Outlines ten stages of recovery from co-dependency, explaining how to overcome a need to control external circumstances and end unhealthy relationships by establishing a deeper relationship with Jesus. Original.
WHEN LOVE IS BY CHOICE INSTEAD OF CHANCE When Love Is By Choice Instead Of Chance takes a fresh look at relationships between lovers and spouses, and parents and children. We are shown the difference between the strength of making choices, and the weakness of leaving what we value up to chance. It encourages opening our hearts and minds to a fuller expression of potential for understanding, intimacy, caring, and love. It shows that taking relationship needs for granted is a sure way of promising that those needs may never be fulfilled. Author C. Anthony Taylor introduces us to constructive-acceptance, constructive-compromise, primary-relationship, primary-affection, affection-deficit, and the acronym S.E.L.F. Taylor also simplifies the meaning of self-love. There is a real need in society for a deeper respect and responsibility toward relationships. When Love Is By Choice Instead Of Chance offers us a reason to take a deeper look at who we ourselves and those we relate to are. It is, in the quintessential meaning of the word, dynamite, in a small package.
Vivan and Anubhuti are great friends during their graduation time when they first met each other. But towards the end, they start loving each other. Post-graduation is a really tough time for them. Will they lose each other? A surprise from Vivan for Anubhuti… Will they be able to confess their true feelings to each other? Will their conservative families’ outlook win over their love? What will Vivan and Anubhuti choose—love or societal pressures? Will they be able to be together forever conquering all odds, or will they choose their friendship over love? Fate is also playing its own game. How will this story end? Friendship, love, separation, surprise meetings and reunions run through Vivan and Anubhuti’s relationship during five important phases of their lives. Let’s see what happens in the end. Would you like to see them together as friends or lovers? Discover this enchanting story of love and friendship full of the real practicalities of our normal lives. “Some relations are different.”
Stormie Omartian’s bestselling books on the power of prayer have touched millions of lives. Recent books have taken a closer look at the leading of the Holy Spirit and the call to be a prayer warrior for God. Now Stormie takes a fresh look at another powerful aspect of knowing our Creator...His amazing and great love for us. We reflect God most clearly when we are motivated by the power of love in all we say and do. But first we have to understand the depth of God's love for us and receive it. Then we must learn how to effectively express our love for Him. “One of the many ways we can show our love to God is to deliberately choose to show love to others and in every situation,” says Stormie. “We can only accomplish this with the guidance and enablement of the Holy Spirit. When we do that, God blesses us and transforms our lives in ways we cannot even imagine. And we will have a sense of God's pleasure toward us that is far more valuable than anything else we may desire. This book is about making that sometimes difficult choice and the rewards that follow.” Transform your heart, your relationships, and your future as you press into God’s love and let the power of His life and character move through you.
It is not the major decisions, but the small, daily secret choices that determine the strength and happiness of a marriage, and a wise guide helps couples create the emotional climate, intimacy, and spiritual unity necessary for a fulfilling relationship. Reprint.
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN HOW TO LOVE When you fall in love you may be repeating bad relationship habits that you learned growing up or in a previous unhealthy relationship. No matter what your history, Getting Love Right can explain how to build and maintain healthy intimacy, including: * How to recognize if you are in a compulsive, apathetic, or healthy relationship * How to become a person who is capable of healthy intimacy * How to choose a healthy partner If you are in a relationship or want to be in one, Terence T. Gorski will teach you that love isn't just something that happens -- love is something you can learn.
On a rainy August night, two female bodies are found on the side of the road. An unplanned night of underage drinking leads to a single car crash that has life-changing consequences. The driver, Melissa Ann, is left paralyzed from the neck down, forced to face life at 18 in a new body she wasn't prepared for. After a series of destructive decisions as a teenager, Hope, Love, and Me, walks through the next decade of a young woman's struggle for a new life, highlighting her humor and tenacity. Hope, Love, and Me is the story of a fight for redemption as Melissa Ann struggles to maintain her worth and identity in a physically driven world. Left in a culture focused on comparison, she is left to fight the hopelessness the world offers her. Behind every face is a powerful story, and nothing is ever quite as it seems.
Married for nearly 38 years, author Deborah DeArmond and her husband have made the spoken declaration, “I choose you today” a regular part of their communication. It’s when we least feel like saying it that we need to remind ourselves that love is a choice, not a feeling. I Choose You Today features 31 scriptural principles that support marriage and help couples develop healthy biblically based behavior. Built on an introductory anecdotal story, each chapter has an inspirational takeaway of not only what to do, but how to begin applying the principles immediately. Thought provoking questions create talking points for couples to explore their own choices and experiences in each area serve to generate open dialogue of discovery. I Choose You Today is not a book of "shoulds," but one of clearly identified choices that each individual can make to grow their marriage and align it with the word of God. Every saying ends with a conventional wisdom quote.
Did you learn? Did you live? Did you love? Did you laugh? Whether it was a bad choice or no fault of your own, life experiences can really beat up on you. As a result you can find yourself not trusting people because the truth is, you're still hurt. But what if there was a way out? What if there was a way to stop the pain and enjoy life again, enjoy people again? This book will show you how and help you make better choices.