Love First offers forward-looking guideposts and meaningful, effective steps for
long-term success in intervention and recovery—including strategies for unique
and difficult situations. Families who follow this process will emerge triumphantly
Author: Jeff Jay
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
This revised and expanded third edition of the gold-standard for intervention provides clear steps for harnessing the power of family, friends, and professionals to create a better future with loved ones suffering from addiction. Over the course of the last twenty years, Love First has become the go-to intervention guide for tens of thousands of families. This trailblazing book empowers and equips families and friends to use the power of love and honesty to give their addicted loved ones a chance to reach for help. Updated with the latest addiction science as well as insights gained from decades of front-line experience in family interventions, this revised and expanded edition contains practical tools for taking the next step together: transforming the intervention team into an ongoing community of loving support, lasting accountability, and lifelong recovery.
This is the story of one such beautiful love bond that sprouted when a young boy of 13 years of age, saw the most beautiful face of his life.
Author: Arun Arora
Publisher: Arun Arora
Every love story has a childhood in it. We all have fallen in love during our adolescent years. That tender love sometimes vanishes as we grow older into the realities of this practical world and sometimes grows along with us, inside our hearts, rooted deep within our thoughts, growing into a much stronger bond with each passing moment. This is the story of one such beautiful love bond that sprouted when a young boy of 13 years of age, saw the most beautiful face of his life. Love @ First Sight recounts how the attraction felt by this young boy went on to grow into the deepest of feelings of love, selflessness and dedication. The boy knew from all his heart that he was in love with the girl and desired her throughout his school life. But he couldn't tell her anything, as he couldn't find ways to express his feelings. He couldn't talk to her during the whole five years of their schooling together; it's another thing that she was his classmate. The love remained one sided; at least the boy thought it to be so. Love has the power to change. How love brought in the most amazing and rewarding changes in his life to make it a positively better one to live is something you will love too. So, go on, and enjoy what love can do to your life, to your living, to you. Happy Living, Happy Loving "
This must-have guide to rethinking your children’s ministry is informed and intelligent, with the lighthearted humor so helpful to working with children.
Author: Colette Potts
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
• A sought-after model and guide to a new paradigm for children’s ministries • Creative program based on research and personal experience Struggling to offer a children’s program that resonates with young families? Finding it difficult to recruit teachers and volunteers for your children’s program? Want a children’s ministry that is grounded in Christ’s foundational teachings and relevant to the experiences of children today? This must-have guide to rethinking your children’s ministry is informed and intelligent, with the lighthearted humor so helpful to working with children. Through storytelling, testimonials, and research-based creativity, you’ll be inspired and energized to use your church’s gifts, your children’s interests, and your families’ needs to develop a children’s ministry that fits your church and the people in it. An appendix includes sample lesson plans, suggested Bible stories and book, and sermons. Colette Potts offers a successful model for a congregation to turn around their children’s ministry program to engage the whole congregation in worship, learning, and service while partnering with parents for bridging the formation gap between Sunday morning at church and the rest of the week at home and beyond.
"Love First provides clear steps for families, friends, and professionals to create a loving and effective intervention plan for helping those who have an addiction. This revised and expanded twentieth-anniversary edition adds new intervention techniques for alcohol and other drug addictions, plus contemporary insights from the authors' decades of front-line work with those who are addicted and their families. Also new are tools to help families undertake the treatment journey together and transition from intervention team to ongoing community of support for lifelong recovery"--
LOVE FIRST begins with the lovers running into each other one year after they broke up and goes back through their heartbroken months apart, and the ecstatic highs and emotional lows of their time together, back to the first perfect moment ...
Author: Eileen Walls
Sometimes love stories only have a happy ending if they are told backwards...or maybe they never really end at all. Max and Charlotte are from different worlds when they meet in San Francisco. Charlotte has been a ballerina for most of her young life and Max is just starting out in business, but they fall madly in love and struggle to balance their first adult relationship while living in New York together, trying to make their career dreams come true and working to make ends meet. LOVE FIRST begins with the lovers running into each other one year after they broke up and goes back through their heartbroken months apart, and the ecstatic highs and emotional lows of their time together, back to the first perfect moment when they fell in love at first sight. Whether they get back together or not, they have already changed each other's lives forever, and every single moment of their first love is worth it.*This is a New Adult contemporary romance with some mild sexual content and swearing*
Told with her signature wit, wisdom, and sass, Love @ First Site is an irresistible tale about what happens when we start to look for love between the lines on a computer screen--and a winning, unputdownable look at contemporary romance.
Author: Jane Moore
Spunky, sweet-natured Jessica Monroe is 34 years old and perfectly happy being single. A producer at a top-rated morning show with a coterie of fun friends and a busy nightlife, she isn't in any rush to meet a man. Her girlfriends, however, disapprove. And when they secretly place a personal ad on a hot singles Web site on her behalf, Jess is reluctantly hurtled into the topsy-turvy world of online dating, where frogs masquerade as princes—but your soul mate might be just one click away. A laugh-out-loud whirlwind of disastrous dates ensues, from Simon, who seems dreamy over e-mail but ditches her at the dinner table, leaving her with the bill, to Graham, a self-described “Ferrari driver” who turns out to be a car salesman—with several (old, fat, bald, creepy, cheap, stuck-up) men in between. When an unforeseen event turns her world upside down, Jess starts to wonder if the qualities she thinks she wants in a man are what she ultimately needs. And whether, as a new mystery suitor appears in her e-mail in-box, Cupid has other possibilities up his sleeve . . . With her sparkling sensibility and brilliant knack for rendering the foibles of modern love in a fresh, unforgettable way, Jane Moore has become one of the fastest-growing names in contemporary women's fiction. Told with her signature wit, wisdom, and sass, Love @ First Site is an irresistible tale about what happens when we start to look for love between the lines on a computer screen--and a winning, unputdownable look at contemporary romance.
Love First to Forgive is the story of one Atlanta, Georgia, family's struggle to bring a willful, wayward loved one to Christ.
Author: Sabrina M. Evans
Amelia seems to have it all: beauty, intelligence, and a promising future career in collegiate basketball. Her loving Christian family wants only what's best for her. She's popular in school and is a member of the honors society. What more could she want at the end of her senior year? But beneath Amelia's apparent success is a desperate fear of abandonment coupled with a fierce desire to win, no matter the cost. When she competes with Lynn for a title, Amelia sets in motion a manipulative campaign to discredit and remove her rival. Her envy and ill willed heart threatens to damage her relationship with her peers, family and, God. As Amelia pursues her wicked goals for personal gain, Margaret prays for the means to bring her prodigal daughter to Christ before it's too late. Meanwhile, Nana, her grandmother, receives a prophetic dream from the Holy Spirit warning of a terrible tragedy. Joe, her uncle, hopes Amelia ends her reckless escapades. It might take nothing less than a disaster to remind Amelia of God's love and forgiveness that only comes when Jesus is established in your heart. "Love First to Forgive" is the story of one Atlanta, Georgia, family's struggle to bring a willful, wayward loved one to Christ. Sabrina Evans' tale of drama, laughter, tears, and teachable moments will inspire all who hold God's love in their hearts.
Count Christophé flees the French Revolution's carnage, only to meet Scarlett--a beautiful, lionhearted widow--who adores his faith but is also related to the murderer of the count's family.
Author: Jamie Carie
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Count Christophé flees the French Revolution's carnage, only to meet Scarlett--a beautiful, lionhearted widow--who adores his faith but is also related to the murderer of the count's family. From the ForeWord magazine Romance Book of the Year-winning and RITA Award-nominated author of Snow Angel. Original.
This book is about the what, how, and why of being human.
Author: Lloyd E. Sandelands
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This book is about the what, how, and why of being human. To be human is to love and know the being of things (their truth, beauty, and good). We are able to do this because we are male and female in the image of God in the person of Jesus Christ.
But beneath the surface of their feud is an undeniable connection. A balcony, a star-crossed couple, a fateful meeting—maybe it’s the kind of story that can't work out in the end. Or maybe, it’s the perfect second chance . . .
Author: Kate Clayborn
Publisher: Kensington Books
“The most delightful cast of characters I've met in ages…a modern romance masterpiece.“ —New York Times bestseller Christina Lauren “Constantly revealing new layers of lyricism…Love at First is poetry, then — sometimes an artful sonnet, other times halting free verse. But it's never anything short of miraculous.” —Entertainment Weekly, Grade A “At the end I was left with that warm, glowing love for humanity.” —The New York Times Buzzfeed Books to Add to Your TBR Goodreads Hottest Romances of 2021 Frolic Best Books of Winter 2021 BookRiot Books for Coping with A COVID-19 Winter SmexyBooks Most Anticipated Books A Love So True Books Every Romance Fan Should Read A sparkling and tender novel from the acclaimed author of Love Lettering, full of bickering neighbors, surprise reunions, and the mysterious power of love that fans of Christina Lauren, Sarah Hogle, and Emily Henry will adore. Sixteen years ago, a teenaged Will Sterling saw—or rather, heard—the girl of his dreams. Standing beneath an apartment building balcony, he shared a perfect moment with a lovely, warm-voiced stranger. It’s a memory that’s never faded, though he’s put so much of his past behind him. Now an unexpected inheritance has brought Will back to that same address, where he plans to offload his new property and get back to his regular life as an overworked doctor. Instead, he encounters a woman, two balconies above, who’s uncannily familiar . . . No matter how surprised Nora Clarke is by her reaction to handsome, curious Will, or the whispered pre-dawn conversations they share, she won’t let his plans ruin her quirky, close-knit building. Bound by her loyalty to her adored grandmother, she sets out to foil his efforts with a little light sabotage. But beneath the surface of their feud is an undeniable connection. A balcony, a star-crossed couple, a fateful meeting—maybe it’s the kind of story that can't work out in the end. Or maybe, it’s the perfect second chance . . .
Ruth Livingstone's life changes drastically the day her father puts a young child in her arms and sends her to a small village in New Jersey under an assumed name.
Author: Delia Parr
Publisher: Bethany House
Ruth Livingstone's life changes drastically the day her father puts a young child in her arms and sends her to a small village in New Jersey under an assumed name. There Ruth pretends to be a widow and quietly secludes herself until her father is acquitted of a crime. But with the emergence of the penny press, the imagination of the reading public is stirred, and her father's trial stands center stage. Asher Tripp is the brash newspaperman who determines that this case is the event he can use to redeem himself as a journalist. Ruth finds solace tending a garden along the banks of the Toms River--a place where she can find a measure of peace in the midst of the sorrow that continues to build. It is also here that Asher Tripp finds a temporary residence, all in an attempt to discover if the lovely creature known as Widow Malloy is truly Ruth Livingstone, the woman every newspaper has been looking for. Love begins to slowly bloom...but is the affection they share strong enough to withstand the secrets that separate them?
No one remembers who came in 2nd... There has never been a shortage of drama between Samantha and her sister Adriana. From the womb they have always been in competition and that doesn't stop when it comes to Men. When Samantha tries to introduce her sister to her new love things get crazy. Not only does Adriana sweep Scott from under Samantha's nose but most of all...Adriana has no sympathy or remorse for Samantha's feelings. A match is thrown to the gasoline pit of Samantha's rage which turns their sisterhood into a WAR. Meanwhile their best friend Gabby has secrets of her own that will destroy the trio forever. Will the ladies stop fighting long enough to see the truth or will they self destruct. Keywords: Side Chick, Side chick books, Free Book, African american Free, Free reads, Freebie, Urban Fiction, african american urban fiction, plenty of fish, tinder, facebook, instagram, Black books by black authors, urban hood story, hood story, street fiction, hood fiction, street books, hood books, african american books, new release african american, oprah winfrey book club, bestseller, new york times, usa today best seller, mia black, his dirty secret
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Getting along with someone like him—a shiny Volvo when she’s so used to junkers—sends Pinky into a tailspin. Sparks are definitely flying, but it’s unclear if that’s a good thing. Could this be love at first fight?
Author: Sandhya Menon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Young Adult Fiction
From New York Times bestselling author Sandhya Menon comes a delightful enovella sequel to When Dimple Met Rishi and There’s Something about Sweetie, about a Valentine’s Day group date gone hilariously, disastrously awry. Ashish Patel has never considered himself a hopeless romantic. But now that he’s found his other half, Sweetie Nair, there’s nothing he wants more than to celebrate love in all its forms. So when Valentine’s Day rolls around and he hears about a romance-themed escape room, he knows it’s the perfect opportunity to bring together Sweetie along with his newly engaged brother and sister-in-law-to-be, Rishi Patel and Dimple Shah. On their way to the escape room, the group runs into Pinky Kumar and Samir Jha—both friends to Ashish but nemeses to each other. Despite Pinky’s kneejerk reaction to the cheesy theme (which gets her a high-five from Dimple), the two of them agree to join the group. The escape room is as insufferably saccharine as Pinky feared, but even she is surprised when she and Samir actually…work well together. Samir embodies everything Pinky despises—following rules, having no fun, consuming single-use plastics. Getting along with someone like him—a shiny Volvo when she’s so used to junkers—sends Pinky into a tailspin. Sparks are definitely flying, but it’s unclear if that’s a good thing. Could this be love at first fight?
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Vivienne Nolan, lovingly referred to by family and friends as Mama Vee, is a God conduit.
Author: Lynda Martin
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
Vivienne Nolan, lovingly referred to by family and friends as Mama Vee, is a God conduit. Whenever prayer is needed, call Mama Vee, and she calls on the Lord. Always understanding, nonjudgmental, and comforting, she offers loving support to all who need it. When a distinguished gentleman enters her life and proposes marriage, the family's God connection is threatened. Saying yes means a move from Oak Park to Phoenix-from all she loves and all who love her. Saying no means putting everyone else's