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You know the man. He's the one who looks good at a glance -- but not so good once you get to know him. What kind of women fall for him, and why? What are the chances he will change? And what if you've already married him?More than just a checklist of men to steer clear of, Avoiding Mr. Wrong is a powerful tool to help women learn more about themselves and the Mr. Wrongs to whom they often feel drawn. Those men include: The Control Freak, The Mama's Boy, The Cowardly Lion, The Ungodly Man, and Mr. Wonderful.Complete with a diagnostic quiz and quick reference lists, Avoiding Mr. Wrong is ideal for women whose hopes have been dashed again and again by a seemingly promising relationship. The book helps them to see more clearly, think more rationally, and act more wisely in the pursuit of Mr. Right.
You may be single by choice or circumstance. You may plan to marry and have a family, or you may sense a call to lifelong singleness. Even so, your situation is God's will for you now. What will you do with it? What will you learn from it? And how will you survive the temptations confronting singles in this world?You know firsthand that single men face unique spiritual and moral struggles. Character is the cornerstone of being God's man as a single in today's culture. To live successfully out of a commitment to Christ, you as a single man must master the issues of sexual integrity, isolation, contentment, spiritual battle, and identity in Christ. Being God's Man...as a Satisfied Single is designed to help you do just that.From the Trade Paperback edition.
You've already been set free by Christ.When are you going to start experiencing that freedom?What does it look like when a man lives out a truly authentic, loving walk with Jesus Christ? It looks like freedom.The Apostle Paul, a man made new by the gospel of Jesus Christ, presents one of the clearest images of the godly man in action. He's committed to a life of faith, focused on the Spirit instead of the flesh, set free to love others. No longer focused on himself, he demonstrates his faith by serving others. You can be that kind of man by claiming your freedom in Christ. Being God's man means being set free to exemplify Christ's love.Being God's Man by Claiming Your Freedom will stimulate personal reflection and honest dialogue with God and other men. The goal is that you will strive to be God's man in every way-feeling his heart for others, and doing his will obediently and joyfully.Special Features:·Practical studies-for individual use or group settings-facilitate personal encounters with God and other men·Questions encourage genuine reflection and help build godly convictions·"Real Life" case studies show how the truths you discover have worked out in other men's lives·"Standing Strong" section gives you the opportunity to identify action steps for lasting change.From the Trade Paperback edition.
How satisfied are you with your life? Men like you are finding it tougher than ever to be content with what they have. They compare themselves with others and continually come up short. The soul-gnawing result is discouragement and disappointment. Lasting contentment comes only from a transformation of your mind, emotions, and will. It also takes a personal encounter with the God who can make you content. In Being God's Man by Finding Contentment, you will track this struggle for a new identity through various biblical passages. Like Jacob, you will not be fully settled and content until you lay to rest your past and take up a new identity in Christ. Jacob became a new creature, a man on a mission for the Lord. His struggle was over. He knew why he was here and what he had to do. His life took on purpose and meaning that transcended the striving. Yours can, too. Special Features:·Practical studies facilitate personal encounters with God and other men·Questions encourage genuine reflection and help build godly convictions·"Real Life" case studies show how the truths you discover have worked out in other men's lives·"Standing Strong" section gives you the opportunity to form and express your action steps with God and your group (From the Trade Paperback edition.)
God's Word is clear about the importance of godly friendships-and how God designs them to complete us spiritually. If you ever hope to win the battles you face in your spiritual journey, you must be connected to godly men.The problem is that many men today act like they don't need friends-and they're paying the price. Risking relationship is not easy for men, but it's a non-negotiable for God's man. When you stand with others who share your spiritual goals, you achieve them faster. That's God's way.Godly friendships create consistency, provide care and support, stimulate healthy confession, produce new connections, and make you complete in Christ. They produce positive changes in your character, convictions, conduct, and commitment to do life God's way.Learn how to build and benefit from friendships with godly men. It starts with Being God's Man...in Pursuing Friendships.From the Trade Paperback edition.
If you think God's values and the world's values can co-exist, think again. You have to live in this world. But if you want to be God's man, there's a catch: You can't be absorbed or influenced by the world. You have to stand strong as a man of God and resist the world. Men like you who are getting serious about their walk with God feel a deep, intuitive conflict of the soul...where unholy alliances with the world, which were once acceptable, must now be broken. That's not easy. But here's solid, trustworthy guidance for you from men who have been there, too. InBeing God's Man by Resisting the World,you'll take a look at Christ's template of values as revealed in the Sermon on the Mount. Every man who seeks to understand and train in these values will experience a greater connection with God. So forget what you know, focus on these truths, and start living large spiritually. Special Features: ·Practical studies facilitate personal encounters with God and other men ·Questions encourage genuine reflection and help build godly convictions ·"Real Life" case studies show how the truths you discover have worked out in other men's lives ·"Standing Strong" section gives you the opportunity to form and express your action steps with God and your group
How to maintain your godly boundaries even under pressure.When you're faced with an imminent threat, your body releases adrenaline. Your heart beats faster. Your muscles tense, and all your senses switch to "Go." But what happens when your spiritual well-being is under attack? Do you stand strong in your desire to do God's will...or run for the hills?The path of faith is tough traveling. Fighting to hold on to God's purposes under adverse conditions is inconvenient, impractical, and thoroughly unpredictable. Standing firm under pressure reveals our true convictions about God, about everything. In Being God's Man by Standing Firm Under Pressure you'll examine one man-named Daniel-and his band of brothers who demonstrated how not to compromise under pressure. They didn't let misfortune, temptation, manipulation, intimidation, or even death shake their faith into compromise. Instead, they faced each new challenging circumstance with courage and trust. As God's man, you can, too. Special Features:·Practical studies facilitate personal encounters with God and other men·Questions encourage genuine reflection and help build godly convictions·"Real Life" case studies show how the truths you discover have worked out in other men's lives·"Standing Strong" section gives you the opportunity to form and express your action steps with God and your groupFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
How to be God's man in relationship with a woman. Few men would ever embark on an important project, a significant career change, or a major athletic challenge without gathering all the tactical knowledge possible to insure a good outcome. Yet, when it comes to relationships with women, most men fail to apply the simple principles that make them successful in other areas of life. It may be easy to get into a relationship with a woman, but it's not so easy to make the relationship work well. It takes energy. It demands effort. It requires education and understanding. God is available to help. But there's a catch: God's man must connect with God's purposes before he can truly connect with his wife (or wife-to-be). God uses the marriage relationship to promote growth in men's lives, because it shows us our character gaps and drives us to Him for solutions. If you want true intimacy and connection with a woman, you'll need to grow up and graduate from God's school of character. This book,Being God's Man by Understanding a Woman's Heart,is the perfect start. Special Features: ·Practical studies facilitate personal encounters with God and other men ·Questions encourage genuine reflection and help build godly convictions ·"Real Life" case studies show how the truths you discover have worked out in other men's lives ·"Standing Strong" section gives you the opportunity to form and express your action steps with God and your group
Take up a new calling. Walk a new path. And experience life's greatest adventure.Will you discover your true reason for living, enter the battle, and become a new man in Christ? Or will you settle for less? To live more purposefully, to experience a full life, to become more, you will have to become someone else and walk a new path.This kind of attitude is what the Navy Seals look for in a man: Rogue warriors. Unconventional. Committed. Guys who will do anything to win the battle and stay true to their new identities. Walking this new path requires men who won't shrink from the battle. In spirit, the Apostle Paul was this kind of a rogue warrior for God's kingdom. He was tough and uncompromising and he held to a code that marked his life. He lived on purpose, not by accident. He surrendered his life and became a support for others. If you choose to become this kind of man made new, unwilling to compromise, then let this great apostle lead the way. Special Features:·Practical studies facilitate personal encounters with God and other men·Questions encourage genuine reflection and help build godly convictions·"Real Life" case studies show how the truths you discover have worked out in other men's lives·"Standing Strong" section gives you the opportunity to form and express your action steps with God and your groupFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
More than ever, families are desperate for spiritual leadership. And that starts with you, the husband and father. Are you equipped and ready to assume the role and responsibility God has for you? Being God's Man...in Leading a Family will help you accept your calling and experience God's blessing as the spiritual leader to your wife and children. In this study-for individual or group use-you'll discover the six keys to true spiritual leadership in the home: 1.Deciding: Taking ownership of your own spiritual journey 2.Demonstrating: Modeling a relationship with God 3.Displaying: God's love in your relationship with your wife 4.Displaying: God's love in your interactions with your children 5.Daily spiritual leadership through fostering spiritual connections in the home 6.Daily spiritual leadership through serving Being God's Man...in Leading a Family is the Bible study that could revolutionize not only your life, but also the lives of your wife and children-and impact generations to come in the wisdom and strength of God.
"I've worked hard to get where I am. I've overcome great obstacles. I've earned it." No one had a greater right to say those statements more than King David. He rose from the fields of Palestine to the palace of power and privilege. He'd made it. But now that he was on top, would he continue to grow spiritually in the midst of his success?Self-sufficiency is a temptation every man faces. But we can't be both self-sufficient and on the move spiritually at the same time. Just as in David's life, God often allows us to experience the consequences of self-sufficiency so that we can rediscover our need for his leadership and empowerment in our lives. In the end, the crushing blows we face serve to humble us...and forge the basis for the next wave of spiritual momentum in our lives.Being God's Man...in the Search for Success will help you-whether in individual or group study-come to grips with the attitudes and actions you must own as you move forward to achieve God's goals for you in life.From the Trade Paperback edition.
All men are tempted to compromise. But not all men do. Some have learned the secret of being undivided between what they believe and how they actually think and live. They possess integrity. They've gained new perspectives on the trials and temptations they face, new tools to help them survive automatic human responses to challenging situations, and new actions which produce humility and flexibility in God's strength. You can be a man of integrity too. Confession breaks the power of temptation in men of integrity; connection with other men sustains the victory. Being God's Man...in the Face of Temptationwill help you-whether in individual or group study-confront this pervasive problem in God's wisdom and strength. And begin to live the undivided life.
David was to be the future king of Israel. And yet, as you'll see firsthand in this compelling Bible study, the journey to that goal was filled with dangers, delays, and difficulties. Just like David, every man has a dream of who he wants to become. But getting there is a different story. Hardships and losses can destroy the faith-and even the life-of a lesser man. Many men fail to realize their dreams because they choose comfort over character, image over substance, and escape over endurance. But a man who knows how to embrace hardship and learn to mine it for God's purposes will see his godly dreams come true. Hardships are inevitable. Embracing them is a choice. God's dream for you is at stake. And Being God's Man...in Tough Times will equip you to overcome life's difficulties in the power and wisdom of God.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Living in a love-hate relationship-with your spouse, kids, parents, friends, co-workers, and even God-can leave you feeling confused and furious. But the practical strategies presented in this book will help you overcome your most agonizing relational predicaments. Drawing on a wealth of experience as therapists and as best-selling authors, David Stoop and Stephen Arterburn provide you with:Insightful analysis of the "problem behind the problem behind the problem" in love-hate relationshipsHands-on questionnaires and exercises to help you sort out your mixed-up feelingsReal-life case studies that show how you can protect yourself from abuse without cutting yourself off from people you care aboutProfessional advice to help you work through your bitterness and disappointment and manage the healing act of forgiveness
When your dreams get derailed, the culprit can usually be found hiding in your emotional life. It is a pattern of attitudes, habits, or relationships that won't allow you to move forward, no matter how much you tell yourself you want to.Negative felings and unhealthy beliefs may have slowed you down and locked you up for years, getting in the way of your best intentions. You may need help breaking free from:Shame-because it locks you into your pastProcrastination-because you are afraid to tryDepression-because you have not grieved your sorrowsUnhealthy Relationships-because they distract you from your unique purpose in lifeThese restrictive emotional traps needlessly deprive you of intimacy, trust, friendships, good feelings, rest, and peace of mind. By challenging them, and the self-destructive behaviors that may accompany them, you can learn to live life in a totally new way.
"Great storytelling from Steve Arterburn! Read The Encounter and learn things about yourself that you never knew were there."--Andy Andrews, New York Times best-selling author, The Traveler's Gift and The NoticerThe past can be a dark and haunting place - full of secrets and mysteries too deep, too painful to confess.For Jonathan Rush, a wealthy and famous entrepreneur, this is an agonizing and startling reality -- one he never knew existed in his life until now. On a mission to Fairbanks, Alaska, to uncover the truth behind his mother's abandonment when he was only four years old, Jonathan comes face-to-face with his unresolved bitterness as well as a mysterious woman named Mercy who holds the key to unlocking the secrets of his past. Somehow he must convince Mercy to confide in him, learn how to forgive his mother, and -- even more painful -- learn how to forgive himself. The Encounter, from best-selling author, counselor, and speaker Stephen Arterburn, artfully reveals the power of your story, the fierce need for acceptance, and the true hope of healing. Discover in its pages the radical joys of forgiveness both toward others as well as from the ultimate healer and forgiver: Jesus Christ.Through the truth and hope revealed in this gripping parable, learn to step out from the darkness of a painful past and into the healing light of a forgiven future.
It's Time to Gear Up for Battle You're bombarded with temptation daily, pressured from every side to compromise your sexual, spiritual, and personal integrity. Sometimes you feel as if you're standing alone, fighting a losing battle for honor in our anything-goes culture. It takes guts-and a firm commitment-to align yourself with God's unchanging standards no matter what the world, your coworkers, or even other Christians define as "normal. " AndEveryday for Every Manprovides the hard-hitting challenges and encouragement you need to live with integrity and purity in every area of your life. Adapted from the best-selling Every Man series, each one-page daily devotional tackles sensitive topics with frankness and honesty and reinforces key principles for building moral strength. With 365 power-packed readings,Everyday for Every Manequips you with the weapons and armor you need to fight temptation each day-and emerge victorious. From the Hardcover edition.
Wholeness and Healing for Women Caught in the Crossfire.As the wife of a man who is addicted to lust, pornography, or masturbation, you are not alone. Millions of men can't get through the day or the week without clicking on to their favorite Internet porn sites, thumbing through adult magazines, or watching sensual videos-and millions of wives suffer as a result.Over the past decade, nearly 400,000 men have found inspiration and hope in Every Man's Battle, the best-selling men's guide to victory over sexual sin. Now, here at last is the book for every woman who has become a casualty in the fight for sexual purity. Every Heart Restored offers godly guidance and wisdom for a woman facing such personal betrayal."WHAT DOES GOD EXPECT FROM ME?""HOW CAN I TRUST AGAIN?""IS IT POSSIBLE TO OVERCOME PAIN AND UNFORGIVENESS?""CAN MY MARRIAGE BE REBUILT?""WHAT IF I JUST WANT OUT?" Filled with stories from wives and husbands at every stage in the struggle for sexual purity, Every Heart Restored addresses the questions and real-life issues that matter to you most. Whether you are facing the startling new revelation of your husband's sin, dealing with a long-term problem, or cleaning out an old wound, Every Heart Restored will meet you where you are and guide you to healing greater than you imagine possible. Also available: Every Heart Restored WorkbookFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Spiritually, men are frustrated today because they feel they are repeatedly coming up short or are in other ways unfulfilled. Like football players in the "red zone," they are struggling to complete the drive toward integrity and intimacy with God. That drive toward spiritual maturity requires both a shift of heart and a re-examination of the spiritual habits. What men lack today is, first, clear understanding of what God is really after in the relationship, and second, a clear plan connected to their goals that make sense practically and biblically. That's what makes this book special: It specifically reveals God's heart for men in the spiritual "red zone," and sets forth the choices they must make to take the relationship with God all the way.Like other books in the "Every Man" Series, Every Man, God's Man boldly gets into men's heads and gives hope. It helps them persevere in their pursuit of God. Provides new insight into God's objectives for them. And brings them to the new place God is calling them-a place of completion in the faith.From the Trade Paperback edition.
the challenge every man faces...the fight every man can winFrom the television to the Internet, print media to videos, men are constantly faced with the assault of sensual images. It is impossible to avoid such temptations... but, thankfully, not impossible to rise above them. Shattering the perception that men are unable to control their thought lives and roving eyes, Every Man's Battle shares the stories of dozens who have escaped the trap of sexual immorality and presents a practical, detailed plan for any man who desires sexual purity-perfect for men who have fallen in the past, those who want to remain strong today, and all who want to overcome temptation in the future. Includes a special section for women, designed to help them understand and support the men they love. From the Trade Paperback edition.
From the authors of the best-selling Every Man series, Every Man's Battle Guide is a powerful collection of promises and warnings, instructions and inspiration straight from the Bible to you-all designed to equip you to win the war against sexual temptation. You'll find easy-to-understand verses to encourage and challenge you in these key areas:·Accepting God's loving authority ·Learning from the Bible's role models·Using the supernatural weapons at your disposal·Understanding the importance of accountability and discipline·Comparing the world's views with God's wisdom·Studying the Owner's manual for sexual conduct·Avoiding and overcoming temptation·Making a plan according to God's Word·Developing a heart that cherishes your wife·Experiencing God's forgiveness when you failFrom the Hardcover edition.
Are you ready to face life's tests?God tests a man. Into the flow of everyday life He sends "pop quizzes"-those unexpected trials that show us what we're made of; that reveal the true quality of our faith and character; that show our willingness to obey Him.Every Man's Challenge, part of the best-selling Every Man series, will prepare you to obey. It does take guts to stand firm in facing what life throws our way. We need courage to acknowledge our own weaknesses and to change. We need understanding in handling moral dilemmas and family crises. Thankfully, God has given us the strength we need. By His power we can "participate in the divine nature" and triumph over our sins and the temptations and corruption of the world. The forty "exams" in this book, comprised of Scripture, stories, and reflective questions, will give you the necessary tools to draw closer to God and win life's battles. Used in your devotional times or for personal reflection or group study, you'll find strength to overcome sexual temptation, learn how to love your wife better, and gain increasing confidence to live as Christ did.In the defining moments of your life, you can obey God and pass the tests that challenge every man.From the Trade Paperback edition.
What every man wishes he knew about what his wife desires most. Authors Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker (with Mike Yorkey) believe that every man can meet the secret desires of his wife. The problem is, most of us aren't exactly sure what that desire is and how we can go about fulfilling it faithfully. InEvery Man's Marriage, you can discover the common misconceptions about what it means to exercise biblical authority, and understand the role of submission in the marriage relationship. This groundbreaking book can help men grasp and apply essential but often overlooked principles for marital leadership. Through candid reflections on their own struggles to achieve biblical unity in their own marriages, along with many years of combined experience in marital counseling, Arterburn and Stoeker apply solid, time-tested biblical wisdom to the everyday potential distortions that can lead to strife in a marriage. The second book in the Every Man series, this is the perfect follow-up to the best-sellingEvery Man's Battle. Every Man's Marriageis a terrific resource for establishing mutual respect and sacrifice in your marriage based on Christ's example of lovingHisbride, the church. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Powerful ammunition for your war against sexual temptation. As a man, you're bombarded by sexual images and battle inner urges. You want to do right--in fact, you want to meet God's standard of avoiding any hint of sexual immorality. But accomplishing that goal is a challenge. If you are a single man struggling to remain sexually pure, you are not alone--there's practical, hard-hitting help from the authors of the blockbuster Every Man Series. Every Single Man's Battle guides you--or your men's group--through an honest and clear exploration of God's Word. You'll undertake a personal journey into key scriptures, wrestle with questions for reflection and examination, and discover the practical tools and biblical strategies you need to live the pure life God calls you to--even while living in a sexually-soaked culture. Make a frontal assault on the temptation every single man faces. This book provides all the resources you need.Now includes the workbook!From the Trade Paperback edition. provides all the resources you need.From the Trade Paperback 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.
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