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Between two loves : devotions for women whose husbands don't share their faith
Kennedy, Nancy, 1954-
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Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, [2003]

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192 pages ; 18 cm
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When the man you love wants nothing to do with the God you love . . .Marriage is challenging enough, but when your partner rejects your very source of life, it's easy to feel as though you're torn between two loves. Caught between the desire to please God and the desire to please your husband you need wisdom and encouragement.In these hope-filled devotions, Nancy Kennedy offers empathy, solace, confidence, and joy. With Scripture as her touchstone, Kennedy points you to the God who wants to help you reconcile your love for him with your heartfelt love for your husband.

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Given that without regard for denominational differences women are the engine of church life throughout America and perhaps the world, this is certainly a book whose time has come. Kennedy knows her subject-her previous titles include When He Doesn't Believe-and her book is structured as a series of short counsels, beginning with a scriptural citation and closing with a prayer. Not all readers will be happy with Kennedy's advice, which sometimes seems to guide women toward self-sacrifice. But even Kennedy does not believe in endless suffering: to her, "the victory is that God will give strength and power and sufficient grace to do the right and healthy thing." For most collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
The Geometry of Faithp. 13
Is My Marriage a Mistake?p. 15
My Husband's Biblep. 17
He Is Mighty to Savep. 19
The Gospel and the WWEp. 21
Think on These Thingsp. 23
Guard Your Heartp. 25
Time Will Tellp. 27
Blessed Are the Flexiblep. 29
Love for the Leastp. 31
Rx for Disappointmentp. 33
The Santa Claus Warp. 35
Sunday's Comin'p. 37
When the Devil Walks in the Doorp. 39
A Love That Doesp. 41
Wind of Changep. 43
Set Apart for Blessingp. 45
How to WOW Your Husbandp. 47
A Clear Glimpse of Godp. 49
A Wife Deserted and Distressed in Spiritp. 51
If Only ...p. 53
In Christ, I Am ...p. 55
The Power in Prayerp. 57
Persevering Prayerp. 59
God's Word, My Prayersp. 61
Don't Give Up!p. 63
Hope Deferred ... and Renewedp. 65
The Storm Before the Calmp. 67
When Money Dividesp. 69
Creating a Life Prayerp. 71
The Pressure to Be Perfectp. 73
Why Does Daddy ...?p. 75
"Sticks and Stones"p. 77
The Man in the Mirrorp. 79
Who's the Boss?p. 81
Turn Your Eyes upon Jesusp. 83
Contentment of Desirep. 85
Roots of Rejectionp. 87
Recipe for a Grace Sandwichp. 89
Jesus, I Am Resting, Restingp. 91
Living in the Nowp. 93
Listening with Lovep. 95
Lighting a Fire with Your Wordsp. 97
What Sex Means to a Manp. 99
In the Mood?p. 101
Married Friendsp. 103
Give Your Husband Freedomp. 105
How Much Do I Tell?p. 107
When Words Hurtp. 109
Courage in a Fortune Cookiep. 111
He's Jealous of Godp. 113
Blessed Forgetfulnessp. 115
Standing (Not) Alonep. 117
The Silent Treatmentp. 119
Waiting with a Patient Heartp. 121
Loving with Forbearancep. 123
I'm Angry, Lord!p. 125
Thanks in All Thingsp. 127
Psalm of Thanksgivingp. 129
God Loves the Word Impossiblep. 131
Loving a Negative Spousep. 133
Ethical Shades of Grayp. 135
Sunday Morning Strugglep. 137
Setting an Example for My Kidsp. 139
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Husbandp. 141
Lean on Mep. 143
Including Dadp. 145
"But Dad Doesn't Have to Go ..."p. 147
A Word Aptly Spokenp. 149
God Is Ablep. 151
Between Two Lovesp. 153
Called to Ministryp. 155
What Species Is Your Mate?p. 157
Envy Rots the Bonesp. 159
He's of Another Faithp. 161
How Long Until ...?p. 163
With Eyes Wide Openp. 165
"The Only Way Out Is Through"p. 167
What's Right with This Picture?p. 169
From Victim Thinking to Victor Livingp. 171
My Anxious Thoughts, God's Faithful Wordp. 173
Not Guiltyp. 175
Would I Like to Be Married to Me?p. 177
Praying for His Repentancep. 179
God Uses Unbelievers Toop. 181
The Power of Choicep. 183
Stopping the Dripp. 185
Falling out of Lovep. 187
Whatever It Takesp. 189
Like a Diamond in the Skyp. 191