MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
By Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
Love & Respect is based on the biblical passage from Ephesians 5:33 (But every husband must love his wife as he loves himself, and wives should respect their husbands). His premise is that communication between a husband and wife is often frustrated because of the vastly different ways in which men and women perceive love. Women are wired to need unconditional love and men need to feel unconditionally respected. Revitalize the love in your marriage!
By Linda Waite
Based on the authoritative research of family sociology Linda J. Waite, journalist Maggie Gallagher, and a number of other scholars, this book’s findings dramatically contradict the anti-marriage myths that have become the common sense of most Americans. Today a broad consensus holds that marriage is a bad deal for women, that divorce is better for children when parents are unhappy, and that marriage is essentially a private choice, not a public institution. Waite and Gallagher flatly contradict these assumptions, arguing instead that by a broad range of indices, marriage is actually better for you than being single or divorced-physically and materially.
By Kenneth Wingate
Proverbs was composed specifically as a manual for home and family instruction and to prepare us for life in the world. It is a divinely given handbook to help parents. Here then is a book for parents to read on their own; for teenagers to read on their own; for parents and teenagers, who are willing to take the family challenge, to read around the table after dinner or on other occasions. It points us to God’s way. It promises us God’s grace. What could be better for us than that?
By Dr. Les & Leslie Parrott
Would you throw away a $100 bill? Never! So why squander that most precious commodity–time? Let the Parrotts show you how to stop the “time bandits” in your life. You’ll discover the two lies every time-deprived couple believes, learn how to recapture “missing” hours, slay the “busyness” giant that threatens your relationship; and more.
By Willard F. Harley, Jr.
It’s no surprise – men and women have radically different priorities. Describing the ten most important needs of men and women, Dr. Harley teaches you how to “affair-proof” your marriage. Learn how to sustain romance, increase intimacy, and deepen your awareness year after year. This 15th anniversary edition features a new preface.
By Dr. Gary Smalley
Have you discovered the building blocks of lasting bonds? Smalley discloses 17 core fears that can aggravate relationships–and the secrets to dealing with them, provides practical strategies for stopping unhealthy and damaging patterns, unfolds the road map to love; and helps you to understand that God made you for satisfying relationships.
By Dr. Gary Smalley | Ted Cunningham
Ideal for engaged couples, newlyweds, and long-married partners, this resource provides the tools you’ll need to establish a lasting life together! Relationship expert Smalley and Pastor Cunningham show you how to defuse the ticking time bomb of unrealistic expectations and acknowledge your unexpressed assumptions. Learn to understand each other’s needs, express yourself honestly, and increase intimacy. Hardcover.
By Paul P. Gushee
Driven by pain of divorce he’s seen in the lives of students, friends, and family members, Gushee looks closely at the causes of the collapse of modern marriage. Engaged and married couples, parents, lay leaders, children in troubled families, and children of divorce will find hope that marriage can again become a successful and sacred institution. An excellent resource for starting a marriage ministry in the local church.
By Jerry B. Jenkins
In a culture that minimizes infidelity and its devastating effects, best-selling author Jerry Jenkins gives strong but practical advice: plant preventive hedges around your marriage. You will face many enemies, but there is a way to deal with sexual temptation long before it occurs — and to stay faithful for life. Revised edition. Includes a 90-minute DVD message from the author and a new study guide for group and personal use.
POLICY AND GOVERNMENT
By Dr. Arthur Brooks
For too long, conservatism has been a movement of the head and not the heart. Now New York Times bestselling author Arthur C. Brooks offers a bold new vision for conservatism as a movement for happiness, unity, and social justice—a movement of the head and heart that boldly challenges the liberal monopoly on “fairness” and “compassion.”
Clear, well-reasoned, accessible, and free of vituperative politics, The Conservative Heart is a welcome new strategy for conservatives looking for fresh, actionable ideas—and for politically independent citizens who believe that neither side is adequately addressing their needs or concerns.
By Senator Jim DeMint
High-profile bailouts, controversial economic stimulus packages, universal health care . . . are we slipping into socialism? Senator DeMint says yes—but it’s not too late to reverse course! Offering a comprehensive action plan, he shows how conservative legislation can reduce debt, fix Social Security, provide tax credits to pay for health insurance, stop America’s cultural decline, and more. 320 pages, hardcover from B&H.
By Richard John Neuhaus
Underlying the many crises in American life is a crisis of faith. It is not enough that more people should believe or that those who believe should believe more strongly. Rather, the faith of persons and communities must be more compellingly related to the public arena. “The naked public square”–which results from the exclusion of popular values from the public forum–will almost certainly result in the death of democracy.