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 81.71 MB
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A new movement is spreading across America, bringing hope to existing marriages and new guidelines for marriages yet to be; and Dr. Fred Lowery, in this courageous and insightful book, shares with you the principles of the Covenant Marriage Movement. Every marriage faces storms and struggles that can lead to failure. Unexpected changes, personality conflicts, money problems, and misguided expectations can send even the best of marriages into a tailspin. But this insightful, new book provides real answers through chapters such as "The Difference between a Contract and a Covenant," "Learning How to Manage Conflict," and "What to Do When Marriage Is Not What You Expected." Covenant marriages will stand the test of time, change, and personal problems and will shine with brilliance in a world that is besieged by divorce. This book will not only impact your life, but will impact marriages for generations to come. The principles, power, and pattern for a covenant marriages will help you and your spouse stay together in your marriage for life.
Category: Family & Relationships

Covenant Marriage

Author : Gary D. Chapman
ISBN : 9780805425765
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 55.4 MB
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In this new book, the bestselling author of "The Five Love Languages" shows how communication and intimacy are two of the most important aspects in developing a successful Covenant Marriage.
Category: Family & Relationships

Covenant Marriage In Comparative Perspective

Author : John Witte
ISBN : 0802829937
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 41.71 MB
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Covenant marriages requiring premarital counseling and tighter strictures on divorce have recently emerged in some American states. At the same time, the doctrine of covenant has reemerged in religious circles as a common way to map the spiritual dimensions of marriage. Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective brings together eminent scholars from Jewish, Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, and Islamic religious traditions as well as experts on American covenant marriage. The introduction carries out an unprecedented comparison of contract and covenant in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim understandings of marriage. The rest of the book elucidates various facets of marriage from the perspectives of both jurisprudence and religion, producing an enlightening integrated picture of the legal and spiritual dimensions of marriage.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Covenant Marriage Focus On The Family Marriage Series

Author : Focus on the Family
ISBN : 9781441267849
Genre : Religion
File Size : 61.47 MB
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When it comes to marriage advice, do you know who to trust? All marriages can benefit from a strong and faithful role model. With so many advice-givers, though, how do you know the best to follow? In The Covenant Marriage, discover how marriage mirrors God's commitment to His people, realize a biblical picture of what a commitment to your spouse should look like, reflect on how tradition draws you to a deeper understanding of marriage, and revisit the covenant you made when you said, "I do." This study contains four sessions, each with four main components: Tilling the Ground Planting the Seed Watering the Hope Harvesting the Fruit By delving into God's covenant with His people, you will discover a trusted advisor, and a clear picture of how your marriage was divinely designed to look. "We often hear that the institution of marriage is suffering. But there is good news, too! By submitting their relationships to God and seeking out the right resources, married couples can know what it means to truly thrive. That's what Focus on the Family's Marriage Series is all about. Whether you're in a small group, a mentoring relationship, or you just want to study as a couple, this series can transform your marriage for the better."--Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family "Marriage is an amazing adventure--filled with excitement, joy, and challenges. Focus on the Family's Marriage Series examines God's gift of marriage in all of its wonderful dimensions. I consider it a privilege to be involved with this important set of relationship-strengthening resources."--Dr. Greg Smalley, Vice President, Family Ministries, Focus on the Family
Category: Religion

Covenant Marriage

Author : Steven Nock
ISBN : 9780813543260
Genre : Political Science
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Regardless how you interpret the statistics, the divorce rate in the United States is staggering. But, what if the government could change this? Would families be better off if new public policies made it more difficult for couples to separate? This book explores a movement that emerged over the past fifteen years, which aims to do just that. Guided by certain politicians and religious leaders who herald marriage as a solution to a range of longstanding social problems, a handful of state governments enacted "covenant marriage" laws, which require couples to choose between a conventional and a covenant marriage. While the familiar type of union requires little effort to enter and can be terminated by either party unilaterally, covenant marriage requires premarital counseling, an agreement bound by fault-based rules or lengthy waiting periods to exit, and a legal stipulation that divorce can be granted only after the couple has received counseling. Drawing on interviews with over 700 couples-half of whom have chosen covenant unions-this book not only evaluates the viability of public policy in the intimate affairs of marriage, it also explores how growing public discourse is causing men and women to rethink the meaning of marriage.
Category: Political Science

The Marriage And Family Experience Intimate Relationships In A Changing Society

Author : Bryan Strong
ISBN : 9780534624255
Genre : Social Science
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THE MARRIAGE & FAMILY EXPERIENCE: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY, ELEVENTH EDITION is the best-seller that brings together all elements of the course--including intimate relationships, family policy, and family issues. Engaging and now even more student-friendly than past editions (with an open, inviting new design that reflects this), THE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY EXPERIENCE strikes just the right balance between an academic and more functional approach. The book draws from research in sociology, family studies, and related fields, and its sound sociological and family studies base is enhanced by other perspectives from anthropology, history, psychology, journalism, literature, economics, and gender studies. The book presents a positive, multicultural approach to today's relationships as it explores recent research on topics such as adoptive parenting, childbearing patterns, gay and lesbian families, the meaning of virginity, communication and conflict resolution, the influence of popular culture, the rights and benefits of marriage, and working families. The real-life examples, balanced presentation, and focus on self-assessment and reflection make the book especially accessible and encourage students to think and act for themselves. The Tenth Edition's progressive approach to diversity remains rooted in a positive, pro-family perspective. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Social Science

The Unbreakable Covenant Of Marriage

Author : Raymond McMahon
ISBN : 9781616639747
Genre : Religion
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"Rev. Raymond J. McMahon serves as pastor at Praise, Power, and Prayer Temple and principal of Praise, Power, and Prayer Christian School in Windsor, Connecticut"--P. [4] of cover.
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Loving For Life

Author : LeeAnn Rawlins
ISBN : 192912502X
Genre : Family & Relationships
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With over 35 years of experience as a wife, LeeAnn's concern for marriages is demonstrated as she shares from her own life, offering wisdom to those who desire to enjoy all marriage has to offer. Writing as a mature woman who wants to help "train the younger women to love their husbands and children" (Titus 2:4), LeeAnn offers you the hard-earned lessons from her experience. LeeAnn Smucker Rawlins shows how real love answers such crucial questions such as: How can you overcome things that pull you and your husband apart? How can you restore the sparkle of courtship? How can you insure that your children will follow God? How can you be the most help to your husband in life's changing seasons?
Category: Family & Relationships

Marriage Is A Covenant Not A Contract

Author : Glover Shipp
ISBN : 089900704X
Genre : Marriage
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The lessons in this group study lead on an exciting journey of discovery and enrichment that will transform marriages into blessings beyond description. The reader will learn what it truly means to love, honor and become one for life.
Category: Marriage