More than half of all couples who become engaged this year will never make it to the altar. Why? Leading experts believe it's because couples fail to really get to know their potential mate before getting engaged. Relationship expert and noted couples counselor Norm Wright steers potential brides and grooms through a series of soul-searching questions to discern if they've really met "the One."
Couples will be much more confident about whether or not to pursue marriage after completing these in-depth and personal questions. Norm also addresses the delicate subject of calling off the wedding if readers discover that a potential mate isn't actually meant to be a life partner.
As you and your partner enjoy reading the Before You Say "I Do" Devotional, you'll also be cultivating tools to help you keep your relationship vibrant and strong.
A couple will look forward to closing the doors on the frenzied world and taking turns reading the devotions. The Scripture verses and meditations guide them in applying God's Word to their lives and marriage, and the daily discussions will fill their relationship with a new expression of God's promises and an everlasting love toward one another.
This is the perfect gift—thoughtful and inspirational—for all couples at any stage of life and relationship.
Writing from his own experience, Wright covers such issues as the meaning of grief, blaming God, and learning how to express and share in times of loss. Now repackaged and updated with additional material, Recovering from Losses in Life will help readers find hope in difficult times. Study questions included.
A continual bestseller now re-launched with a new look for new readers, this insightful and perceptive book shows readers how to face and move beyond the negative events and feelings of their past. Writing from a compassionate, Christian perspective, H. Norman Wright helps readers understand who they are, who is responsible for their character, and how they can let go of the things of the past in order to live with confidence and enthusiasm.
With vulnerability and emotional insight, Norm shares from his deeply personal journey and illuminates the way back to living when someone you love is gone. Readers who have lost their spouse will discover support and guidance as theywork through anger, including anger at God, to ease toward God’s peacemove away from denial and “what ifs” to move forwardallow memories to provide comfort without getting stuck in the pastcreate a healthy new, daily routine to care for themselvesturn their new identity and life over to God’s leading and mercy
This tender and inspirational book will help any reader who is grieving or who is walking alongside a grieving friend.
Expert counselor Dr. Norm Wright provides practical advice on how to spot, face, and conquer fear in this easy-to-understand book. His down-to-earth, practical advice backed by over four decades of Christian counseling experience will help you successfully combat negative thought patterns with the Word of God and effectively maintain a positive outlook on life through prayer and positive self-talk. Includes clear explanations and practical advice on how to stop worrying.
When anxiety robs you of sleep, when worry saps your energy, and when fear captivates your thoughts, it is easy to feel helpless. But you do not have to remain a prisoner of fear, anxiety, or stress any longer.
• Find out the difference between helpful and unhelpful fear
• Recognize the true causes of fear and how to overcome them
• Learn practical ways to break patterns and habits of anxiety and worry
• Discover your source of peace, security, and freedom
See how the fear of rejection, fear of failure, and even our genetics can impact whether or not we worry about a situation. Then, discover how the Word of God, prayer, and a positive outlook can help you break that pattern of fear.
• Personal use/growth
• To give to someone who is struggling with fear and anxiety
• Ministry training tool
• Christian counseling resource
• Supplemental information for a Bible study on fear, worry, or anxiety.
Losing a family member is one of life's most difficult experiences, and the weeks and months that follow such a loss can be overwhelming. Experiencing the Loss of a Family Member is a trustworthy companion for your journey through grief. With gentle honesty and wisdom, bestselling author and respected family therapist H. Norman Wright discusses topics, such as:
· The World of Grief
· The Loss of a Spouse
· The Death of a Child
· Parent Loss
· The Death of a Sibling
· The Death of a Friend
· The Death of a Pet
· And More
You are not alone as you travel through the valley--God's Spirit, the Comforter, walks with you every step of the way. He will guide you toward true peace and renewed hope.
Packed with sound advice and biblical wisdom, Success over Stress guides readers toward making manageable changes to their activities, relationships, and possessions to obtain the rich, satisfying life they long for.
Couples will work together to: make sure they're ready for a new marriagediscover the essentials for successful remarriagesclearly communicate personal and family needsestablish realistic expectations for their new marriagehandle common problems in remarriage: previous partners, in-laws (past and present), merged families, money, sexual issues
Offering plenty of room for written responses, this essential premarriage guide helps couples work through problem areas before they become issues. They will also discover areas of strength and agreement that will help them establish a solid foundation for success.
Ideal for couples, study groups, ministers, and counselors.
Is your teen withdrawing, acting unusual, or distracted? Do you feel like you just don't know your child anymore? Are you afraid it's more than just a stage? Find out which responses are "normal" adolescent behaviors, and which ones indicate deeper issues related to loss, anger, or teen depression, with this easy-to-understand book.
Expert Dr. Norm Wright gives insight on how to reconnect with your child, understand their struggle, and never lose hope.
• Discover 11 practical ways to help grieving teens
• Find out how to help your teen face and overcome fear, guilt, anger and teen depression
• Identify and support the 11 ways your teen creates their own identity
• Learn 4 basic principles on how to interact with your teen and foster positive communication
Perfect for parents (as well as pastors, youth leaders, children's ministry leaders, teachers, concerned friends and family members) who want to help a teen during a difficult time in his/her life.
4 Key Features About Dr. Norm Wright's Book, Helping Your Hurting Teen
• Covers Key Teen Issues Every Parent Needs To Know
Adolescence is a life phase filled with physical, mental, and emotional changes that can leave both you and your teen spinning. Expert Dr. Norm Wright maps out how to help your teen navigate through this confusing time.
A favorite toy breaks . . . . A pet dies . . .
It’s Okay to Cry.
Parents divorce and you’re forced to move . . .
It’s Okay to Cry.
A best friend is hurt badly . . . . A grandparent dies . . .
It’s Okay to Cry.
Look through the eyes of a child again. When something unexpected, disappointing, or traumatic occurs, children feel a very real sense of loss. They may respond with fear or with anger. Most likely they are confused. They have questions they want answered. They need help from their parents or others who care to understand and process their grief.
It’s Okay to Cry offers practical help for parents. It explains the symptoms of loss and unresolved grief so that parents can recognize them and walk alongside their children on the path to recovery.
Well-known and respected author H. Norman Wright speaks to parents with sympathy and reassurance. He recognizes that most parents don’t know how to teach their children to process loss, because often they weren’t taught themselves. His sage advice will give you and your child the comfort and hope you seek.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Short offerings, ideal for busy lives, include Scripture and relatable meditations that lead men to seek their identity and security in Christ as they learn to: rely on God's guidance connect with other men of faith model God's love and strength in practical ways trust the Bible as their source of wisdom give their needs, hurts, decisions, and future to God
Like a faithful mentor, Wright walks alongside men through every area of their lives, from relationships and family to vocation and contentment. This relevant devotional will be a gift of ongoing influence and inspiration for men of all stages of their journey.
It feels like the deepest hurt in the world...and you don't know how you can ever move on. People tell you that ""time heals all wounds,"" but that doesn't help with the pain you feel right now. Expert Dr. Norm Wright understands. He has worked with those devastated by heartache for over 4 decades. He knows how to compassionately and practically help you work through the feeling of loss, grief, and rejection—showing you how to resist blaming God, how to make sense of it all, and how to finally move forward.
• Find out the factors that make certain losses more difficult than others.
• Discover how to work through the emotions caused by grief and loss.
• Learn the 5 steps to letting go and the 10 tips on how to move on.
• Recognize whether you are afraid of loving again (and find out how to overcome that fear)
Heartbreak, despair, loneliness, numbness—these are our feelings when we experience a broken relationship. But, these are not feelings we need to carry with us forever. Experience the peace that comes from letting God be the healing balm for your wounded heart.
• Personal use/growth
• To give to someone who is struggling with the loss of love
• Ministry training tool (Church leaders, teachers, prayer team, etc.)
• Christian divorce recovery group
• Christian counseling resource
It often begins with a phone call. It may be from a police officer, teacher, pastor, friend, or even from your son or daughter.
Whoever it is, they are telling you something you never wanted to hear, something that causes you to go weak with shock, disbelief, and dismay:
"I'm moving out, I can't stand you or your religion anymore."
"I'm living with my girlfriend."
"Mom, Dad, I'm gay."
"Your son has been arrested for selling drugs."
Such words shake the very foundations of a home and family. Everything you've worked for, prayed for, and sacrificed for has just crumbled. Where do you go from here?
Loving Your Rebellious Child is not a "how-to" quick fix for parents of prodigals; rather it reads more like a wise companion coming alongside to bear the pain, understand the struggle, and to offer insights gleaned from the kiln of experience.
Who still treasures God’s dream for marriage? The institution of marriage has been assaulted with a vengeance, bringing high divorce rates, widespread cohabitation, and a sharp decline in esteem for traditional marriage; but a ray of hope burns steady and bright. By returning to God’s original intent for marriage, we can overcome all of this world’s attacks against it. One Marriage Under God, by bestselling author and educator Dr. H. Norman Wright, unfolds in a fresh way what God’s dream for our marriages really involves, and how to recover it—for good. Couples find hope, healing, and new joy in their God-ordained union.
What’s It Like Being Married to Me?
Stepping into someone else’s shoes never fails to bring fresh insight. Ever tried on God’s?
Bestselling author and educator H. Norman Wright cuts through the cultural confusion and clarifies the institution of marriage as God originally created it—a beautiful, committed, eternal bond. A bond that leaves only one option for anyone who’s ever said I do: Make it work, no matter what.
Wright considers the temptations and struggles facing today’s couples and offers practical, proven guidance steeped in God’s Word. You and your spouse will discover how to answer the call to be one, meet the challenge to love, and rise to the occasion of sharing your story with others.
One Marriage Under God will help you see things from God’s perspective. It’s the best thing you will ever do for your marriage.
Become a Marriage Keeper
Popular culture attacks it and your own doubts can plague it, but God’s original intent for marriage will forever remain. You can honor Him by choosing to preserve, honor, and nurture your own marriage as well as the marriages around you. God is calling forth Marriage Keepers to make a difference in society today.
One Marriage Under God explores thought-provoking insights:
• Whether you married the “right” or “wrong” person is entirely up to you.
• God has a good plan for every marriage.
• Your marriage needs to be recreated daily.
• Culture’s alternatives to marriage are destructive; God’s plan is flawless.
Your marriage won’t wait. Begin to build up today what God first brought together.
Story Behind the Book
“I have a real connection with this book. I even processed ideas and chapters while I was bass fishing! While that was scary, my hope is that it will disturb readers in a positive way, providing the hope that marriage really can be richly fulfilling. This book is different from the rest because each reader will discover the benefits of marriage done God’s way, be challenged to recreate their marriage according to Scripture, be motivated to apply several marriage change princples, be provided with skills to become a Marriage Keeper, and to take posititve steps to reverse our culture’s trends toward divorce and living together.”
—H. Norman Wright
From the Hardcover edition.
In this easy-to-understand book, expert Dr. Norm Wright gives advice on how to find our identity in Christ (rather than in what others think). His down-to-earth, practical advice backed by over four decades of Christian counseling experience will help you avoid the confusion and pain that comes from a misplaced identity and will help you answer the tough life question: Who am I?
When we know who we are in God's eyes, our confidence won't allow the ups and downs of life to destroy our self–worth. Once we realize that having the right job, the right possessions, or even having the right connections are not who we are, we can establish our identity on the one foundation that is unchangeable—God's love for us. Deepen your understanding of who God is and discover how he sees you with this easy-to-understand book.
Enjoy getting practical advice on—
• Finding our identity in Christ rather than in what others think
• Dealing with negative messages from the past
• 6 practical ways to believe and walk in the truth of who God says that you are
• Dealing with identity and mid-life crisis (for both men and women)
• Six ways to positively change your relationship with others
4 Key Features of Dr. Norm Wright's Discovering Who You Are and How God Sees You
• Expert Advice Explained in an Easy-to-Understand Way
Weaving his experience as a counselor with the Word of God, Dr. Norm Wright uses illustrative examples, simple summaries, and clear explanations as he answers key questions:
• What is identity? How do we form our identity?
• Why do people have mid-life crisis or an identity crisis?
• How can I know if my identity is based too much on others' opinions?
• How can I find my identity in Christ?
My mom died of cancer.
My best friend was in a serious accident.
When a family member, friend, neighbor, or coworker is in pain, he or she needs your support—even if you’re not sure what to do. Trusted Christian counselor Norm Wright offers this easy-to-follow handbook on how to respond to others during and after crises. As part of a national team that provides grief counseling following tragedies—including recent shootings and September 11—Norm knows firsthand what works when giving comfort. Along with discovering how you can respond in difficult situations, this straightforward guide will help you:understand the confusion and emotions the person will experiencedecide what to say and what not to saychoose what you can do immediately and long-termgive encouragement during depression and griefprovide biblical wisdom for helping the person cope and live on
Sensitive, practical, and specific, this handy reference includes information you need to be supportive and point to God as the ultimate healer.
Release your past to God once and for all with the help of respected Christian counselor H. Norman Wright, who has worked with grief-stricken individuals in the aftermath of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and mass shootings.
Whether you've experienced a major ordeal or a series of disappointments, it's impossible to move forward when painful emotions remain unaddressed and broken relationships stay unresolved. Reclaim hope for the future by...
Leave the past behind, experience fullness of life in the present, and look forward to the future. Healing awaits.
Respected therapist H. Norman Wright, along with Lynn Ellis, a researcher with firsthand experience with fibromyalgia, lupus, and chronic fatigue, shares practical, hopeful answers for those who suffer from what are often called "invisible illnesses."
Readers will benefit from realizing they are not alone even if others don't understand what they are experiencing. They will also find helpful ideas for managing relationships with their doctors and their families insight into God's perspective and caring for those who suffer practical ways to manage the stress, fear, and depression that often comes with chronic illness
Coping with Chronic Illness is the perfect resource for those who struggle as well as for their families and friends, lay counselors, medical professionals, and pastors.
“A Christian marriage is a total commitment of two people to the peon of Jesus Christ and to each other,” says noted Christian author and counselor Norm Wright. Drawing from his many years as a marriage counselor, marriage enrichment seminar speaker, and his own experiences, Wright offers readers an intriguing workbook that explores topics that include—understanding what marriage should beadjusting to personality differencesdealing with finances: credit, priorities, income optionsbuilding healthy in-law relationshipshandling unexpected events in marriage
Whether newly married or married for years, couples will discover how they can improve their relationship through understanding and helping each other. Packed with inspiring quotations, perceptive insights, Scripture references, and thought-provoking questions, After You Say “I Do”takes couples on an exciting and illuminating journey into the heart of their marriage. Perfect for a husband and wife to do together or for a couples study group.
On your journey you’ll find the answers to three of life’s most important questions:The Question of Existence: Why am I alive?The Question of Significance: Does my life matter?The Question of Purpose: What on earth am I here for?
Living out the purpose you were created for moves you beyond mere survival and success to a life of significance—the life you were meant to live.
Five benefits of knowing your purpose:It will explain the meaning of your life.It will simplify your life.It will focus your life.It will increase your motivation.It will prepare you for eternity.
This new, expanded edition has been created for a new generation of readers.
Whether you call it following your heart, a gut feeling, a hunch or intuition, instinct-the inner knowledge bubbling up from a wellspring of wisdom within-can lead to a bigger, elephant-sized life.
Combining social, business and personal examples with biblical insights, in INSTINCT Bishop Jakes shows readers how to rediscover their natural aptitudes and reclaim the wisdom of their past experiences. Knowing when to close a deal, when to take a risk, and when to listen to their hearts will become possible when they're in touch with the instincts that God gave them.
If readers are ready to unlock the confines of where they are, and discover where they were meant to be, then INSTINCT is their key!
Broken into thirty-one segments, this book defines the most powerful blessings in Scripture and encourages readers to declare one each day for a month. The declarations will affirm God's blessings in the area of health, family legacy, decisions, finances, thoughts, outlook, and overcoming obstacles.
Countless books on success tell you what you need to get that you don’t already possess. In Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success, Steve Harvey tells you how to achieve your dreams using the gift you already have. Every one of us was born with a gift endowed by our creator—something you do the best at with very little effort. While it can be like someone else’s, your gift is yours alone. No one can take it away. You are the only one who can use it—or waste it.
Steve shows how that gift holds your greatest chance at success, and the fulfillment of your life’s mission and purpose. He helps you learn to define your gift—whether it’s being a problem solver, a people-connector, a whiz with numbers, or having an eye for colors. He makes clear that your job is not your gift; you may use it in your work, but it can also be used in your marriage or relationship, your community, and throughout every aspect of your life. Throughout, he provides a set of principles that will help you direct your gift. “The scriptures say your gift will make room for you and put you in the presence of great men,” Steve reminds us. This book is your roadmap to identifying your gift, acknowledging it, perfecting it, connecting it to a vehicle, and riding it to success. Because Success is the gift you already have.”
Funny yet firm, told in Steve’s warm and insightful voice, and peppered with anecdotes from his own life, practical advice, and truthful insights, this essential guide can help you transform your life and achieve everything you were born to.
In this powerful book, America's leadership expert John Maxwell helps you:discover and develop the qualities of an effective "people person" improve your relationships in every area of life understand and help difficult people overcome differences and personality traits that can cause friction inspire others to excellence and success
Loaded with life-enriching, life-changing principles for relating positively and powerfully with your family, friends, colleague, and clients, Be a People Person is certain to help you bring out the best in others—and that's what effective leadership is all about.
No one has ever sacrificed anything for God. If you always get back more than you gave up, have you sacrificed anything at all? The eternal reward always outweighs the temporal sacrifice. At the end of the day, our greatest regret will be whatever we didn’t give back to God. What we didn’t push back across the table to Him. Eternity will reveal that holding out is losing out.
The message of All In is simple: if Jesus is not Lord of all then Jesus is not Lord at all. It’s all or nothing. It’s now or never. Kneeling at the foot of cross of Christ and surrendering to His Lordship is a radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King. It’s also an act of disowning yourself. Nothing belongs to you. Not even you.
Batterson writes, for many years, I thought I was following Jesus. I wasn’t. I had invited Jesus to follow me. I call it inverted Christianity. And it’s a subtle form of selfishness that masquerades as spirituality. That’s when I sold out and bought in. When did we start believing that the gospel is an insurance plan? It’s a daring plan. Jesus did not die just to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous.”
According to Idleman, idolatry isn’t an issue—it is the issue.
By asking insightful questions, Idleman reveals which false gods each of us are allowing on the throne of our lives. What do you sacrifice for? What makes you mad? What do you worry about? Whose applause do you long for? We’re all wired for worship, but we often end up valuing and honoring the idols of money, sex, food, romance, success and many others that keep us from the intimate relationship with God that we desire.
Using true, powerful and honest testimonies of those who have struggled in each area, gods at war illustrates a clear path away from the heartache of our 21st century idolatry back to the heart of God – enabling us to truly be completely committed followers of Jesus.
Believing the right things is the key to a victorious life. In THE POWER OF RIGHT BELIEVING, Joseph Prince, international bestselling author and a leading voice in proclaiming the gospel of grace, unveils seven practical and powerful keys to help you find freedom from every fear, guilt, and addiction.
These keys come alive in the precious testimonies you'll read from people across America and around the world who have experienced breakthroughs and freedom from all kinds of bondages-from alcoholism to chronic depression-all through the power of right believing.
God intends for you to live with joy overflowing, peace that surpasses understanding, and an unshakable confidence in what He has done for you. Get ready to be inspired and transformed and learn how to win the battle for your mind by developing habits for right believing.
In this new edition of Financial Peace, Ramsey has updated his tactics and philosophy to show even more readers:how to get out of debt and stay outthe KISS rule of investing—"Keep It Simple, Stupid"how to use the principle of contentment to guide financial decision makinghow the flow of money can revolutionize relationships
With practical and easy to follow methods and personal anecdotes, Financial Peace is the road map to personal control, financial security, a new, vital family dynamic, and lifetime peace.