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Unwrap the gifts Jesus has chosen especially for you.During His time on earth, Jesus transformed countless lives with a simple touch or a few compelling words. Those who chose to accept His gifts found their lives forever changed, forever marked by hope.Incredibly, He offers to touch you today in the same breathtaking, life-altering ways. Through this fresh look at the miracles, parables, and daily life of Christ, you'll discover the gifts that are yours for the taking: power to resurrect your hopes and dreams, strength to conquer temptation, an intimate union with God, and the promise of a meaningful life. As you learn to recognize each of His amazing gifts, you'll find that Jesus has provided exactly what you need to live the life you long for.This companion devotional to Completely His directs your gaze into the heart of God through the truths revealed in His love letter, the Bible. Each reading includes introspective questions to help you apply those truths in a personal way, propelling you into a more fulfilling life of passion, purpose, and genuine intimacy with Jesus.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Does the abundant life Jesus promised seem like a distant dream, something that will always remain just out of your grasp? Do you wrestle with a sense of inadequacy, wondering how God could possibly use someone like you? Let this encouraging devotional serve as a daily reminder that God delights in using imperfect people to accomplish His perfect will. Packed with biblical insights and inspiration, Completely Forgiven looks at the biblical stories of people who plumb the depths of God's mercy and demonstrate His willingness to create beauty out of the ashes of our sorrows and regrets. You'll gain a new vision of purpose and shed any sense of unworthiness as you daily allow God to clothe you in his unfailing goodness. This companion devotional to Completely His directs your gaze into the heart of God through the truths revealed in His love letter, the Bible. Each reading includes introspective questions to help you apply those truths in a personal way, propelling you into a more fulfilling life of passion, purpose, and genuine intimacy with Jesus.
Let your soul be stirred by an extraordinary love. What would it be like to know without even a glimmer of doubt that you are loved-truly, passionately, deeply-just as you are? Can you imagine your heart being completely entwined with one whose every word to you reveals tender affection? When an unimaginable accident forced then-sixteen-year-old Shannon Ethridge to consider if such an intimate, meaningful soul connection was even possible, she discovered this incredible truth: The Creator of the universe woos and pursues you with unimaginable passion. He longs for you to becompletely His. As she reveals, for the first time ever in print, the details of her dramatic, face-to-face encounter with the Lover of her soul, Shannon points the way toward a satisfying, vibrant relationship with Jesus. Completely Hisand the companion devotionals in the Loving Jesus Without Limits series combine practical insights with powerful personal stories from women just like you to help you embrace your true worth and lead you into a life of greater joy and purpose than you've ever thought possible. As you catch a glimpse of Christ's unfathomable love, your own spiritual passion will be awakened and you'll be inspired to embrace your role as His bride, fully and completely His-without limits. Why settle for less than the lavish love relationship you're designed to enjoy?
Discover the sheer joy of sharing God's love. Just as a woman in love delights in telling others about her beloved, a woman in love with Jesus finds indescribable joy in introducing others to Him. Yet the very idea of evangelism leaves many feeling inadequate or fearful. In this encouraging devotional, best-selling author Shannon Ethridge points to examples of New Testament believers to show how any woman can confidently share her faith. Through the stories of these early saints, you'll learn that drawing others to Christ doesn't have to involve specific steps or persuasive words. In fact, when God's love fills your heart, it overflows naturally into the lives of those around you and creates in them an irresistible yearning to experience it for themselves. This companion devotional to Completely His directs your gaze into the heart of God through the truths revealed in His love letter, the Bible. Each reading includes introspective questions to help you apply those truths in a personal way, propelling you into a more fulfilling life of passion, purpose, and genuine intimacy with Jesus.
Did you know that God is pursuing you, not out of anger or disappointment but because He desires an intimate relationship with you? The Creator of the universe invites you to walk and converse with Him, and this devotional serves as your daily meeting place. In each brief reading, best-selling author Shannon Ethridge leads you to consider Old Testament stories in a new light to learn how God interacts with His people and what that reveals about His character. Most important, as you discover more about God's true nature, you'll begin to recognize the ways He daily touches your life and draws you closer into His loving embrace.This companion devotional to Completely His directs your gaze into the heart of God through the truths revealed in His love letter, the Bible. Each reading includes introspective questions to help you apply those truths in a personal way, propelling you into a more fulfilling life of passion, purpose, and genuine intimacy with Jesus.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Powerful Tools for Guarding Your Body, Mind, and Heart Remaining pure while single isn't easy in a culture that encourages a woman to use her body to gain power, respect, and personal fulfillment. The longing for emotional and physical connection can gradually and subtly lead you into compromises you never intended to make. But you can resist the pressures--or reclaim your purity--by building a strong foundation of integrity. This book, ideal for study with Every Woman's Battle, is designed specifically for single women and will give you the tools you need to resist temptation and discover true fulfillment. Through practical and biblical lessons you'll be equipped to:· understand the unique components of female sexuality· discern your personal areas of vulnerability· design a defense plan to protect your heart and mind, as well as your body· allow God to satisfy the desires He placed within you Each weekly study section--designed both for individual and small group use in eight-week or twelve-week tracks--guides you deeper into God's Word, then helps you personalize and apply the principles that will help you live in sexual and emotional purity. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Daily Encouragement for Every Woman's Heart Each new day brings fresh opportunities for spiritual growth-along with challenges to your commitment to integrity. Subtle temptations to compromise often tiptoe their way into your thoughts. As you talk with misguided friends and experience the pressures of our sex-obsessed culture, you may begin to feel alone in your struggle for wholehearted purity. Like a faithful friend and accountability partner,Everyday for Every Womanprovides the daily encouragement you need to withstand the pressures of temptation and pursue God's best in every area of your life. Adapted from the best-selling Every Woman series, each one-page devotional reinforces key principles of sexual, emotional, and spiritual integrity. In addition, you'll find practical advice and insights geared to your unique needs and struggles as a woman. With 365 days of inspiration and wisdom,Everyday for Every Womanequips you to guard your heart against compromise-and to experience true and lasting fulfillment. From the Hardcover edition.
When does an affair begin? Not with the first forbidden touch...but with the first forbidden thought. Unexpectedly, you find yourself enjoying a powerful emotional bond with another man. You feel like you matter to someone again. And the door you thought was locked so firmly-the door to sexual infidelity-is suddenly ajar.The only way women can survive the intense struggle for sexual integrity is by guarding not just your body, but your mind and heart as well. Every Woman's Battle can help you learn to do that. Using real-life stories and examples from her own struggle, Shannon Ethridge helps women like you-whether married, engaged, or planning to marry someday.
When does an affair begin? Not with the first forbidden touch... but with the first forbidden thought. Unexpectedly, you find yourself enjoying a powerful emotional bond with another man. You feel like you matter to someone again. And the door you thought was locked so firmly--the door to sexual infidelity--is suddenly ajar. The only way women can survive the intense struggle for sexual integrity is by guarding not just your body, but your mind and heart as well. Every Woman's Battle can help you learn to do that. Using real-life stories and examples from her own struggle, Shannon Ethridge helps women like you--whether married, engaged, or planning to marry someday.
Set Your Husband's Heart Ablaze Are you a "desperate housewife," committed to marriage yet longing for a deeper, more intimate connection with your husband? Believe it or not, you can have the marriage you long for-if you're willing to take desperate measures. If you're ready to stop the blame game and pursue the marriage of your dreams, let authors Shannon and Greg Ethridge show you how to reignite your relationship with spiritual, emotional, and physical passion. Drawing on real-life stories from both men and women, as well as lessons from their own less-than-satisfying early years of marriage, they offer penetrating insights about what it takes to nurture a dynamic marriage, including...·what makes a husband's heart grow cold-and how you can fan the embers into flame·the difference between being "right" and being "righteous"·how to fight fair·how to guard your heart against unhealthy comparisons·the dynamic power of getting spiritually and emotionally naked·what your husband really wants most (It's not what you think!) Every Woman's Marriage will give you practical tools and wise biblical counsel for transforming a listless marriage into a vibrant, exciting relationship. Get ready to set your husband's heart ablaze!From the Trade Paperback edition.
Guys Aren't the Only Ones Fighting a Battle for Purity. The world you live in promotes sex as the answer to just about everything. The pressure to go along with the crowd is greater than ever before, and it's easy to compromise in little ways that are a lot more harmful than they seem. You and your friends may become caught up in destructive relationships or sexual activities without even knowing how you got there. You just want to be normal-to fit in, to be liked, to look attractive to the opposite sex. But are you paying too high a price? This counterpart to the award-winning Every Young Man's Battle can help you:· learn how the sexual battle begins in your heart and mind· understand your hunger for attention from guys· recognize and avoid the potential pitfalls awaiting young women on the journey toward adulthood and possibly marriage· find out how the media, novels, fashion, internet chat rooms, and body and beauty obsessions influence your sexual choices-and what you can do about it· guard your mind, heart, and body against sexual and emotional compromise· develop a deeper, more satisfying level of intimacy with God Whether you have so far protected yourself emotionally and sexually, feel that you've been robbed of your purity, or have given in to temptation in some way, this book can help you achieve or reclaim sexual integrity. It can also guide you through the temptations and pressures of young adulthood while demonstrating how you can live your life to the fullest-without regrets.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A 8-Week Workbook for Withstanding the Greatest Pressure Young Women Have Ever Faced. Maybe you've seen images of women on TV, in movies, or in magazines and thought,I'll never look likethat...even while suspecting that women with self-respect and integrity shouldn't even try to look that way. Perhaps you've felt the discomfort that comes when a guy wants you to go farther than you know is right. Possibly you feel that you've been robbed of your purity. In today's sexually charged world, it's easy to...
Las fantasías sexuales y emocionalestienden a revelar ciertas áreas de trauma, quebrantamiento y desilusión que aúnnecesitan ser sanadas.Muchas personas,cristianas incluidas, ven sus fantasías sexuales y emocionales como un mapa deruta hacia donde pueden encontrar la satisfacción que anhelan. Sin embargo,esas fantasías no son un mapa de ruta confiable hacia el futuro; son realmenteun mapa de ruta pedregoso e inestable del pasado.Shannon Ethridge, escritora cristiana deéxitos de ventas, coach personal y defensora de una sexualidad sana, ofreceperspectivas fascinantes sobre pensamientos sexuales comunes, como:salir con un hombre mucho más mayor o una mujer mucho más joven conectar con desconocidos vía ciberespaciofantasías gay y lesbianasfascinación por el placer, el dolor y el poder Introducido en Génesis, el diseño de Diospara el sexo, más allá de la procreación, es para ofrecer conexión y placerpara parejas casadas. Pero también en Génesis hay un bosquejo de siete falaciassexuales que causan discordia, dolor y quebrantamiento. La falacia de Grey ayuda a explicar la base de esas falacias yofrece sugerencias para ayudar a sacar a la luz no sólo el significado que haydetrás de ellas sino también maneras de hacerles frente, sanarlas y encontrarlibertad física, emocional y espiritual.
Erotica has invaded more than our minds - it has exploded onto our bestseller lists and into our bedrooms.Many are looking to sexual and emotional fantasies as avenues to fulfillment.Our fantasies, however, are not reliable guides into the future--they are actually rocky road maps from our past. Best-selling author Shannon Ethridge theorizes, "Fantasies are simply the brain's way of trying to heal itself from unresolved tragedies and traumas. We mentally compartmentalize our pain to make room for pleasure."Fantasies have deep psychological roots, and if acted on many of them can do deep psychological damage. Rather than let fantasies rule us, let's take out the sting and bring them under God's rule, allowing the Lord to heal us from the brokenness and insecurities that cause inappropriate fantasies to haunt us.Without being judgmental or condemning, Shannon helps us dissect several common and often-disturbing topics, such as:* a distorted fascination with pornography* the mental pursuit of multiple partners* the lure of gay and lesbian desires* bondage, domination, and sadomasochism (BDSM)With tips for controlling unwanted fantasies and resources for providing a safe haven for recovery, The Fantasy Fallacy helps us recognize and heal our emotional pain and equips us to help others do the same.
Move beyond the mechanics of sex to a rich and rewardingconnection!God's desire is for couples to enjoy vibrant sexualrelationships without inhibition, awkwardness, fear, resentment, guilt, orshame. With honesty and frankness, life coach and best-selling author ShannonEthridge opens the minds of both husbands and wives to embrace a lifestyle of passionand pleasure.Divided into four sections, The Passion Principles helps couples celebrate the spiritual,mental, emotional, and physical dimensions of sexuality. Questions include:Whatwas God thinking when He created sex?Whydo humans think about sex so much?Willthere be sex in heaven?Howdid we get such different ideas about sex and love?Howcan I get past his or her sexual past?Howcan I help my spouse heal from the sexual abuses he or she suffered?Whatif my heart is telling me I married the wrong person?Howcan we balance mismatched sex drives?Some chapters end with questions for personalcontemplation or for couples to use as conversation starters, and otherchapters end with prayers that foster a deeper spiritual and emotionalconnection, making this book a perfect guide to a more passionate love life.
Where Will Your Daughter Turn for Answers About Sex? Long before we may realize it, our daughters are bombarded with messages about sex-from friends, advertisers, media icons, and more. All of this input-along with the whirlwind of emotions that accompany puberty-can leave them confused, filled with unasked questions about boys, dating, sex, and their own value. While you may believe that your preteen or early adolescent is too young for "the talk," now is the perfect time for creative conversations about sexuality. By introducing key principles and truths during these teachable years, you can lay a foundation that will help your daughter withstand the inevitable pressures young women face. And you'll create a lasting bond, establishing yourself as a trustworthy authority who is willing to help her address the sensitive issues in her life.Recognizing how awkward it can be to confront the topic of sex, author Shannon Ethridge guides you and your daughter through enjoyable yet memorable discussions about sexuality, purity, and dating-leading to a deeper understanding of and appreciation for God's standards. Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman's Battle provides creative tools that will give you the courage and confidence to talk openly and honestly with your daughter-and instill values that will lead her to a lifetime of sexual and emotional integrity.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Brimming with confidence-boosting techniques and inspiring personal stories of rejuvenated relationships, this guide opens a new world of passion for every couple, helping women to connect with their men on every level, and enabling them to fully enjoy the enduring union that marriage can be.
JuliaWhittaker's rocky past yielded two daughters, both given up for adoption asinfants. Now she must find them to try to save her son.Julia and Matt Whittaker's son hasbeaten the odds for thirteen years only to have the odds--and his liver--crashprecipitously. The only hope for his survival is a "living liver" transplant,but the transplant list is long and Dillon's time is short. His two olderhalf-sisters, born eighteen months apart to two different fathers, offer hisonly hope for survival.But can Julia ask a youngwoman--someone she surrendered to strangers long ago and has never spokenwith--to make such a sacrifice to save a brother she's never known? Can shemuster the courage to journey back into a shame-filled season of her life, faceher choices and their consequences, and find any hope of healing?And what if she discovers in her owndaughters' lives that a history of foolish choices threatens to repeat itself? Juliaknows she's probably embarking on a fool's errand--searching for the daughtersshe abandoned only now that she needs something from them. But love compelsJulia to take this journey. Can grace and forgiveness compel her daughters tojoin her?In To Know You, ShannonEthridge and Kathryn Mackel explore how the past creates the present . . . andhow even the most shattered lives can be redeemed.
"Knowing that one of the authors is a life coach with a counseling degree who portrays the experience realistically, may make readers who are considering a step in that direction feel more comfortable making that choice." --Romantic TimesCan a woman face--and forgive--her own painful past before her house of cards crumbles . . . and before her own daughter makes the same mistakes?Melanie and Will Connors are the perfect power couple. Will is the chief campaign strategist for a rising presidential candidate; Melanie is a prominent advocate for protecting children in an over-sexualized culture. Their devotion to one another is admired, even envied.But their marriage isn't what it appears to be.Will maintains an apartment in Washington, DC, and over the years his visits home have grown fewer and farther between. The long-distance marriage has enabled Melanie to avoid intimacy--and has only increased her shame about her secretive past. But then Will issues an ultimatum: We work on the marriage . . . or we work on the divorce.The Connors commit to marriage counseling in the most brutal of environments--snowy New Hampshire, a tiny state that is first in the nation for presidential primaries and a prize to be won at any cost . . . and the price of victory keeps rising.As Melanie sifts through the debris of her past, she obsesses over the fear that she hasn't done enough to protect her teenage daughter. When Melanie sees her facing some of the same temptations, she knows she must intervene . . . but how can a woman with so many veiled secrets guide a daughter honestly?While the country struggles with threats to its integrity and security, Melanie can no longer ignore the dangers looming in her own world. She can never undo the mistakes of her youth, but perhaps she can still save her marriage and family--if she can surrender her guilt and learn to open herself to her husband once again."Ethridge and Mackel merge their talents into one amazing novel." --Romantic Times for To Know You Includes Reading Group Guide
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