31 Creative Ways to Love and Encourage Him

Author: Alyssa Bethke
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692720370
Format: PDF
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In 31 Creative Ways To Love And Encourage Him Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke lay out simple ways to bring the beauty, joy, and vibrancy back to a relationship. Each day brings a new adventure that can range from being serious to whimsical to humorous.

31 Creative Ways to Love and Encourage Her

Author: Jefferson Bethke
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692720363
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In 31 Creative Ways To Love And Encourage Her Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke lay out simple ways to bring the beauty, joy, and vibrancy back to a relationship. Each day brings a new adventure that can range from being serious to whimsical to humorous.

Love That Lasts

Author: Jefferson Bethke
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 071803919X
Format: PDF
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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.

A Loving Life

Author: Paul E. Miller
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433537354
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How do you love with no love in return? How do you love when no one notices or cares? Best-selling author Paul Miller tackles these tough questions at the heart of our struggle to love head-on. Drawing from the book of Ruth, A Loving Life offers the help we need to embrace relationship, endure rejection, cultivate community, and reach out to even the most unlovable around us as we discover the power to live a loving life.

The Joy of the Gospel

Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0553419544
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The perfect gift! A specially priced, beautifully designed hardcover edition of The Joy of the Gospel with a foreword by Robert Barron and an afterword by James Martin, SJ. “The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus… In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.” – Pope Francis This special edition of Pope Francis's popular message of hope explores themes that are important for believers in the 21st century. Examining the many obstacles to faith and what can be done to overcome those hurdles, he emphasizes the importance of service to God and all his creation. Advocating for “the homeless, the addicted, refugees, indigenous peoples, the elderly who are increasingly isolated and abandoned,” the Holy Father shows us how to respond to poverty and current economic challenges that affect us locally and globally. Ultimately, Pope Francis demonstrates how to develop a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ, “to recognize the traces of God’s Spirit in events great and small.” Profound in its insight, yet warm and accessible in its tone, The Joy of the Gospel is a call to action to live a life motivated by divine love and, in turn, to experience heaven on earth. Includes a foreword by Robert Barron, author of Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith and James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage From the Hardcover edition.

31 Days of Living Well and Spending Zero

Author: Ruth Soukup
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692483367
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Practical Advice for Getting Ahead Ever feel like your budget has gone off track, or make it to the end of the month and wonder where your money actually went? A month of no-spending is the perfect way to reset your spending habits, but doing it alone can seem downright scary. What if there was a simple resource that offered a month of daily challenges for spending not just less, but absolutely ZERO. What if you could gain confidence from daily ideas for planning your meals, getting your home in order, and becoming more creative-all without spending a dime? 31 Days of Living Well & Spending Zero is that resource. As you work through the ideas found in month-long challenge, you will: Discover the surprising joy of zero spending, and make instant changes that will totally transform your attitude. - Learn how to use the food you already have on hand to create delicious, budget friendly meals for your family. - Be inspired to clean and declutter your living space in order to create the cozy space you've always dreamed of. - Gather innovative ideas for using those items you already have on hand to create new solutions for old problems. - Find encouragement and inspiration from others who have completed this same challenge-and lived to tell the tale. - Learn simple tricks and tips for selling your stuff, slashing your bills, and even saving on food.

Jesus Religion

Author: Jefferson Bethke
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400205409
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Abandon dead, dry, rule-keeping and embrace the promise of being truly known and deeply loved. Jefferson Bethke burst into the cultural conversation in 2012 with a passionate, provocative poem titled “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” The 4-minute video literally became an overnight sensation, with 7 million YouTube views in its first 48 hours (and 23+ million in a year). The message blew up on social-media, triggering an avalanche of responses running the gamut from encouraged to enraged. In Jesus > Religion, Bethke unpacks similar contrasts that he drew in the poem—highlighting the difference between teeth gritting and grace, law and love, performance and peace, despair and hope. With refreshing candor he delves into the motivation behind his message, beginning with the unvarnished tale of his own plunge from the pinnacle of a works-based, fake-smile existence that sapped his strength and led him down a path of destructive behavior. Bethke is quick to acknowledge that he’s not a pastor or theologian, but simply a regular, twenty-something who cried out for a life greater than the one for which he had settled. Along his journey, Bethke discovered the real Jesus, who beckoned him beyond the props of false religion.

Craving Connection

Author: (in)courage
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 143364567X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Craving Connection: 30 Challenges for Real Life Engagement is a journey with (in)courage writers sharing real-life stories, practical Scripture application, and connection challenges to deepen the reader's understanding of Scripture in order to invest in the people and community around them.

131 Creative Conversations for Couples

Author: Jed Jurchenko
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530034796
Format: PDF
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Take your relationship from dull and bland to passionate, inspired, and connected as you deepen your insights into your partner's inner world. This book contains 131 relationship questions and creative conversation starters for couples who want to level-up their relationship. Dive into engaging, creative, share your inner-world questions, and watch your love grow! You'll find three types of relationship questions in this book. Some questions are fun and liven up the mood. Others are inspirational and encourage you and your partner dream about your future together. Finally, there are spiritual questions to support you in growing your faith as a couple. This book is all about creating intimacy, or in-to-me-see. The goal is to help you kindle love, friendship, and romance though sharing your heart and diving into your partner's inner world. Whether you are newly dating, or nearing your golden anniversary, these relationship questions are for you! As a psychology professor, husband, daddy, and Christ-follower, I am great at asking questions. These are not the easy to answer, surface-level questions, but the deep relationship questions that lead to intimate discussion. Use the questions in this book to create incredible date nights and build awesome memories with your loved one! When Jenny and I began dating, I carried a relationship questions book in my car. The two of us worked though each question--one by one--at coffee shops, while relaxing on the beach, and during dinner dates. Today, I'm honored to pass on a new series of conversation starters to future generations. Download the e-book, carry it on your phone, and never have a boring date again! These creative, Christ-honoring, relationship questions are sure to lead to many incredible conversations, and create happy memories that will last a lifetime! So what are you waiting for? Dive in and begin kindling your love, friendship, and romance with these 131 awesome, relationship questions, and conversation starters!