Temptations Women Face: Honest Talk About Jealousy, Anger, Sex, Money, Food, Pride

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InterVarsity Press, 2 de juny 1993 - 213 pàgines
"Why am I so consumed with what's trivial instead of what's really important?" "When I feel like a failure, I look at somebody else and get so envious." "I know why I accumulate nice things and even nice people--to prove that I'm worth something." Mary Ellen Ashcroft knows firsthand about these thoughts and feelings. In this book she writes about where the needs and motivations of women come from, what temptations hook into these needs and how women can get beyond them. As women, she says, we can find ourselves tempted to fill our lives with things let our anger consume us focus on food or dieting believe distortions about sex get stuck in our dissatisfaction Ashcroft maintains that we should look honestly at our temptations and ask what they tell us about ourselves. She believes that God's intention is not simply that we avoid, resist or flee temptation, but that we use it to fire our spiritual growth in areas of life we have neglected. Temptations Women Face shows the way through each temptation and helps us day by day to build a life pleasing to God.
 

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Revisió d'Usuari  - empress8411 - LibraryThing

I purchased this book hoping to find practical advice on how to deal with certain temptations in my life. While the prose is good, I did not find what I sought. Ashcroft is good as saying "Yes, women ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

Revisió d'Usuari  - June Conradi - Christianbook.com

My daughter was doing a study using this book and I dropped in to visit for a couple of days and picked it up to read. It targets areas that we can all check out in our lives. I would highly recommend it. Easy to read, makes a point and moves on. My kind of book. Llegeix la ressenya completa

Continguts

Prologue
9
WHATS THE PROBLEM?
13
Legends Findings
15
Temptation Sin from a Womans Perspective 15
25
TRYING TO FILL THE ACHING
35
Trusting Externals to Make Us Feel Good
37
Filling Our Lives with Things
51
Focusing on Food
69
Believing Distortions about
129
Getting Stuck in Our Dissatisfaction
143
A Quick Fix or a Holy Life
159
Legalism or License
169
Being Real with Ourselves Others
179
Responsible Belonging in a Community of Faith
189
Epilogue
199
Appendix Prayers of Confession
203

Filling Our Lives with the Trivial
85
Letting Our Anger Consume Us
101
Believing Distortions about Intimacy
115
Notes
209
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Sobre l'autor (1993)

Mary Ellen Ashcroft is college chaplain and professor of English at Kalamazoo Christian College (Michigan). She has previously taught at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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