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Readers will explore the stories of couples in the Bible that are amazingly similar to the experiences couples face today, and deepen the spiritual dimension of their life together. [X] From the Trade Paperback edition.
Isn't sexual -- or emotional -- intimacy enough? "No," says Christian psychologist Dr. David Clarke. "Spiritual bonding is the process by which a couple cultivates the presence of God in their relationship," he says, "and it's the only 'glue' that sustains relationships long-term." Working with hundreds of couples, Clarke observes that when we take specific steps to keep God at the center of our relationships, every area of intimacy is energized. This book teaches men and women in a committed relationship how to pray together, create "spiritual conversations," read and study Scripture together, hold private worship sessions, and allow the Holy Spirit to guide them. It's extremely practical counsel all couples need today.From the Trade Paperback edition.
American family law makes two key assumptions: first, that the civil state possesses sole authority over marriage and divorce; and second, that the civil law may contain only one regulatory regime for such matters. These assumptions run counter to the multicultural and religiously plural nature of our society. This book elaborates how those assumptions are descriptively incorrect, and it begins an important conversation about whether more pluralism in family law is normatively desirable. For example, may couples rely upon religious tribunals (Jewish, Muslim, or otherwise) to decide family law disputes? May couples opt into stricter divorce rules, either through premarital contracts or 'covenant marriages'? How should the state respond? Intentionally interdisciplinary and international in scope, this volume contains contributions from fourteen leading scholars. The authors address the provocative question of whether the state must consider sharing its jurisdictional authority with other groups in family law.
As a minister, Kate Braestrup regularly performs weddings. She has also, at 44, been married twice and widowed once, and accordingly has much to say about life after the ceremony. From helping a newlywed couple make amends after their first fight to preparing herself for her second marriage, Braestrup offers her insights and experiences on what it truly means to share your life with someone, from the first kiss to the last straw, for better or for worse.
Grounded in extensive research and clinical experience, this indispensable book addresses the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of conducting effective marriage and relationship education. Leading authority W. Kim Halford reviews a range of contemporary models and provides an in-depth description of his own approach, Couple CARE. Session-by-session guidelines for therapists show how to help groups or individual couples including those facing major life changes or stressors foster closeness and communication, manage conflicts, and prevent common relationship problems. The book also explains how to use commercially available online assessment tools to help each couple develop their own relationship goals. It includes 35 reproducible handouts and forms.
Loukas Andreou: a force to be reckoned with in businesshellip;and in the bedroom, as rumor has it. The same man who, to Alesha Karsouli's horror, she must marry according to the terms of her father's will. Alesha reluctantly concedes to a paper marriage where she and Loukas will fulfill social obligations yet lead separate lives. But Loukas needs morehellip;a wife who is doting in public. And the only way to make that arrangement appear authentic is if she's his willing bridein privatehellip;
They were assigned to be marriage partners Gillian Flannery's marriage project worked great with her high-school students. But when she was assigned a partner herself, her "marriage" to John Slater quickly ran into trouble. In real life, Gillian soon learned, people came burdened with troublesome personal baggage. Gillian herself had a deep aversion to conflict. As for John, he came with two half-grown daughters who bickered constantly. Worse, his ex-wife had just breezed back into Indianapolis and declared war.Did Gillian want to get caught in the cross fire? Not likely. But for John Slater, she just might dig in and fight.
What did an independent, spirited woman do when her stud farm was deep in debt? Marry for money? Never! Courtney set off for Sydney in search of a silent business partner. Handsome investment broker Jack Falconer said he'd cover her debts if she would do something for him in return. . . have his baby! Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Secrets are hard to keep in a small town. . . But Grace Lundquist is determined to hide her pain. Hardworking and always cheerful, she's the town's sweetheart. Everybody loves her. . . Grace knows that one man isn't fooled. When Mike Gardner looks at her, she feels he can see right into her soul. But, try as she might to keep the strong, gorgeous cowboy out of her business, Grace can't douse the spark between them. . .
The institution of marriage is at a crossroads. Across most of the industrialized world, unmarried cohabitation and nonmarital births have skyrocketed while marriage rates are at record lows. These trends mask a new, idealized vision of marriage as a marker of success as well as a growing class divide in childbearing behavior: the children of better educated, wealthier individuals continue to be born into relatively stable marital unions while the children of less educated, poorer individuals are increasingly born and raised in more fragile, nonmarital households. The interdisciplinary approach offered by this edited volume provides tools to inform the debate and to assist policy makers in resolving questions about marriage at a critical juncture. Drawing on the expertise of social scientists and legal scholars, the book will be a key text for anyone who seeks to understand marriage as a social institution and to evaluate proposals for marriage reform.
Three years ago, Emma wanted to kiss Spenser. Now she wants to kill him. Their marriage in name only saved her from having to wed Spenser's loathsome uncle, and before he went off to war, Spenser promised Emma that she would have everything she needed as his new wife. But when Spenser returns home from battling Napoleon, he seems to have forgotten all about Emma, who has spent the last few years struggling to keep his family estate from falling into ruin. When unusual circumstances finally bring Emma and Spenser together again, Spenser discovers Emma is no longer the vulnerable young lady he married but is, instead, a resourceful and beautiful woman. Now, in order to win back his wife's trust and love, Spenser must first agree to a new marriage bargain.
Mission: ChildrenRounding up a gaggle of orphans isn't Wyatt Reed's specialty. Still, the bounty hunter is being paid handsomely to bring these children from Evans Grove to the next town. And then he sets eyes on one pigtailed, pint-sized complication, and the beautiful widow who needs his help.Charlotte Miller's marriage lacked love, but at least it gave her the right to adopt little Sasha. Now without a husband, she can't be a mother. Wyatt agrees to be her groom-for-hire-only until Sasha is hers. But the man who couldn't wait to leave town is finding unexpected reasons to stay...and glimpsing a future surpassing any fortune he's known.
Joelle and Bobby. . . ;I'm aware my visit might have been difficult for you. Difficult? In fact, nothing would ever be the same again for Joelle Webber and Bobby DiFranco. They'd come a long way from their hardscrabble beginnings. They'd built careers, raised a wonderful daughter and two fine sons. Shaped a life rich with layers of trust and understanding, just like the carefully laid stones of the garden walls Bobby builds for his clients. And their life together would have remained solid if not for the unexpected intrusion of a former boyfriend of Joelle's and the long-buried secret he unearths. Bobby and Joelle have leaned on each other through countless crises, but now the very foundation of their marriage has crumbled. Can they put it back together one more time?Can they once again find a haven in their marriage bed-the one place above all where a husband and wife should be honest and loving with each other?
Sydney Reed dreamed of being a princess in a faraway land, and couldn't believe that smolderingly sexy Sheikh Malik of Jahfar would marry plain old her-even out of convenience. But the dream has ended and she's back to reality with a thud!Now Sydney needs his signature on the divorce papers-Malik, however, has other ideas. Jahfaran law requires that they spend forty days together as man and wife before Sydney can be free of him forever. Out in the scorching desert, Malik holds all the power-he'll make sure their forty nights are more than worth it....
Careless passion, pregnancy surprise... Sander Volakis goes his own way. He's forged his reputation in business, rather than relying on the family fortune, and indulges his darkly passionate, wild streak. He has no intention of marrying... He doesn't do country weekends, either. Pitching up at Westgrave Manor is a favor to his father and a bore...until he sees Tally Spencer, so pretty and voluptuous that he can't resist her. Sander's looking forward to casually seducing her, not knowing that one night with the innocent Tally could end his playboy existence...
They were just friends when they got married. Jill desperately needed a father for her unborn child, and Vince Patrizio wanted to give them both his name. And if Jill could ever learn to love him, he'd consider himself a fortunate man. Then Jill walked out of his life. But eleven years later, it's Vince's turn to have his say. Arriving in Jill's sleepy California town, he has plans to transform it into a mini Vegas. . . to reclaim his wife. . . and to meet the son who should have been theirs. And Vince isn't leaving until he gets what he came for.
You are cordially invited to the. . . ;shotgun. . . ;wedding of Elena Cabrera Bravo and Rogan MurdochDate:As soon as labor is over. Time:Just enough for the bride to fit into something other than a hospital gown. Hosted by:The brothers of the bride. In fact, they insisted on it!Reason for Union:The bride and groom love each other. . . ;even if they're both too stubborn to admit it!RSVPto the Bravo Family. Gifts (wedding and baby) optional. . . ;
In name only?Red McGee hadn't got her nickname for nothing. Her hair was as red-hot as her temper. Linus Hunt didn't particularly like her hair or her temper. He liked his life calm, orderly and businesslike. And Red was disorderly, chaotic and...well, just too passionate!She had a tendency to act on impulse-but when Red told her father that she was engaged to Linus Hunt, she never dreamed that fiction would eventually become fact! Linus, it seemed, had already decided that an engagement would be a very convenient arrangement for them both!"Unforgettable reading."-Romantic Times
There's only so much taffeta and toile a girl can take. Passionate, talented, and noticeably stunning, Mia Savard is the top designer at her father's thriving bridal design company. But her life has hit a bit of a snag. Thirty, recently dumped, and suddenly single, Mia has grown weary of white lace and craves couture. But when Mia's most spectacular creation is leaked to the competition, the silk hits the fan. Someone inside Savard Creations is trading with the enemy. In the world of fashion, that...
A ring and a baby . . . To fulfill her father's will and keep her precious ranch, Megan Kane needed to marry and bear a child. Since she'd always loved handsome neighbor Nate Brave -- a rogue she couldn't tie down -- her solution was simple. She'd beg Nate to wed her and bed her . . . And then she'd set him free Meggie vowed she wouldn't cling. Wouldn't linger. She'd cherish her marriage until she got pregnant. Then she'd raise Nate's baby lovingly . . . along. But all too soon Meggie swelled with child. And she learned some promises were hell to keep . . .
Cottonwood Lake was so calm, it looked like glassSo why did Nate feel as if he was at the center of an out-of-control storm? Sarah. Here on his doorstep. The last person he'd ever expected to see was his ex-wife-with a child, no less. And then to hear her say those four incredible words, "Will you marry me?"But Sarah has to have a life-threatening operation and there's no one to care for little Matty but her. And that's why Nate grudgingly agrees to go along with her plan. Against his better judgment.After all, what happens if Sarah survives?
Sandrine hadn't forgotten the thrilling passion she'd shared with her husband. But when, only six months after their wedding, Michel Lanier had forced her to choose between her career and their marriage...Sandrine had to walk away. Michel had won her heart, but he couldn't rule her life!Now Sandrine's career was facing a crisis, and only Michel could help her. He would do so, but for a price: Sandrine must agree to share her husband's life, and his bed, once more!
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