Curious women AND men take a chance and share Gods word
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 14 years ago
A book for women AND men to share and learn about the struggles women face and how to cope with them using Gods word, guidance and love. Men this book is for you as well, learn to better your relationship with your spouse, soon to be spouse or simply your significant other.
Eye opening experience
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 15 years ago
Our church held this in a small covenant group. At first, I did not think I needed this class but since my friend was taking it, I thought I would too. After the first chapter I thought, this is hitting close to home and by the 5 chapter, I knew that I was meant to take this class. No only did I learn what God truly wanted out of all women but in my walk with Him. My husband and I have grown closer to one another and to God. Truly a triangle picture. Me on one side, husband on the other and God at the top. As we became closer together, we became closer to God. I would recommend this book to all women and encourage the men to read Every Man's Battle. We both have taken Every Man's & women's Battle and marriage. Today we facilitate these classes in our new church.
A little long winded
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 17 years ago
Overall the questions in this workbook are a good companion to the book. I am single, never married so some of the questions have no revelance in my life at the moment. Others are good because they make me think of my future and what I want and don't want from a husband. Some of the chapters are very long with a lot of questions to them. Great resource to do as part of a small group, which is how I am using it.
A Refreshingly Frank and Highly Practical Book
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 19 years ago
When EVERY MAN'S BATTLE was released three years ago, it clearly struck a nerve among Christian men who struggle with sexual sin. The resulting sales were amazing --- but nowhere near as amazing as the realization that women (Christian women, no less!) needed a similar book to help them come to terms with their unique struggles with sexual temptation. The notion that Christian women face strong physical and emotional temptation has long been dismissed or ignored. After all, "good" women simply don't have those kinds of battles, right? That kind of thinking has prevented Christian women from sharing their struggles with even their closest friends. In the foreword, Stephen Arterburn makes a point that is crucial to understanding why women face temptation and how they become so vulnerable to unhealthy attractions to, and relationships with, men. What it comes down to, Arterburn writes, is disappointment. For married women --- the target audience for this book --- that means disappointment with their husbands, a problem exacerbated by comparisons with men who appear to be more considerate, affectionate, sensitive, intelligent and good-looking. For single women, temptation is often closely linked to the idea of lack --- lack of love, of marriage, of the opportunity for "licit" sex --- and the uncertainty of ever finding fulfillment. In her opener, Ethridge confesses to having extramarital affairs with five men simultaneously. None involved sexual contact, but each compromised her relationship with her husband as she alternately obsessed and fantasized over each of the five men. Those mental and emotional attachments prevented her from experiencing true intimacy with her husband and fulfillment in her marriage and her life --- not to mention her relationship with God. Today she ministers to other women who struggle with affairs, both real and imagined, and helps them establish relationship boundaries, lifestyle changes, uncompromising moral standards, and methods for reading the warning signs that a line is about to be crossed. And Ethridge handles all of this with a refreshing frankness about her own struggles, some of which continued even after she believed she had set the proper limitations on her own relationships with men. No one reading this book can very well argue, "Well, she just doesn't understand," because it's clear that she does. She's been there, and she has found the courage not only to come clean with her husband and thereby strengthen her marriage but also to expose her weaknesses publicly and thereby make herself accessible to women who so desperately need the help she offers. Best of all, the help she offers is highly practical. Throughout the book, she gives specific guidelines for women to follow and even specific kinds of responses to flattering comments and overt come-ons from men. Instead of listing a host of rules, Ethridge lays out a number of biblical principles that women can use to guide them into making appropriate dec
Every Woman's Battle
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 19 years ago
I bought this book on a recent trip to a Christian bookstore in Dallas Texas. Upon reading it in the store I knew it was the book God wanted me to take home and read. It has opened my eyes, and those of my fiance to the way we live, the way things around us compromise our sexual and emotional integrity, both to ourselves, and to one another. I recommend this book to every woman, there are things in our lives that we do just because we know no different. Allow Shannon Ethridge, and her God given wisdom and grace at being straight to the point to work in your life, giving you sexual and emotional integrity.
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