Rather than trying to change, manipulate, or devour the object of our affection, fierce love delights in the particularities of who they are. So, when you love yourself, you take delight in the unique particularities that add up to you, ...
Author: Jacqui Lewis
Publisher: Random House
'A message of resilience and hope' Gabby Bernstein, bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back 'Radical, just and joyous' Valarie Kaur, author of See No Stranger A manifesto for all generations: Fierce Love s a big-hearted, healing antidote to our divided, hurting world. We are living in an age of cynicism and division, in a world of 'we' against 'them'. What we desperately need is radical change. In Fierce Love, highly respected faith leader Reverend Jacqui Lewis shares the path to engineering the change we seek with nine essential daily practices. From downsizing our emotional baggage to speaking truth to power and fuelling our activism with joy, she reveals the power of small courageous steps to revitalize our souls and transform the world at large. Combining edifying lessons, evocative storytelling and inspired spiritual guidance, Fierce Love will equip you with the tools to seek transformational change from within and spread that change among family, friends, communities and the wider world, like ripples on a pond.
And when the rocky road is tough Whose love's gonna be enough?11 The song originated from Feed the Hungry Heart. ... women and children; help was insufficient; bureaucracy was rampant, leading to even greater 106 Adrian Snell: Fierce Love.
Author: Adrian Snell
Publisher: Sacristy Press
The memoir of Christian musician Adrian Snell. Known for his songs "The Passion", "The Cry" and "Fierce Love".
A Fierce Love is an amazing reminder that, with his strength, we can still choose to show love ... even with a broken heart. LYSA TERKEURST, New York Times bestselling author; president, Proverbs 31 Ministries When author Shauna Shanks ...
Author: Shauna Shanks
Love is easy to give when you are getting it back. Are we still called to God’s plan of how to love when we are getting none in return? Shauna Shanks’s brave journey through obedience reveals the outcome of when we dare to follow God’s ludicrous outline for love as described in 1 Corinthians 13. Wrecked with news of her husband’s affair and his request for a divorce, Shauna finds herself urgently faced with a decision. Does she give up and divorce her husband and move on, or does she try to fight for her marriage? The former choice seems to contradict God’s plan for how to love, such as “love never gives up,” “love is patient,” and “love is kind.” Taking God at His word and assuming the love chapter was really meant to be followed literally word by word, she not only finds herself falling in love with her spouse again, but also falling in love with Jesus, which changes everything. First Corinthians 13 presents an audacious, illogical, and irrational context of how to love, meant to be applied to every marital context not just the fairytale marriage. If God’s instructions seem illogical and audacious, you might just expect the same kind of results in return! This book is not air-brushed. It was written in the midst of the author’s deepest trauma, and she purposefully did not edit out her mistakes and failures during that season. This book will resonate with women who do not feel like the picture-perfect Christian woman with the fairytale life and marriage. A Fierce Love is the story of a train wreck and reaching out to God not in the calm but in the chaos and finding hope for the future.
They say Blake Bennett is downright irresistible. They’re mostly right. I’ve never had to work too hard to fill my bed. One smile is usually all it takes. I like it like that. With the men of my family dropping like flies into true love and marriage, it’s nice to know one of us can still maintain the famous Bennett bachelor lifestyle. Even if they are starting to pressure me to join them. So how has Clara Abernathy managed to resist all my charms? Her sweetness and sass are a lethal combination, and I’m dying for just one taste. Our family has treated her like one of our own for years. After spending her life in group homes, we’ve given her a place to belong. And after she needs a place to stay, I offer her a literal home next door to me. Yeah, maybe hooking up with me would be crossing a line. Just a little. I know family friends are off-limits. She has professional conflicts on top of it. But she’s filling a hole in me I didn’t even know I had. Soon I have this bizarre compulsion to make her this happy too. I’ve always liked bending the rules, but will this be the one that finally breaks me?
With her newest Bible study, Sue Edwards dives into Hosea's story. This prophet's life is a stunning illustration of how God's fierce love for us can manifest wonders.
Author: Sue Edwards
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Uncovers the personal, deeply emotional nature of God's love We're all familiar with heartbreak. We know what it's like to be betrayed by someone we love. What we often forget--or may not even realize--is that God can relate to those feelings. Every time we betray Him, He endures intense heartbreak. Only in God's case, He doesn't act on paranoia, distrust, or smothering possessiveness, but rather a righteous jealousy, borne of our duty to reserve our highest devotion for Him alone. With her newest Bible study, Sue Edwards dives into Hosea's story. This prophet's life is a stunning illustration of how God's fierce love for us can manifest wonders. In Hosea's time, the nation of Israel needed that lesson--and God used the prophet as a teaching tool. This gifted preacher was commanded by God to marry a prostitute named Gomer, and to return to her again and again after she betrayed him in the most public ways. Hosea's fascinating story and sermons will revolutionize every reader's perspective on life's circumstances. His example shows how God sometimes responds to our betrayal with tough love that reorients our focus and wakes us up to return to intimate fellowship with Him. But even as Hosea's marriage demonstrates that the tough love of our heavenly Father can be grueling, it is always in our best interest--and it isn't His final move. Dig into Hosea and discover the truth of God's ferocious love and merciful purposes.
New York Times bestselling author Susan Scott guides couples through eight must-have conversations to create a fierce love that stands the test of time and grows stronger over the years.
Author: Susan Scott
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Category: Family & Relationships
New York Times bestselling author Susan Scott guides couples through eight must-have conversations to create a fierce love that stands the test of time and grows stronger over the years. Often in our romantic relationships, we long for deep connection, but we don't know how to communicate well and sometimes withhold what we're really thinking and feeling. This can lead to fighting, resentment, or, worse, complacency--where you are just going through the motions, more like roommates than two people in love. As Susan writes, "It's as if we've pulled off our own wings." As couples, we don't stop to think how important our conversations are. And we certainly don't understand that what we talk about and how we talk about it determine whether our relationships will thrive, flatline, or fail. In Fierce Love, New York Times bestselling author Susan Scott guides couples through eight must-have conversations that lead to deep connection and lasting commitment. Through the use of true stories and hands-on exercises, Susan helps us understand that the conversation is the relationship; identify and dispel five relationship myths that mislead and derail us; learn eight conversations that are critical to enriching relationships; and stop fighting or ignoring issues and start connecting in a deep and meaningful way. After a season where many relationships were tested and tried, where some relationships thrived and others have exposed cracks couples didn't even realize were there, or realized but didn't acknowledge, now is the best time to learn to communicate well. By having honest, compelling conversations with our partners, we can foster true connection and a fierce love that will withstand the test of time and grow stronger over the years.
Mr. Lin Wen had been married for almost two years, but his husband had never touched her.
Author: Qian Xun
Mr. Lin Wen had been married for almost two years, but his husband had never touched her. She could only silently endure her husband's indifference, her mother-in-law's difficulties, and Little San's sudden entrance into the inner circle. On her wedding anniversary, her husband finally turned around to spend the night in a luxury hotel with her. But when she woke up, she was horrified to find that the one sleeping beside her wasn't her husband, but an extraordinarily handsome and evil stranger! Since then, her world had been turned upside down. That man forcefully threatened, "From today onwards, you are my, Mu Si Zhe's, lover. You must be here whenever you are called!" "Let me go, I'm a married woman!" "You have already left this young master's mark, don't even think of escaping from me!" ... ....
Fierce Love and Fierce Response: Intervening in the Cultural Politics of Race, Sexuality, and AIDS David Román,PhD The Universityof Pennsylvania SUMMARY. In their performances of FierceLove, thePomo Afro Homos (Postmodern African ...
Author: Emmanuel Nelson
This pioneering work is the first book to systematically explore the literature of gay and lesbian writers of color in the United States. Critical Essays challenges the marginalization and tokenization of gay men and lesbians of color in the dominant academic discourses by focusing exclusively on the imaginative work of representative Native-American, Asian-American, Latino(a), and African-American gay and lesbian writers. As the first book offering a scholarly assessment of ethnic gay and lesbian writing in the U.S., Critical Essays simultaneously defies ethnic and mainstream homophobia as well as straight and gay/lesbian racism. This deliberate counter to the dominant white discourse of gay and lesbian literature offers a lively contribution to the debate on the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender/sexuality and class in American literature. A wide range of critical approaches, including historical readings, cultural analysis, and deconstructive criticism, is employed to the works of such major literary figures as Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, John Rechy, Paula Gunn Allen, and Gloria Anzaldúa. These thought-provoking chapters disrupt the complacent notion of a unified gay/lesbian community by questioning the presumed similarities of persons who share sexual identity. Some of the specific topics explored in Critical Essays include: post-coloniality and gay/lesbian identities emerging Asian-American gay and lesbian writers redefining the Harlem Renaissance from gay perspectives contemporary African-American gay male performance art relocating the gay Filipino This groundbreaking volume will be of immense interest to undergraduate, graduate, and advanced scholars in Gay and Lesbian studies, Women’s studies, African-American studies, Asian-American studies, Latino(a) studies and Native-American studies. It will also serve students and scholars as a valuable introduction to the diversity of authors that comprise twentieth-century American literature.
Dr. Lewis's Fierce Love is a manifesto for all generations, a universalist's vision for mending our broken hearts and fractured world"--
Author: Jacqui Lewis
A healing antidote to our divisive culture, full of evocative storytelling, spiritual wisdom and nine essential daily practices--by the first female, Black senior minister at the historic Collegiate Churches of New York We are living in what Dr. Jacqueline Lewis calls "hot mess times": a world divided by politics, race, intolerance, fear, and rancor. But her own experience--of being a woman in a traditionally male domain, of being in an interracial marriage, of making peace with childhood abuse--demonstrates that our human capacity for empathy, compassion, and forgiveness is the key to reversing these ugly trends. Inspired by the Ubuntu philosophy "I am who I am because we are who we are" and explained through stories from her own life and those of her mentors and inspirations, Dr. Lewis details the nine daily practices necessary for transforming ourselves, our communities, and our world at large. From learning to put down our emotional baggage to speaking truth to power to fueling our activism with joy, Dr. Lewis gives readers a renewed sense of the power they have to create caring communities; to stand up for the vulnerable; and to change our shared human story from one of anxiety, anger, and divisiveness to one of mindfulness, compassion, and unity. Dr. Lewis's Fierce Love is a manifesto for all generations, a universalist's vision for mending our broken hearts and fractured world.
With the goal of mending our inextricable human connection, Fierce Love is a manifesto for all generations: a bighearted, healing antidote to our rancorous culture.
Author: Dr. Jacqui Lewis
A healing antidote to our divisive culture, full of evocative storytelling, spiritual wisdom, and nine essential daily practices—by the first female, Black senior minister at the historic Collegiate Churches of New York “Fierce Love teaches us that with spiritual faith we can transcend the darkest moments and come through stronger.”—Gabrielle Bernstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back We are living in a world divided. Race and ethnicity, caste and color, gender and sexuality, class and education, religion and political party have all become demographic labels that reduce our differences to simplistic categories in which “we” are vehemently against “them.” But Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis’s own experience—of being the first female and first Black minister in her church’s history, of being in an interracial marriage, and of making peace with childhood abuse—illustrates that our human capacity for empathy and forgiveness is the key to reversing these ugly trends. Inspired by the tenets of ubuntu—the Zulu philosophy that we are each impacted by the circumstances that impact those around us, and that the world won’t get better until we all get better—Fierce Love lays out the nine daily practices for breaking through tribalism and engineering the change we seek. From downsizing our emotional baggage to speaking truth to power to fueling our activism with joy, it demonstrates the power of small, morally courageous steps to heal our own lives, our posse, and our larger communities. Sharing stories that trace her personal reckoning with racism as well as the arc of her journey to an inclusive and service-driven faith, Dr. Lewis shows that kindness, compassion, and inclusive thinking are muscles that can be exercised and strengthened. With the goal of mending our inextricable human connection, Fierce Love is a manifesto for all generations: a bighearted, healing antidote to our rancorous culture.
He Muyuan caressed her long hair and looked at the stars in the sky, waiting for her to fall asleep. Their happiness is not a fierce love, but I have you, you have me, and the stable to the old. CHAPTER 496 - A GENTLE MAN BUMPING INTO ...
Author: Jiang MoXi
"I'll marry you." At the party where her boyfriend mocked her, he took her hand.At that moment, he slipped into the deepest recesses of her heart.Half a month after his marriage, however, his "glamour" with the actress hit the headlines. She flew into a rage, and he beamed.Half a year after their marriage, Little San came to their door with a big belly. She had an extraordinary skill, so he happily watched from the sidelines ...A year after his marriage, his ex-wife suddenly came back from abroad to fight him.He had strayed unscrupulously among the flowers, treating her as air."You were just married on a whim, and now I'm tired of it." In front of his lover, he smiled elegantly. The spring wind was warm, but cold and ruthless.Having trampled on her dignity, she became the greatest joke in the world.Where does love belong when it is full of love and ends up with a drop of cinnabar tears? When her figure faded away from his gaze, at that moment, he knew that this was not the end he wanted!
In the last couple of weeks, she'd had no choice but to accept that nothing was ever going to come of her fierce love for Gavin Guthrie. “And how's that going for you?” she asked the ice cream. “Are we at the acceptance stage yet?
Author: Marie Force
Publisher: Hachette UK
Meet the charming Abbott family of Green Mountain in this heartwarming and sexy collection by New York Times bestseller Marie Force. Can he convince the woman of his dreams that his love is for keeps? Find out in AND I LOVE YOU . . . As the chief financial officer of the family firm, Hunter Abbott prides himself on his ability to fix things for the people he loves. But one thing he can't fix is his undeniable attraction to Megan Kane - and he's prepared to do whatever it takes to show Megan that he's the man for her. Megan's world is rocked by the news that she'll soon be alone and out of a job when her beloved sister moves overseas. She finds herself leaning on the sexy, buttoned-up accountant who isn't afraid to lay it all on the line for her. But Megan has watched too many people she loves leave her. If she risks her heart with Hunter, will he keep it safe? Can her love heal his broken heart? Find out in IT'S LOVE, ONLY LOVE . . . Ella Abbott has long been secretly in love with Gavin Guthrie. She sees that he's in a bad place and that he believes he has nothing to offer her. But one unforgettable kiss gives Ella hope. It's been seven years since Gavin lost his brother. He thought he had his grief under control, until recent painful reminders of his loss sent him spiralling. Gavin knows it wouldn't be fair to drag Ella into his darkness, but being around her soothes his aching heart. And if they can fight his demons together, maybe a future filled with love is possible after all. What's the best distraction from a broken leg? Find out in AIN'T SHE SWEET . . . Charlotte 'Charley' Abbott lives life on her own terms and, after a painful betrayal, she won't risk her heart again. So a leg injury that puts a temporary stop to her independence is a catastrophe. Especially when it means being looked after by Tyler Westcott. Charley's always claimed not to be interested in Tyler, but he sees past her prickly veneer to the real woman beneath. With a little help from Tyler, and some well-meaning meddling from her loyal siblings, can Charley be persuaded to take a leap into the unknown - and open herself to love? ***And I Love You is published in the USA as And I Love Her*** ***It's Love, Only Love is published in the USA as It's Only Love*** For more spellbinding Green Mountain romance, check out the whole series: Your Love Is All I Need, Let Me Hold Your Hand, I Saw You Standing There, And I Love You, You'll Be Mine, It's Love, Only Love and Ain't She Sweet.
Kence Russel Crosmoner, a man that doesn't believe in love because he witnesses how love can be devastating for those who experience it.
Author: Karam Tascoe
Kence Russel Crosmoner, a man that doesn't believe in love because he witnesses how love can be devastating for those who experience it. He originally thought that he will not love anyone yet the unexpected variable - Calter Sternix entered his life and made him fall in love After many struggles, the two Alphas entered a loving yet hidden relationship. Kence is a famous actor and to protect his fame, he cannot publicly announce his relationship. Calter's family on the other hand doesn't want him to be with Kence. Everything should have been alright but because of the Sternix Family and Calter's childhood sweetheart - Eriel things have change Kence endured for years before he decided that he cannot take it anymore. He confronted his boyfriend to end their relationship just to get into a car accident and he was sent to 2 years in the past. This time, Kence will end things with Calter again and regain his peaceful life That was Kence's plan but what the hell is happening in this world? The legends of the earth being a world of supernatural actually appeared to be true? Kence now has to keep himself away from his ex-boyfriend that just won't let him go while making sure that he is safe from the supernatural things happening in this world
The most beautiful part is the fierce love affair you create with yourself. That moment when you realise you have been the lioness of your life; it's what makes you most proud. TRIAL AND ERROR. There was no 'answer' per se.
Even in her grief, my friend accessed fierce love. She knew Alex needed some strong leadership and guidance at this pivotal time in his life. Thankfully, the charge was dropped and my friend found an Outward Bound program for teens that ...
Author: Kristine Carlson
Category: Family & Relationships
The author of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff in Love—who’s also a mom—offers advice to moms to help reduce stress and increase joy. In this Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff book, Kristine Carlson shows how moms can live with less stress and more happiness. Carlson gives mothers tried-and-true advice that will empower them to find greater peace, joy, and harmony within themselves and their homes. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms reveals how to: * Be a Mom, Not a Friend * Balance Being a Woman and a Mom * Pursue Your Passion, But Not at the Expense of Your Children * Reclaim Your Family Time “Kris Carlson extends the “Don't Sweat the Small Stuff” series with much-needed advice for mothers, writing with an understanding heart and penetrating wisdom born of her own experience. Like her late husband Richard, hers is a gentle soul backed by a powerful and transcendent fire.”—Marianne Williamson, bestselling author of A Return to Love “Kristine Carlson is the real deal, a shining light guiding us away from the pitfalls of stress and despair, fear and anxiety, and illuminating the path to acceptance, happiness, and achieving your goals.”―Karen Salmansohn, bestselling author of The Bounce Back Book
Whether you've begun a new relationship, are already deep into a relationship--perhaps a marriage--and struggling, or simply want to ensure that you and your partner continue to nurture the love you share, these are the conversations that ...
Author: Susan Scott
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
In this guided journal, New York Times bestselling author Susan Scott leads couples through eight must-have conversations to create a fierce love that stands the test of time and grows stronger over the years. In Fierce Love: A Journal for Couples, a companion to Fierce Love, Susan Scott guides couples through eight must-have conversations that lead to deep connection and lasting commitment. With thought-provoking questions and hands-on exercises, this guided journal asks couples the hard questions and gives them prompts to start having honest, compelling conversations such as: Do I want this relationship? How are we really? Clarifying conditions: yours, mine, ours Getting past "How are you? I'm fine." It's not you; it's me. Whether you've begun a new relationship, are already deep into a relationship--perhaps a marriage--and struggling, or simply want to ensure that you and your partner continue to nurture the love you share, these are the conversations that will help you navigate the often difficult and challenging waters of your most important relationships. Now is the best time to learn how to communicate with those we love the most. But we don't want to simply love. We want a fierce love that will withstand the test of time and grow stronger over the years.