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When Heaven meets Earth PDF Book By Swarna L. Singhal, Ph.D.

When Heaven meets Earth

  • Author: Swarna L. Singhal, Ph.D.
  • ISBN Code: : 1648059910
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Page : 110 pages
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Reviews : 470 Readers
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What are the driving forces behind your marriage and your interpersonal relationships? Would you like to connect with your partner on a deeper level and further enrich your marriage? If so, When Heaven Meets Earth is a great starting point. Inspired by her 35 years of experience in counseling, her several presentations in India and the U.S. on marriage and interpersonal relationships, and her extensive research on marriage and family, Dr. Singhal describes the skills and practices necessary to create a well-functioning and lasting partnership through the lens of the seven Hindu marriage vows. Though these promises were crucial rituals in her own wedding, it wasn’t until decades later that she realized their inherent wisdom. Singhal has expounded on these vows in this book, enriching them with stories from her own marriage and the partnerships of her clients, family and friends. She makes the case that the value of these vows is relevant even in the 21st century and all over the world, arguing that a meaningful marriage is founded on the universal ideals of mutual respect, commitment, trust and the union of two souls. “Swarna’s curiosity for the original meanings of vows takes us on a journey to ancient India and back. She applies traditional beliefs and wisdom to today’s real worlds. Seeking that clarity heightens our appreciation of life, love and self-worth. It’s a recipe for all that seek to be loved deep into our core. A nurturing must-read for all!” - Darshi Shah, CNT/Author, RIGHT Diet for Autoimmunity

Public Vows PDF Book By Nancy F. COTT

Public Vows

  • Author: Nancy F. COTT
  • ISBN Code: : 0674029887
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Page : 303 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 581 Readers
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We commonly think of marriage as a private matter between two people, a personal expression of love and commitment. In this pioneering history, Nancy F. Cott demonstrates that marriage is and always has been a public institution. From the founding of the United States to the present day, imperatives about the necessity of marriage and its proper form have been deeply embedded in national policy, law, and political rhetoric. Legislators and judges have envisioned and enforced their preferred model of consensual, lifelong monogamy--a model derived from Christian tenets and the English common law that posits the husband as provider and the wife as dependent. In early confrontations with Native Americans, emancipated slaves, Mormon polygamists, and immigrant spouses, through the invention of the New Deal, federal income tax, and welfare programs, the federal government consistently influenced the shape of marriages. And even the immense social and legal changes of the last third of the twentieth century have not unraveled official reliance on marriage as a "pillar of the state." By excluding some kinds of marriages and encouraging others, marital policies have helped to sculpt the nation's citizenry, as well as its moral and social standards, and have directly affected national understandings of gender roles and racial difference. Public Vows is a panoramic view of marriage's political history, revealing the national government's profound role in our most private of choices. No one who reads this book will think of marriage in the same way again.

Samson’s Cords PDF Book By Alex Garganigo

Samson’s Cords

  • Author: Alex Garganigo
  • ISBN Code: : 148751221X
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 931 Readers
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In seventeenth-century Britain every debate about loyalty oaths invoked the biblical Samson. Samson’s Cords argues that these loyalty tests became an unprecedentedly pervasive feature of life in Restoration England and that writers of satire and epic had no choice but to respond. Alex Garganigo examines the radically different responses of John Milton, Andrew Marvell, and Samuel Butler to the existential crises caused by this explosion of loyalty oaths. After early support, all three developed serious reservations, confronting the irony that while oaths often exclude and destroy, they also include and create. Tackling issues such as performance, ritual, religion, secularization, gender, swearing, republicanism, and citizenship, Garganigo offers original readings of Paradise Lost, Samson Agonistes, An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell’s Return from Ireland, The Rehearsal Transpros’d, and Hudibras.

Genre Fiction of New India PDF Book By E. Dawson Varughese

Genre Fiction of New India

  • Author: E. Dawson Varughese
  • ISBN Code: : 1317691008
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Page : 168 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 777 Readers
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This book investigates fiction in English, written within, and published from India since 2000 in the genre of mythology-inspired fiction in doing so it introduces the term ‘Bharati Fantasy’. This volume is anchored in notions of the ‘weird’ and thus some time is spent understanding this term linguistically, historically (‘wyrd’) as well as philosophically and most significantly socio-culturally because ‘reception’ is a key theme to this book’s thesis. The book studies the interface of science, Hinduism and itihasa (a term often translated as ‘history’) within mythology-inspired fiction in English from India and these are specifically examined through the lens of two overarching interests: reader reception and the genre of weird fiction. The book considers Indian and non-Indian receptions to the body of mythology-inspired fiction, highlighting how English fiction from India has moved away from being identified as the traditional Indian postcolonial text. Furthermore, the book reveals broader findings in relation to identity and Indianness and India’s post-millennial society’s interest in portraying and projecting ideas of India through its ancient cultures, epic narratives and cultural (Hindu) figures.

The Seven Vows PDF Book By Shaun Mehta

The Seven Vows

  • Author: Shaun Mehta
  • ISBN Code: : 1546206728
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Reviews : 517 Readers
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Anand Verma is a recovering alcoholic, struggling to overcome his failure as a dutiful son, husband, and father. After being abandoned by his wife to raise his possibly illegitimate child, Anands overbearing mother sends him to India to marry Sonia, a beautiful yet unhappy stranger whose heart belongs to another. Will Anand find his moral compass? Will he fulfill his vows? Or will he splinter his relationship with his new wife and innocent son by returning to the bottle? The Seven Vows is a poignant story of one mans journey to adhere to his cultural values and navigate the complexities of love in order to find redemption, purpose, and peace.

His Flawless Love PDF Book By Pragna Rao

His Flawless Love

  • Author: Pragna Rao
  • ISBN Code: : 8193343077
  • Publisher : Author's Ink Publications
  • Page : pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 939 Readers
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Marriage! Is it a tradition? A legal agreement? A biological need? Or something besides all these? Tragedy strikes Isha’s life when she loses her fiancé to destiny. But happiness comes back into her life in the form of a good man who becomes her husband. However, her struggles of her past memories and present situation go on, taking a toll on her new married life. Unable to carry on, she separates from her husband. And yet, the distance between them reminds her of her husband’s unconditional love. She understands the significance of the marital vows and returns to be the best companion for him. Though destiny unceasingly challenges her, it also makes her stronger. Who wins the battle ultimately? Destiny or love?

Field Guide to Luck PDF Book By Alys R. Yablon

Field Guide to Luck

  • Author: Alys R. Yablon
  • ISBN Code: : 1594748365
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reviews : 608 Readers
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Take Control of Your Destiny! From the good luck provided by shamrocks, rabbits’s feet, and horseshoes to the misfortune caused by broken mirrors, black cats, and umbrellas opened indoors, our lives are filled with signs and superstitions that guide our destiny and influence our fate. Fortunately, Field Guide to Luck can help you recognize dozens of influential charms, dates, sayings, and symbols wherever you encounter them. Learn what objects are on your side, which practices are best avoided, and where these curious beliefs come from. This indispensable guide reveals their fascinating origins and offers tips for putting them into practice. With Lady Luck on your side and a lucky penny in your pocket, you’re sure to lead a charmed life!

Diary Of A Bombay Girl PDF Book By Swati Sharma

Diary Of A Bombay Girl

  • Author: Swati Sharma
  • ISBN Code: : 9351066819
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Genre :
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“Maya Kapoor swaps the snowy mountains for the glittering ocean.” Maya Kapoor arrived in Mumbai with a glamorous dream, quite literally. Maya wants to be a serious fashion writer for the high-end fashion magazine, Glamorous, but luck is not in her favor.

7 PDF Book By David M Eastis

7

  • Author: David M Eastis
  • ISBN Code: : 1440511470
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Reference
  • Reviews : 907 Readers
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It connects the Bible and the Torah and the Koran. It's a common thread that runs through world geography, American history, and human physiology. It's also quite handy if you're headed to Manhattan from Queens. It's the number seven. And its many associations, connections, and affiliations are inside for you to decipher, discover, and enjoy. Flip through these intriguing pages and begin to unravel the many secrets of seven. Each image relates to a piece of trivia that adds to the number's mystery. By finding the meaning behind all the graphics, you'll soon discover the connective powers the number seven retains. From sports and science to religion and pop culture, the range of trivia is wide and seemingly unrelated. However, upon closer examination, you'll realize it all comes back to 7.

Our Thoughts PDF Book By Saumya Kinnari Kartik Dalal

Our Thoughts

  • Author: Saumya Kinnari Kartik Dalal
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : The Little Booktique Hub
  • Page : 152 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 487 Readers
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All these great minds discovered the secret to living a happy, purposeful and productive life, and it’s this: We live in a world of thought. Our thoughts create our experiences, and thus, we experience what we think. It is the quality of our thoughts, then, that create the quality of our life. Thoughts have no power in and of themselves; it is only when we actively engage our attention in them that they become real. When we interact with certain thoughts, we begin to feel the feelings that these thoughts have triggered—we enter a new emotional state, which determines how we act. It's not the thoughts that pass through your mind that have an impact on your life; it's the one you own and dwell on all day. When we agree to give our attention to a concept, it gradually becomes more real to us and gains more power over our lives." “Our Thoughts” is a book that comprises different thoughts from a 12 year old to a grown-up adult; thoughts that can provoke the world to change.

Minimizing Marriage PDF Book By Elizabeth Brake

Minimizing Marriage

  • Author: Elizabeth Brake
  • ISBN Code: : 0199911975
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 136 Readers
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Even in secular and civil contexts, marriage retains sacramental connotations. Yet what moral significance does it have? This book examines its morally salient features -- promise, commitment, care, and contract -- with surprising results. In Part One, "De-Moralizing Marriage," essays on promise and commitment argue that we cannot promise to love and so wedding vows are (mostly) failed promises, and that marriage may be a poor commitment strategy. The book contends with the most influential philosophical accounts of the moral value of marriage to argue that marriage has no inherent moral significance. Further, the special value accorded marriage sustains amatonormative discrimination - discrimination against non-amorous or non-exclusive caring relationships such as friendships, adult care networks, polyamorous groups, or urban tribes. The discussion raises issues of independent interest for the moral philosopher such as the possibilities and bounds of interpersonal moral obligations and the nature of commitment. The central argument of Part Two, "Democratizing Marriage," is that liberal reasons for recognizing same-sex marriage also require recognition of groups, polyamorists, polygamists, friends, urban tribes, and adult care networks. Political liberalism requires the disestablishment of monogamous amatonormative marriage. Under the constraints of public reason, a liberal state must refrain from basing law solely on moral or religious doctrines; but only such doctrines could furnish reason for restricting marriage to male-female couples or romantic love dyads. Restrictions on marriage should thus be minimized. But public reason can provide a strong rationale for minimal marriage: care, and social supports for care, are a matter of fundamental justice. Part Two also responds to challenges posed by property division on divorce, polygyny, and supporting parenting, and builds on critiques of marriage drawn from feminism, queer theory, and race theory. It argues, using the example of minimal marriage, for the compatibility of liberalism and feminism.

Vow PDF Book By Wendy Plump

Vow

  • Author: Wendy Plump
  • ISBN Code: : 1608198928
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 150 Readers
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Monogamy is one of the most important vows we make in our marriages. Yet it is a rare spouse who does not face some level of temptation through the allure of other people. Sometimes the issues are resolved before anyone is hurt. But sometimes, as with Wendy Plump's marriage, the fallout is confronted head-on-when not one but both spouses cheat. In early 2005, Wendy Plump found out about her husband's second family. They lived just a mile from the home she shared with her sons in the farmlands of Pennsylvania. But the discovery followed betrayals of her own, earlier in the marriage. Most discussions of infidelity focus on one side and therefore provide a skewed perspective. In this unique, 360-degree look, Plump delivers a searing, confessional story about the challenges of marriage that reads like a conversation between old friends. From the view of both betrayer and betrayed, Plump looks at the ordeal of finding out, the recovery, the ebb and flow of passion, the daily play of personality that can lead to fulfillment or disillusionment, family and friends and therapists, illicit attraction, the lovers, the lies, the alibis, even the undeniable pleasures affairs gave her as a younger woman. As she explores the wreckage of her own marriage, Plump offers a beautifully told narrative of hope, recovery, and wonder for the pull of couplehood that reawakens a belief in the value of fidelity and commitment.

That Covid Episode PDF Book By Twisa Dandapat

That Covid Episode

  • Author: Twisa Dandapat
  • ISBN Code: : 1545753938
  • Publisher : Prowess Publishing
  • Page : 118 pages
  • Genre : Health & Fitness
  • Reviews : 443 Readers
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2020 - the world had witnessed a global pandemic of this decade. Covid had disrupted so many lives. People were in home quarrantine. In this difficult time, a couple got pregnant. Without parental support, nanny or maid how they tackled the child delivery and post delivery phase. They were living in an one bhk flat with the infant while one of them got infected with Covid. How did they manage the home isolation while keeping their baby safe? How the world reacted to that Covid episode? Why did God play this Covid game with mankind?

I Still Say, I Do PDF Book By Shireen Spencer

I Still Say, I Do

  • Author: Shireen Spencer
  • ISBN Code: : 1486618103
  • Publisher : Word Alive Press
  • Page : 86 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 964 Readers
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On the day we get married, life looks perfect. We dream of wedded bliss. Our vows are said with such conviction and promise. We mean them with all of our hearts. After all, our marriages are going to be the most wonderful story. Then life hits and the storms come and our wedding day can seem like a distant memory. How do we keep saying "I do" and not "I don't" or "I can't"? Life can be hard, but our marriages don't have to be. Sharing their own story of difficulty and coming face to face with the reality of each vow, Che and Shireen share how their dependence on God kept them saying "I do" through each season of marriage. With God on their side, their marriage was made stronger. Just as strongly as they repeated the words "I do" on a beautiful June day seven years ago, they still say "I do" today-and you can too!

Wedding Rites PDF Book By Michael P. Foley

Wedding Rites

  • Author: Michael P. Foley
  • ISBN Code: : 0802848672
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Page : 194 pages
  • Genre : Reference
  • Reviews : 177 Readers
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Many engaged couples, no matter what their personal style, find themselves turning back to tradition for their wedding ceremony. Is there a way to follow tradition and still carve your own wedding path? Yes, there is - with this unique book in hand. Michael Foley presents meaningful wedding traditions so old that they're practically new again. Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, and Jewish wedding traditions fill this comprehensive guidebook, the only one of its kind. From music and flowers to vows and ceremonies to blessings, Foley's Wedding Rites contains a vast assortment of rich traditions very usable in weddings today. Best of all, it's easy to reference and easy to use! Wedding Rites includes concrete suggestions for each facet of your wedding, from engagement to reception; guidelines for designing your own distinctive wedding program; practical advice for interfaith weddings; forgotten wedding customs - carecloths, loving cups, coin blessings, and others.

Know Your Child PDF Book By

Know Your Child

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  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Page : pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 202 Readers
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Keeping the Vow PDF Book By D. Paul Sullins

Keeping the Vow

  • Author: D. Paul Sullins
  • ISBN Code: : 019986005X
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 617 Readers
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At one of the largest Catholic churches in America, hundreds of people make their way into the spacious, well-appointed sanctuary for an evening Mass. The congregation is several times larger than most Protestant megachurches. In addition to its twenty weekly services, eight choirs, and elementary and middle schools, the church also administers a long roster of Bible studies, home groups, community outreach, and specialized programs for every conceivable class and group of persons. The sermon is delivered by the pastor and celebrant priest who, at one point, refers to his struggle to relate to his teenage daughter. No one is surprised, for the long-time leader of this prominent Catholic Church, in a conservative suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, is a married Catholic priest. Following the Episcopal Church's 1976 decision to ordain women, Catholic leaders in America and Rome were approached by Episcopal clergy who opposed the decision and sought conversion as a result. The Catholics responded by establishing rules that would allow the Church to receive married convert priests as exceptions to the rule of celibacy-a decree known as the Pastoral Provision. In this fascinating book, D. Paul Sullins brings to light the untold stories of these curious creatures: married Catholic priests. Sullins explores their day-to-day lives, their journey to Catholicism, and their views on issues important to the Church. Surprisingly, he reveals, married Catholic priests are more conservative than their celibate colleagues on nearly every issue, including celibacy: they think that priests should, in general, not be allowed to marry. Drawing on over 115 interviews with priests and their wives, as well as unprecedented access to the U.S. records of the Pastoral Provision, Keeping the Vow offers the first comprehensive look at these families and their unusual and difficult journey from Anglicanism to Catholicism. Looking to the future, Sullins speculates on what the experiences of these priests might tell us about the future of priestly celibacy.

Finding the Right Mate PDF Book By Gilbert Edwards

Finding the Right Mate

  • Author: Gilbert Edwards
  • ISBN Code: : 1456724827
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Page : 124 pages
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Reviews : 981 Readers
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The author will try to explain and encourage those that are seeking to marry that marriage is a holy estate instituted by God. Marriage was ordained for the life-long companionship, help and comfort which husbands and wives ought to have for each other. The authors deepest focus points are: Life-long Marriage and Finding the Right Mate. Many married couples do not keep the marriage vows they made. Because of that, I recommend marital counseling before marriage. The author does not focus too much on divorce because of his disbelief in divorce. It was Moses that executed the bill of divorce. He did it to protect the women because husbands would divorce their wives for anything just to marry another woman. Women have a moral personality and are not a thing that men may hand over to another, and then take her back again at his pleasure. The author believes there is not law instituting or commanding divorce. Most people use Matthew 19:9, where Jesus was only explaining what Moses meant. The marriage that God wants is a marriage of a life-long commitment; a forever happy home!

The Biblical

The Biblical "One Flesh" Theology of Marriage as Constituted in Genesis 2:24

  • Author: Rene Gehring
  • ISBN Code: : 1620328496
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 406 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 980 Readers
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This book provides a thorough study of the sole biblical foundation of marriage as given in the short description of Genesis 2:24: "For this reason a wipfpass

Vows in Name Only PDF Book By Naima Simone

Vows in Name Only

  • Author: Naima Simone
  • ISBN Code: : 1488063257
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 245 Readers
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An arranged marriage neither wants, but both soon crave… from USA TODAY bestselling author Naima Simone! Manipulated into a marriage of inconvenience, until one sizzling kiss changes everything… Devon Cole must marry Cain Farrell or lose everything. But she can never let her billionaire husband-to-be know why she agreed to her father’s dangerous machinations. Just as she’ll never know her father is blackmailing Cain to tie the knot, too. What kind of marriage can Devon even expect from a man with such cold eyes…and such hot kisses? She’s about to find out. From Harlequin Desire: Luxury, scandal, desire—welcome to the lives of the American elite. Billionaires of Boston

The Books of Numbers PDF Book By Timothy R. Ashley

The Books of Numbers

  • Author: Timothy R. Ashley
  • ISBN Code: : 1467422932
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Page : 683 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 732 Readers
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The book of Numbers tells a story that has two main characters -- God and Israel. The way the story is told sounds odd and often harsh to readers today. In spite of the difficulties imposed by Numbers on today's readers, the main point of the book is of immense importance for God's people in any age: exact obedience to God is crucial. This comprehensive and erudite commentary -- resulting from nearly a decade of study of Numbers by Timothy Ashley -- presents a thorough explication of this significant Hebrew text. Ashley's introduction to Numbers discusses such questions as structure, authorship, and theological themes, and it features an extended bibliography of major works on the book of Numbers, concentrating mainly on works in English, French, and German. Dividing the text of Numbers into five major sections, Ashley's commentary elucidates the theological themes of obedience and disobedience that run throughout the book's narrative. His detailed verse-by-verse comments are intended primarily to explain the Hebrew text of Numbers as we have it rather than to speculate on how the book came to be in its present form.

A Practical Wedding PDF Book By Meg Keene

A Practical Wedding

  • Author: Meg Keene
  • ISBN Code: : 0738246735
  • Publisher : Da Capo Lifelong Books
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Reference
  • Reviews : 528 Readers
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A companion to the popular website APracticalWedding.com and A Practical Wedding Planner, A Practical Wedding helps you sort through the basics to create the wedding you want -- without going broke or crazy in the process. After all, what really matters on your wedding day is not so much how it looked as how it felt. In this refreshing guide, expert Meg Keene shares her secrets to planning a beautiful celebration that reflects your taste and your relationship. You'll discover: The real purpose of engagement (hint: it's not just about the planning) How to pinpoint what matters most to you and your partner DIY-ing your wedding: brilliant or crazy? How to communicate decisions to your family Why that color-coded spreadsheet is actually worth it Wedding Zen can be yours. Meg walks you through everything from choosing a venue to writing vows, complete with stories and advice from women who have been in the trenches: the Team Practical brides. So here's to the joyful wedding, the sensible wedding, the unbelievably fun wedding! A Practical Wedding is your complete guide to getting married with grace.

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Women, Part 2 PDF Book By Jacob Neusner

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Women, Part 2

  • Author: Jacob Neusner
  • ISBN Code: : 1556353561
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 166 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 768 Readers
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The Self Vows PDF Book By Dr. Michelle R. Hannah

The Self Vows

  • Author: Dr. Michelle R. Hannah
  • ISBN Code: : 1532094477
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Page : 154 pages
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Reviews : 844 Readers
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This book is a part of the Self Vows program. The wonderful thing about this program is that even if you can’t complete the program face to face , private sessions or the retreats- you’ll still experience life changing results. Enjoy the book that echoes my face to face sessions and stories from others that have taken the self vows and some who didn’t. If you need to learn how to have and support everything about yourself or others, if you need to learn how to stop looking in the rear view mirror and move forward, if you want to learn how to commit to yourself and others or how to have a healthy relationship with finances while working through and forgiving unhealthy financial choices- you must continue reading. If you have a desire for a love that connects to daily evolution, happiness, and freedom, commit to this book of love. Finally, you will learn and accept that you will never leave you. When you commit to self in that way, you will find it much easier to commit to another. I give you ultimate transparency in this book. My desire is to connect to you through my journey, the journeys of others, and well-thought-out questions that will penetrate deep within if you allow them to. I commit to taking this journey with you. Every time you open this book, it symbolizes me showing up to guide you through a path that can be a most difficult one. On the other hand, it will be the most amazing journey you will ever experience. You are the most important priority because without your peace of mind, everything else is meaningless. I have faith in you that, after reading this book, you will commit to the self vows as a daily inner compass as it relates to you being healthy, happy, healed, and consistently authentic. Don’t you think it’s time to change your life and reset all that doesn’t serve you? You can do it.

Marriage in the Book of Tobit PDF Book By Geoffrey David Miller

Marriage in the Book of Tobit

  • Author: Geoffrey David Miller
  • ISBN Code: : 3110247879
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Page : 268 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 186 Readers
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This study examines marital elements in the Book of Tobit in light of the mores and beliefs of Ancient Israel and neighboring civilizations. After surveying key Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern texts, this monograph outlines what the Book of Tobit reveals about ancient marital practices as well as the values it seeks to inculcate in its Diaspora audience with regard to marriage. Four aspects are analyzed: 1) the qualities a man should seek in a bride, 2) the marital customs observed by ancient Jews, 3) the role of God in marriage, and 4) the nature of the marital relationship.

Ceremony of Marriage PDF Book By Kenneth Copeland

Ceremony of Marriage

  • Author: Kenneth Copeland
  • ISBN Code: : 1606835904
  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Page : 16 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 109 Readers
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"The marriage union is the closest relationship that can exist between two human beings. When a man and woman decide to join together in marriage, they should do so with full realization of their responsibilities. Marriage is serious business. When two born-again believers know it is God's will for them to marry, they come together before God, a minister and witnesses to join their hearts and lives. They make a public profession of their mutual love and devotion, pronouncing vows and pledging their lives to each other. As they pronounce the marriage vows in faith, the power of God goes into operation and a miracle takes place. They are united by God and become as one in His sight. Their union is threefold: They are joined together spiritually by God, legally by the contract they enter into and physically, when the marriage is consummated. A husband and wife are joined together as Jesus is joined to the Church. It is a miraculous union. This booklet contains the wedding ceremony that I use as a minister of God. It is based totally and completely on the Word of God. As you use this ceremony, I add my faith to yours in believing God for lives of love and harmony for the couples you minister to, in Jesus' name." Kenneth Copeland

THE SECRET SUCCESS OF MARRIAGE PDF Book By Branford B Yeboah

THE SECRET SUCCESS OF MARRIAGE

  • Author: Branford B Yeboah
  • ISBN Code: : 1504942213
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Page : 350 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 961 Readers
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Prayer has always been a vital part of Christian life. By studying the prayers of men of God in the Scriptures, you will begin to understand the concept of prayer. The men whose prayers moved God to act were ordinary men like us. Nevertheless, they knew the power of prayer and its benefits. The prayer these men prayed was not ordinary prayer but intense prayer. People who pray with God have a relationship with Him. If you carefully study Scripture, you will notice that the way the prophets prayed reveals how married couples should pray to move God to intervene in their failing marriages. Their prayer demonstrates the principles that can be gleaned and clearly identified, and which, if applied to marital life, can work wonders. When studied, the prayers of these great men who walked with God provide a wealth of insight. The New Testament offers us prayer to which we even better relate. The Gospels centre on key events in the life of Christ, including examples of prayer. These examples do not only give us insight into the heart of Christ, but also give us key instructions on how to pray.

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Women, Part 3 PDF Book By Jacob Neusner

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Women, Part 3

  • Author: Jacob Neusner
  • ISBN Code: : 155635357X
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 992 Readers
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A Cultural History of Marriage in Antiquity PDF Book By Karen Klaiber Hersch

A Cultural History of Marriage in Antiquity

  • Author: Karen Klaiber Hersch
  • ISBN Code: : 1350179655
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 216 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 838 Readers
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Marriage, across cultures, is often defined as a union between consenting adults that lasts for the life of the partners. But is marriage a blessing, or curse? Does marriage represent the union of two hearts, or was it a necessary evil? Did matrimony bring a person a helpmeet for life, or was it a societally approved state entered into to improve one's social standing and produce legitimate heirs? The authors of this volume show that the peoples of the ancient Mediterranean were divided on all of these questions, and reveal ancient Greek and Roman opinions on marriage that were as varied and complex as they are today. Readers will discover in this book that ancients juggled multiple ideas that to the modern eye may appear to be contradictory. Thus, for example, Greek and Roman wives were expected to come to their grooms spotless virgins, while Greek and Roman husbands could enjoy multiple partnerships outside the marital union. Guided by our experts, we take an extensive journey through time and space, encountering evidence from such sources as diverse as Hammurabic law codes, Egyptian papyri, Greek epic and tragedy, Roman inscriptions and writings on the lives of early Christians. Applying innovative approaches and diverse methodologies, the authors of this volume reveal the tension and reconciliation between representations of marriage in antiquity and its lived reality. A Cultural History of Marriage in Antiquity presents an overview of the period with essays on Courtship and Ritual; Religion, State and Law; Kinship and Social Networks; the Family Economy; Love and Sex; the Breaking of Vows; and Representations of Marriage.

Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give PDF Book By Ada Calhoun

Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give

  • Author: Ada Calhoun
  • ISBN Code: : 0393254801
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 593 Readers
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Seven essays celebrating the beauty of the imperfect marriage. We hear plenty about whether or not to get married, but much less about what it takes to stay married. Clichés around marriage—eternal bliss, domestic harmony, soul mates—leave out the real stuff. After marriage you may still want to sleep with other people. Sometimes your partner will bore the hell out of you. And when stuck paying for your spouse’s mistakes, you might miss being single. In Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, Ada Calhoun presents an unflinching but also loving portrait of her own marriage, opening a long-overdue conversation about the institution as it truly is: not the happy ending of a love story or a relic doomed by high divorce rates, but the beginning of a challenging new chapter of which “the first twenty years are the hardest.” Calhoun’s funny, poignant personal essays explore the bedrooms of modern coupledom for a nuanced discussion of infidelity, existential anxiety, and the many other obstacles to staying together. Both realistic and openhearted, Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give offers a refreshing new way to think about marriage as a brave, tough, creative decision to stay with another person for the rest of your life. “What a burden,” Calhoun calls marriage, “and what a gift.”

After the Billionaire's Wedding Vows... PDF Book By Lucy Monroe

After the Billionaire's Wedding Vows...

  • Author: Lucy Monroe
  • ISBN Code: : 1488073139
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 588 Readers
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Can this Greek marriage go the distance? Find out in this passionate and dramatic romance by USA TODAY bestselling author Lucy Monroe! First came passion, then came vows… What comes after “I do”? Greek tycoon Andros Kristalakis knew that his white-hot whirlwind romance with Polly could end only one way—with her wearing his ring! He offered her his world of unbelievable luxury while he ruled his family’s business empire. But that was all he could give. Now pregnant Polly has revealed that for the past five years she’s secretly craved more! With his marriage on the line, Andros must choose—because closing the distance between himself and Polly will mean destroying the protective barriers he’s long fought to keep intact… From Harlequin Presents: Escape to exotic locations where passion knows no bounds.

The Meaning of Marriage PDF Book By Timothy Keller,Kathy Keller

The Meaning of Marriage

  • Author: Timothy Keller,Kathy Keller
  • ISBN Code: : 1101548045
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 783 Readers
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“Incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted.” —The Washington Times Based on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone—Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged—the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible. Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues. But these modern-day assumptions are wrong. Timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his wife of thirty-seven years, shows marriage to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious. The Meaning of Marriage offers instruction on how to have a successful marriage, and is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life.

Conjunctions of Mind, Soul and Body from Plato to the Enlightenment PDF Book By Danijela Kambaskovic

Conjunctions of Mind, Soul and Body from Plato to the Enlightenment

  • Author: Danijela Kambaskovic
  • ISBN Code: : 9401790728
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 421 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 631 Readers
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This book examines the nexus between the corporeal, emotional, spiritual and intellectual aspects of human life as represented in the writing of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Authors from different fields examine not only the question of the body and soul (or body and mind) but also how this question fits into a broader framework in the medieval and early modern period. Concepts such as gender and society, morality, sexuality, theological precepts and medical knowledge are a part of this broader framework. This discussion of ideas draws from over two thousand years of Western thought: from Plato in the fifth century BC and the fourth century Byzantine dialogues on the soul, to the philosophical and medical writings of the early 1700s. There are four sections to this book: each section is based on where the authors have found a conjunction between the body and mind/soul. The work begins with a section on text and self-perception, which focuses on creative output from the period. The second conjunction is human emotions which are described in their social contexts. The third is sex, where the human body and mind are traditionally believed to meet. The fourth section, Material Souls, engages with bodies and other material aspects of existence perceived, studied or utilised as material signs of emotional and spiritual activity.

Spiritual Marriage PDF Book By Dyan Elliot

Spiritual Marriage

  • Author: Dyan Elliot
  • ISBN Code: : 1400844347
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Page : 392 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 782 Readers
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The early Christian and medieval practice of spiritual marriage, in which husband and wife mutually and voluntarily relinquish sexual activity for reasons of piety, plays an important role in the development of the institution of marriage and in the understanding of female religiosity. Drawing on hagiography, chronicles, theology, canon law, and pastoral sources, Dyan Elliott traces the history of spiritual marriage in the West from apostolic times to the beginning of the sixteenth century.

Adolescence, Sexuality, and the Criminal Law PDF Book By Vern L Bullough

Adolescence, Sexuality, and the Criminal Law

  • Author: Vern L Bullough
  • ISBN Code: : 1317954998
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 202 pages
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Reviews : 592 Readers
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Gain an understanding of the threat to freedom that is posed by state regulation of adolescent sexual behavior Sexual autonomy encompasses both the right to engage in wanted sexual activity and the right to be free and protected from unwanted sexual aggression. Only when both aspects of adolescents’ rights are recognized can human sexual dignity be fully respected. In Adolescence, Sexuality, and the Criminal Law, experts from several disciplines use case studies, legal analysis, empirical examinations, and tables and figures to provide you with an insightful contribution to the debate surrounding child sexual abuse. Much has been written about the undisputedly essential fight against child sexual exploitation. In Adolescence, Sexuality, and the Criminal Law, experts investigate for the first time what distinguishes the sexual contacts of adolescents from those of children and why they should be treated separately. This updated version of the papers delivered to the International Association for the Treatment of Sex Offenders in 2002 is an essential guide for lawmakers, sexologists, psychologists, and lawyers interested in an interdisciplinary approach to adolescent sexuality and the criminal law. This resource carefully examines child sexual abuse laws that fail to distinguish between children and adolescents. The text includes discussions of the history of the age of consent, adolescent sexuality, relations between adolescents and adults, and adolescent prostitution and pornography that will leave you better informed about the sexual rights of adolescents and the criminal politics of youth protection. Adolescence, Sexuality, and the Criminal Law examines adolescent sexuality and the various policies that threaten adolescents’ autonomy, including: the question of youthful sexuality and how society has attempted to deal with it recent attempts to deny youthful sexuality through abstinence or changes in the law intergenerational sexual interaction child pornography and much more! As the debate surrounding child sexual abuse laws escalates, the value of this authoritative and timely text will continue to increase. Whether you are a lawmaker, a sexologist, a social worker, a lawmaker, or a lawyer, Adolescence, Sexuality, and the Criminal Law is a resource that you’ll return to again and again as you work to understand the importance of adolescent sexual rights.

Martin Luther PDF Book By Larry D. Mansch,Curtis H. Peters

Martin Luther

  • Author: Larry D. Mansch,Curtis H. Peters
  • ISBN Code: : 1476625557
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 320 Readers
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Combining biographical narrative and analytical essays, this book provides a new, comprehensive view of Martin Luther’s life and times, along with a new examination of the radical theology that sparked the Reformation and changed the Christian world forever. Drawing on sources new and old, the authors chronicle the fascinating, turbulent life of the Great Reformer from a historical point of view. Luther’s revolutionary thoughts on scripture and salvation are explored from a theological perspective, offering a fresh appraisal of the doctrine that irrevocably divided the Roman Catholic Church.

Hugh of Saint Victor on the Sacraments of the Christian Faith PDF Book By * Hugh of Saint Victor

Hugh of Saint Victor on the Sacraments of the Christian Faith

  • Author: * Hugh of Saint Victor
  • ISBN Code: : 1556354479
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 506 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 592 Readers
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Chattel or Person? PDF Book By Judith Romney Wegner

Chattel or Person?

  • Author: Judith Romney Wegner
  • ISBN Code: : 9780195359862
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 280 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 874 Readers
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Exploring the place of women in the socioeconomic system formulated in the Mishnah, a book of legal rules with a spiritual basis compiled by Jewish sages in second-century Palestine, this study reveals a fundamental ambiguity in the role of women. Both the property and the peers of men, in some circumstances women were considered to possess no powers, rights, or duties in law, and in others were judged morally, practically, and intellectually fit to own property, conduct business, engage in lawsuits, and manage their own personal affairs. Wegner spells out in detail these variations in status, analyzes them, and isolates the factors that account for differential treatment of different classes of women in the private domain and for differential treatment of men and women in the public domain of mishnaic culture, relating her findings to recent developments in feminist analyses of the status of women in patriarchy.

The Book of Revelation PDF Book By George Wesley Buchanan

The Book of Revelation

  • Author: George Wesley Buchanan
  • ISBN Code: : 1597523623
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 763 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 110 Readers
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Both the introduction and the prophecy are saturated with allusions to Hebrew Scripture, which has been applied typologically to the situation at the time the documents were composed. Knowing the scripture involved is basic to understanding the message of the Book of Revelation. Buchanan shows the text of Revelation in one column and the relevant passages to Hebrew Scripture in a parallel column. He calls it redemption literatureÓ rather than apocalypticÓ and compares it to Jewish redemption literature composed during the period from the Bar Cochba Revolt to the end of the Crusades, and with redemption literature found in Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Zechariah, Haggai, Daniel, and some of the Psalms.

The Serendipity Of Marriage PDF Book By Michal D. Winters

The Serendipity Of Marriage

  • Author: Michal D. Winters
  • ISBN Code: : 1490816852
  • Publisher : WestBowPress
  • Page : 168 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 270 Readers
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The “Serendipity of Marriage” is based on biblical scripture teaching. Winters as a minister have been consoling men, women, and couples for over twenty years discussing their difference in the behavior of the opposite gender. To help them better understand their role in their relationship, Winters would direct them to scripture, where they are able to feel their role within their relationship. Marriage is a sacred union before God, it does not matter how difficult your relationship is, with your husband or wife, because if you first have that relationship between you and God, then your relationship between your husband or wife will be a benefactor of your relationship with God. We should not go into marriage, because of money or other material wants, but it should be based on “LOVE” and only “LOVE”, everything else that you receive after marriage would be a blessing from God.