A Guide to Overcoming the Obstacles to Intimacy When We Are Raised in a Culture that Uses Sexism and Stereotyping to Divide Us
Author: Dawn K Kozarian & Mark James
Much of “Married to the Enemy” is about the authors individual and couple journey. By sharing their personal enlightenment on how our culture and family impacts our attitude with the opposite sex, we learn how to go from devaluing each other to a more respectful and honoring relationship. Throughout the book, the authors ask questions for you to reflect on to see how you may have developed a gender filter that keeps you from creating the intimacy that you would like to have with your partner. Good relationships are reciprocal, so the authors also provide an inventory that looks at how healthy the reciprocity is in your relationship. Ultimately, by accepting yourself and your partner as you really are, not as the gender culture says you should be, you are guided towards loving authentically. In loving genuinely, you can now experience the rewards of a love-based relationship, not a power-based one. Meeting someone is a start; continuing a relationship with that person is progress; working together to create a positive and loving atmosphere is success. We come into this world with as much as half of our personality and inclinations present at birth. When we grow up with strong and excessive gender lines, these natural inclinations and personality tendencies tend to get blurred with what our interests should be and the type of personality we should have, whether it is true to our nature or not. For example: “I’m tough and can handle anything” image for a boy, and “I’m sexy, sweet, and submissive” image for a girl. These gender lines often leave us feeling like we are married to an opponent instead of a friend. Many couples may inadvertently begin playing a game of chess... looking to get the upper hand over the other. Imagine loving authentically, positively, and with acceptance. Imagine seeing the individual in front of you without the limitation of contrived gender expectations. How might you connect? What might you discover about your human commonality?
My Enemy is a Coward is about struggling with the chronic disease called Multiple Sclerosis. The author, Hiekaleez, was diagnosed with MS just after graduating from college. It was as if his dreams were over! In the very beginning, he didnt know what to do. He decided to get baptized and to seek his lifes purpose. My Enemy is a Coward is about his hunt for answers. It has been a life-changing journey that awakened this dreamer. The nightmare of carrying this thing came into his life at a time when he felt like he was on his way to making a positive impact in the world. Having Multiple Sclerosis interrupted his plans and led him to seek God and His plans for his life. This ended up being a great thing really. What the enemy meant for bad, through his Savior Jesus Christ, turned into what will ultimately guide him into being a blessing to someone else. This is just what it took for him to fulfill his purpose! His tough exterior was broken down and his true self was exposed to the world, using his pen as my eyes and the ink as my tears.
Maitland, Frederic William. The Constitutional History of England. A Course of Lectures Delivered. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1908. xxviii, 547 pp. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-068895. ISBN 1-58477-148-8. Cloth. $95. * Although Maitland reportedly never desired these lectures to be published, they have long been regarded by scholars as among the best of introductions to the subject. They cover the period from 1066 to the end of the nineteenth century, but rather than a narrative historical format, focus on describing the work of the constitution during five distinct periods in English history (1307, 1509, 1625, 1702, 1887). The lectures were delivered in the winter of 1887 and spring of 1888, and provide an entry to some of the major concepts he later expounded on in his seminal work written with Sir Frederick Pollock, The History of English Law. This volume was compiled and edited two years after Maitland's death by one of his students, Herbert A.L. Fisher. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 367.
Number 1 bestselling author Philippa Gregory continues her series, The Cousins' War, with Jacquetta Woodville, mother of the White Queen 'I have lost my father in battle, my sister to Elizabeth Woodville's spy, my brother-in-law to Elizabeth Woodville's executioner, my nephew to her poisoner, and now my son to her curse...' The gripping and ultimately tragic story of Anne Neville and her sister Isabel, the daughters of the Earl of Warwick, the most powerful magnate in England through the Cousins' Wars. In the absence of a son and heir, he ruthlessly uses the two girls as pawns but they, in their own right, are thoughtful and powerful actors. Against the backdrop of the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne turns from a delightful child growing up in intimacy and friendship with the family of Richard Duke of York to become ever more fearful and desperate as her father's enemies turn against her, the net closes in and there is, in the end, simply nowhere she can turn, no one she can trust with her life. * 'Popular historical fiction at its finest, immaculately researched and superbly told' The Times * 'The contemporary mistress of historical crime' Kate Mosse * 'Gregory at her engrossing, exhilarating, enlightening best'' Good Housekeeping
Raised in poverty, forced from his home, and left to find his own way at a young age, Clive Kinlock struggled to keep himself alive, resorting to substance abuse to cope. Realizing the streets of New York City would never allow him to leave that life behind, he moved to Montana to start again. There, he committed a crime that sent him to prison. Coerced into taking a plea agreement, he ended up with a seventy year sentence. This is the story of one man’s journey to redemption and rehabilitation. From the injustices of his early childhood to the inhumane treatment behind bars, it examines the causes and realities of life in prison. After years of personal struggle, the authors, Clive and Joy Wellington Kinlock, have become powerful voices for prison reform and the benefits of community outreach programs. This compelling autobiography is a call to action and a celebration of resilience in the human spirit, but above all, it is a story of enduring love.
Lies and betrayal. Denial and stupidity. Violence and rage. What do you do when you find out that the person you can't trust is your husband? You have married a pretender, with cruel intentions, that has been showing fake love to you, a pathological liar that is tormenting you with your son and determined to destroy you. My husband became my enemy when he lied for his gain, ran off with our son, and tried to turn loved ones against me. While in the eye of the storm trying to escape the darkness I prayed, had faith, and stood on God's promises. I had to realize my strength after my weakness was taken advantage of.
The incredible story of Hanna Shahin, a Palestinian boy raised in the old city of Jerusalem who was saved and transformed by the grace of God, then empowered to become a leading Christian broadcaster and an instrument of healing and redemption in the war-torn Middle East.
Some dreams are worth the fight... Kara Bentley, the child prodigy from a small southern town, has grown into a talented and beautiful young woman living in New York City. With hopes of attending Juilliard to become a world class pianist, Kara is on the fast track to winning the hearts of many, especially the one of up and coming film director Wendell McGuire. But will the advances of another woman steal the hopes of them ever being together? Melissa Peterson serves as a strong support system and best friend to Kara. She’s there to offer moments of encouragement as Kara faces the evils from an oppressive home life with her guardian sister, but will their friendship last when Kara uncovers a heavily guarded affair? Determined to defeat all odds stacked against her, Kara struggles to make it to the top. Will her determination prove to be enough as unrelenting trials attempt to suffocate any hope she has of leaving the projects, love for the man of her dreams, and most importantly the faith she has in God?
My Life Story is a powerful and inspiring message that will encourage, enrich any one in an abusive relationship seeking answers. Henrietta Trotter wrote Chapter 1-11 of her autobiography starting from the death of her mother at childbirth she says was Gods first intervention. He saved her twin and herself. It showed Gods Grace and Mercy when she sinned and fell short of His glory before she joined the Ministry. Her mothers name was Grace. Her story showed Gods Grace and Mercy before she accepted her calling. Divine Intervention is divine instructions interceding and organizing your life by allowing you to overcome your fears. Its resilient proof that Love dont Hate and Hate dont Love. Life can be difficult. There always seems to be some obstacle or misfortune trying to offset the good. However, in those times this book wants people not to despair, but to relish Gods love and strength, which this book reinforces. In this book Elder Trotter says, My primary goal is to be used by God. This book reveals her quest for justice; chapter after chapter relates how she was attacked in different areas, but she learned how to withstand the storm that came without warning; this contributes to her success as she never excepted defeat, Trotter says. Jobs secret was not his struggle; we all struggle. It was his endurance. This book introduces Gods power and favor in every line and between every page it reveals His Glory! It confirms the promises made to Abraham that the seed shall be blessed. Elder Trotter wrote. She started writing just weeks after her brutal attack on October 20, 1991, but when she came to herself years later the land of milk and honey unfolded. She added. Writing my life story was a healing process for my deliverance.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has shaped the consciousness of a generation, but never before has it been brought to life in such vivid and telling prose. Part Tim O’Brien and part Bernard Malamud, Avner Mandelman’s Talking to the Enemy ranges from boisterously entertaining tales of domestic squabbles to dark narratives from disillusioned soldiers. Awarded the Jewish Book Award when it was published in Canada and supplemented with recent stories, Talking to the Enemy is the powerful American debut of an international favorite. "Pity" draws the reader through the descending layers of horror of an Israeli soldier who is party to an assassination attempt gone terribly wrong. In "Terror" a man recalls a traumatic childhood incident that taught him family comes first—before justice, before fear. On a lighter note, "Mish-Mash" is a comical tornado set off when a winning lottery ticket is discovered in a less-than-conventional family, best described as "Sholem Aleichem writes Peyton Place on speed" (Montreal Gazette). Underneath their often brash exteriors Mandelman’s characters search for reconciliation and fulfillment in a land where conflict is a part of everyday life. Mandelman ensnares readers in intense plot-driven narratives that are pierced through with unexpected and ingenious twists. Beneath the surface of the often sparse prose lies evocative, unanswered questions about humanity. Every story delivers a thoroughly engrossing read with an unforgettable ending.
“How To Be a Pastor’s Wife” is an excellent guide for any woman who is married to a man in the ministry, or considering marrying a man in the ministry. In the guide the author, Jane Rodda, takes an honest look at the reality of having a life in ministry. Fully aware of the challenges that come with being a pastor’s family, Jane addresses such challenging issues as guarding your marriage, protecting your children, being aware of your own needs, and what to do when everything falls apart. She gives practical step by step instructions for addressing the different issues which every pastor’s wife will face at one point or another.
The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero
Author: Larry Tye
Publisher: Random House
Category: Social Science
Seventy-five years after he came to life, Superman remains one of America’s most adored and enduring heroes. Now Larry Tye, the prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Satchel, has written the first full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and performers who made him the icon he is today. Legions of fans from Boston to Buenos Aires can recite the story of the child born Kal-El, scion of the doomed planet Krypton, who was rocketed to Earth as an infant, raised by humble Kansas farmers, and rechristened Clark Kent. Known to law-abiders and evildoers alike as Superman, he was destined to become the invincible champion of all that is good and just—and a star in every medium from comic books and comic strips to radio, TV, and film. But behind the high-flying legend lies a true-to-life saga every bit as compelling, one that begins not in the far reaches of outer space but in the middle of America’s heartland. During the depths of the Great Depression, Jerry Siegel was a shy, awkward teenager in Cleveland. Raised on adventure tales and robbed of his father at a young age, Jerry dreamed of a hero for a boy and a world that desperately needed one. Together with neighborhood chum and kindred spirit Joe Shuster, young Siegel conjured a human-sized god who was everything his creators yearned to be: handsome, stalwart, and brave, able to protect the innocent, punish the wicked, save the day, and win the girl. It was on Superman’s muscle-bound back that the comic book and the very idea of the superhero took flight. Tye chronicles the adventures of the men and women who kept Siegel and Shuster’s “Man of Tomorrow” aloft and vitally alive through seven decades and counting. Here are the savvy publishers and visionary writers and artists of comics’ Golden Age who ushered the red-and-blue-clad titan through changing eras and evolving incarnations; and the actors—including George Reeves and Christopher Reeve—who brought the Man of Steel to life on screen, only to succumb themselves to all-too-human tragedy in the mortal world. Here too is the poignant and compelling history of Siegel and Shuster’s lifelong struggle for the recognition and rewards rightly due to the architects of a genuine cultural phenomenon. From two-fisted crimebuster to über-patriot, social crusader to spiritual savior, Superman—perhaps like no other mythical character before or since—has evolved in a way that offers a Rorschach test of his times and our aspirations. In this deftly realized appreciation, Larry Tye reveals a portrait of America over seventy years through the lens of that otherworldly hero who continues to embody our best selves. Praise for Superman “Engaging, fun, inspiring—like the Man of Steel.”—The Huffington Post “Powerful . . . wonderfully readable.”—The Plain Dealer “A story as American as Superman himself . . . The best origin story pulsing through Superman is not the one about the Krypton-to-Kansas alien baby, but rather the one about the superhero’s mortal and sometimes star-crossed creators.”—The Washington Post “Fun, enlightening pop-cultural history.”—Kirkus Reviews “A rich history full of lively heroes and villains‚ much like a comic book. Essential for Superman fans.”—Library Journal (starred review) “[A] comprehensive, definitive history.”—Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” — Jesus Congratulations! Your Goliath Has Arrived. Enemies often seem to get in the way of our plans, leaving us discouraged and disoriented. But what if these obstacles are a part of God’s plans for us? Our enemies - whether our weaknesses, circumstances, deep-seated sins, other people, or any other challenge—can become our stepping stool to new breakthroughs in life, if we leverage the opportunity. Just as David’s encounter with Goliath transformed him from a delivery boy to a national hero, our enemies can be a blessing in disguise - if only we recognize and face them head-on. Human nature tells us to flee our enemies, but Ron Carpenter will challenge you to embrace them. In The Necessity of an Enemy, Ron shares engaging insights like: • God intended for every enemy to be your footstool for promotion. • If you want to be number one, you can’t just beat number nine. • The depth of your battle gives you insight into the greatness of the potential God put in you, and enemies are your key to unlocking that potential. • All battles are fought over your future, not over your past or present circumstances. Are you ready to reach your next goal in life? Do you want biblically-based wisdom to help defeat every enemy and move with confidence to your destiny? The Necessity of an Enemy will give you the tools to change your perspective – and find meaning and purpose in all of life’s trials. From the Hardcover edition.
Helps Women Overcome the Limitations They Place on Themselves Women often find that the biggest obstacle to being all they were created to be is themselves. Though they long to succeed, they can't silence the voice inside whispering, "Just who do you think you are?" Through stories of modern and biblical women, My Own Worst Enemy explores both the calling of women to shine and the complex dynamic of self-sabotage that often keeps them from daring to obey. Janet Davis shows women how to break the cycle of shame and self-doubt to achieve their full potential. Perfect for individuals or small groups, My Own Worst Enemy will encourage any woman who wants to stop holding herself back and begin living out her purpose in the kingdom.
Bestselling historian Alison Weir brings Elizabeth I to vivid life in a novel of intrigue, sex, plots, mysteries and tragedies, amid all the colour and pageantry of the Tudor court. '[Weir] gets right inside the head of the Virgin Queen. The reader has a blissful sense of seeing history as it happens.' - Kate Saunders, The Times It was an affair that shocked the world. Elizabeth I is the most sought-after bride in Europe. But though she is formidably intelligent, brave and tempestuous, she is desperately insecure. The tragic events in her past mean she cannot give herself to any man, and yet she relishes the thrill of the chase, the lure of forbidden fruit. And so, using sex and high-powered diplomacy, she plays what becomes known as the 'Marriage Game', dangling suitors to keep them friendly to her kingdom, while holding them off indefinitely. But playing this tantalising game with the married Robert Dudley, the son and grandson of traitors, could cost her the throne...
Novels five through eight of the Gabriel Allon series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva. Prince of Fire Gabriel Allon is back in Venice, when a terrible explosion in Rome leads to a disturbing personal revelation: the existence of a dossier in terrorist hands that strips away his secrets and lays bare his history… The Messenger Gabriel Allon is about to face the greatest challenge of his life. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, and photographs are found on his computer—photographs that lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning an attack aimed straight at the heart of the Vatican. The Secret Servant A terrorist plot in London leads Israeli spy Gabriel Allon on a desperate search for a kidnapped woman, in a race against time that will compromise Allon’s own conscience—and life... Moscow Rules The death of a journalist leads Israeli spy Gabriel Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spycraft, even he has something to learn if he wants to prevent a former KGB colonel from delivering Russia's most sophisticated weapons to al-Qaeda. Praise for the #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva and the Gabriel Allon series “Those in the know are calling him the new John Le Carré. Those who are reading him can't put him down."—Chicago Sun-Times "The enigmatic Gabriel Allon remains one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series."—The Philadelphia Inquirer "A writer who brings new life to the international thriller."—Newsday "Allon is Israel’s Jack Bauer…Thrill factor:*****."—USA Today "Nobody handles this kind of intrigue as well Silva. He gives Gabriel and the rest of his team the kind of depth seen only in spy novels by Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy."—Richmond Times Dispatch "A terrific thriller…one of the best-drawn fictional assassins since The Day of the Jackal."—The San Francisco Examiner “Silva builds tension with breathtaking double and triple turns of plot.”—People
Collected here in one unabridged edition are all 20 books of Flavius Josephus' The Antiquities of the Jews. Antiquities of the Jews was first published in 94 AD, it is history of the Jewish people, written in Greek for Josephus' gentile patrons. It begins with the creation of Adam and Eve, and follows the events of the historical books of the Hebrew Bible, often adding information that we might not otherwise have today. This work, along with Josephus's other major work, The Jewish Wars, provides valuable background material to anyone wishing to understand first-century Judaism and the early Christian period. "I have undertaken the present work . . . for it will contain all our antiquities, and the constitution of our government, as interpreted out of the Hebrew Scriptures. And indeed I did formerly intend, when I wrote of the war, to explain who the Jews originally were,-what fortunes they had been subject to,-and by what legislature they had been instructed in piety, and the exercise of other virtues,-what wars also they had made in remote ages, till they were unwillingly engaged in this last with the Romans. . ."-Flavius Josephus
The wedding night in Manila was full of promise and Dorothy Dore was prepared to give herself completely to the charming American soldier in the blue uniform. Surely, he stood for duty, honor, and country, just as her father had. However, Sergeant K had a dark secret, which came to the light in a brutal honeymoon attack on her. He promised it would never happen again... Enemy in My Bed: Triumphs of a Military War Bride is a tribute to foreign war brides, like Dorothy, who have suffered in silence for the sake of loyalty to their vows and fear of being deported. The author believes that women continue to bear the burdens of abuse caused by addictions and mental disorders because no one is willing to speak up and offer a way out. She knows because she lived it; she escaped it, and survived to tell it all. Dorothy Dore Dowlen immigrated to the United States in 1951 and now resides in San Jose, CA. She is a much sought-after speaker for civic and veterans group functions. Dowlen's first book, Enduring What Cannot Be Endured, published by McFarland Co. Inc. in 2001, is the moving memoir of her WWII years as a teenager on the run from the Japanese and as a medical aide in the jungles of Mindanao, Philippines.