In this marriage-makeover DVD and study guide from Northpoint Resources, Andy Stanley ’s three key teachings help you transform your expectations and examine the “I’s” of marriage: “Keeping My ‘I’ On You,” “Putting Your ...
Author: Andy Stanley
Category: Family & Relationships
Until Expectations May You Part Giddy with excitement and burning with love’s fire, engaged couples are filled with desires and expectations! Wonder and eager anticipation propel them forward. Then comes the marriage and if they take the wrong approach, those unrealized expectations and unmet wants can turn a life-giving covenant relationship into a dead-end contractual agreement. Suddenly your marriage has no love, joy, or peace. In this marriage-makeover DVD and study guide from Northpoint Resources, Andy Stanley ’s three key teachings help you transform your expectations and examine the “I’s” of marriage: “Keeping My ‘I’ On You,” “Putting Your ‘I’ Out,” and “It Takes Three.” Broken into six DVD sessions with discussion questions, this is one lesson your marriage won’t survive without. Until Expectations Do Us Part Standing at the altar we all had a picture of what our marriage would look like. The problem is this picture of marriage ends up as expectations that we unload on our spouse. The weight of these expectations will rob your marriage of love and joy. As a spouse you never feel like you measure up and you never feel like you are good enough. So what are you to do with your expectations? You can’t deny them because most expectations started out as God-given desires. In this six-session companion study guide to the DVD, Andy Stanley explains that you must instead learn to transform your expectations and look to God if you are to experience marriage as it was designed. This study guide is complete with a leader’s guide and six lessons including conversation-starting exercises, discussion questions and application steps. Story Behind the Book Andy Stanley is the senior pastor of three North Point Ministries campuses, with a cumulative congregation of more than twenty thousand. As couples voiced their various marital struggles to him, the common root problem became undeniably clear. The “me” syndrome, or the “I” effect, was tearing apart husbands and wives who were once head-over-heels in love. To help couples step back from their immediate circumstances and realize the bigger picture, he preached a series called “iMarriage.” This DVD and study guide will empower couples everywhere to transform their marriages into the one God intends for them.
How Forgiveness can Transform Your Marriage Gary Smalley, Ted Cunningham ... Anytime you put your expectations for helpin thewrong place, you will be disappointed, fueling the hurt andanger. 3. You fear. Whenever a conflict causes ...
Author: Gary Smalley
Did you know that spiritual, emotional, physical, and relational exhaustion lead to anger? And unresolved anger leads to sin. All couples deal with anger and how they respond (stuff it, spew it, or study it), can make all the difference in their relationship and in their lives. In From Anger to Intimacy, Gary Smalley and Ted Cunningham explore this often maligned and God-given emotion that, unless dealt with, can strip us of everything we love. Now couples can learn the skills to: -resolve conflict, hurt, and pain in a healthy way -master their internal buttons so as to overcome feelings of anger, frustration, and rage -use five specific tactics to deal with anger and rage when they rear their ugly heads -walk in the freedom God intends by learning the three essentials of forgiveness and five keys to nurturing a forgiving spirit -craft the perfect apology -remove the roadblocks to forgiveness once and for all -break sexual addiction and heal after an affair -and find answers to big questions about anger and forgiveness in their marriage
Creating Marriages Built to Last (Mentor's Guide) David Dasari, Pushpa Dasari. not be godly expectations. In the study you are about to do, David and Pushpa will help you on this exciting spiritual journey of discovering God's design ...
Author: David Dasari
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
Category: Family & Relationships
Have you ever wondered whether your marriage could have an impact beyond yourself and your immediate family? This question became embedded in our minds after listening to a talk by Gary Thomas (author of Sacred Marriage & A Lifelong Love), on a Christian radio channel where he asked listeners to ponder the question of whether God created marriage for our holiness rather than for our happiness. The idea for this marriage programme was therefore birthed from pondering the question: ‘What if...’
In fact, sometimes serving your husband is a lot harder than serving anyone else, because your expectations of him are ... Not only would it transform your relationships now—but it would build a foundation of habitual service to others ...
Author: Rebecca St. James
Publisher: HarperChristian Resources
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sexual purity is one of the greatest gifts teens can give their future husband or wife. But in today's society, they are told that it is worthless, although Christian musical sensation Rebecca St. James begs to differ. In this Study Guide, she helps teens discover practical ways to wait in a sex-consumed society, how to trust in God's wonderful promises and plans, and how to believe in the joy of pure romance!
Transform your understanding of the world. Transform your relationships. Transform your expectations and your achievements. Bring hope and delight to others. Learn to live in joy and abundance – in the REAL world.
Author: Alex Kent
Publisher: DragonRising Publishing
Explains EmoTrance as well as the many applications that have led people from different walks of life to embrace EmoTrance as the true emotional healing technique for the 21st century. This guide provides information about the International Annual EmoTrance Conference, alongside innovations such as Energy Dancing, The Love Clinic and Beauty T.
Annotations and Study Questions 39 traditional one . What is the language of your devotion ... Explores change and continuity in the goals and methods of Presbyterians seeking to transform culture . What should the social agenda of the ...
Author: Milton J. Coalter
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
This practical resource will assist individuals and adult groups in church school classes, sessions, and retreats by clarifying some of the major themes of each chapter inThe Re-forming Tradition: Presbyterians and Mainstream Protestantism. Study helps for the other volumes of The Presbyterian Presence: The Twentieth-Century Experience series are also included. The writers offer excellent suggestions to spur discussion and list additional resources for further study. Through its examination of American Presbyterianism, thePresbyterian Presenceseries illuminates patterns of change in mainstream Protestantism and American religious and cultural life in the twentieth century.
Think about how Viola's work addresses questions of space based on the clips of his work that are interspersed with ... How , in the segments of his work that you've seen to this point in the video does he transform your expectations ...
What are your expectations for your own learning about immobility or wounds? 8. ... Learners may record and monitor their thoughts about any or all of these questions in a self-reflection journal or may discuss in pairs or small groups.
Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations Max Lucado. 10. How could a practice of reading Scripture or focusing on God help you to produce this fruit of the Spirit? Prayer: In your prayer time ...
Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: HarperChristian Resources
"Happiness happens when you lose the weight, get the date, find the mate, or discover your fate." But, does happiness happen, really? "The pathway to happiness is desire, aspire, acquire, retire." But, does that path deliver? Don’t let your life be mired by dissatisfaction, discontentment, or disappointment any longer. In How Happiness Happens, Max Lucado looks at several “one another” statements in the Bible that reveal how the happiest people on earth aren’t those who have the most but those who are willing to give the most away. In this 6-session study, Max shows us how to address some of the most common sources of unhappiness: Difficult people - "Accept one another" (Romans 15:7) Pet peeves - "Be patient, bearing with one another in love" (Ephesians 4:2) Stress - "Serve one another" (Galatians 5:13) Holding a grudge - "Be kind to one another, forgiving one another" (Ephesians 4:31) Difficult circumstances - "Carry each other's burdens" (Galatians 6:2) Low self-esteem - "Love one another" (1 John 3:11) God wants to bring joy to the people of this generation, and in his Word, he has given us practical and applicable ways to quarry that joy by sharing it with others. Although the world can be a lonely and disappointing place, we can be God’s representatives to bring about a cascade of kindness! While we won’t be able to solve every problem, we can bring a few smiles to a few faces–and in this way, we might even initiate our own quiet revolution of joy. Sessions include: Accept One Another Bear with One Another Serve One Another Forgive One Another Carry One Another’s Burdens Love One Another Designed for use with the How Happiness Happens Video Study (9780310105732), sold separately. Streaming video access included.
An Essential Guide to Study Abroad Jeffrey S. Lantis, Jessica DuPlaga ... In Chapter 1 we invited you to reflect on your personal identity in light of the potential for the study abroad experience to transform your worldview.
Author: Jeffrey S. Lantis
Category: Political Science
Travel abroad has become a standard feature of global citizenship and many seek help in making sure their travel experiences are fulfilling. University based tours and travel programs are among the most popular for the educated sojourner. This book is aimed at students, professors, and study abroad professionals, but anyone who wants help in preparing for informed and culturally sensitive travel will benefit from its extensive resources. Both a primer for a holistic experience abroad and a practical guide to issues that arise in any travel setting, The Global Classroom is an essential travel companion. It explores the philosophy behind overseas travel, the potential value of the experience, practical preparation for study abroad, selecting the right program, actively engaging in foreign educational settings, reorientation challenges, and exploring pathways for integrating the experience into careers as engaged global citizens. The guide concludes with an appendix containing valuable resources for easy use by all.
A Leader's Guide Walter Wink. by moving laterally to another text that simply articulates the same issue . Even if the group is in desperate need for as much exposure to Scripture as possible , which approach will best serve the ...
Author: Walter Wink
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Both participants and leader will be transformed through this revolutionary approach to group Bible study. Far-reaching in its concept and implications, this innovative group-encounter method makes particular use of split-brain theory, emphasizing the province of the brain's right hemisphere -- synthesis, imagination, feeling, etc. It also blends biblical form criticism and Jungian psychology with a zealously inquisitive spirit. Wink does well to integrate the social with the personal, as well as the relevance of a scripture passage in its original cultural context with its relevance to our contemporary context. Numerous examples and exercises are given, along with helpful appendices. If you are involved in clergy or lay study groups, teaching a church class, or conducting a prison ministry, Wink's study will open the door to a radically new understanding of the Bible. In the end, the transformation of study methods will lead to the transformation of participants.
Expert tips and practices in business analysis to pass the certification exams on the first attempt Esta Lessing. You can start this conversation in the following way: "...as you know, I have recently passed the CCBA® or CBAP® exam, ...
Author: Esta Lessing
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
A handy, on-the-job reference filled with real-life scenarios to help you achieve the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) and Certification of Capability in Business Analysis (CCBA®) certifications Key Features Gain expert guidance from Esta Lessing, a CBAP® trainer with over 18 years of business analysis experience Understand BABOK® knowledge areas and tasks through examples and real-world scenarios Learn business analyst skills such as stakeholder engagement, strategy analysis, and requirement elicitation Book Description Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) is a certification from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) for professionals with extensive experience in business analysis. The CCBA® and CBAP® validates your proficiency in various aspects of business analysis and your ability to tackle challenging projects, work effectively with stakeholders, and identify and deliver business value. You’ll start by learning about the benefits of CCBA® and CBAP® certifications for your career progression before focussing on the six core knowledge areas explained thoroughly in each chapter. These include topics such as business analysis planning and monitoring, elicitation and collaboration, requirements life cycle management, strategy analysis, requirements analysis, and design definition as well as solution evaluation. The book includes the essential underlying competencies and techniques to ensure a complete understanding of the BABOK® v3 guide content. Each chapter delves into the essential concepts and business analysis task considerations utilizing practical examples. Finally, you’ll assess your knowledge through mock exam questions based on real-world case studies. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained the business analysis skills needed to prepare for the certification exams and to advance in your career. What you will learn Assess the IIBA® requirements for applying for the CCBA® and CBAP® exams Navigate through the sections of the BABOK® v3 Guide Understand business analysis concepts, practices and analysis techniques Be able to relate concepts, tasks, and techniques to real-world practical situations Understand the application of 50 practical techniques concerning the BABOK® v3 Guide knowledge area tasks Identify the challenges that could hinder a business analyst from delivering value and effective business solutions Who this book is for This book is for business analysts, business consultants, trainers, project managers, and business professionals who are interested in preparing for the IIBA CBAP or CCBA exams. The book assumes business analysis experience.
The trap with this, however, is that while it is easy to see immediate costs of investing, it is much harder to ... Beyond the more tangible metrics and results, it will be the expectations that are set, the questions that are asked, ...
Author: Neil Perkin
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
How can businesses transform to achieve competitive advantage in a digital-enabled world? How can managers and leaders create a culture that supports lasting change through these transformations? Building the Agile Business through Digital Transformation is an in-depth guide for all those needing to better understand, implement and lead digital transformation in the workplace. It sets aside traditional thinking and outdated strategies to explain what steps need to be taken for an organization to become truly agile, embed innovation and develop talent to succeed. This majorly revised second edition of Building the Agile Business through Digital Transformation contains new material on the culture and mindset challenges of shifting at scale from linear to agile working, and using data effectively in organizational decision-making. Full of practical advice, examples and real-life insights from organizations at the leading edge of digital transformation including AirBnb, Amazon and Google, this book is an essential guide to driving success by becoming an agile and digital native business.
I had hoped the truths would help my readers as much as they helped my counseling clients, but the fruit of this book's message surpassed my wildest expectations. You see—we all long for the transformation promised in the Scriptures, ...
Author: John Eldredge
Publisher: HarperChristian Resources
Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” That’s the offer of Christianity, from God himself. Jesus touched people, and they changed: the blind had sight, the lame walked, the deaf heard, the dead were raised. To be touched by God, in other words, is to be restored, to be made all God means us to be. That is what Christianity promises to do?make us whole, set us free, and bring us fully alive. In this revised and updated study guide, bestselling author John Eldredge takes you deeper into the secret of finding that life, identifying the battle over your heart, and embracing all God has in store for you. Packed with questions, stories, and discussion topics, this study guide features: The Big Ideas: The eye-opening central truths of each chapter Mythic Parables: Classic stories from Scripture as well as fairy tales, old and new Heart Monitors: Barometers for evaluating your feelings, struggles, and passions Leader’s Guide: A new leader’s guide to help you guide groups through the material No matter what you’ve known so far, an abundant and glorious new life is waiting for you—if you open the eyes of your heart and see.
Transform Your World, One Small Risk at a Time Jason Jaggard. Everybody in your group is taking a risk, every week. You reconvene once a week to ... They expect to be following a detailed study guide and wonder why we don't have one.
Author: Jason Jaggard
Develop the Art of Self-Challenge Tired of dreaming about changing your life? Ready to change it? You came to the right place. Jason Jaggard has developed a simple, direct way to practice the art of self-challenge. It requires a willingness to take healthy risks and is energized by the involvement of a small group of fellow risk-takers. Here are just a few of the Spark insights that lead to lasting change: · More resources are available to you than you realize. · Living a changed life works best when a few friends get involved. · When you relearn what “good” is, you experience more goodness in your life. · Taking a healthy risk is always worth it, even if you fail. When you practice the art of self-challenge, you notice that your life and the world around you start changing for the better. It involves doing the one thing that only you can do: take responsibility for your life. So go ahead and take your first risk: open this book and start reading.
has new long challenges emphasized ''Meet in the new world transformation, places.'' on its Urged own on by such culturally salient expectations and advisor support, U.S. students have increasingly come to see study abroad as a key part ...
Author: Victor Savicki
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Enrollments in international education programs are projected to grow exponentially as students, parents, and university personnel seek to prepare future leaders who can live and work effectively in a global environment. What do we know about the outcomes of such programs, and how can educators become more intentional about designing, and assessing, the impact of such courses? How can we help students achieve the intercultural growth and transformation that they may envision as they set forth on their international sojourn? International education provides opportunities for students to grow personally, and to learn in a rich and intense educational environment. The outcomes of such opportunities emphasize not only traditional academic competence, but also changes in motivations, attitudes, self-identity, and values. It is these latter, co-academic, concepts that are the focus of this book. Its goal is to give solid substance to the growth and transformation approach to study abroad. It defines the central concept of intercultural competence, sets it within the framework of transformative learning theory, and offers ideas and strategies for facilitating its development. In doing so, it goes far beyond traditional emphases on the achievement of such formal skills as foreign language acquisition or specific knowledge of course content in national literatures, arts, or history. This book provides study abroad educators with a theoretical framework and examples of practice to craft more meaningful activities that will make a long-term difference in the quality of student experiences, and set the stage for transformative change. If we plan to send a million students a year to study abroad within the decade, we need approaches to maximize student growth outcomes in an efficient and effective way. It is also relevant for anyone engaged in courses in adult education, college student services, comparative and international education, international business, intercultural relations, and service learning that involve study abroad, and that raise corresponding issues of curriculum design.
The Revolutionary 12-Week Plan to Transform Your B Kris Gethin ... These conflicts are tough to manage because they tend to involve outside forces, such as your boss's expectations or those of your significant other's.
Author: Kris Gethin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
From the world’s leading online fitness site, Bodybuilding.com, comes a revolutionary twelve-week diet and exercise program for every body type—illustrated throughout with full-color photographs and before-and-after pictures. Make Your Dream Body A Reality From the world’s leading online fitness site Bodybuilding.com comes a revolutionary 12-week diet and exercise program—supported by two million members and thousands of real-life success stories. The Bodybuilding.com Guide to Your Best Body presents a plan that promotes health from the inside out, starting first with the mental blocks that are holding you back, progressing to the muscles on your body, and finally to the food on your plate. Rather than subtracting things from your life (cutting calories, losing weight, banishing your belly), here’s how to add more of the RIGHT things: more muscle, more support, and more success. On this plan, you will: • GET AND STAY MOTIVATED. Identify your “Transformation Trigger” and create a system of radical accountability in your life—whether your goal is to lose 30 pounds of fat or gain 30 pounds of muscle. • EXERCISE FOR OPTIMUM RESULTS with a fully illustrated, 3-stage exercise routine. By changing your routine often, you will “shock” your body into doing more than you ever thought you could. • EAT CLEAN TO GET LEAN with simple, inexpensive, and delicious recipes. Supercharge your metabolism and keep hunger under control. With this book, you’ll learn the optimal balance of weight training, cardiovascular exercise, and nutrition that have helped people achieve dramatic, lasting results. Join the “Transformation Nation” and create your own story that will inspire others—with The Bodybuilding.com Guide to Your Best Body.
This study guide was written so that you might gain a deeper understanding of the principles of hope and activate them ... If you will patiently, persistently, and meditatively work through this book, you will discover the transforming ...
Author: Jana Alcorn
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
Over a period of four short years, Jana Alcorn's step-daughter and husband died, as well as three other loved ones. What do you do when your hopes and dreams have mercilessly disappeared? What do you do when life deals you one successive, deadly blow after another? How do you cope when you have to stop and bury your loved ones while hacking your way through a devastating personal wilderness? Hope is the Velcro of faith. Author Jana Alcorn opens her heart and the Scriptures to share that nothing is too difficult for God-hope and dreams can be restored! Life can be beautiful again. You may be facing: Death-yours or a loved one. Financial ruin. Health problems. Family challenges. Unemployment. Finding the God Zone provides hope in the midst of the chaos. Real-life stories of lost expectation and hope restored are combined with biblical principles. The companion Study Guide, Journal, and Scripture Index provide resources that help you delve deeply into life's twists and turns with prayerful reflection enlightening revelation.
Transforming Congregations for the Future Gilbert R. Rendle. congregational leaders who are ... It may be helpful to plan your group to include voices of different age groups, church experiences, and expectations of church life.
Author: Gilbert R. Rendle
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Church boards, congregational planning groups, judicatory study groups, and people exploring their own religious experiences in the congregation will find themselves in new territory, using their own insights as well as Mead's. Can be used independently with either or both of Mead's books; includes suggestions for Bible study and group exercises.
This means that the condition that has been identified as perhaps most essential for transformative communication at work, ... In summary, there is much evidence from history, practice, scientific studies, etc., that the person-centered ...
Author: Renate Motschnig
This accessible, highly interactive book presents a transformative approach to communication in leadership to meet workplace challenges at both local and global levels. Informed by neuroscience, psychology, as well as leadership science, it explains how integrating and properly balancing two key focal points of management—the tasks at hand and the concerns of others and self—can facilitate decision-making, partnering with diverse colleagues, and handling of crises and conflicts. Case examples, a self-test, friendly calls for reflection, and practical exercises provide readers with varied opportunities to assess, support, and evoke their readiness to apply these real-world concepts to their own style and preferences. Together, these chapters demonstrate the best outcomes of collaborative communication: greater effectiveness, deeper empathy with improved emotional fulfillment, and lasting positive change. Included in the coverage: · As a manager, can I be human? Using the two-agenda approach for more effective—and humane—management. · Being and becoming a person-centered leader and manager in a crisis environment. · Methods for transforming communication: dialogue. · Open Case: A new setting for problem-solving in teams. · Integrating the two agendas in agile management. · Tasks and people: what neuroscience reveals about managing both more effectively. · Transforming communication in multicultural contexts for better understanding across cultures. As a skill-building resource, Transforming Communication in Leadership and Teamwork offers particular value: · to diverse business professionals, including managers, leaders, and team members seeking to become more effective · business consultants and coaches working with people in executive positions and/or teams · leaders and members of multi-national teams · executives, decision makers and organizational developers · instructors and students of courses on effective communication, social and professional skills, human resources, communication and digital media, leadership, teamwork, and related subjects.