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

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InterVarsity Press, 1993 M06 2 - 213 páginas
"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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Crítica de los usuarios  - 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 ... Leer comentario completo

Crítica de los usuarios  - 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. Leer comentario completo

Contenido

Parti WHATS THE PROBLEM?
13
Legends Findings
17
Temptation Sin from a Womans Perspective
27
TRYING TO FILL THE ACHING GAP
35
Trusting Externals to Make Us Feel Good
39
Filling Our Lives with Things
51
Focusing on Food
69
Filling Our Lives with the Trivial
85
Getting Stuck in Our Dissatisfaction
145
Partm BUILDING A HOLY LIFE
157
A Quick Fix or a Holy Ufe
159
Legalism or License
169
Being Real with Ourselves Others God
181
Responsible Belonging in a Community of Faith
189
Epilogue
199
AppendixPrayers of Confession
203

Letting Our Anger Consume Us
103
Believing Distortions about Intimacy
123
Believing Distortions about Sex
129

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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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