Caring Commitment

Caring   Commitment

A guidebook to caring explains how to make and keep the promises that hold together the deep and intimate relationships between friends and within families. Reprint.

Author: Lewis B. Smedes

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 0061042153

Category: Commitment (Psychology)

Page: 208

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A guidebook to caring explains how to make and keep the promises that hold together the deep and intimate relationships between friends and within families. Reprint.
Categories: Commitment (Psychology)

Learning to Live the Love We Promise

Learning to Live the Love We Promise

Master wordsmith Lewis Smedes helps readers look at relationships and how they work.

Author: Lewis B. Smedes

Publisher: Shaw Books

ISBN: 9780877884682

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 234

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Master wordsmith Lewis Smedes helps readers look at relationships and how they work. He answers such questions as: What do committed relationships do for us? To whom should we commit our time and devotion? Which, if any, relationships should last forever and how can we make them last?
Categories: Family & Relationships

Praying the Promises of Jesus

Praying the Promises of Jesus

Seeing His Word Come True for You and Those You Love Rick Stedman. Notes. 1.The Greatest Promise-Maker of All Time 1. ... Lewis B. Smedes, Caring and Commitment: Learning to Live the Love We Promise (San Francisco: Harper and Row, ...

Author: Rick Stedman

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736960724

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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What if every promise of Jesus came true in your life? Jesus made many astonishing promises to his followers. He promised to love us, to fill us with joy, to strengthen us, to give us peace and rest, and to prepare an eternal home for us. Would you like your life to be molded and shaped by these promises rather than by the broken promises of this world? If so, join Rick Stedman as he reveals how your life—and the lives of those you love—will be transformed as you learn to pray the promises of Jesus daily. You will... strengthen your faith as you learn how to pray in a fresh, enjoyable, and biblical way explore seven key promises of Jesus in depth, providing a prayer focus for each day of the week learn how to pray the Scriptures and watch the Bible come alive If you want your life to change, the power is in the promises.
Categories: Religion

Love Through the Eyes of an Idiot

Love Through the Eyes of an Idiot

But at the time, I was a factdriven creature, and this was how I learned. One book made a particular impact on me, Caring and Commitment: Learning to Live the Love We Promise by Lewis B. Smedes. In my search for the meaning of love, ...

Author: J. Timothy King

Publisher: J. Timothy King

ISBN: 9780981692579

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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"I was born with the heart of a romantic. I fell in love at the drop of a hat, longed for someone to heal my loneliness, always attracted to the wrong women. Like others, I struggled for years with love and relationships. And like others, I thought I was all alone and that there was something wrong with me."I finally did find a special someone, but finding that person was simpler than I had thought. "The storybooks have it all wrong."This is my story, the frank confession of a romantic idiot who was lucky enough to find the secret of happily ever after." (J. Timothy King)
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Understanding Friendship On the Moral Political and Spiritual Meaning of Love

Understanding Friendship  On the Moral  Political  and Spiritual Meaning of Love

understanding of a friend's perspectives, circumstances, and needs and thus of what it means to value and further that ... and Lewis B. Smedes, Caring and Commitment: Learning to Live the Love We Promise (San Francisco: Harper 1988) 44.

Author: Gary Chartier

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

ISBN: 9781506479088

Category: Philosophy

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Understanding Friendship illustrates friendship as an expression of Christian love that can enrich one's life and be socially, culturally, and politically significant. The book examines what friendship is, how its distinctive moral status can be supported by multiple approaches to Christian ethics, and its part in Christian spirituality.
Categories: Philosophy

The Marriage Mentor Manual

The Marriage Mentor Manual

How You Can Help the Newlywed Couple Stay Married Les Parrott ... Caring and Commitment : Learning to Live the Love We Promise . ... Smedes argues eloquently for the importance of choosing freely to make and honor promises .

Author: Les Parrott

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310501318

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 76

View: 189

Marriage counseling's premier couple offers a practical approach to marriage mentoring.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Broken Vows Shattered Lives

Broken Vows Shattered Lives

While we men are stewing to come up with answers, our wives want to talk to develop the answers for themselves. ... In Lewis Smedes's book, Caring and Commitment: Learning to Live the Love We Promise, he gives several reasons why a ...

Author: Steven Mentzer

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781607918844

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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Broken Vows Shattered Lives is the story of Steve Mentzer as he journeyed with pain, grief, and shame of a Christian going through divorce. After ten years of marriage and six weeks after ordination, Steve found his marriage and ministry in shambles. Saddled with thoughts of unworthiness, he left the ministry for four years and focused his energies into finding the reasons for his downward spiral. The book starts with the beginning of divorce-marriage. Helping others find the reasons for their feelings in divorce he chronicles his thoughts and actions alongside valuable help for those like himself wondering if they have failed God. Broken Vows Shattered Lives has been used in counseling with other believers and is the basis for A Journey Through the Land of Divorce led by Dr. Mentzer. This book and seminar serve the express purpose of helping those hurting Christians to know the graciousness and love of the Father once again. Emotional pain is so powerful and damaging, but even when we are in that dark pit, we need to look to God to light our way. Dr. Mentzer used the principles in Broken Vows Shattered Lives to teach me how to know God more intimately, and how to find hope, healing and love through Jesus Christ. The lessons shared by this godly man can help anyone recover from their brokenness by trusting in God's words. The wisdom in these passages has been a gift for me, and one that has continued to bless me in many ways, throughout the years. Sherry B. Chesapeake, Virginia Dr. Mentzer's book provides a thoughtful, insightful, and useful tool for those who have experienced the pain of divorce and for those who counsel families in crisis. T. McClain, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist Wheeling, West Virginia
Categories: Religion

Public Practice Private Law

Public Practice  Private Law

112 Commitments give us more to live for, too, by making some things integral to who we are.113 They enable us to ... Lewis B. Smedes, Caring and Commitment: Learning to Live the Love We Promise (1986); George, supra note 19, at 94.

Author: Gary Chartier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107140608

Category: Law

Page: 264

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Elaborates an appealing model of marriage, rooted in love, for same-sex and different-sex couples, that doesn't involve the state.
Categories: Law

David Dancing Like a King

David  Dancing Like a King

When David considered the course of his life and leadership, he chose faithfulness and grace. ... 5 In Lewis B. Smedes, Caring and Commitment: Learning to Live the Love We Promise (New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, San Francisco, ...

Author: Larry Lichtenwalter

Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc

ISBN: 0828017719

Category: Bible

Page: 234

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At last David is king. He can defeat the Philistines. But can he resist a beautiful woman? In his third book walking through the life of David, Larry Lichtenwalter shows us the qualities David possesed as a leader. Each chapter gives the reader an abundance of theological insights and pulls an enormous amount of spiritual lessons from the exciting exploits of David, a man after God's own heart.
Categories: Bible

Ending Marriage Keeping Faith

Ending Marriage  Keeping Faith

When we reach a point, however, where the investment the vow signifies is more absent than present, ... See also Lewis B. Smedes, Caring and Commitment: Learning to Live the Love We Promise (San Francisco: Harper 81 Row Publishers, ...

Author: J. Randall Nichols

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781579108601

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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One of the very few books that speaks knowledgeably and compassionately about both spiritual and psychological aspects of divorce, Ending Marriage, Keeping Faith is an invitation to experience even the pain and confusion of divorce as a spiritual journey rather than an absolute ending. Thousands of readers have said that this book was the one thing they read that gave them both understanding and hope in the dark hours of their divorce experience. Dr. Nichols challenges much of the conventional wisdom about divorce, both religious and psychological, building the case that divorce can be a growth pilgrimage with a fundamental spiritual direction, reassuring landmarks, companionship along the way, and finally a safe ending. J. Randall Nichols' book is one of the fruits of his own painful but re-creative divorce experience, and he has written it to provide the kind of hope, insight, and guidance he could not find elsewhere to others like himself.
Categories: Religion

Promising Again

Promising Again

And third , it is more readily linked with the promises of God that precede all human promising . ... When theologian Louis Smedes writes about learning to live with the love we promise , his emphasis is on keeping commitments .

Author: Herbert Anderson

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664251242

Category: Religion

Page: 152

View: 650

This book addresses how relationships need to be refocused when couples face such changes as the launching of young adult children, a new job, the death of a parent or a child, the arrival of a "surprise" child, infidelity, illness, retirement, role change or reversal, and many others.
Categories: Religion

Warrior Love

Warrior Love

Maybe I am slightly crazy and simplistic, yet I believe we men, especially, can heal our lives by learning to love ourselves from deep respect and truth. We can make the world a safer place to live and love. We can relate to women and ...

Author: Roger King

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781452589930

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 196

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Author Roger King asks a question we may find truly challenging: Could humanity make a huge shift in consciousness and realize we are more naturally polyamorous than monogamous? In this narrative, a vulnerable story emerges when Roger and his partner separate. With heartfelt anger, love, and wisdom, Roger unveils his inner secret, admitting he is a polyamorous man--he loves more than one woman. Roger writes with disarming honesty and offers insights that can help men and women become open and receptive to love without fear. The message is simple, not always easy: You can change your thoughts with radical honesty and change your life. Men: Are you willing to love yourself and make the world safer for us to love each other? Women: Can you trust men with your love? Can we learn to replace jealousy of all types with unconditional love? Can war and terrorism stop and all types of slavery cease? Salvation lies in all of us waking up and learning to love who we truly are. "If a male version of Louise Hay exists, Roger is it!" --Isabelle P. Walker-Lefebvre, Heal Your Life facilitator "Roger walks his talk, and it's so easy to be real around him." --Sam Hardy, business owner Who would be fearful, critical, or jealous of you, if you changed by loving yourself and then shining that love and the powerful miracle within you to create a whole new way of being and living?
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

I Love You Anyhow

I Love You Anyhow

Yet we are told that He uses these tough times of our own creation to get our attention, and if we will let Him, ... But God is faithful and learning to live out an, “I Love You Anyhow” kind of relationship becomes more and more doable ...

Author: Marge Thompson

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480905719

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 286

View: 646

This book encourages, instructs and equips its readers to experience the fulfillment of an “I Love You Anyhow” kind of love - a love they can count on even when they mess up. It recounts true stories of dozens who desperately sought meaningful relationships and came up wanting – until they came face-to-face with the principles of this radical “I Love You Anyhow” kind of love. “The book is thoroughly Bible based, complete, well organized and colorful. The stories bring each concept to light in a powerful and practical way….the foundation and development of ideas really stand out… the story is honest, true and inspiring.” Mike Householder, Pastor - church of 10,000 “This book is a must read.... Marge has done a masterful job of compiling the insights and instructions of other authors and weaving them together with God’s Word…a great resource for individual or group study.” Dr. David Groen, POD “Anyone will be captured by the messages and real life stories….an easy read, fascinating, difficult to put down and anxiously calls one back to read further.” Leanne Andreas, Retired Adjunct Professor-AD
Categories: Family & Relationships

Wajibu

Wajibu

Caring and commitment : learning to live the love we promise . San Francisco : Harper & Row ... learning process . We make promises , especially in the marriage ceremony , with little idea of what may eventually be demanded of us .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105017459418

Category: Africa

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Categories: Africa

A People on the Move

A People on the Move

It sure helped us learn to live together in peace and love . Our time in the desert was very important . We had a lot of learning to do , before we got to the Promised Land . We needed a lot of help and God was always there providing it ...

Author: Marilyn Perry

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1551453916

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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For ages 4-8. Illustrates God's creation of a new covenant with the Hebrew people. The story of the escape from Egypt is filled with events that we can link to our own experiences today. It is the central salvation story for the Jewish people, and is also a key story for Christians. This all-ages learning resource includes lots of hands-on learning activities, craft ideas, and a Wilderness Wanderings board game that takes players on a journey with the Hebrew people through the desert wilderness to the Promised Land. Along the way participants learn the Ten Commandments. (Module contains 2 copies of board game -- all the game pieces included). 'A People on the Move' includes everything you need to plan your programme: instructions for creating a simple Time Machine; guide to setting up a computer activity centre; reproducible activity sheets for participants; outlines for vacation Bible School, adult Bible Study, or camp.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Learning to Live with the Love of Your Life and Loving It

Learning to Live with the Love of Your Life    and Loving It

It's crucial to recognize , though , that much of the time these skills were learned and developed after the ... For instance , if I promise to love you even when we have lost all our money , I will try to love you under the worst of ...

Author: Neil Clark Warren

Publisher: Focus on the Family Pub

ISBN: 1561796514

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

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Drawing on more than 30 years of counseling experience and an in-depth survey of 100 couples who've been blissfully wed for years, author Dr. Neil Clark Warren has pinpointed the "special somethings" that he sees as vital to good marriages.h
Categories: Family & Relationships

Living It Up

Living It Up

As they faced forward the minister he reminded them that life is given to us as individuals, and we must learn to live together. Love ... He then turned to Thomas and asked do you take Tori to be your wife do you promise to love, honor, ...

Author: Jo Ann Jennings

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781546212300

Category: Self-Help

Page: 124

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Life is not promised to be perfect as we will find out in Living It Up. Tori Spellman had it all yet wanted more. But her more turned out to be the wrong choice for her. Her family and friends never gave up on Tori, but in the end, her family and friends will always look back and see her sacrifice, her hope, her desire, her suffering, and the end of her destruction.
Categories: Self-Help

A Testimony Driven Life

A Testimony Driven Life

ALL of God's assignments to man are meant to bring about our perfecting —learning to live, love, and serve like Christ. ... and the “promise,” we can choose again between idolatrous and stewardship living; but when the “promise” comes, ...

Author: Astra Williams Brantley, PsyD

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781098001742

Category: Religion

Page: 116

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A Testimony-Driven Life Biblical-Stewardship Living, Discipling Disciplers of Disciplers, in an Adversity-Centered World Our hearts weep with Christ and pray with Him in intercession for the saints for they are not "mission ready." Our hearts are grieved to agony with the Holy Spirit because not every Christian is equipped to "disciple disciplers of disciplers." The testimony of God the Father (Who is Jesus Christ), and the testimony of God the Holy Spirit (Who testifies only of Jesus) are not faithfully reflected in "the word of our testimony." So how do we inspire each and every Christian to learn/submit/commit to sharing their own testimony, at all times, in all places, to encourage other Christians, as well as to cause others to come to Christ? How can we inspire God's people to DO THE TRUTH (John 3:21)? When God does a work in us or through us, then we should give Him the glory, by sharing of our personal testimony. As spiritual beings commissioned to live out a physical existence in an adversity-centered world, God, expects much fruit, that is, for us to do just as Jesus did, go and make steadfast disciples capable of making disciples. This is the WHAT of our obedience. Our HOW is to depend on the Holy Spirit as we learn to live/love/serve like Christ (our biblical-stewardship living). WHY? Starting with our singular purpose, a testimony-driven life, that pleases and glorifies God, we know what will be the result, discipling disciplers of disciplers, but we need to understand that "biblical-stewardship living" is HOW we get it done.
Categories: Religion

Change Your Heart Change Your Life

Change Your Heart  Change Your Life

If you allow these buildings to go up, just between you and me, I'll give you thanks just for the privilege of allowing me to accept this difficulty in my life and learning to live happily in your presence. I promise to praise you every ...

Author: Gary Smalley

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418567743

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Out of your heart flow your words and actions. Change your heart, and you'll change your life. According to best-selling author Dr. Gary Smalley, nobody has to live by the destructive subtle lies or believe the distortions of truth this world holds out to us. There are steps, strategies, and beliefs people can bring to their lives to either totally transform them or quietly improve them-and it all starts with hiding God's Word in their hearts. Hiding God's Word in his heart radically changed the life of Smalley himself, and he is seeing it revolutionize the lives of people around him as well-from lust, materialism, selfishness, anger, stress, overeating, anxiety, and guilt, just to name a few. No matter a person's age, experiences, or previous patterns, this book will guide readers to the whys and hows of orchestrating their beliefs to forever change their lives and relationships.
Categories: Religion

Learning to Stay

Learning to Stay

... I promise to love you with all my heart. I promise to honor and cherish you in sickness and in health, for richer and for poorer. I will obey you and respect you. I promise to follow you for the rest of my life." I was so out of it ...

Author: Stephanie Miller

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781608444090

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Learning to Stay is an empowering journey of enlightenment to Divine self-discovery and change as experienced through the eyes of one woman's escape from her addictive affair. Just as she was ready to leave her marriage and follow in the footsteps of her ancestors, the truth of her deception was revealed. This confrontation opened the door to confession, ultimately leading to her decision to stay and fight for her marriage. Her choice to stay birthed The 12 Keys. Each of the keys builds upon the next prompting change and immense personal growth. The 12 Keys are sure to heal anyone suffering from an addiction, be it alcohol, drugs, sex, food, self-pitty or even negativity. Thought provoking questions and exercises are provided at the end of each chapter, encouraging the reader to participate, rather than merely observe. These amazing keys are sure to revolutionize every 12 step program in existence today. Stephanie grew up in the Midwest. She has two sisters and a brother. As siblings they witnessed several divorces between each of their parents. Consequently, Stephanie desperately wanted to know what a healthy, happy, long lasting marriage looked like. She attended Grace University seeking her Masters Degree in counseling with an emphasis on marriage. Although she learned the techniques within her mind, she didn't quite trust the principles within her heart and thus struggled in relationships. It wasn't until she met her husband did she experience true commitment and finally understood what her professors were teaching. Her desire for change propelled her into her passion today. Stephanie and her husband Chris are certified Life Coaches with Going Next Level People Development and authorities on premarital and marital coaching. They have developed the 12 Key Seminars in order help others escape from addictions and find success in marriage.
Categories: Self-Help